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andyT
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hi,guys,i,m surrounded by these.i know we need them these days,
but i had an idea.i,ve replaced the bulbs in mine with a pinky/white bulb.
bought from a local d.i.y. shop.
after doing my good neighbour 'bit' next door up and down,did the same.
the result/when they come on i don,t suffer that white glow,not half
as bad as it was.i,m surprised how effective this has been.
i was going to build a fitting around my lights,to angle the beam downwards.any more ideas,guys.
cheers,andy.
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andy turner wrote:i know we need them these days
That probably isn't the case, depending on what you think the increasing cause is.

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davep wrote:
andy turner wrote:i know we need them these days
That probably isn't the case, depending on what you think the increasing cause is.
Garden lights are regularly described as "Insecurity lights" and i for one agree. Although i must admit they are useful when you have to put the bin out at midnight and you can't see a thing as your eyes are nowhere near dark adjusted as you've been watching TV or some such.

I ensured however that my security lights have an "OFF" switch, and that they dont remain on the sensor at all times like the majority of my neighbours lights seem to be.

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hi,fellas,i guess we all have our opinions on them.
personally i agree with davep,but my neighbours
seem to be addicted to them.since the bulb change,it,s not as bad for
me as it was.my curse is them orange street lights, i hate them.
any more comments,ideas,andy.
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andy turner wrote:i,m surrounded by these.i know we need them these days,
I'm not so sure nowadays.... watching the news, a lot of muggings and robberies take place in broad daylight... I think we've just become an age of thirst for unneccessary light.
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