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It's not that uncommon to be driving through a Dallas, Texas neighborhood and see different colored porch lights on, especially during the holiday season. You'll see red or green at Christmas, orange or purple at Halloween or even red or blue during the 4th of July. But what about the rest of the year?

Outdoor lighting options have expanded dramatically thanks to technology and LED lighting. To change the color of your front porch light now all you need to do is twist in a new LED bulb and connect it to your phone or smart device and then you can change the color any time you want.

Outside of the holiday season why change your porch light to a specific color?

Basically to show support and raise awareness for a certain cause.

What do the different colors signify or mean?

A house with a GREEN porch light means that the house is showing appreciation for U.S. Veterans and active military as well as those who have fallen.

The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) says, that while

some people may leave a green porch light on year round to express their support, many choose to use this colored bulb around Veteran's Day, which is celebrated on November 11th and Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May.

To show your support for our military, the next time you're at the box hardware store pick up a green light bulb or one of those new LED multi-color bulbs and show your support. Plus, you can also use it around St. Patrick's Day too.

Other color light bulbs have special meaning too. Let's take a quick look and learn a little more.

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