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Old 07-20-2017, 04:22 PM   #1
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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?


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Old 07-20-2017, 04:50 PM   #2
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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.

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Laura (NWCat),
Didn't you find some stick-on things that dimmed lights like this?
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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?


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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.
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Laura (NWCat),
Didn't you find some stick-on things that dimmed lights like this?
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.

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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?
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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.


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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
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