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Old 03-08-2015, 10:02 AM   #15
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On the LED issue I have LEDs in my Boler and NO BUGS are attracted to it. open the car door and have the interior lights in it go on and it fills with mosquitoes, flys, etc, but leave the LED lights on in the Boler and no problem. Must be the color spectrum given off by the LED bulbs.

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Old 03-08-2015, 10:46 AM   #16
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There must be more to mosquitoes than carbon dioxide . My wife and I can sit outside at night and she is being eaten alive by mosquitoes and I am being barely touched . I have seen this same scenario happen over and over again. with different groups of people and different genders. It always made me wonder why?

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Old 03-08-2015, 10:56 AM   #17
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Mosquito Magnets: Who/What Attracts Mosquitoes?
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Old 03-08-2015, 11:32 AM   #18
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WOW, I didn't expect my query to spur such great discussion. Thanks everyone very much.

Where are folks finding the yellow light covers? Most places only seem to sell the clear/white ones.
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Old 03-08-2015, 03:28 PM   #19
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Yellow Light?

Sure, go to a yellow LED with a cluster of LEDs
The incandescent bulbs, if too hot, can melt the cover lens.
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Old 03-08-2015, 03:49 PM   #20
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I have an amber cover on my porch light AND an LED. I've noticed a considerable reduction in bugs being attracted to them but they still are. My conclusion is the "off" switch is the ONLY true way to eliminate most of'em. Mosquitos are in a category ALL their own. If you're around pine're GOING to have mosquitos...just to name one source.
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Old 03-08-2015, 03:54 PM   #21
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You can find the yellow lens covers at and
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Old 03-08-2015, 04:10 PM   #22
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Hi there! We changed out all the lights in our Teardrop to LED bulbs when we bout it in September of 2013. We did it for the electric saving. The bugs seemed to be just as attracted to the LED as the original incandescent bulbs. I tried out using a yellow lens and a red lens in the Galley (we have a double light fixture) and the bugs were attracted more to the yellow than the red. Weird but true.--We are looking for a Trillium 1300 and will be using all LEDs but not not putting a red cover on the porch light when the time comes because like has been said above the amount of light given off is seriously diminished! Cheers! Stephane
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Old 03-08-2015, 04:19 PM   #23
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We've seen no difference in the number of mosquitoes with a clear vs an amber light. Other bugs like moths? Certainly a difference. At home we have seen a significant difference using our Mosquito Magnet Propane system. The thing is though, it takes a few days running before the mosquitoes in your area have been trapped and killed off, plus it's a bit bulky, so it's impractical for camping. For camping, we prefer Ben's 100% DEET repellent. A few TINY spritzes will last you all day, and it doesn't have a strong odor like some other repellents - maybe because you don't use much.

This is coming from a long time tent camper - Ben's works.
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Old 03-08-2015, 04:39 PM   #24
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We went with amber but can't tell if it attracts more or less then clear. We don't use lights when sitting outside, the fire or candles are preferred. I like the amber as it's less harsh, almost mood lighting.

Must be a difference between a yellow bulb and the amber lens, the amber is more then adequate to navigate around the site, might not be enough to read by.

Both of our trailers came from the factory with amber.
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Old 03-08-2015, 05:38 PM   #25
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My trailer has an amber porch light. Don't notice any reduction in bugs attracted to this light relative to a clear lens, but in all honesty we don't often use the light. We use a screen tent for outdoor dining when the bugs get too demanding.
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:34 PM   #26
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I just installed one of these from Camping World. It is double wired with a very bright white led array and a less bright amber one. I installed it with a double rocker switch so I have the option of burning either one.

Now I'm all set to perform a highly scientific mosquito attraction test comparing the amber to the white. I'll report back with the official results.
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:28 PM   #27
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i use Red
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:46 PM   #28
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We've often laffed about the Oregon State Bird. Those that aren't Oregonians can't understand when we say... no problems, because Slugs Don't Fly!

I have LEDs all the way around Ten Forward (honestly, four LED supplied porch lights). Sometime this year, I'll find out if clear lens Leds attract bugs (especially mosquitos) and will report back.

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