Yellow LED lights

Submitted: Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 13:49
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Hi all
How to not attract bugs around the outside light (white LED) on the camper. Yes, I could turn the light off! Could buy one of those duo strips maybe. Has anyone tried a couple of yellow LED side marker lights (caravan/truck) - yellow LED bulb - not yellow lens? Do the yellow strips from ebay work?
All suggestions appreciated.
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Reply By: The Bantam - Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 14:38

Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 14:38
Yellow, red and blue all reduce insect attraction to some extent.

Any reduction in light intensity will reduce insect attraction.

I have run yellow lights for extended periods in the past ... and yes I believe that they do reduce insect attraction.

Seems to me that LED white attracts less insects that white fluro for example because of less UV content. Many insects are strongly attracted to UV.

The ultimate attractant is any visible light and the further that light is visible the further it will attract insects.

Different insects are attracted to different light sources in differing degrees.
Mosquitos for example are not strongly attracted to light at all ..... this is why bug zappers work poorly on mozzies, while moths are extraordinarily attarcted to light.

Does that make sense

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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 15:25

Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 15:25
I think they work a little, Yellow or red is ok.

I carry a flouro and use it as a mozzie magnet 20m or so from where I am camped. That works too.
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 18:01

Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 18:01
That method certainly works ........ put up something nice and bright quite some distance from camp ..... keep em buzzy somewhere else
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Follow Up By: Member Andys Adventures - Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 20:15

Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 20:15
Same as Boobook, small flouro some distance form camp.
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Follow Up By: Member - John G (VIC) - Monday, Oct 03, 2016 at 20:04

Monday, Oct 03, 2016 at 20:04
Same as above with a dish of water about 25mm to drown them in.
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Reply By: Batt's - Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 23:39

Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 23:39
Agree with yellow light to reduce bugs I fitted a couple of these to my canopy a while ago they seem ok, http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2x-12V-460MM-LED-STRIP-TUBE-LIGHT-SWIVEL-SWITCH-WHITE-CARAVAN-MARINE-BOAT-LAMP-/230938370015?hash=item35c4ffdfdf.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016 at 08:00

Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016 at 08:00
I have both a Fluroescent Versa Lite fitted with a yellow diffuser and a LED Versa Lite (white) and find very little difference in insect attraction.

Both are way better than the Fluro without the diffuser.

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