We are very pleased to see the debate on the best colour for bubbler lights cleared up once and for all, with the excellent article presented jointly by Muskoka Ratepayers Association and the Muskoka Lakes Association in the Winter 2021 edition of Muskoka Lakes Association’s Shorelines (PDF, opens in a new browser tab).
Blue is Best — Here’s Why
The short story is this:
- Red is dangerous because a red light can easily be confused with a snowmobile brake light, thereby leading a rider into open water.
- Amber is not ideal for visibilty, and that colour can be mistaken for the interior of a cottage light and so is not recommended.
- Blue is the universal colur of warning and emergency used by snowplows and the OPP, plus, it performs best in low visibilty conditions.
We encourage you to check out the original article here (PDF, opens in a new browser tab. Article is on page 4, but the entire issue is excellent). Below is a picture of the article.
Join the MRA and the MLA
If you do not already belong, we encourage you to join the Muskoka Ratepayers’ Association, an oversight and advocacy group that represents member taxpayers’ interests in local government, property taxation, economic development, and environmental issues; and the Muskoka Lakes Association, whose mission is to promote the responsible use, enjoyment and conservation of the unique Muskoka environment.
Certainly, a group of concerned citizens can accomplish more by working together than any individual can on his or her own. Thanks so much to MRA Director Jim Boyd and MLA past president Lawton Osler for putting this bubbler light issue definitively to rest.