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Old 08-30-2016, 06:07 PM   #1
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Adding 'warmer' LED strip to ceiling LEDS

I could have sworn I saw pictures of a mod. He/she added a warmer/softer led strip & switch to the bright ceiling LEDS. But cannot for the life of me find it.

Anyone?

Ps, I'm sure the LEDS installed cannot be dimmed. I would solder an extra strip with a switch.
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:51 AM   #2
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I don't remember one. But it does look like it would be easy enough to do if you have some soldering capabilities. Just order one of those 15 ft LED strips on Amazon and cut to size then solder the contacts. Could also have two strips of different lengths tied to a 2 position switch for Hi/Low modes...Something that the bedroom reading light could use. That one is too damn bright.
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:10 AM   #3
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Might have been me.
I modified the ones over our bed to produce a nice soft yellow light.
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I could have sworn I saw pictures of a mod. He/she added a warmer/softer led strip & switch to the bright ceiling LEDS. But cannot for the life of me find it.

Anyone?

Ps, I'm sure the LEDS installed cannot be dimmed. I would solder an extra strip with a switch.
Oh, but they can be dimmed.
Simply add one of *THESE* inline.

There are others (similar) for less $$ if you search.
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Might have been me.
I modified the ones over our bed to produce a nice soft yellow light.
YES!

What kind of toggle switch is that?
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Oh, but they can be dimmed.
Simply add one of *THESE* inline.

There are others (similar) for less $$ if you search.
You might be right, but I will be dimming the same color temp. If i am going to solder, I would rather solder in a much warmer strip, around 2700K, perhaps adding the dimmer anyway
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YES!

What kind of toggle switch is that?
Minature SPDT (on/on)
(single pole double throw)
Hot goes in center tap and out either side depending on switch position.

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Minature SPDT
(single pole double throw)
Hot goes in center tap and out either side depending on switch position.


THANK YOU

ordering strips and switches now and dusting off my soldering kit
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THANK YOU

ordering strips and switches now and dusting off my soldering kit
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The difference in voltage is not great when switching between batteries and shorepower. Would I even need a driver when installing some simple cabinet LEDs?

Note that while switching between power sources, everything in the coach is always turned off.
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