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Old 04-25-2016, 11:52 PM   #1
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The outside light on my 13 has a teeny, 'automotive' bulb so I can't stop attracting bugs by changing to yellow bulb. Any ideas?
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Old 04-26-2016, 12:16 AM   #2
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Amber lens cover?

Or paint the bulb with yellow (orange) glass paint?
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Old 04-26-2016, 12:38 AM   #3
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I installed a yellow bulb in the fixture next to the door.
It was so dim I couldn't see the step, but the insects could see the light.
I swapped it out for white at a rally many years ago.
Haven't noticed any difference in the number of insects.
I think they are much more attracted by chemical odor.
Best to stop breathing.
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Old 04-26-2016, 01:08 AM   #4
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The outside light on my 13 has a teeny, 'automotive' bulb so I can't stop attracting bugs by changing to yellow bulb. Any ideas?
Which style of automotive bulb? There are hundreds. If you can post a photo or a bulb reference number, we might be able to find an amber version; there are amber versions of many bulbs.
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:30 AM   #5
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Amber lens cover?
Sold at Camping World or most RV parts stores for $6 or $7. Unlike a bulb, it won't burn out.

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Which style of automotive bulb? There are hundreds. If you can post a photo or a bulb reference number, we might be able to find an amber version; there are amber versions of many bulbs.
Both suggestions above are good. Or you could take the bulb currently installed to your local auto parts store (Auto Zone, O'Reilly's, Discount Auto Parts) and they could probably sell you exactly what you need. However, keep in mind that having amber light does not "discourage" all bugs entirely.
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Why do folks say the yellow lights don't cut down the number of bugs attracted to it? everything I find on line says the opposite. Something about "more" bugs are attracted to white light wavelength then yellow.
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Would bugs being attracted to a light not be a good thing? It would keep them from being attracted to me.

Seeing we use the porch light almost exclusively for task lighting when dark, and most camping is done during days with more daylight, our light gets very little use. Still, nice to have it though.
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It would be a good thing as long as the light is not 3" from the door.

Personally we rarely use the light, more for just coming and going, like a run to the head or taking out the dog. We prefer a candle or a fire when sitting around.
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I believe if you also switch to LED yellow bulbs, the fact there is no heat will also keep the bugs to a minimum.
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Yellow light lens

If you go to Little House Customs dot com store they sell a replacement yellow lens for Bargeman lights. And a whole bunch of other neat stuff for reasonable prices. Larry and Debbie make it to a lot of the rallys. Nice folks.
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