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Old 09-17-2011, 08:53 PM   #1
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Why are porch lights amber?

n00b's gotta ask... why are they amber on so many TT's?

I'm guessing it may have something to do with not attracting as many insects when it's on?
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:19 PM   #2
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That has always been my thought too... Don't think it helps though!
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:24 PM   #3
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Supposed to be "bug lights". Nobody told the bugs though.
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:29 PM   #4
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i think it's to cut down on the brightness level, so neighbors don't have a white light shining towards them.
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:30 PM   #5
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The bugs see that color and smell citronella and let their friends know where the food is.

Or after a few adult beverages you know where to find the door.
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The bugs see that color and smell citronella and let their friends know where the food is.

Or after a few adult beverages you know where to find the door.
Doug, sounds like you have had experience with the "adult beverages" and NOT finding the front door before. :O
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Nope. I have always found the door. (even the right one)
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Doug -- that's a GOOD thing :O
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LOL! Great answers, probably some (or a lot) of truth to all of them!
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n00b's gotta ask... why are they amber on so many TT's?

I'm guessing it may have something to do with not attracting as many insects when it's on?
Because you might get a lot of late night knocks on the your door if it was red!!!

I think I have to vote for allegedly not attracting as many bugs.
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