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lights that dont attract bugs

Postby Lunchbox7985 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:33 pm

any thoughts?

heres my "lunchbox"
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=56326

I plan on having a cabinet above the sink, and a light up under said cabinet. would there be a better choice for a type of light that doesn't attract bugs?

im doing some searching online right now, but any insight would be appreciated.
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Re: lights that dont attract bugs

Postby Shadow Catcher » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:58 pm

Some LED's do not give off UV, which is what attracts bugs!
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Re: lights that dont attract bugs

Postby Lunchbox7985 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:52 pm

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Re: lights that dont attract bugs

Postby S. Heisley » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:07 pm

The blue toned white LED's don't seem to attract many, if any bugs; but, they don't give off as much light or as good a light as the others.
Another idea is to use the porch-style lights that come with both a clear and a yellow translucent covers and use the yellow cover at night.
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Re: lights that dont attract bugs

Postby slowcowboy » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:53 pm

try the red light district!

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Re: lights that dont attract bugs

Postby starleen2 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:18 pm

May be a bit off topic - But if possible place the light away from where you want to be - If it's bright enough to cast light to where you want it - then the bugs will be attracted to the bight light and away from you - Also - learned this lesson - no longer will I place light outside beside the door - looks good to have an outside light - but not when the bugs come a buzzin"
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Postby S. Heisley » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:57 pm

starleen2 wrote:- Also - learned this lesson - no longer will I place light outside beside the door - looks good to have an outside light - but not when the bugs come a buzzin"


The translucent yellow cover solves that problem. :thumbsup: The yellow leds might, as well.
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Re: lights that dont attract bugs

Postby aggie79 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:06 am

I have red LEDs in the galley and underneath the teardrop. They don't seem to attract bugs.
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Re: lights that dont attract bugs

Postby GuitarPhotog » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:44 am

aggie79 wrote:I have red LEDs in the galley and underneath the teardrop. They don't seem to attract bugs.


I can't cook or read using red LEDs. I have "night vision" red LEDs in several of my fixtures because they were intended for marine use, but I find the red makes focusing difficult.

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Re: lights that dont attract bugs

Postby aggie79 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:12 pm

GuitarPhotog wrote:
aggie79 wrote:I have red LEDs in the galley and underneath the teardrop. They don't seem to attract bugs.


I can't cook or read using red LEDs. I have "night vision" red LEDs in several of my fixtures because they were intended for marine use, but I find the red makes focusing difficult.

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The red LEDs are just for ambient lighting. I have 12 volt incandescent lighting for cooking and other tasks.
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Re: lights that dont attract bugs

Postby Miriam C. » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:05 am

:thumbsup: LED's for reading but I use an orange rope light for outside. You buy them at Halloween and they are great. :thumbsup:
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Re: lights that dont attract bugs

Postby Shadow Catcher » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:37 am

For our exterior "porch lights" I used amber LED's but come to think about it the regular LED's in the fixtures in the galley do not appear to attract bugs much. They are a 3200K color temperature.
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