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Old 12-18-2017, 08:30 AM   #15
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Sorry to pile on you here Bob!

As you can see, people who don't like night light really don't like it. Your choice to put a solar light on your camper isn't really cause for a controversy. But...

Light pollution is actually a true issue, and a health issue. Out in the woods, people shouldn't have to deal with artificial light, beyond that glow on the horizon coming from the nearest town.

I can understand that it doesn't bother you. Clearly it doesn't both plenty of other people either. Personally, when I'm camping, and turn off the lights to sleep and there's some artificial light coming in my windows...I'm pretty annoyed. I like to have windows open, and see the stars as I fall asleep. So it comes down to...it does bother a lot of people. Do you need it on all night for some reason? And how considerate are you. Whether it actually prevents any crime is a discussion I don't think anyone can prove one way or the other (unless someone want to search for research on the topic? )

I have a neighbor a block away with a direct line of site from the front of their house to my bedroom window. They have the brightest porch light I've ever seen! And it stays on all night. Even with my curtains pulled, my bedroom is lit up by it. I need to get thicker curtains.

Just google the effects of blue light on human health. LED lights are especially high in blue light.
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Old 12-18-2017, 09:19 AM   #16
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I was thinking Bob needed the light for the four-legged thieves that come around at night! I've had everything on my picnic table thrown about by raccoons even though there wasn't any food. Made a hell of a racket!

I do concur with others that I prefer no outside lights when camping.
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Old 12-18-2017, 09:39 AM   #17
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We have been in several RV camp grounds that have in their rules that no porch lights are to be on after 10pm. We have a solar porch that operates with the dim function until within a number of feet, then it comes on bright, but it also has an on/off swithch. We never leave it on after we go inside.
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Great! If there's a solar porch light with an on/off switch, it's getting added to my list.

I have a porch light but it's the one thing that has never worked in my camper. An LED bulb in that socket would draw so little current that there would be no point in buying a solar light. But deciding between tracking down a wiring issue or just buying a $20 stick-on light...changes the equation a bit.
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I was thinking Bob needed the light for the four-legged thieves that come around at night! I've had everything on my picnic table thrown about by raccoons even though there wasn't any food. Made a hell of a racket!

I do concur with others that I prefer no outside lights when camping.
There's a way to prevent raccoons or any other animal from throwing things around. Put everything away at night. There's other animals that National Parks are concerned about and they have steel boxes mounted on concrete for you to put your stuff in, including camp stoves.
We've never had any problems with our 4 legged friends any place we've camped, some small ones came to visit while we were sleeping without the tent while backpacking, but all they did scurry around a bit as soon as I moved a bit they were gone.
The only 4 legged friends that I have any experience that light keeps them at bay are pack rats that like chew wires in the tow. Then lights under on the ground or inside the engine compartment will hold them at bay.
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There's a way to prevent raccoons or any other animal from throwing things around. Put everything away at night. There's other animals that National Parks are concerned about and they have steel boxes mounted on concrete for you to put your stuff in, including camp stoves.
I didn't put anything away since I hadn't used anything for cooking, preparing food, etc. They were just double-checking, I think. I did start putting stuff away after that. During this trip you could look into the woods and see the raccoon eyes shining with the firelight and could hear them "talking" to each other.
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Old 12-18-2017, 04:28 PM   #21
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a note to the whiners

first of all do any of you whiners have this light? for your information it burns at a very low light my car dash lights are way brighter.

for those who think it would need to be off if you buy one you get a little key to turn it off.

I doubt seriously anyone would complain in a campground about it I have seen many lights going on way way brighter. by the way it never has been a problem to me.

then we must get into campfires going all hours of the night. no doubt some of you are into that! you know even chopping wood all hours of the night.

then we we get into the late night drinking and talking any of you into that?

see the list goes on and on!! Do we really want to whine?

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I don't take part in any of those things, but I agree, they sure are annoying, and you prove our point. I'll bet those late-night fire burners would say the same to you as you say to us. That might cause some self-reflection.

I'll stay out of the name-calling. For my part I apologize, though I stand by what I believe about lights camping. But you ought to be able to post about a porch light and not have it turn into this kind of debate/rant.

Good to hear it has a key to turn it off! It keeps sounding better and better.
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yep its for the best you guys chop your wood I will run my porch light

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Old 12-19-2017, 01:42 PM   #24
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I hope the "Let there be light" fans stay in commercial campgrounds and leave the wilder campsites to us folks who like dark skies and dark camps. Its amazing how much you can see if you let your night vision thrive. Look up sometime and see the stars.

There is plenty of light in the city if you are afeared of the dark outdoors.

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What exactly is the purpose of a self-lighting light? Just because technology makes it possible and the Chinese make it affordable are not good reasons to automate light pollution. See International Dark Sky Association.

I carry a tiny flashlight on my keychain for the rare occasions when I need aide in finding my Scamp's door or lock. I like its' 5 lumen setting.

But my real contempt is reserved for the jackasses who don headlamps to walk thru the campground. They constantly look around and blind everyone in their sight. I suppose headlamps are good tools for changing a tire or such when you need both hands on the task, but really, are they necessary for walking? I am considering buying one of those personal defense, military spec, Hyper V tactical, assault model, Seal team approved, zillion lumen, enemy blinding flashlights to fight back against those idiots. I'd like to light-em-up til they get sunburn.

OTOH, Anyone know where I can purchase a Jedi approved light saber? Amazon doesn't seem to have any good ones.


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I actually use headlamps all the time, and consider them indispensable as part of my gear for camping. Sometimes it's very dark, not everyone has good night vision, and at least for myself, I am regularly doing things with both hands and need light. I do agree that many people rely on light more than they need to. But it's one of those things that can easily get a bad name, as I've been backpacking and camping plenty of times with less aware people who come back to the fire and blind everyone, or you ask them a question while they're rooting through their bag and they look at you and blind you. It actually takes quite a bit of awareness not to blind people with them. But they do have very legitimate uses.

So it annoys me quite a bit, too, but I'm pretty compassionate about it. At least with my friends and acquaintances, a headlamp is fairly necessary and usually used when actively needing light, which is kind of my rule for using lights in any situation, including at home. It gets shined in my eyes when they forget to turn it off, not because they purposely left it on.
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I have used a head lamp. Mine has a red lens to protect night vision. However my wife likes full blown night vision destroying light. I did enjoy walking around in the woods at night with the red light and seeing red dots.
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My next step is a arc-light I want light all I can get I am thinking a bank of at least 4 batteries to accomplish this goal so when the fool slams his car door after a night out drinking or whatever I can light it up on him!


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