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Old 12-11-2017, 03:18 PM   #1
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solar porch light

ok I did a search nothing shows up but I just saw someone post this. I want a solar porch light?

anyone recall it?

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Bob, lisantica put one on her Scamp. The link was in one of her threads:

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...t-82897-5.html
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thanks

yes alex I couldn't recall who posted it. its on order now!!

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Old 12-17-2017, 08:08 AM   #4
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to the lisatania

second full day for the solar light it stayed on all night.

its going to be great!!!!


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second full day for the solar light it stayed on all night.

its going to be great!!!!


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If you are camping next to others, please turn it off around 11:00PM. Some like the dark!
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solor light

puts out a very subdued light

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Old 12-17-2017, 06:21 PM   #7
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puts out a very subdued light

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I would hope the light is quite low if you're going to leave it on all night. My porch light is solar as are all the lights. My house battery is recharged with a solar battery and I see zero need for a solar porch light with rarely get used anyway.
I do have a couple solar lights that end up in the engine compartment when we're in the SW to keep the pack rats out.
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Unless in an RV park, "porch" lights really annoy me when left on, even if they're fairly dim. We're out in the mountains/desert/forest. Artificial light at night is not welcome, except when you actually need to see something. So no off switch is too bad. I'd actually get one of these if it had an easy off switch.
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my solor light

my light runs very muted I see almost spotlights at campgrounds they don't annoy me at all.

as I looked tonight I am thinking of adding another. if you walk by it comes on brighter for a short time. I like it!

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Old 12-17-2017, 10:58 PM   #10
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Not everyone has day/night shades and people who leave their lights on all night are annoying If you're doing it for security purposes, all you're doing is lighting up all the good stuff around your trailer. A person could stand outside the light path, plot and plan. Then snatch and grab and be back outside the light path in seconds.
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Unless in an RV park, "porch" lights really annoy me when left on, even if they're fairly dim. We're out in the mountains/desert/forest. Artificial light at night is not welcome, except when you actually need to see something. So no off switch is too bad. I'd actually get one of these if it had an easy off switch.

Porch lights left on do tell you a bit about the occupant. I think it indicates they're probably afraid of the dark
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On a hot summer night the last thing I wish to do is pull down the shades and block the fresh air. Leaving any outside light on all night is similar to running a generator all night or playing your radio too loud. It's just rude. I'm sure the last thing you want to do is keep someone awake all night.
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yep that's me I leave my coleman on all night too!!


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Old 12-18-2017, 06:26 AM   #14
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no the light has its own battery very nice!! I am getting one more!


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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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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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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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