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SteveAE

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Posted: 04/22/22 03:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi,
I am tired of the single bulb, low light output, of the porch light that came with my trailer. Put a LED in there a number of years ago, but it's still not bright enough.....or, more likely, my eyes simply need more light than they used to. Seldom have it on, but when on, I want to see. Bothering anyone with "light pollution" isn't an issue where I usually am.
My buddies new trailer has lots of light, but I would rather not buy a new trailer just to get more light.
Any suggestions for a different fixture I can put out there?
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Posted: 04/22/22 03:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This one,not cheap but BRIGHT
Porch Light


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Posted: 04/22/22 04:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They are low light emitting for a reason. While out camping, who wants the guy next to you shining his light on you and your peaceful campout?

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Posted: 04/22/22 04:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I rarely use my porch light. When I need more light than the night provides I strap on a headlamp which doesn’t bother my neighbors. How do you know lots of lights don’t bother other campers? Wishful thinking?


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jdc1
I guess you didn't see where he said LIGHT POLLUTION IS NOT a problem where I normaly go!!!


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IAMICHABOD,
I like it. Thanks. Will see if any one else has any other suggestions b4 I order it.

Rescue,
Where we usually go there isn't anyone to bother. But, if I needed light to see so I didn't fall down and injure myself then.....who cares.

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While I don't have a direct link and honestly didn't even look for a light, my first stop on the internet for led lights is always Superbright LEDS.


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I agree, good folks. I got all my LED bulbs from them. Didn't consider them for fixtures, but I will take a look.

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Posted: 04/22/22 08:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IAMICHABOD wrote:

This one,not cheap but BRIGHT
Porch Light


I have two of these as scare lights on the front of my trailer. They are really bright, in my mind, too bright for a porch light. If you want, PM me an email address and I will forward a photo that illustrates their intensity.

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Durb wrote:

I have two of these as scare lights on the front of my trailer. They are really bright, in my mind, too bright for a porch light. If you want, PM me an email address and I will forward a photo that illustrates their intensity.


Could you reduce the supply voltage to make them dimmer, whenever full brightness wasn't needed?

A lot of LED fixtures are regulated (so that they produce the same brightness over a wide range of supply voltages) - but after you get below that minimum regulated voltage, they can still be dimmed.

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