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Old 03-12-2013, 09:32 AM   #701
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Yes I have the flexable one too, not stiff based.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:33 AM   #702
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Yes I have the flexable one too, not stiff based.
Maybe its a controller issue.....
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:37 AM   #703
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Maybe. I just dont know it is weird. Does it matter that I leave the plug that is attached to the lights exposed to the elements. Not the power cord or the white control box with the remote sensor just the plug that connects to the white control box.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:06 AM   #704
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The way the lights work might help you figure out what is going on.

1) there are 4 control wires that run the length of the strip. One is a common ground for all 3 LED elements in each "light"; one is RED power; one is GREEN power; and one is BLUE power.

2) The LEDs are grouped on the strip in blocks so that the 12 volts is dropped across multiple LEDs (the "cut" marks serarate the blocks).

3) ALL the LEDs in a block must work for the block to light.

4) Brightness (and On/OFF) is controlled by the voltage being sent down the color control line.

5) Color is determined by the voltage on each individual control line. All voltages equal mean all LEDs on at the same brightness = white.

6) if a single LEDs lead is broken the block will not show that color. Since all control wires are "through" wires; just because one block does not light, does not mean others will not light (unless they are broken as well).

Your problem is NOT the controller. The controller outputs a "yes or no" signal voltage (of variable amplitude) to ALL the LEDs. They will all respond if the strip is working properly.

Here is the manual for the lights:
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:48 AM   #705
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I noticed most people are ordering their led light strips off of ebay from china and the shipping times seem to be high, ie, 2weeks. Not sure if anyone has seen this ebay reseller, but they are in Champaign, IL and offer free shipping with pricing below 30 bucks.

5M 5050 SMD RGB LED Strip 300 LEDs Waterproof DC12V 44Key IR Remote Controller | eBay
Thanks for the find. My luck with China and Hong Kong Ebayers hasn't been the greatest. My 9v Rechargeable Batteries must have been on that real slow boat from China . Waited 3 months and got a refund but they never showed up.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:13 AM   #706
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Hi all,
It took about 10 hours over the last week but I managed to read all 705 posts. A lot of helpful information here. Thank you!
I ordered a set last night, should be nice edition to the TT. I plan on mounting them on the trailer under the awning.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:00 AM   #707
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Putting a light sensing electric eye on them sure makes a nice addition also. Never have to worry about turning them on & off.
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Placed my order as well yesterday. Any Georgetown owners out there using these? Any hints or advice where you ran your wiring down?
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There is an outfit in NJ that sells them too on ebay, and I saw one in oregon.
There are waterproof and NON waterproof lights, with and without the power source. Prices run $17 to $30 and all I saw include free shipping.

I opted for NJ, waterproof, no power source and w/ double sided tape for $18.99 - figure there's 12v in the camper, right?

Im gonna follow Herk's plan and put them on the trailer wall under the awning. A couple of reasons - easy wiring, protection from the elements I think (have to go look), and this will give light from the camper side vs awning side (still have our lights for that) so it will 'balance' better and if I don't like the lights i won't be looking at them- and may get enough light to read in the evenings without having to face the camper as I do now.

I want to go camping! New TV now new lights...Just need 'new' weather!
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Putting a light sensing electric eye on them sure makes a nice addition also. Never have to worry about turning them on & off.
Hi OldCoot,
I must have missed the post that discussed the electric eye install.
I would be interested in your idea, sounds very convenient.
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