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SteveAE

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Posted: 04/23/22 08:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Durb wrote:

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.


Agreed that I don't want too much light either.
Trying to find the right balance without buying five different fixtures. Sent Super Bright LED's a note inquiring as to how many lumens they recommend for a porch light.
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“ I guess you didn't see where he said LIGHT POLLUTION IS NOT a problem…”

In OP’s opinion. Or loud music, screaming kids, huge campfires, motorcycles, parties etc. Ask one of his neighbors.


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jdc1 wrote:

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?


Didn't' take long for the light police to jump in.
I guess they go by the mantra of "If I don't like it no one should have it".
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bob213 wrote:

jdc1 wrote:

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?


Didn't' take long for the light police to jump in.
I guess they go by the mantra of "If I don't like it no one should have it".
SAD


Because nothing is better than being at a dark sky area at a state or ACOE campground and having the folks around you lighting the whole place up like the Vegas strip. Its the greatest. SAD.


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Wade44 wrote:

bob213 wrote:

jdc1 wrote:

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?


Didn't' take long for the light police to jump in.
I guess they go by the mantra of "If I don't like it no one should have it".
SAD


Because nothing is better than being at a dark sky area at a state or ACOE campground and having the folks around you lighting the whole place up like the Vegas strip. Its the greatest. SAD.

[emoticon] Maybe we should hold a class on reading comprehension,read the OPs post and read the sentence in BOLD.....[emoticon]
SteveAE wrote:

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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Like I wrote elsewhere.
Now, I only come here for the 'entertainment' value.
It never fails to amuse.

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IAMICHABOD wrote:


Maybe we should hold a class on reading comprehension,read the OPs post and read the sentence in BOLD.....



Maybe you should, you can bundle it up with a class in how to avoid the urge to become a self appointed forum moderator.

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Posted: 04/24/22 08:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wade44 wrote:

IAMICHABOD wrote:


Maybe we should hold a class on reading comprehension,read the OPs post and read the sentence in BOLD.....

Maybe you should, you can bundle it up with a class in how to avoid the urge to become a self appointed forum moderator.


This is true maybe I should [emoticon],but now I have 2 more nominees that this post reminded me of.

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Posted: 04/24/22 09:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would just use a lantern. The porch light for me is on so ,I dont trip, or if I'm just sitting outside. Its not bright. But If I need more light , a lantern is easy. And adjustable for what I'm doing.


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OP, that first option looks pretty decent. For $25 it’s cheap enough to try.
Otherwise, there are tons of LED vehicle lights that you could potentially use. Look for more of a flood beam than a driving light pencil type beam.


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