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Old 04-28-2013, 01:44 AM   #1161
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On mine at the end of the wire there was a square piece with a half cylindrical surface, with the opposite side flat. The flat side goes against the wall (or whatever you're mounting it on) and the curved surface points out. That curved surface is the window through which the controller receives the IR beam.

If you're uncertain, take a piece of painter's tape, double it back on itself and make a two sided sticky. Temporarily mount the IR receiver and test.

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Old 04-28-2013, 09:49 AM   #1162
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I was thinking that was how the sensor was to be mounted, but just wasn't sure. Thanks again George!

Last night I took my DW and DD (3 years old) out to show them the lights. My DD said "daddy thats really cool!", its good to hear that a 3 year old and a 33 year old (me) think the same thing! haha

I just used the 3M tape that was already on the lights, I cleaned the area with alcohol twice then stuck the lights on. Our first camping reservations aren't for another 3 weeks, but then we have a 120+mile drive each way. I will report back on how the tape holds up.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:05 PM   #1163
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LED Step Lights

Someone ask me to submit a photo of our LED Step lights, cant; remember exactly who it was....here is a quick photo taken last weekend at Pigeon Forge, TN..This light is wired into the step lights on the inside that I also added at the same time..if one is on, then both are on....power came from the cargo light behind the step inside the cargo compartment..
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:07 PM   #1164
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Someone ask me to submit a photo of our LED Step lights, cant; remember exactly who it was....here is a quick photo taken last weekend at Pigeon Forge, TN..This light is wired into the step lights on the inside that I also added at the same time..if one is on, then both are on....power came from the cargo light behind the step inside the cargo compartment..
That was me. Looks like it lights the steps very well. Good job!
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:16 PM   #1165
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That was me. Looks like it lights the steps very well. Good job!
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Used led ribbon lights on the steps controlled with a dusk to dawn switch and wired into the step light. Also wired the awning lights to the same d to d switch.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:00 PM   #1166
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LED Steps

This is a very good LED light assy., all inclosed for a good weather unit. there are four led's inside the lense cover...have two remaining...that what I like about this light, it is weather proof..
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:01 AM   #1167
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just got my led strip, was excited to see your idea and ordered same day I saw your post. Now I'm going to install. How did you handle the power plug in with the small power converter? Did you just use an outdoor extension chord? How did you attach or string the power chord and controller?
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:04 AM   #1168
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Wonderiing how you wired this. Mine has a power converter plug in. How did you power the strip? What gauge wire did you use if any? Newbee here, just trying to figure this stuff out.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:46 AM   #1169
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You need to spend some time reading the posts in this thread. All your questions have been asked before, and there are numerous solutions.

Basically, the majority of the people that have installed the LED Strip Lighting use the RV 12V system to power the controller. Very few have used the "wall wart" and connected it to 110V AC.

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Old 05-01-2013, 09:13 AM   #1170
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End Connectors

where did you purchase your end bare end connectors and your silicon end caps?



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Used led ribbon lights on the steps controlled with a dusk to dawn switch and wired into the step light. Also wired the awning lights to the same d to d switch.
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