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Old 07-01-2016, 10:26 PM   #1
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Outdoor lights at night

How important is it to leave any outdoor lighting on throughout the night time while you are asleep in your RV? Perhaps it is a matter of preference for safety, looks, or to prevent burglary. We have been in some RV parks that are well lit with street lights. However, just the opposite, we have been in parks with little to no street lighting. It's curious what other campers at doing. Currently, we keep our outdoor lights off once we go to sleep.

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Old 07-01-2016, 10:48 PM   #2
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I keep the one, single, porch light on when we turn in, around 10pm. When I get up in the middle of the night to go the bathroom, I turn it off.
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Old 07-01-2016, 11:33 PM   #3
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Depends on how afraid of the dark the folks in the rv are! We have a rope light on a timer if we're staying a while, but normally no lights on. My sons kids though are all very afraid of EVERYTHING (thanks to their mother), so when they are with us every light in the place is on all day & no way are they going outdoors after dark.
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Old 07-02-2016, 02:44 AM   #4
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i have now found out that I may keep the small porch light on. After 2 "unsuccessful attempts" taking my dog out in the middle of the night and the flashlight not working for him. You would think a dog wouldn't be scared while out in nature.

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Old 07-02-2016, 07:38 AM   #5
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I went to LED bulbs in my outside lights. Entry side lights usually on 24/7. Porch light for safety and scare light for security. It lights up my boat. Other side of rv is well lighted at night.


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Old 07-02-2016, 07:40 AM   #6
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We turn the entry light on before dark, so if we leave the camp site for any reason we don't return to a dark camp site...Once it is on we usually just leave it on until morning...
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Old 07-02-2016, 08:31 AM   #7
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We leave ours off at night. I purchased these battery operated motion sensing lights. They have a bracket that has double sided tape or can be screwed to a wall. The back of the light also has magnets to stick to metal without the bracket. Work great
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Old 07-02-2016, 04:43 PM   #8
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Thanks for all your responses. I do like the idea of motion lights. Always great to hear of others ideas and thoughts.

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Old 07-02-2016, 07:27 PM   #9
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When we're boondocking I leave the porch light on. In an RV park I shut them off so they don't annoy the neighbors.
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Old 07-02-2016, 10:25 PM   #10
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I always turn the outside lights off when I go inside.
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