Is your home well lit outdoors or pitch black?

United States
January 10, 2017 12:52am CST
Now that the holidays are done and over with, houses down the street are back to being pitch black. Well, from what I've observed - homes that are closer together they don't tend to turn on their lights whereas homes that are semi-far apart, do turn their lights on. I suppose many want to conserve on their electricity bill. Or cut the cost down from having their holiday lights on for the past month. How about you? And your area? In addition to the front lights outdoors, we have motion lights too. In the backyard, we have some solar lights.
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@sishy7 (27671)
• Australia
10 Jan 17
Very well lit since the street light is right in front of my house. We practically don't need to turn any house light on at night when we all go to sleep and our front yard would be well lit.
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• United States
10 Jan 17
What a lovely perk! I was telling my boyfriend if homes live by the street lamps/light is there - they don't need to turn on the lights, saves some money and always well lit. You're one of the lucky ones hehe!
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@sishy7 (27671)
• Australia
10 Jan 17
@infatuatedbby Yeah, often when police car stops someone on our street, they'd choose right in front of our house because it's well lit at night...
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• United States
10 Jan 17
@sishy7 Lol, I wouldn't want the police to come by though Even if they're out pulling cars over. Speaking of..... One night when all the adults attended a party, I was home baby sitting my cousins. I was probably 16 and they were 8 and 10? And, my sister & her boyfriend had texted saying they were on their way home since I didn't like being home too late alone, at that time it was almost 9:30pm. And, out in front was 2 cop cars blaring their lights.... I kept texting my sister and no response... I called my parents' and they said they left already and should be home any time and not to worry. Turned out THEY WERE GETTING PULLED OVER Her boyfriend, now my brother in law fought the ticket because he was not speeding and they pulled him over when he was 'in front of the house'.
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@nomus24g (20306)
• India
10 Jan 17
I have a East facing house, so I get hell lot of sunlight throughout the day
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• United States
10 Jan 17
I like natural sunlight! What about at night? Do you leave the lights on in front?
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@nomus24g (20306)
• India
10 Jan 17
@infatuatedbby I have requested Mr.Sun to remain ON during nights as well
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• United States
10 Jan 17
@nomus24g Hahah well then the moon must be shinning bright at night.
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@magallon (17703)
• Philippines
10 Jan 17
We have lights outside our door which is lit every night till morning...
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• United States
11 Jan 17
That's great =) I like a well lit area.
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@magallon (17703)
• Philippines
11 Jan 17
@infatuatedbby I am afraid of the dark, that's why...
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• United States
11 Jan 17
@magallon Don't worry! I am too =) But now I sleep in a pitch black room, I love it! But if I'm outdoors, I like it bright =)
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@stbrians (11792)
• Kakamega, Kenya
10 Jan 17
Mine is always bright with all lights on. Am first here too my friend @infatuatedbby
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• United States
10 Jan 17
Yes - you are first!! Good to hear your home is well lit.
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@stbrians (11792)
• Kakamega, Kenya
10 Jan 17
@infatuatedbby Greatful my dear. I wish I can tell when you post so that I be the first all the time
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• United States
10 Jan 17
@stbrians Haha :) cool thanks!
@rina110383 (24149)
10 Jan 17
Yes, it's well-lit outside. I live near universities. Since there are a lot of schools, dormitories and establishments nearby, the area is well-lit.
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• United States
10 Jan 17
That is amazing your area is well lit =) I would prefer that and feel more safer!
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@zarlamain (24587)
• United States
4 Feb 17
My old house was always pitch black outside. I didn't want to waste electricity by keeping a light on outside. This was the case for almost all of the homes in my neighborhood. It was pretty much pitch black outside.
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• United States
4 Feb 17
Were there street lights?
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@zarlamain (24587)
• United States
4 Feb 17
@infatuatedbby No street lights.
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• United States
4 Feb 17
@zarlamain Oh wow I'd be spooked a bit!!
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@amandajay (18058)
• North Shore, New Zealand
11 Jan 17
There are many street lamps here and we keep our corridoor light on whole night... There is a solar panal also, but stil coudnt fix it to new place
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• United States
11 Jan 17
That is good it is very well lit there =)
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@amandajay (18058)
• North Shore, New Zealand
12 Jan 17
@infatuatedbby yeah... Always...hehe
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• United States
12 Jan 17
@amandajay Wonderful.
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• United States
10 Jan 17
Living in the boonies means no street lights and that means pitch black. But our neighbors has 4 huge dawn to dusk lights that really give a glow. We have three that light up out back yard and some of the side. No motion sensor lights or they would be going off and on all the time.
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• United States
11 Jan 17
What would motion the light to go on?? Like birds/animals? =P I don't know how I'd do in the boonies, I'd be too scared, lol.!
• United States
11 Jan 17
@infatuatedbby at night any animal passing by - raccoon, deer, coyotes.... Why be scared? There is less to be scared of here than in the city.
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• United States
11 Jan 17
@AbbyGreenhill Lol , I am always scared someone will pop out of no where =) But I am sure you're loaded with fire arms?
@celticeagle (116655)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Jan 17
We have lights by the doorbell and that is about it. No light posts or anything. We had no holiday lights up and no one else did around here.
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• United States
11 Jan 17
We didnt put holiday lights, some homes in the neighborhood did.
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@celticeagle (116655)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jan 17
@infatuatedbby .....Some had trees and some didn't.
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• United States
12 Jan 17
@celticeagle yeah same here..
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@DianneN (71417)
• United States
10 Jan 17
We have driveway lights, front door lights, back door lights, garage door lights, and double floodlights at evert corner of our house. The driveway lights are on sensors. This is in CT. Here, it it well lit, too.
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• United States
11 Jan 17
I love well lit neighborhoods =) I feel much safer and glad yours is too!
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@DianneN (71417)
• United States
11 Jan 17
@infatuatedbby We live on a street with no lights and woods for a backyard. I need lights!
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• United States
11 Jan 17
@DianneN I'd surely need lights as well if that was my case =)
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• India
11 Feb 17
We have street lights down the lane.. So it's not pitch black after all.. Haha
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• United States
11 Feb 17
That is very good!
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• India
11 Feb 17
@infatuatedbby yes.. I thibk roads should be lit during the night. Its safe that way
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• United States
11 Feb 17
@Unique_Ananya Yes definitely agree with you!
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@sunrisefan (16915)
• Philippines
11 Jan 17
5 light bulbs are always turned on outside our house during the night. We don't feel comfortable without any lights on outside. I use 9-watt LED bulbs. Now I'm gradually replacing the bulbs inside the house with 10-watt bulbs.
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• United States
11 Jan 17
I am not sure about our watts but its energy safe =) I like the outdoors to be well lit as well.
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@sunrisefan (16915)
• Philippines
11 Jan 17
@infatuatedbby When we visited our daughters in NZ two years ago, it's different. Almot all the houses do not have even a single light outside. Some only have the light with motion sensors.
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• United States
11 Jan 17
@sunrisefan lol yeah it is common here too... in some areas. my boyfriends area they dont like to put their lights on or something LOL but holidays they put up lots of lights where my block doesn't put holiday lights on but home lights are! depends on the area
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@teamfreak16 (39937)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Jan 17
Our porch light shorts out. But when we all turn them on, the area is pretty well lit
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• United States
10 Jan 17
Does hoa replace the lights for you?
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@teamfreak16 (39937)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Jan 17
@infatuatedbby - We live in an apartment. We keep forgetting to tell the guys about it so they can fix it when they are here.
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• United States
10 Jan 17
@teamfreak16 Yes maybe you'll remember when you see them :)
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@hereandthere (27795)
• Philippines
10 Jan 17
i always make sure i turn on the dresser light in my mother's room when it gets dark, and the light out in the front gate. there is a streetlamp near us, but there are mango trees near it that nobody bothers to prune.
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• United States
10 Jan 17
Oh in the house we turn the lights on too but for the rooms we use :) But for the street same! The street light isn't near us about 4 homes down .. Do you want people to pick the mangos? :)
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• Philippines
10 Jan 17
@infatuatedbby the mango trees belong to the houses on the left and right of the streetlamp. their leaves and branches are blocking out the light, so the street isn't as well lit as it should be.
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• United States
10 Jan 17
@hereandthere ohh I see makes sense. Surprisingly they don't collect the fruit from the tree! Or have friends pick it
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@Jam4321 (581)
• Jamaica
10 Jan 17
We do have lights on the outside but our neighbors have theirs off.
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• United States
10 Jan 17
Hows the rest of your neighborhood?
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@Jam4321 (581)
• Jamaica
10 Jan 17
@infatuatedbby just the streetlights on as everybody else's lights are off.
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• United States
10 Jan 17
@Jam4321 Oh I see - well hopefully the street lights there are well lit to make it safe. :) Do people turn it off because its to save money or the lights are bright enough? The street lights in my area aren't bright enough.
@Madshadi (8809)
• Brussels, Belgium
11 Jan 17
Here, after 8pm you can only see TV lights reflecting on the windows through the curtains. I don't know if the purpose of that is to save energy or enjoy the ambient. I personally keep the lights on for as long as I'm awake. The stairs light is on all night long and you can see it from the outside.
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• United States
11 Jan 17
We have solar lights in the yard and motion sensors out front.. We keep a light on throughout the night in the home but it doesn't use much watts.
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@Madshadi (8809)
• Brussels, Belgium
13 Jan 17
@infatuatedbby I am thinking about putting motion sensors our front too. And in the garden, I first need to find electricity source, then connect the light.
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• United States
13 Jan 17
@Madshadi its nice to have :)
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@averygirl72 (16677)
• Philippines
11 Jan 17
We let it pitch black but we open the light as needed if there are visitors or people who need something from us at night
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• United States
11 Jan 17
Oh I see, hows the neighborhood? Is it lit though? =)
@averygirl72 (16677)
• Philippines
11 Jan 17
@infatuatedbby We have street lights
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• United States
11 Jan 17
@averygirl72 thats good then.
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@allknowing (60312)
• India
11 Jan 17
We never keep our outdoor lights on unless we need to. I think for safety reasons it is better they are put off.
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• United States
11 Jan 17
Really? It's more safe to be off?
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@allknowing (60312)
• India
11 Jan 17
@infatuatedbby I think so. Normally all of us would be sleeping and the robbers will get a good idea of the surroundings.if the lights are on.
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• United States
11 Jan 17
@allknowing I'd think if its dark thats would think you're not home as well & its well lit for them to see where they're going. Regardless I hope no one gets robbed of course =) Even if we have lights on, the blinds are closed so you can't tell if anyone is in the room or not..
@LadyDuck (141637)
• Switzerland
10 Jan 17
We have the lights on the main street that are always lit and all the houses in our area have motion lights. When you move through our private roads they light on when you pass in front of the houses.
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• United States
11 Jan 17
We don't live near main street traffic lights, but every about 4-5 houses there is a light post. The light post isn't too bright.. and we have motion lights too =)
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@LadyDuck (141637)
• Switzerland
11 Jan 17
@infatuatedbby We do not leave near a main street, but also our secondary roads have light posts every 5 houses.
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• United States
11 Jan 17
@LadyDuck Yes, same here about every 4-5 homes as well =)
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@Daljinder (20928)
• India
8 Feb 17
Our home is open, so every light illuminates into the dark from outside. You can easily see all the way back to our house from outside. Beside that the lights in the streets stay on all night.
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• United States
8 Feb 17
That is good to hear your home/area is well lit :) That would be safer in my opinion!