Blue fridge control panel lights - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Escape Systems | Water, Waste, Charging & Propane
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-20-2017, 04:22 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Surrey, British Columbia
Trailer: 2013, 17B 'Mini Pearl' and a 2010 Highlander
Posts: 320
Blue fridge control panel lights

Does anyone else have a problem with the brightness of the fridge control panel it night when trying to sleep?

I can't find a setting to dim them and so I have a black piece of 'pleather' hanging down from the cupboard above to cover them at night.

Does anyone have a more elegant solution?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________

__________________
____
John
jxoco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2017, 04:50 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Van., British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19, sold; 2019 Escape 21, Sept. 2019
Posts: 4,836
Well we all have our different views on that situation. And just about everything else.

I consider it a perfect night light. Of course, again, there's two camps for that in the 19, depends on whether your pillow is on the fridge side or the stove side.

Ron
__________________

Ron in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2017, 06:20 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
ReagentGrade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Houston, Texas
Trailer: '87 Bigfoot 20DLX 5er (sold) - 2017 Escape 5.0 TA: Sep-17
Posts: 507
Laura (NWCat),
Didn't you find some stick-on things that dimmed lights like this?
Rich
ReagentGrade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2017, 06:39 PM   #4
Site Team
 
rbryan4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Canyon Lake, Texas
Trailer: 2015 19 "Past Tents", 2018 F150 2.7L Ecoboost
Posts: 9,466
Quote:
Originally Posted by jxoco View Post
Does anyone else have a problem with the brightness of the fridge control panel it night when trying to sleep?

I can't find a setting to dim them and so I have a black piece of 'pleather' hanging down from the cupboard above to cover them at night.

Does anyone have a more elegant solution?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Try http://lightdims.com

They sell tinted self adhesive film, cut to fit small LED lights. I use it to dim the display on the UPS inside my entertainment center, since its in my field of view when I'm watching TV. Also used it on the extremely bright lights on my Cable Modem. You can still see the lights, but they are much less irritating.
__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2017, 06:55 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
NW Cat Owner's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Seatac, Washington
Trailer: "The Trailer", 2nd Gen 21' & a 2017 Tundra CrewMax in Blazing Blue Pearl
Posts: 2,838
Quote:
Originally Posted by ReagentGrade View Post
Laura (NWCat),
Didn't you find some stick-on things that dimmed lights like this?
Rich
Yeah, I did. I "commented" on a bright light staring me in the face when I was trying to sleep (I like it dark). Someone posted a link to the same stuff that Robert posted about above. I got mine off Amazon.

They're not a super strong adhesive and if there's any sort of "bump" in the surface (in other words, not flat) they don't want to bend very easily. Black duct tape would be more flexible. But, they work on the few lights I stuck 'em on.
__________________
Laura, Dirk and Spike & Sam & Jasper (the cats)
www.UnderKittySupervision.com
My blog: https://www.underkittysupervision.co...upervisioncom/
NW Cat Owner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2017, 07:01 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Somewhere, Florida
Trailer: 1804 Schooner
Posts: 1,642
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbryan4 View Post
Try LightDims: Dim Led Lights, Halos Around Lights For Light Sensitive Eyes!

They sell tinted self adhesive film, cut to fit small LED lights. I use it to dim the display on the UPS inside my entertainment center, since its in my field of view when I'm watching TV. Also used it on the extremely bright lights on my Cable Modem. You can still see the lights, but they are much less irritating.
Robert's solution works well. I bought a roll of window tinting. It is not really adhesive but it works by static cling. It can be cut to fit. If I remember correctly, I used 3 layers on the blue refrigerator lights to dim them to an acceptable level. It is not really visible unless you look closely.
__________________
“Quoth the Raven, ‘Nevermore’......” E. A. Poe
C&G in FL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2017, 07:24 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
escape artist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Thomas not BVI., Ontario
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0TA / 2016 Ram Eco Diesel 4X4
Posts: 6,217
House of blue light!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by C&G in FL View Post
Robert's solution works well. I bought a roll of window tinting. It is not really adhesive but it works by static cling. It can be cut to fit. If I remember correctly, I used 3 layers on the blue refrigerator lights to dim them to an acceptable level. It is not really visible unless you look closely.
Hi: C&G in FL... A single layer in the bathroom fixture tones down the glare in the night too!!! Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
__________________
Quote Bugs Bunny..."Don't take life too seriously, none of us get out of it ALIVE"!!!
'16 Ram Eco D. 4X4 Laramie Longhorn CC & '14 Escape 5.0TA
St.Thomas (Not the Virgin Islands) Ontario
escape artist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2017, 08:15 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 14,159
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron in BC View Post
Well we all have our different views on that situation. And just about everything else.

I consider it a perfect night light. Of course, again, there's two camps for that in the 19, depends on whether your pillow is on the fridge side or the stove side.

Ron
I am of the same mind, Ron. It serves as a nice night light, and does not bother us at all as I can't see it with my eyes closed.

And, don't you mean the fridge side and the wrong side?
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2017, 08:58 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Surrey, British Columbia
Trailer: 2013, 17B 'Mini Pearl' and a 2010 Highlander
Posts: 320
I like these suggestions.
Thanks.
Our fridge is a new one so the lights are not behind a flat piece of plastic but it is a textured panel. I'm going to get some tinted sheets to try anyways.
I guess you can tell I'm not a big fan of the 'night light' feature. I prefer the 'off the grid ' ambiance.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
____
John
jxoco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2017, 09:14 AM   #10
Site Team
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 8,492
When I'm tired enough, no lights or noise bother me. I do my best sleeping in my La-Z-Boy with the television blaring and the end table light shining in my face.

But, blue lights bother me so I did some research. There's been studies done that blue lights make you hungry! My stars... who wants to get up in the middle of the night and snack? Open the refrigerator and MORE blue lights. No wonder I have a weight problem
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward
2014 Escape 5.0TA
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2017, 09:37 AM   #11
P&L
Senior Member
 
P&L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Tracy, California
Trailer: Escape 19 2015
Posts: 262
Thanks for this thread everyone! I would just hide my head under the covers and now I'm looking forward to receiving our order of LightDims.

Lorna
P&L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2017, 10:54 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Van., British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19, sold; 2019 Escape 21, Sept. 2019
Posts: 4,836
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
I do my best sleeping in my La-Z-Boy with the television blaring and the end table light shining in my face.
Well that's really weird. I do my best sleeping in my zero gravity chair on the beach with people running around and splashing in the water.

Ron
Ron in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2017, 11:00 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Surrey, British Columbia
Trailer: 2013, 17B 'Mini Pearl' and a 2010 Highlander
Posts: 320
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron in BC View Post
Well that's really weird. I do my best sleeping in my zero gravity chair on the beach with people running around and splashing in the water.

Ron

I'm with you on that dude, but my wife doesn't let me - I snore..
__________________
____
John
jxoco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2017, 11:02 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Patandlinda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Ventura County, California
Trailer: 2013 19 Escape
Posts: 5,689
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron in BC View Post
Well that's really weird. I do my best sleeping in my zero gravity chair on the beach with people running around and splashing in the water.

Ron
Me too! Pat
Patandlinda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2017, 02:55 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
blhvet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Myrnam, Alberta
Trailer: 2005 Aliner, 17B due in April/17
Posts: 373
The fridge lights are quite bright, but my worst one is the bright green USB one situated right next to my pillow. I might try these!
blhvet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2017, 03:11 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Greg A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19 "Seventy Degrees"
Posts: 2,815
I've been using these for quite some time. They are excellent....
We also use them in the house quite a bit for smoke alarm LED's, laptop camera's, etc.
Greg A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2017, 03:21 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
escape artist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Thomas not BVI., Ontario
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0TA / 2016 Ram Eco Diesel 4X4
Posts: 6,217
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
When I'm tired enough, no lights or noise bother me. I do my best sleeping in my La-Z-Boy with the television blaring and the end table light shining in my face.

But, blue lights bother me so I did some research. There's been studies done that blue lights make you hungry! My stars... who wants to get up in the middle of the night and snack? Open the refrigerator and MORE blue lights. No wonder I have a weight problem
Hi: Donna D... I don't have a wait problem... Oh heck that's the wrong weight!!! Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
__________________

__________________
Quote Bugs Bunny..."Don't take life too seriously, none of us get out of it ALIVE"!!!
'16 Ram Eco D. 4X4 Laramie Longhorn CC & '14 Escape 5.0TA
St.Thomas (Not the Virgin Islands) Ontario
escape artist is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×