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Old 09-25-2013, 12:19 PM   #1501
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Just installed the led lights on the wall so when the awning is rolled up you cant see them. Very cool. 24 different colors. Another mod complete.

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Looks awesome!! Can I ask you how you wired them up ? Can u wire them up to a plug?
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:54 PM   #1502
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I got mine all in thanks to this thread!

Had a small problem with the sticky stuff on the back, over night it came off but i had a ladder in below it and it caught, went back with a heat gun on the trailer and on the LED strip and its been holding for about a week now.. If it falls again ill have to use the better 3M double sided sticky tape..

Ill post my setup and pic in a few days!
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:32 AM   #1503
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I got mine all in thanks to this thread!

Had a small problem with the sticky stuff on the back, over night it came off but i had a ladder in below it and it caught, went back with a heat gun on the trailer and on the LED strip and its been holding for about a week now.. If it falls again ill have to use the better 3M double sided sticky tape..

Ill post my setup and pic in a few days!
Glad we could help. Looking forward to the pics.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:27 AM   #1504
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My led strips came with 3M sticky tape on the back. Bought directly from China-
could be counterfeit but the logo is on the back of the peel off paper.
Mine have hung up there ok for a week. Fingers crossed!

I went with blue only and no controller. It's a very compact nearly invisible
install. I drilled a small hole thru the wall and tied it into an interior light circuit.
This was fairly easy in my case. My hole came thru inside the
bathroom closet where there were exposed lighting wires. Easy to tap
into a 12v supply and easy to add a round hole wall switch thru the closet
wall near the existing light/exhaust fan switch. That wall is single ply with
no hollow core but it has a 1/2 plywood backer in the closet. It was
a perfect place to install the switch. Got a round hole rocker switch from
Radio Shack for $4 and it's a done deal.

We have our 1st test in a CG next weekend. Camping 3 nites off the grid. I'm
looking forward to being one of the only guys in the non electric side with
"mood lighting"
I used 2 strips, one under the awning gutter facing down. It washes the
wall with blue light. The 2nd is on the awning roller. Both strips together draw
right at 2 amps. We should be able to run them a couple hours a nite with
no problems. I'm taking the genny just in case we need to charge batteries
for the 3rd nite-- It might be cold enough we need the furnace!
That's fall camping for you!

BTW, I saw where some had mentioned the silicone light strips tended to
stick to the awning when rolled up and later when opening the awning.
I took a small brush and dusted the strip with baby powder and it took
the tacky feel away. At least it should not stick to the awning this time. I'm sure it will
wash off and need to be re-applied if it sticks in the future...
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:21 PM   #1505
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KyDan,
Nice job on the lights. Looks good.
I have the RGB with the remote but I like the blue setting too. I also added two 12" strips per set of stairs in the blue only. The stairs were invisible with the awning lights off. I think I will add a 2nd strip to the right of the awning to light the other half of the camper up.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:02 PM   #1506
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Wow KyDan and Crunchman! Those look great! Great info too!
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FYI, here is a link to the one's I bought--
5M Roll 3528 SMD Waterproof 60 LEDs/M 300 LEDs Warm Cool White Red Green Blue Yellow RGB Flexible LED Strip Light Free Shipping-in LED Strips from Lights & Lighting on Aliexpress.com

$8.75 per roll, including shipping from China. Typically takes about 3 weeks
to arrive US via USPS signature required mail.
They ship to Canada also.
These are 5 meters/16.4 feet long with 300 leds per set.
They can be cut into shorter length but I'm gonna guess you only can
get 2 usable pieces if you cut them as there are connections wired on
each end. If you cut more than 2 pieces you have a center piece with
no connection pigtails.
No controller needed for single color.
I have ordered several items thru this "china version of ebay" and have
had no problems.
YMMV.
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I bought a set that had the 3m tape on back and the whole set was on the ground later that day. I even cleaned the surface and wiped with alcohol prior to applying lights. Going to add my own tape to it and see if that will hold them.
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Wow KyDan and Crunchman! Those look great! Great info too!
I know someone who has had a set along with a Dawn to Dusk switch for well over 6 months and they still don't work. Could be they need to be installed? I wonder who that might be???
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I bought a set that had the 3m tape on back and the whole set was on the ground later that day. I even cleaned the surface and wiped with alcohol prior to applying lights. Going to add my own tape to it and see if that will hold them.
Had the exact same problem except it took 2 days for them to sag in big loops. 3M double sided outdoor tape solved the problem.
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