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Old 03-21-2015, 09:25 AM   #1
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Awning Lights

Ok so new question, what does everybody do for light under their awnings?
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Old 03-21-2015, 09:39 AM   #2
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I too am considering installing something. The LED colored lights seem to be very popular but I hear that the LED strips are prone to problems. I wonder if the lighted rope would stand up better.

It will be interesting to see people's mods.
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I purchased a 5 meter strip of RGB waterproof LEDs with black printed circuit board on EBAY. Attached them to the bottom of the kitchen slide out cover on the bottom of the awning cover. Ran power from the kitchen counter area up the backside of the slide out interior trim and out the top of the slide. The IR remote receiver is attached to the top of outer surface of the slide behind the slide awning. Looks and works good. Now I have light regardless if I have the patio awning out or not. The installation is fairly new so we will see how robust the LEDs are. Only paid around $14 for the 5 meter strip. They are supposedly waterproof (IP65 I think??). They are installed on a 2013 390RB.
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:00 AM   #4
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I plan on installing my LED strip under the motohome.
I saw one with rope lights under each side last year and like it
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:06 AM   #5
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LED all the way, I also have fiber optics that I hang from the awning as well
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I too am considering installing something. The LED colored lights seem to be very popular but I hear that the LED strips are prone to problems. I wonder if the lighted rope would stand up better.

It will be interesting to see people's mods.
LED rope lights, the plastic does not hold up well when exposed to light and weather it turns brown and becomes brittle in 4-6 months.

Left two hanging and plugged in outside half of the lights on one quit working within two months and a few on the other.

overall I was not impressed.
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I too am considering installing something. The LED colored lights seem to be very popular but I hear that the LED strips are prone to problems. I wonder if the lighted rope would stand up better.

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Most of the LED lights are coming from China and do not last long, the good thing is they are 15-20 bucks a set, unlike the Dometic ones that I put on my camper 3 years ago and are still working fine, but then I paid 165 for them. The difference is the quality!!!
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I used the 5 meter strip and put it on the awning tube. Ran four wire sprinkler cord up inside the side posts and down to my front storage where connected to power. My on/off switch has all the tricks but just ordered the same thing but with an RF remote. Click image for larger version

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Wouldn't they attract bugs like crazy? My tacky lights sure do...
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Wouldn't they attract bugs like crazy? My tacky lights sure do...
If the lights are white light then yes, the festive colored light may not.
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