Interesting topic. We leave our porch and step lights on till we go to bed typically. Sometimes on a more festive trip we will hanging awning lights and they too stay on till bed time.
Now occasionally we will make a trek to the desert with several other families. This is complete dry camping not in any developed campground or other development for miles. Out in the desert nights are pitch black, there is no light except moon and stars. Sounds like many folks here would be appalled, but on these trips we typically have 5 +/- TT/5rs in a semi-circle and on the roof of 2 or 3 we will set up large halogen lights to light our camp.
And of course each of our Honda generators turn on when we arrive, and run non-stop till we leave.
The desert isn't like most camping trips we go on. All those things you can't do in most everyplace else are welcome in the desert.
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