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Old 08-01-2012, 08:45 PM   #481
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For the $30 I paid I'm not to worried about if they fail. The real question is how long before they do fail. I have the led's in the awning channel, and the controller in the awning arm. I never did any kind of waterproofing what so ever. The led's however are waterproof just not the connector or controller. We had lots of heavy rains for weeks with no controller issues. The only problem so far was one connector pin rusted/broke off. I wanted to install a different connector anyways. Here are some pictures.

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Old 08-01-2012, 10:58 PM   #482
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After reading all the posts and all the hype on these lights mine finally arrived. I ordered mine from Amazon and my first concern is it says they are not waterproof. Now-I am totally confused as to how you mount the remote sensor and the converter. Where do you put all this stuff!!?? I have a Rockwood Roo 19 w/13' awning. Right now I have boxed everything up and am contemplating sending everything back. If anyone can give me some input/pictures as to how to do this I would appreciate it. Also, I can't even figure out all the buttons on the remote. I'm beginning to think that the white Xmas lights for 3.99 at the Xmas Tree Shop are a GREAT deal! Please Help!
I mounted a strip of Velcro on the awning tube and another on the converter box. The box mounts on the awning tube under the awning. This way there is minimal water contact. No problems as of yet.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:22 PM   #483
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I have a Harmony remote that I use with my TVs and Jensen stereo ... It is now also programmed to operate my LED lights. Full functionality as far as I can tell.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:54 AM   #484
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okay, so now i'm nervous... i want to get the wire into the trailer to attach it to a switch. But i have no idea how to safely drill through the fiberglass exterior and fish through the styrofoam insulation in the panelized construction. nor do i know how to get to a ground inside the trailer. I was going to take the wire to where the amber porch light switch is. but again, not knowing how i should attempt any of this. This is all on my rockwood roo 19. any advice or pointers to other threads would be gladly taken.
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:04 AM   #485
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What do you do with the 4 pig tails that are exposed on one end of the light strips? Can you cut them off?
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:31 AM   #486
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What do you do with the 4 pig tails that are exposed on one end of the light strips? Can you cut them off?
Yes, just make sure you cut at the "cut points."

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Old 08-03-2012, 07:11 AM   #487
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I want to do these lights but am undecided on 150 leds per meter @36 watts or the 300 leds @72 watts....or the 3528's and not the 5050????
Not looking for area light just some cool ambient lighting.Opinions,thoughts please.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:13 AM   #488
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Im not sure, my supplier just re shipped mine 2 days ago....
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:46 AM   #489
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I wanted to mention for everyone. If you search in Ebay for "waterproof led 5050 rgb" and sort by distance, you should be able to find a few USA sellers. I did, yes, I paid more then the 22.00, but less then Amazon, I think I paid 27.00, they came from Chicago in about 3 days, they have the 3m tape on back, and are look identical to the other lights. they did NOT come with the 110 adapter, they did come with the controller and remote, but I think most of us are wiring these into the 12Volt system on the camper, so who cares. The same seller did have a 110 adapter for a few more $$. Radio shack could also hook someone up with an adapter, though not sure what the cost would be.

I was happy to pay the additional 5.00. I called it expedited shipping.

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I also decided to give these guys a try Wednesday night. I went ahead and got the 110V power supply with mine for $29.99, free shipping. I'll let everyone know how they work and if I have any problems with the seller.

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Old 08-06-2012, 10:10 AM   #490
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Does anyone know how these 5050 lights compare to the similar dometic lights that they want more than $200 for? Is just price or is there something that warrants the huge price difference?

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