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Old 09-23-2014, 12:02 AM   #21
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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.

X3. I filled 4 small buckets with cement and a piece of pvc to hold the solar lamps. They put out just enough light that we don't trip over anything in the immediate area.


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Old 09-23-2014, 08:29 PM   #22
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Lights out for us.
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Old 09-24-2014, 10:45 AM   #23
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Old 09-24-2014, 10:53 AM   #24
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Why do they call it a "scare" light?

I dunno, while I wouldn't care for bright outside lights at night, I do like the leds, christmas lights or other hangy lights at the campground, sorta gives it a festive nature, again, as long as they aren't too bright and don't shine into others' campers.

I noticed our one of our site neighbors had rope light strung out on the ground around the perimeter, that wasn't too bad.
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:05 AM   #25
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I guess the flip side is why would you leave them on? Security shouldn't be an issue. You can always flip on a side door light if you need to disembark during the night.
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:14 AM   #27
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I guess the flip side is why would you leave them on? Security shouldn't be an issue. You can always flip on a side door light if you need to disembark during the night.
Security is no different in a campground vs. home.

I'm a lights off kind of guy. I have the same feeling- if it's dark and late and I need to go out, I'll flip a light on before heading out. But, I've also camped in plenty of campgrounds that had street lights on their roadways and near the bathhouses. They don't go off. (Heck, in Ocean City- the light pole was literally on my site and it was bright!)

When my mother-in-law stayed in our camper, she was aghast at the idea of all lights out at night. She opted to leave the patio light on (yellow light). With the awning deployed, I'd be surprised if even the closest neighbor had much light spillage out of our site.

I'm always surprised is the level of angst that lights raise. I caught heck for talking about using a fuse to keep my running lights on in the evenings when we were at/away from our site. You would have thought I talked about humping the neighbor's dog with the level of vim received for that one.

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TURN EM OUT!!!!!!!! Really annoying.
Just like everyone who moves out to a rural area from the city has to have 24 hour security lights.
Dark Sky is nicer to look at than orange bug lights.
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:28 AM   #29
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Our led awning lights cannot be seen unless you are standing right under them. They are kept on the dimmest they will go and are shielded by the awning itself when stowed from shining on anything other than the side of the trailer. They are on a dawn to dusk sensor which is never shut off. When the awning is deployed, we usually also have the sunscreens on and the lights cannot be seen. The only time we turn them up to their brightest is when we are sitting under the awning either reading or watching tv.
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TURN EM OUT!!!!!!!! Really annoying.
Just like everyone who moves out to a rural area from the city has to have 24 hour security lights.
Dark Sky is nicer to look at than orange bug lights.
Yes lights out. We live in the country and have a city neighbor that calls in the street light every time it goes out. It has ruined my star gazing with my telescope. The neighborhood has asked him to stop but he says he feels safer with it and his floods on. Not sure what he needs to be safe from as the only crime we have had in 14 years is some teenagers playing mailbox baseball 7 or 8 years ago.
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