When hooked up to power, how long do you typically leave your porch light on?

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Do you like to leave your porch light on through the night? Or do you hardly ever use it at all, maybe just when a guest shows up late at your front door?

Many RVs these days come with built-in exterior lights, some bright. For some RVers illuminating the RV park is very cool; for others, it’s just plain annoying.

What’s your general policy about your porch light, in particular? Your comments are invited.

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John T

Never used the porch light in the 2 years I’ve been on the road.

Ken

I chose Other… since I’ve got a motion sensor porch light. I leave it on all night, but it doesn’t shine all night.

Mike

Never

Michael Moore

Why in the world would you want to leave your porch light on all night?

Michael

Only leave porch light on when going in or out. Rarely leave it on all the time we are gone. Those who leave it on all night should assure its not shining in someone else’s window.

dkjen

only on when i need to find something after sunset or to put things away for the night. I really like the night sky and hate the new LED ribbon lights under the awning on my new trailer. My ’75 Avion has just a small yellow light at the door that I could leave on all night

Tom H.

Only use porch light when outside and needed. Usually leave very low/soft lights under awning on when we’ll be returning after dark.

Debbie

We rarely turn it on because it attracts bugs.

Kurt

Thanks for this editions “Reader Poll” question. It reminded me my porch light bulb blew out and I need to replace it.

Dr4Film

We use motion sensor lights, one at our entry door and one over the driver’s side service bay. Switch is always on but the light only comes on when it detects any movement which includes very windy nights.

Cheryl Bacon

Most of the RV’s in the park we are in right now have a light on all night. Besides those lights there are street lights, lights on is all the RV buildings and all the pedestals have lights that go on at dark.

Merlin

I have a motion activated porch light. I typically leave the switch on all the time.

KellyR

Long enough to take the dog out.

Dave

Only when outside.

JERI Lessley

We are rarely hooked up. I have a motion light by the door.

Bruce

Never!

Bill

We mostly use it when we are coming back to the RV. But sometimes when we are just outside.

Mel

We installed a solar lamp above the door lock that is a motion light. Only use the outside lED lights when outside.

Jane

We rarely turn on our porch light. Only when it is extremely dark and we want to find or do something out front or near the nose of our 5th wheel. Leaving porch lights on all night, especially in an RV park where parking is close to neighbors is not a good thing. We have had times when the light coming into our bedroom window from such lights has kept us from going to sleep.

Greg Bryant

We have a light that just illuminates the steps into the trailer. It’s only bright enough to see the steps and doesn’t shine in any direction to bother anybody.