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Old 04-29-2015, 01:50 PM   #11
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Ok CyberMom and everyone else on the thread. Let me know what you think.

As promised, here are some pictures of my awning lights. Project was pretty simple. Hardest part was having to run a new outlet which I spliced from the outlet already on the cabinet, but I'm sure an extension cord will work just as well.

By the way, they look Awesome at night.




Red Lights


Plug where it meets the Tube


Wire down the Awning Arm Channel


Controller and Newly installed Outlet in Storage Compartment


Entry Point and Remote Receiver Point
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:15 PM   #12
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Ok CyberMom and everyone else on the thread. Let me know what you think.

As promised, here are some pictures of my awning lights. Project was pretty simple. Hardest part was having to run a new outlet which I spliced from the outlet already on the cabinet, but I'm sure an extension cord will work just as well.

By the way, they look Awesome at night.




Red Lights


Plug where it meets the Tube


Wire down the Awning Arm Channel


Controller and Newly installed Outlet in Storage Compartment


Entry Point and Remote Receiver Point
thanks! This helps a lot, should we go this route. I do like the idea of the lights on the awning tube. We'll take a better look at things on our first trip out.
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Carlosrod- how long was the wire for the controller to the LEDs? Did you have to get an extension for it?

I ended up with just the bright white unit so I didn't use a controller. I did runs 4 cable sprinkler wire so if I ever wanted to change to the multi color I could without having to re run wiring.
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On a related note, I loved that ours had the LED strip but I found it was awfully bright at night so I installed a remote dimmer that tones it down. Works great.
Can you provide details about the dimmer, source, and installation methods?

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Can you provide details about the dimmer, source, and installation methods?
Hi Chris - sorry for the delay in responding. Here is the dimmer that I purchased: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EU71FEY

On my 23IKSS there is a cabinet to the left of the entry door. In that cabinet is a removable access panel behind which are the wires for both the power awning and also the factory installed LED strip. To install the dimmer, I just cut the line going to the LED strip and spliced in the little dimmer module. You will have to clip off the plugs on the end of the dimmer module, but that was easy to do.

The wire used in the dimmer module is very small compared to the wire feeding the LED strip. I was concerned that it was under-rated and would have issues but the directions for the dimmer claim that it is good for up to 4 or 6amps (I don't recall which). The LED strip doesn't even draw a half an amp so I figured it was ok. So far it has worked well.

The signal from the dimmer's remote to the module travels with radio waves (RF) and not infrared like many TV remotes, so hiding the module in the cabinet doesn't impact the use of the remote in the least. We are using the LED strip a lot more now that I am able to tone it down a bit.
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