LED Bulbs

Discussion in 'Lighting, Interior and Exterior' started by Ken Lane, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. Ken Lane

    Ken Lane Active Member

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    Do white LED s attract bugs outside like the regular white incandescent bulbs? I am thinking about adding some to the exterior of the Pup and don't want to attack flying bugs at night.
     
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    I remember someone claiming that the LED don't attract bugs but I have LEDs on all my lights and I still see bugs swarming around the lights.
     
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    Depends on the bug. Some bugs like a spectrum with a UV component. Some like the infrared(heat)
    LEDs don’t emit much of either. Let us know.
     
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    My research said that bugs are attracted to the blue end of the visible light spectrum. White light from any source contains all of the ROYGBIV colors. That's why many porch lights are yellow & bug zappers use flourescent UV tubes.
     

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