Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-17-2015, 05:54 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 18
29hfs led lights inside cabinet above tv

I want to mount a led light strip inside the cabinet above the tv. There are factory lights on top of the cabinet. My question is can I hook in to the power and ground for the existing led's and if so does anyone know of a easy peel and stick led kit to do this with? I tried to attach some pics but apparently my phone is way smarter than I am...

newtorv22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2015, 06:53 PM   #2
Senior Member
Taranwanderer's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NEPA
Posts: 1,371
Check out this thread:

LED Lights at Awning - Need Help

There's a link to some nice looking LEDs and kits/ can go from simple to crazy. You should be able to tap into the existing light's power supply if it's close enough. You could even wire in one of the controllers like OG did in that thread so you could control it independently of the existing light.

2015 XLR Hyperlite 30HFS5 (mods being performed regularly)
2009 Salem LA 292fkds (gone)
Nights- ('12)23 ('13)23 ('14)15 ('15)31 ('16)25
2014 Harley Davidson FLHX (XLR cargo)
2014 VW Jetta TDI (diesel sipper, camping support vehicle)
2011 Ram 2500 CC 4X4 CTD, B&W Companion (toy hauler hauler)
Taranwanderer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2015, 07:25 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 18
I'll check it out, thanks.
newtorv22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2015, 07:37 PM   #4
Senior Member
oldgold's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 291
Get up on top of cabinets and take a picture of the existing light and wire connection. I think you should be able to connect in parallel down into the cabinet fairly easy.
2015 XLR Nitro 30FQSL
2015 F250 King Ranch
oldgold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2015, 07:52 PM   #5
Site Team
Flybob's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 3,201
The glue on many of the LED strips does not stick well to some RV surfaces especially with the temp swings they see. I bought a roll of 3M automotive trim tape and attached it to the sticky back of the led strip and it is stuck for good. I added 12" strips to all my closets and pantry.

2015 Freedom Express 248RBS
TV 2015 Silverado HD2500 Duramax
TST Tire Monitors
Honda 2000I + Companion
2 65W solar panels
Flybob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2015, 08:27 PM   #6
Senior Member
mark0224's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,490
In our living room I put them on the wall around the edge of the slide out and added a dimmer switch makes a nice accent light hen watching movies. With dimmer you can hane them put out a very low light.
Think about things before you do them make life easier not harder.
mark0224 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 09:02 AM   #7
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 18
I'll try and add pics tonight.
newtorv22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 09:25 PM   #8
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 18
Ok, can somebody tell me how to post pictures?
newtorv22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2015, 07:10 AM   #9
Senior Member
breezyhillfarm's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 534
When you open up the reply window, you should see camera, photo, Twitter and ... Icons. Click on the photos to upload. Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByForest River Forums1439986198.334258.jpg
Views:	56
Size:	91.0 KB
ID:	86114 (Like this)

2014 XLR27HFS
2006 Ford F450 Dually Diesel
breezyhillfarm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2015, 12:10 PM   #10
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 18
when I click the pic icon it says post your image URL. maybe it's because I'm on my phone. anyway, I have two very obvious wires coming off my existing led. 1 black, 1 red. I would assume this is +/-. what kind of kit do I need to tap directly into this?

newtorv22 is offline   Reply With Quote

led, light

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:49 AM.