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Old 09-02-2016, 03:19 PM   #11
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If all your wanting is an ON/OFF LED light strip, using a toggle switch wired directly to the batteries/converter will work just fine. Might be a little brighter when on shore power since its a little higher in voltage.
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Old 09-02-2016, 03:53 PM   #12
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If all your wanting is an ON/OFF LED light strip, using a toggle switch wired directly to the batteries/converter will work just fine. Might be a little brighter when on shore power since its a little higher in voltage.

Exactly Mike!

Not making it more complicated ( and $$$ ) than need be. It will be just 3 short strips to light up underneath each of the 3 shelves I built in the pantry next to fridge (28DS) activated by a doorswitch.

Will post pictures when done.
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Old 09-05-2016, 09:07 AM   #13
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It worked!!!

Pictures don't really do it justice, the second strip is real soft and pleasant. Don't think I will be using the 'operation room' setting that much

Will probably just swap out the strip in the two bedroom lights, easier.
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Old 09-05-2016, 09:24 AM   #14
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We added photographic gel to our lights..... warms them up quite a bit and cuts back on the brightness. We left several alone, and gelled the rest. That way we have warm subdued lighting when we want, and brighter light when we need it.
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Old 09-05-2016, 07:19 PM   #15
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We added photographic gel to our lights..... warms them up quite a bit and cuts back on the brightness. We left several alone, and gelled the rest. That way we have warm subdued lighting when we want, and brighter light when we need it.
Love the photographic gel option!

(but then one doesnt get to play with LED strips and soldering iron)
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Looks good Dutch! I need to do the same to our bedroom, but this last trip the screen door latch broke. So its a good time to mod that with some magnets. One day, I keep telling myself these mods will stop.
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Looks good Dutch! I need to do the same to our bedroom, but this last trip the screen door latch broke. So its a good time to mod that with some magnets. One day, I keep telling myself these mods will stop.
I have a hard time to decide what I enjoy more, working on the RV or going camping with it

The door is next. It is way too snug and takes too much to close it
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Old 09-06-2016, 11:17 AM   #18
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I don't know if yours is similar to mine, but my door was hitting the bottom of the strike plate (door sagging) and couldn't adjust it any more. I ended up prying the door up between the latch and the door pins. I gave it a couple tugs and now shuts like butter. It does still bind if the sun it on that side of the RV due to thermal expansion. Maybe I need to break out the 12 ton jack. lol.
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Old 09-06-2016, 05:57 PM   #19
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It worked!!!

Pictures don't really do it justice, the second strip is real soft and pleasant. Don't think I will be using the 'operation room' setting that much

Will probably just swap out the strip in the two bedroom lights, easier.
Looks great! Nice work.
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