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Old 07-26-2012, 09:32 PM   #1
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Do the fridge LED lights keep you awake at night??

OMG on our last trip the wife said about 10 times ...Get up and do something about them #$%^@#$#Fridge Lights.Of course at about 2:00am. So I grabbed a towel Flung it over the " #$%@# " lights. Other than a towel what ingenious Ideas Have you come up with.?
PS. after a 6 pack I don't see any lights... Help..!
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:51 PM   #2
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Re: Do the fridge LED lights keep you awake at night??

oh gee even those don't bug me but the light from the stereo sometimes does!!!
I sometimes wear an eye mask if I know I want to sleep in later....

Put your head on the other end so its on the same side as the lights??
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:03 PM   #3
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Re: Do the fridge LED lights keep you awake at night??

Fridge Lights aren't a problem. We have to unplug our Jensen LED TV at night because the Blue "ready" LED is so bright. But that is no big deal. Also, the water pump LED is kind of bright, but it also works as a night light when crawling over Lindy and trying to avoid stepping on Murphy-The-Dog.

Click and Clack (the NPR car guys) suggest using electrical tape to cover up "check engine" lights that are malfunctioning. So maybe you could do that. Otherwise, you could try some sort of stage lighting gel (Jon V. mentioned it in a recent post), and putting it on the inside of the little plastic cover over the LEDs.

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Old 07-26-2012, 10:07 PM   #4
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Ah ! a eye mask good Idea. Thing is Will she ware it.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:43 PM   #5
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Re: Do the fridge LED lights keep you awake at night??

I have no idea what lights you guys are referring to.

I don't have my water pump turned on unless is is use. I didn't get the stereo install, and if there is a fridge light, I have not noted it.

I did put a spot-it light in the bath so I didn't have to turn on a bright light and wouldn't miss the toilet in the middle of the night.

Maybe my 2088 17B isn't as advanced as yours.

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Old 07-26-2012, 11:30 PM   #6
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Re: Do the fridge LED lights keep you awake at night??

Maybe it's time to see the light. Them new fridge lights 89 and newer are like tractor beams.One look and you won't hit anything for a least an hour.
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Re: Do the fridge LED lights keep you awake at night??

The water pump light is the light in the pump switch. I leave it on because sometimes I need to use a bit of water after I crawl over Lindy, step on the dog, and fumble my way to the w.c. My understanding is that if the pump is off, there is no pressure, and since the pump doesn't run unless you need water, I just leave it on.

The blue light is the one on the television so if your tv doesn't have a LED indicating it is 'ready', or if your tv is some place besides the foot of the bed, you won't have that issue. Our stereo has a soft glow from the clock--but it is very dim.

I have thought about getting a motion activated night light for the bath room. If I could find one that sticks on, I might give it a try.

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Old 07-27-2012, 12:20 AM   #8
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Re: Do the fridge LED lights keep you awake at night??

A motion sensor light would be great if they come in 12V.It may even fit where the existing one is.
The thing about the red pump light is that I have to stop it from spinning around the trailer before I can switch it off.
I think I'll try some tinted plastic under the control cover to dim the fridge lights. Sounds like a good solution
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Re: Do the fridge LED lights keep you awake at night??

Hi: All...Isn't it ironic how such a small light during the day becomes a beacon at night. The green light from the Co2 detector becomes a night light as bright as any runway light. As for the bathroom... I changed the 8W bulb to a 4W ( Noma garden light) so I don't spend the rest of the night seeing purple spots!!! Alf
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Re: Do the fridge LED lights keep you awake at night??

I have a trick I use to block out light at night, I close my eyes. Works for me.
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