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Old 09-21-2014, 08:58 PM   #11
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We turn off all outside lights long before we retire.

... and I venture to say that, judging from the above responses, most people who camp where I camp are NOT members of this forum. I've seen enough lights on campsites near me that I'm sure pilots approaching the DFW airport are tempted to land in our CGs. I've seen those 5 gallon bucket lights on the next site - one hanging 10 feet above a MH on a rope and 1 sitting immediately under the MH such that the MH's occupants couldn't see them directly but every other person in the CG had scalded eyeballs even with all shades down.
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Old 09-21-2014, 09:03 PM   #12
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I like to a small amount of light outside, but I use a couple of the cheap ($.97) solar lights that you purchase at Walmart near the steps and picnic table. These put out a small amount of light for the surrounding 3 feet of area around them.

That's it. I don't even like to turn our lights on around our EZup in the early evening if we are camping near someone.
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Old 09-21-2014, 09:05 PM   #13
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Like everyone else, I kill the awning lights, outdoor lights, marker lights, etc... The only ones we leave on are a string of Christmas lights shaped like old fashioned lanterns we have strung on the front window. They only glow a dull red and don't really shine more than 3 feet away.



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Old 09-21-2014, 09:11 PM   #14
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Mr Dan- I've seen bright LED spotlight tripods pointed into the campground road blinding all who walk or drive by but providing little light to the actual campsite. What is the point of that other than annoying others? This weekend our neighbors had homemade awning lights with each one having what must've been a 100 watt bulb. They lit up all the way under my trailer and into my site. But they did have the common courtesy to turn them out for the night.
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Old 09-21-2014, 09:14 PM   #15
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I like to a small amount of light outside, but I use a couple of the cheap ($.97) solar lights that you purchase at Walmart near the steps and picnic table. These put out a small amount of light for the surrounding 3 feet of area around
Same here, only want enough light to illuminate the steps and ground in the immediate area.
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Old 09-21-2014, 09:19 PM   #16
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Nothing more pleasant than a dark quiet night at a country camp ground
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Old 09-21-2014, 09:19 PM   #17
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Awning is always out with sun screen usually installed and the led lights are on dimmest. They light nothing but under the awning and don't shine on or in anyone's camper. Light on flag in the front shines toward our camper and upwards on the flag and it is shielded on the front and sides. Both the led awning light and the flag light are on dusk to dawn sensors. We never shut them off even parked at home.
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Old 09-21-2014, 09:19 PM   #18
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Ditto on turning off the lights and thinking of others.

I wouldn't mind camping with this group!
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:49 AM   #19
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Lights off! All of them. If we need to get up to walk the dogs, we will turn them on. It's hard to know if your light is impacting another camper, and so I err on the side of caution. Another reason to keep them all off is if the lights draw flying insects that use light for navigation.


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Old 09-22-2014, 02:02 PM   #20
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I usually dim my LED strip all the way down on orange or shut them off. I had a neighbor keep his scare lights on all night. Annoyingly bright!
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