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Old 05-28-2013, 10:36 PM   #1321
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And THAT brilliant, unknown information, ladies and gentlemen, is from a retired AF pilot!

Sorry Lou, just couldn't resist!
I can see that you got the joke. Excellent.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:43 PM   #1322
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Power the awning lights from the porch light switch with the dusk to dawn eye and the step lights on the step light switch.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:44 PM   #1323
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One negative I discovered with the L.E.D. lights this past weekend. They attract bugs! I turn them off about an hour before retiring and leave my amber porch light on for the night.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:58 PM   #1324
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I have gone through two sets of lights that I bought on Amazon. Both sets had white lights and they were held on to the awning bar with the double sided tape. Unfortuneately, both sets died after only a few weeks. So I then ordered the lights that everyone seems to be getting on Ebay. I was hoping to just be able to slide them into the awning track without using the double sided tape-and I was hoping for white lights. Well, my lights came today. It says white on the remote-but there is no white. I am hoping that of all you folks out there that have raved about these lights-which ones have a WHITE light setting and can just be slid into the awning rail track? Any info would be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:11 PM   #1325
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One negative I discovered with the L.E.D. lights this past weekend. They attract bugs! I turn them off about an hour before retiring and leave my amber porch light on for the night.
Since the amber porch light is an incandescent light with a yellow orange lens; what is the difference between that and the LEDs set to yellow orange?

Don't have an answer; just asking...
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:51 PM   #1326
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JohnF-our TTs are very similar. How do you power your lights? Do you run an extension cord from the outside outlet or have you hard wired them? I have purchased similar lights and now have to find the time to install them. Thanks for any advice.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:58 AM   #1327
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Since the amber porch light is an incandescent light with a yellow orange lens; what is the difference between that and the LEDs set to yellow orange?

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My guess would be that although the led set is producing a yellow orange light the individual leds are still shades of red, blue, and green and these are attractive to the bugs.
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JohnF-our TTs are very similar. How do you power your lights? Do you run an extension cord from the outside outlet or have you hard wired them? I have purchased similar lights and now have to find the time to install them. Thanks for any advice.
I found 12 volts in the pass through storage area and ran a fused wire up the side of the trailer with the wires that power the awning. No new holes and no exposed wires except at the controller itself.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:17 AM   #1329
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Since the amber porch light is an incandescent light with a yellow orange lens; what is the difference between that and the LEDs set to yellow orange?

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If I can remember, when ours come on tonight I will set them to yellow tonight and see if it works. Someone not suffering from CRS please remind me.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:41 AM   #1330
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Here are the lights I purchased.

5M 3528 RGB Waterproof Flexible Strip 300 LED 44 Key IR Remote Power Supply | eBay

White on the control will light all the lights giving you a white light. It won't look white when you look at the strip but it will be a white light produced.

I had several people stop and ask about my lights while camping at a state park this weekend. They are cool!

Does yours have the color white? I have it on the remote but no white lights on the strip. How did you put those up? Looks very nice!
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