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Old 06-29-2017, 11:48 AM   #1
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Those tiny lights keep me awake

I don't even know how to title this or the name of these lights (notification) lights? The lights that let you know the furnace is on, the refrigerator is on, the radio, keep me awake at night. They're piercing bright at 3am, especially in a (delightfully) pitch dark camp site.
I have been putting a little stack of electrical tape over them when we go to bed but tape residue is being left and that's ugly.
Does anyone have a system they use? Does this even bother anyone else? Sleep masks don't stay on, I am trying.
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:08 PM   #2
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post-it notes do not leave much residue.
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:12 PM   #3
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Any light at all drives me nuts. So I feel your pain!

Have you seen Light Dims? They black out the glow from those indicator lights. They also make different strengths in case you just want them dimmed.
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:21 PM   #4
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I read where someone used the clear plastic covers for reports, they come in a pack with different colors. They cut to size and wet them and said they stick right over the bright display and you can use a different color if you want.
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:31 PM   #5
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I'm just the opposite. If it is so dark that I can't see anything I get claustrophobic then need to get dressed and go for a walk outside.
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:32 PM   #6
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Blue Painters Tape,No residual adhesive! Youroo!!
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:38 PM   #7
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Take a sleeping pill. I like the lights; means everything is ok.
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:44 PM   #8
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Oh, great ideas, but the post it notes don't cover well. I went straight to Amazon to check out Light Dims (genius idea) and someone suggested painters tape. I put those on My List and am going to try painters tape first.
I'm glad I'm not the only one, I see my husband mentally rolling his eyes at me when I cover all these lights.
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Old 06-29-2017, 01:06 PM   #10
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Better yet...............get a black face mask for your eyes............like th eones some airlines hand out on overnight international flights..........

Who knows, you may even find other uses for them............
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As used on paper.
A light coat of liquid White Out.
Light can still be seen, just a little.

Can be scraped off with finger nail if needed.

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Old 06-29-2017, 01:22 PM   #12
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I shut off the water pump at night so the lighted switch doesn't bother me. Blue painters tape for the DVD player and the microwave display.
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Gaffers tape; comes off easy and no residue.

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Old 06-29-2017, 01:42 PM   #14
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I close my eyes. It must be a mentel thing or conditioning. 13 months in VN war zone, i can sleep snywhere
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Gaffers tape; comes off easy and no residue.

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Best stuff ever! Also nice for emergency hem repairs
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Old 06-29-2017, 01:52 PM   #16
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I read where someone used the clear plastic covers for reports, they come in a pack with different colors. They cut to size and wet them and said they stick right over the bright display and you can use a different color if you want.
Me too gotta use Blue tape..!
I even have a special shade incase of street light nearby.
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:02 PM   #17
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You get some static cling window material. Cut that as desired and stick electrical tape on top of that. Apply and remove as needed and no residue.
https://www.lowes.com/pl/Window-film...5-2a94d5b5f81c
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Mine next to toilet so guides me to it when pitch black, so staying as it is.
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:16 PM   #19
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I have the same problem with my light switches. So the ones in the bedroom I disconnected the lighted switch wire.
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:17 PM   #20
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maybe too obvious, but...
how about maybe close the bedroom door/curtain?
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