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Old 04-20-2015, 08:40 PM   #11
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Yea, Alaskan mosquitoes. My only experience was March and even with 4' snow on the ground by Kenai area during the day they would come out..but then must have a place to hide as at night it would be 15 F or so degrees. I was impressed I saw any of them since it was really still winter!

Back on topic - I have a older TT and I just changed out every bulb to LED, its simple and takes a few seconds. I got a couple packs of them on ebay direct from china and it was cheap. Not sure about Amber but you could check.

The seller I used although there are many - topautozone1

I'm really super stoked with the results, makes my older trailer look very fresh and bright inside, uses a fraction of the power when I'm boondocking.

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Old 04-30-2015, 08:03 AM   #12
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Agree that on our new 20MRB the amber light in the "back yard" will seldom get used. Would prefer to have it out front.

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Old 04-30-2015, 08:12 AM   #13
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I miss my amber porch light too. The LED awning lights are just too bright, although I have just ordered a dimmer for them.
Where did you order the dimmer switch from?

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Old 04-30-2015, 08:24 AM   #14
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We use Solar yard Lights, cheap, easy to move. I don't think they come in amber.
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:47 AM   #15
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I was lied to

A few weeks ago, we were shopping for our 1st TT. One on display had white LEDs lit up along the awning. I commented I'm not a fan of fancy colors, but thought that might be better than white light because of the bugs. The salesman said white LEDs glow at a wavelength that does not attract bugs. I had a feeling the manure meter was pegging at max

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Old 04-30-2015, 11:57 AM   #16
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Actually, that is true. MOST LED's do not emit the spectrum MOST bugs like. I looked into this a year and a half ago or so, when replacing my home outdoor porch lights. I purchase 40W equivalent CREE bulbs at Home Depot, added a photo cell to the circuit, and all four of my entry door lights are on dusk to dawn. No mass of insect corpses, and no spider webs around waiting for insects. Now, if YOU are sitting out, and Mosquitos attack, that is not the LED's fault. Mosquitos feed on living bodies, and are drawn to the CO2 you exhale. Hold your breath...
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:07 PM   #17
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Yep, The LED Strip light is much too bright. I came up with a solution.
Light Fixture from Home Depot = $17.00
Space Saver plug = $4.00
Small Piece of magnet strip = $3.00
Total = $24.00 + tax.
Fits over outside plug. I use a 40 watt bulb. You can also use amber bug light as well.
Just enough light to make it cozy.
Unfortunately, will not work on 12 volt, which for me, is hardly ever. When I dry camp. a vintage 1952 Coleman Lantern works like a charm!
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:37 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Scoutr2 View Post
Where did you order the dimmer switch from?
I ordered this one from Amazon, I hope to install it this weekend.

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Old 05-25-2015, 09:44 PM   #19
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We are on our 3rd set of LED strip awning lights. While it was in for warranty work, we had them install a porch light. They grabbed power from behind the fridge and installed it between the outdoor speakers. It is a motion sensor light. We will try it out this weekend to find out how we like it. Wr had it put in as a backup if and when the awning lights fail again.

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