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Neighbours opposite with flashy blue Christmas lughts

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Mooey89 Sun 03-Dec-17 21:26:59

Draping Icicles dangling from their roof, bright blue, and flashing. 24. Hours. A. Day.
I don’t care during the day, I don’t care too much in the evening... but when it’s the middle of the night and you think there is a constant police car outside it is starting to grate on me!!!!!!!

AIBAS (Am I being a Scrooge) to ask them to turn them off when they go to bed?!

brasty Sun 03-Dec-17 21:28:42

Do you have thick curtains?

honeyravioli Sun 03-Dec-17 21:29:13

Many years ago I cut the wires of the flashing lights on a neighbours house. When they replaced them another neighbour did it again.

Not sorry. They lit the road up like Times Square and flashed into everyones windows all night long. They were ugly, tacky, irritating and dangerous.

dudsville Sun 03-Dec-17 21:30:16

I live across from someone with lights triggered by movement. Bright safety lights. Year 'round. I'm tempted to ask if they would make it more seasonal.

Sparklingbrook Sun 03-Dec-17 21:30:54

And it only 3/12. sad You have another month of it.

Having them on all night is pointless.

bettydraper31 Sun 03-Dec-17 21:31:48

Lol honey! How did you do that?!

Jenala Sun 03-Dec-17 21:32:14

Are you me op? I feel a bit jittery as the flashing is quite random giving a slightly strobe like effect. The blue is also deeply annoying as it gives a daylight kind of light. They also play very quiet tinny Christmas music from one of the decorations. Just loud enough to catch your ear iyswim hmm

I am just gritting my teeth for the month like I did last year. They do turn them off in the day though.

Christinayangstwistedsista Sun 03-Dec-17 21:32:37

Why the hell do they leave them on all night?

Sparklingbrook Sun 03-Dec-17 21:33:17

I think asking them to turn them off when they go to bed would not be unreasonable.

honeyravioli Sun 03-Dec-17 21:33:20

Shears, if I recall correctly. I was a little worried I would electrocute myself but it was worth the risk, and nothing happened.

Mooey89 Sun 03-Dec-17 21:33:57

No our curtains are not thick at all 😭
They are on the list but we moved in not too long ago and our room is the very last to be done so have our old curtains and they are not lined. It’s a massive bay so not easy to pick up a charity shop bargain either.

These went up bang on 1.12 so I’m assuming they’ll last into the new year!

MrsSchadenfreude Sun 03-Dec-17 21:34:24

You should live in South East London. We have flashing blue lights outside 24/7 365 day’s a year! grin

MakeMisogynyAHateCrime Sun 03-Dec-17 21:34:38

They can cause a variety of different seizures. And play havoc with your sleep.

Can you knock on and tell them?

TwitterQueen1 Sun 03-Dec-17 21:34:40

Just tell them for goodness sake! We always used to decorate our house and used to leave the lights on overnight because it was easier. A neighbour came over and said she couldn't sleep and could we please turn them off overnight. We said yes, sorry, no problem.

Everyone happy.

LunasSpectreSpecs Sun 03-Dec-17 21:35:51

This is my worst nightmare, I hate christmas lights and all the flashing, if it were keeping me from sleeping i'd be murderous.

Rather than resorting to the shears, could you suggest they put the bloody things on a timer???

katymac Sun 03-Dec-17 21:37:52

Our local council asked someone in our (old) road to turn them off at 11 each night

Thank goodness

bettydraper31 Sun 03-Dec-17 21:38:06

Could you get an eye mask and sleep with that on? I once had to sleep with ear plugs due to dog constantly barking. Annoying but it wouldn’t stop so I had to find a way to sleep. Hope something works op x

Cuppaand2biscuits Sun 03-Dec-17 21:38:26

Can you buy them a timer switch, programme them to turn off at 10/11pm and take it round as a neighbourly gift?

wasonthelist Sun 03-Dec-17 21:38:31

This is my worst nightmare, I hate christmas lights and all the flashing
What, worse than fireworks?

llangennith Sun 03-Dec-17 21:40:26

Buy ready made black out curtain linings. They’re very cheap and do the job. You’re supposed to attach them to curtains but they work on their own.

retirednow Sun 03-Dec-17 21:40:28

Eye masks and ask turn the lights off, they could affect people driving, people with epilepsy.

Sparklingbrook Sun 03-Dec-17 21:41:07

DH and I were discussing this today. If you have the lights on the outside of your house you don't actually see them yourself.
DH said they must be for everyone else to enjoy. I was confused. It depends if you enjoy migraine inducing blue flashing lights I suppose.

wasonthelist Sun 03-Dec-17 21:42:17

runwalkrun Sun 03-Dec-17 21:43:35

Leaving Christmas lights on ALL night is really inconsiderate.
Why should the OP have to used thicker curtains?

wasonthelist Sun 03-Dec-17 21:43:51

they could affect people driving, people with epilepsy.


Like Indicators, Emergency Service Vehicle beacons etc?

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