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Old 08-27-2014, 03:51 PM   #71
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these are nice Amazon.com: Starlights SL-1000 Smart Light 1000 12-volt Exterior Motion Light, White: Automotive
I have thought about replacing the factory ones with these.
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:37 PM   #72
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Motion lights would be excellent!
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:44 PM   #73
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Motion lights would be excellent!
Except when they keep turning on.

When it is dark out, I prefer to keep it that way. Most of the people we camp with scorn lights being on, other that the light of the campfire, or the stars above. Well, maybe a bit of headlamp light when walking in the dark.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:03 AM   #74
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I'd place motion detecting lights in the same category as generators. You never run them at night, only during the day and for as short a time as possible.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:09 AM   #75
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Except when they keep turning on.

When it is dark out, I prefer to keep it that way. Most of the people we camp with scorn lights being on, other that the light of the campfire, or the stars above. Well, maybe a bit of headlamp light when walking in the dark.
You got that right. If I want light pollution I can get that at home.
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Another vote against motion lights here.
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:38 AM   #77
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Motion lights would be excellent!
I agree.

They would go on when someone comes close and stay on for only a short time. Also, the range is sometimes adjustable. Great for security. Would like a couple and particularly near the front for our use at night when walking between tongue and TV and for use of the box.
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:13 AM   #78
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and,,,, these can be turned off manually inside or via an installed switch, like the ETI stock ones.
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:35 AM   #79
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We do have friends that have two patio lights, the one is a regular one, that works as a task light, and one with an orange/yellow glow that is quite dim. Just enough to see where it is in the dark, and see your step, and does not glare at people. Still, rare is the time that the starlight does not give more than enough light to see by.

Lights for security is not the slightest concern for me. All the campers I have met are really great people, in my books.
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I do not understand the attraction or value of having motion detector activated lighting on a camper trailer. IMHO, they are really good at pi$$ing off your neighbors who are constantly being subjected to your lights going on and off at night each time a dog, cat, squirrel, rabbit, skunk, raccoon, bear, deer or kangaroo runs past your camper. I love to have wildlife walking through my campsites, and see no reason to try to scare it away with lighting. As for the 2 legged wildlife, I have not once in my many years of camping felt in any danger from anyone when I have been camping. And if there are some 2 legged creatures walking around where I am camping at night wanting to get into trouble, I seriously doubt that a flashing porch light is going to be much of a deterrent.
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