Originally Posted by Jillcookie
Could you explain to me how you ran it to your porch light for power? That's exactly what I want to do, but I'm a clueless electrician. Thanks so much!
We're actually going to do the install this next weekend - finally! Here's the plan:
First we're going to use one of these RGB extension cables
cut one of the ends off and run it down the awning arm (closest to the porch light) just enough to get it to the porch light.
Then since our 'pantry' is on the other side of the porch light, we're going to drill a hole through the back of the porch light in to the pantry area and continue to run the RGB cable into the pantry area where we will connect the cable to the wireless RGB controller that we'll install in the pantry with some industrial velcro.
Then we'll take some 16 gauge wire and connect that to the wireless controller and then connect the other end of that wire to the ones from the porch light.
Once we have everything in place, we'll test it out to make sure it works and then we'll clean it all up, filling holes and protecting connectors and all that jazz!
Ta-da! I ran the plan by my hubbie first to make sure I picked the right materials, because I am absolutely NOT an electrician. He says it should be good and I trust him. I would like to put it together for the most part, with his help/supervision
I'll be sure and take pictures