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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:13 PM

Just a little curious....

At night I leave my outside lights on along with a light in the kitchen and lights on the stairs. When I get up in the middle of the night I look outside it is so dark. No one else leaves the lights on, so it seems. Do you leave your lights on or turn off all the lights every night?

just wondering


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Reply Just a little curious.... (Original post)
lost-in-nj Jun 2013 OP
onehandle Jun 2013 #1
noamnety Jun 2013 #2
ConcernedCanuk Jun 2013 #3
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2013 #4
Loryn Jun 2013 #5
RebelOne Jun 2013 #6
EvilAL Jun 2013 #7
Populist_Prole Jun 2013 #10
lost-in-nj Jun 2013 #8
femmocrat Jun 2013 #9
fizzgig Jun 2013 #11
pipi_k Jun 2013 #12

Response to lost-in-nj (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:17 PM

1. Back door light only. I put an LED bulb in and an auto-on sensor to start it at sunset.

Costs almost nothing. Front door is covered by street light.

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Response to lost-in-nj (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:19 PM

2. We turn everything off.

 

I love being able to sit outside at night just under the stars - it's not the same sitting under the neighbor's porch lights.

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Response to lost-in-nj (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:35 PM

3. I never leave outside lights on unless I'm expecting company.

 

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I live in the bush in Northern Ontario - them lights sure do attract the bugs!

All my lights are cfls - so cost is not the issue.

I've heard different reasonings for leaving outside lights on/off.

Some say it deters people from sneaking around, some say "why leave the lights on so they can see where they are going?"

And at bedtime - I just leave enough light on to navigate too the loo.



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Response to lost-in-nj (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:37 PM

4. At night, All outside lights are off. I have some "nightlights" spaced through out

the interior of the house that I burn at night.

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Response to lost-in-nj (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:40 PM

5. Motion detector light outside

Several night lights inside.

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Response to lost-in-nj (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:43 PM

6. My front door light is always on. n/t

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Response to lost-in-nj (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:51 PM

7. All lights off inside and out,

the only light on in the house is a nightlight in the bathroom so I don't piss on my feet. I suppose I could just sit down.. but meh..

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Response to EvilAL (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:14 PM

10. Same here

Just enough LED nightlights to make getting up to piss safe.

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Response to lost-in-nj (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:53 PM

8. the front door lights were left on

starting about 1980 when we would leave the front door unlocked because we never knew who would be here the next day. Our friends knew they could come here and have a place to stay there was always pillows and blankets left on the couches. Later on I left the other lights on when I was alone and for some reason it made me feel "safe".



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Response to lost-in-nj (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:12 PM

9. We have dusk-to-dawn security lights in the front and back yards.

They give off enough light so I don't need a night light in the bedroom.

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Response to lost-in-nj (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:18 PM

11. the only time i turn on the front light is if we have food being delivered

i spend a lot of time on the patio and prefer to be in the dark. all inside lights are off at night, but we leave the light over the kitchen sink on during the day so we're not coming home in the dark.

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Response to lost-in-nj (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:23 PM

12. Night

lights scattered around inside the house and motion activated lights around the outside of the house.

Plus another motion light on the barn.

And motion detector alarms in the driveway and yard that connect to a recording device.

All this prompted by the unexpected visit by a black bear at the bird feeder the first year we moved in.

Here he is, shaking down 50 lbs of bird seed on top of himself


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