Hot Tip: LED Lights Don't Attract Bugs

Hot Tip: LED Lights Don't Attract Bugs

Fed up with citronella candles? Tired of bugs swarming every time you try to enjoy an evening outdoors? We just received an e-mail from one of our favorite Boston shops, Vessel, touting the fact that their Candela lights don't attract bugs. Seemed too good to be true, but then we did a little research...

Apparently LED lights do not give off ultraviolet light—unlike CFLs and incandescent lights. Ultraviolet light is what attracts bugs, not the yellow glow which we would have assumed. This means that any LED light would save you from outdoor evening pests, not just the Candelas or the lovely Luau. A win-win situation: no bugs and low power consumption LEDs. The best part is that if you invest in LED lamps you can use them indoor and out.

We haven't tested the research yet—does anyone else have experience with outdoor LED lights not attracting bugs?

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