Saturday, September 24, 2022


At night, when leaving a room, do you turn the lights off?

Let us explain this question in more depth. Say you’re watching TV in your living room with a few lamps on, but after an hour you have to go cook dinner and take a shower. While you cook dinner and take a shower, will you turn the lights off in the living room where you were sitting, or will you leave them on while you’re gone?

If you only turn your lights off when you leave the room and go to bed for the night, there’s a poll answer for that.

We know your answer can depend on a lot of variables, so please just answer the best you can. Thanks!


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2 years ago

Now that I’ve changed all of my lightbulbs over to LED I admit I’m not as vigilant as I used to be about turning the lights off.

2 years ago

If poll won’t load, Use latest version of Firefox. Chrome won’t load on ALL devices.

Wayne R.
2 years ago

My parents came through the depression, so I was taught the rules of saving a penny ….which meant “TURN OFF THE LIGHTS”!!! My wife, on the other hand, was raised in a very well-to-do family which meant leave every light on in the house and it’s ok to leave the fridge door open for a half hour. We currently try to live by my upbringing “Lights out when not in use” …which is a full time job for me following my wife around to enforce.

Linda Hagan
2 years ago

Based on the scenario given, I answered seldom. If I will be going back into a room within a few minutes then I don’t turn lights off. Usually there are only a couple of lights on at night anyway.

John R. Wilkins
2 years ago

I installed a DIY (Indigo) home automation system. There is motion detection in all rooms. When no motion has been detected after “x” number of minutes, lights in that room are turned off automatically.

2 years ago

we have lights in most rooms on timers. most of those are accent lights but some are direct lighting. all of our outdoor lights are on dusk-to-dawn sensors.

Greg T
2 years ago

I think our power bill dropped by 50% when the last kid moved out of the house.
I must admit, now if one of us does forget to turn a light out Alexa is happy to do it for us. All we have to do is ask her.

Bob p
2 years ago

I do but my wife doesn’t

2 years ago

I shut the big lights out, but never ever touch the decorative lights. The ones in the old coffee cans, with the little bulb and the scented wax , or the fake candles ,with the fake flame, in the fake lantern. If I do she will put my lights out.

2 years ago
Reply to  Don

Are we married to twin sisters?

2 years ago

WHY ARE THE POLLS NOT LOADING??? I never used to have trouble but now I do.

2 years ago
Reply to  PennyPA

Working fine here. Firefox on Android.

Gary G
2 years ago
Reply to  Glenn

Do everything on IPad never had a problem. Just lucky I guess.

Danny Wells
2 years ago
Reply to  PennyPA

Work fine on my phone but will not load on my computer and haven’t for days.

2 years ago
Reply to  Danny Wells

Use Firefox. Chrome does not work on all devices.

RV Staff(@rvstaff)
2 years ago
Reply to  PennyPA

I’m sorry, PennyPA. We don’t know why you’re having so many difficulties with the polls. We haven’t changed anything on our end, and the vast majority of our readers who participate in the polls aren’t having issues. Maybe something changed in your settings that you’re not aware of? I’m not techy at all, so all I can tell you is what our IT people tell us regarding turning off ad blockers or pop-up blockers or whatever. But, no, we haven’t changed anything recently. 🙁 —Diane at

Captn John
2 years ago

I’ve turned into my father. It seems I mention turning lights and TVs off almost daily but no one listens.

Ed J
2 years ago

Yes, been trying to train the wife for 50 plus years also without success. Love her anyway.

2 years ago

Many lights on sensors or timers, but, yes, I turn them off.

2 years ago

Ready Kilowatt!

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