LED light that bugs are not attracted to?


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Old 06-25-12, 08:04 AM
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LED light that bugs are not attracted to?

We have a CFL in our lamp outside on our covered porch, it attracts moths, insects, etc and am wondering if there's a type of LED that does not attract them? I don't like those yellow lights that you see on buildings.

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Old 06-26-12, 03:10 PM
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Bumping, hoping that there's an answer out there.
 
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Old 06-26-12, 03:35 PM
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Yellow is the answer and you didn't want that.
 
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Old 06-26-12, 04:33 PM
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It doesn't matter what generates the light, bugs are attracted to it.
 
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Old 06-26-12, 05:24 PM
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I've been hearing dribs and drabs from different sources about CREE brand LEDs not attracting insects. Apparently their LED components produce very little UV light, which bugs are madly attracted to. Here's one article on it..

Study helps explain why bugs aren’t attracted to Cree LEDs | Cree LED Revolution Blog
 
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Old 06-26-12, 08:29 PM
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Matt, thanks for the link, very interesting.
 
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Old 06-26-12, 09:17 PM
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Thanks, Matt. Now I'm wondering how to distinguish the UV emission levels of bulbs when shopping.
 
 

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