Has anyone figured out the best bulb brightness to not attract bugs at night?
Off is the best! Unless it is a bug zapper because the smallest light will draw bugs.
Color is probably more important, but not sure the bulbs can go yellow enough, though.
I have tried the yellow lights and they still attracts bugs. It’s a losing battle pretty much between lights and bugs.
I had a very bright (daylight) bulb in my porch and it attracted many bugs, I put a WYZE bulb in it and have it set to the yellowish hue (soft white) and it attracts significantly less, then on motion it goes to daylight, I am down to 4 or 5 alerts from bugs, it was about 20
I have a Wyze bulb on the back porch as well. It does better than other bulbs but I still get plenty of bugs if I leave it on very long. My cameras are away from the lights so I rarely receive an alert by bugs.
Import a few bats. They will be happy to keep the bugs in check
Bats and spider webs work good. Maybe the next Wyzebulb will have a lazer bug zapper installed
I thought that was going to be in the next version of the cam
I was hoping for a v2 Wyzebulb to match the v3 cam. The lazer on the v3 cam is for zapping thieves.
I’m still working with @WyzeGwendolyn to get sharks with lasers on their heads…until that happens the Wyze bug zapper will have to wait…
I’ll wait patiently then. Lol
Ok, I’m confused about WYZE LED bulbs and bugs. I don’t have WYZE bulbs … but my house is surrounded outside by 12 warm white LED bulbs.
My LED bulbs don’t attract bugs … whether the led bulbs are in yard fixtures, recessed can fixtures, porch fixtures, etc. Previously incandescent bulbs would have swarms of bugs flying around the lights. But none since installing LED bulbs.
In fact, I thought that one of the benefits of LED bulbs outside was that the bulbs didn’t attract as many bugs … in addition to the cost and energy savings. WARM WHITE led bulbs attract fewer bugs than DAYLIGHT.
Are you all saying that WYZE LED bulbs attract bugs when used outside? If so, dial back to warm white and see if few bugs are attracted
I have all LED lights installed outside my home two of those lights are Wyze bulbs. I’m no bug expert by far, but I still have plenty of bugs flying around my lights at night. They do seem to attract less bugs but far from none. My guess depending where a person lives will yield different results. I live out in the country surrounded by farmlands and bugs galore. Those that live away from hay fields will most likely have less bugs is my guess.
All of my LED lights mounted outside, regardless of brand, attract bugs.
DreadPirateRush and StopICU33 … hmmm, I’m in the midwest, with lots of bugs, yet very few bugs swarming around my Warm White LED’s at night. Interesting your experience is different. Do you happen to know if you are using DAYLIGHT (3500K) LED bulbs (blue tint looking) or Warm White (2700K) LED bulbs (yellowish tint). Supposedly DAYLIGHT LED has more blue that attracts bugs (although my bulbs have always been WARM WHITE LEDs.)
FYI, thanks for the replies … but also, thanks for keeping those LED-seeking bugs in your neck of the woods!
Your location compared to mine will have different results. I live in a higher and cooler elevation near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. Therefore, our temperatures and humidity is much lower than the Midwest. Bugs are not just attracted to light but heat also. The cool nights with lights turned on produce the heat that some bugs come to enjoy. Many factors are considered when lights and bugs are considered. I have tried different color bulbs, different temperature bulbs, and different brightness to no prevail. Some bugs prefer light and some prefer heat and I obviously have both. That is why I use motion detected lights…off when not needed which is my best defense against bugs. No light, No bug
Wonder if black lights or UV would work? You may need glow paint or a poster.
I’ve never used black lights outside. Only setback, If the light puts off heat it can still attract bugs.
They are daylight type bulbs, mainly because I use the lights to discourage the local riff-raff.