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Old 07-13-2014, 10:19 AM   #1
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LED Awning Lights

Just got back from a week at Lake Easton and we had the only FR product at the sight. The LED awning lights were a great hit. They really do put out a nice light IMO. However I noticed there are about 20 lights not working. Has anyone else had issues with these? I figured LEDs would have a longer life expectancy.
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:29 AM   #2
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Yes , I had mine replaced twice. My latest set is still in the bag while I wait for more to go out. They are really bright but boy do they attract bugs down south where we live. I use the multi colored leds that I got off ebay, they dont attract bugs nearly as much.
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Old 07-13-2014, 11:38 AM   #3
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Thanks I will check them out on Ebay. Great tip on the colored ones too.
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Just got back from a week at Lake Easton and we had the only FR product at the sight. The LED awning lights were a great hit. They really do put out a nice light IMO. However I noticed there are about 20 lights not working. Has anyone else had issues with these? I figured LEDs would have a longer life expectancy.
Really? Maybe it's just me, but the factory installed LED's under the awnings of our 8289 WS are about the only thing I don't like. I find the bright LED's to be a bit too harsh for my liking. I prefer the softer light of the orange "porch" light.

Those bright LED's may be useful if I needed a lot of light for working on something, but for evening relaxation, they stay off on our rig.
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Old 07-13-2014, 12:14 PM   #5
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I bought a strip of LED lights with adhesive strip backing from ebay. They were inexpensive and work great. My issue is with a way to permanently mount them. I for now just bungee them to the canopy roller. I don't trust the adhesive strip they came with to last long and I am hesitant to mount them so they get roled up with the canopy. How have others dealt with this?Thanks in advance.
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I also bought the multicolored waterproof LED light strip off ebay. I aslo bought a wifi controller and control color and intensity from my iPhone. I light the green as it does provide light and doesn't seem to attract bugs.
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Old 07-13-2014, 12:42 PM   #7
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The factory install on our Rockwood 8289 has them installed just under the canopy. With the canopy rolled up, they are hidden, as the canopy roll is over them. The light strip is mounted just below where the canopy fabric is attached to the body of the RV.
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Really? Maybe it's just me, but the factory installed LED's under the awnings of our 8289 WS are about the only thing I don't like. I find the bright LED's to be a bit too harsh for my liking. I prefer the softer light of the orange "porch" light.

Those bright LED's may be useful if I needed a lot of light for working on something, but for evening relaxation, they stay off on our rig.
We bought a dimmer. Works great.
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Where did you install the dimmer? Ours are wired to factory wired switches. One rocker style switch is in the main switch panel and the other is in the slide-out. Can those rocker switches be replaced directly with a dimmer? That would be nice!
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I really like our FR LED lights. Perfect amount of light and great for reading outside. We already have four bulbs burned out after about 35 days of camping.
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