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Old 05-13-2016, 06:54 PM   #21
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Source of the problem

Originally Posted by M&K Hoffman View Post
The factory awning lights don't have a controller. They are only white and the run directly off the 12 VDC buss.
That your problem. Under normal charging conditions, while plugged in and charging your battery, the system will run between 13.7 and 14 volts. The LED strip is rated for 12v.


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Old 05-13-2016, 07:10 PM   #22
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I believe they are just crappy lights! Here is one thread of others having the exact problem: Replacing LED awning lights. A quick search turned up several threads discussing the same. I was merely asking if the after market system are of better quality than the factory installed units. (Which I have hardly even turned on let alone used.) BTW A few years back I spent over $60 on a LED trouble light that lasted two years tops. The technology is always improving, but you can still buy junk! Obviously FR buys junk in bulk quantities.

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Old 05-13-2016, 11:55 PM   #23
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I guess it's hit or miss when everything is made in China. My bet is the ones that come factory installed are made in the same place. I bought mine through Amazon after many weeks of reading reviews, watching YouTube and visiting message boards. They have been on for several months now, with no problems and everywhere I go, the next morning people always come buy to inquire about my LED strip. I just installed the same setup on my son's camper.

As I said we will be installing an RF controller on my sister's 5ver and might even replace the factory ones with the multi colored as soon as I get a chance to look a little closer.

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