Do LED Lights repel bugs?

interior led retrofitThere is much debate on the subject of LED and insects especially now that some LED manufacturers claim LED actually repels bugs.  In our experience and research, LED won’t actually prevent bugs from the area, however, they do attract less bugs than traditional exterior lights. This is because insects use UV light and the infrared spectrum for navigation and locating food.  LED lights emit very little light in the UV spectrum. LEDs also emit little heat from their light source, further reducing their attractiveness to bugs.  So LEDs are very good at reducing the number of bugs compared to a regular incandescent light.

As we have discussed in the past, there are many great reasons to switch to LED lamps and this is just an added bonus.   I don’t know about you, but any reduction in bugs swarming around my patio area is great!   I will grab every opportunity that allows me the chance to enjoy some time outside without bugs flying over my grill and outdoor dining table.

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