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Old 07-07-2012, 11:26 AM   #1
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my solution to interior led lights...keeping your cool

Ok , one of the main things I knew I wanted upgraded in my trailer was lights. The standard bulbs are too hot and inefficient...

So I did the warm white Chinese 24led panels in all the overheads...much nicer and big improvement......

But something was missing....in my home theatre I have led strips behind the crown moulding and love them.....

So I had just finished the led awning strip mod and DING....it hit me......

Another kit later, and about 15min of 'hard' work (ie , 2 beers)....led interior strip!...works GREAT white setting is really bright...lights up entire kitchen...dimmed down red was perfect for movie watching!....and no heat!....being in west Texas every btu counts! Lol

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Old 07-07-2012, 08:04 PM   #2
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Hey that looks cool. I just finished my awning install and might have to order another set.

As a side note I install the Chinese 48 led pads in all my inside lights. While I'm happy with the power savings and the light quality I'm surprised by how much heat they put out.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:43 PM   #3
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Yeah, I was slightly UN impressed with the heat of the 24 panels.....but in the end they are WAY less hot than the stock lava core bulbs...and now with the led strip which is Wayyyyy cooler, we only use the overheads for direct light as needed....like over the sink or whatever........so far everyone has been in llove with the interior strip...aside from my outside strip and 55inch led outside tv it's everyone's fav mod...lol
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:20 PM   #4
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I added the waterproof LED strip to my awning tube also. I bought mine on Amazon. 5050 type LEDs.
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Yeah, I was slightly UN impressed with the heat of the 24 panels.....but in the end they are WAY less hot than the stock lava core bulbs...and now with the led strip which is Wayyyyy cooler, we only use the overheads for direct light as needed....like over the sink or whatever........so far everyone has been in llove with the interior strip...aside from my outside strip and 55inch led outside tv it's everyone's fav mod...lol
Holy cow a 55inch outside tv!! I need to show this to the wife. She was complaining when I had my little 20" outside to watch the playoffs last month.
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Hello newbie here, anyone have a link for led lights on my inside. I would like to replace them with cooler bulbs. any advice on what works best?
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Lol. Higley, I'll get you a pic....I'm sure that's all your wife needs to give you the ok....we Also have an outdoor 110" portable screen we use for pool movie nights....maybe I'll bring that one next time!!! Lol...

As far as the led lights , just do a search here....they have been discussed many times and there are way many options depending on what u like...

I used some warm white panels fRom China I got off eBay....just look for 12volt and the correct base....good luck
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looks like all you guys did a great job - I am eventaully upgrading to LED's - havent cause I am spending money on new Bed and a power fan for the non power vent LOL

not fond of the red but that is just me - maybe if I saw it in person might be diffrent.

How would you attach a strip to the awning? I like that idea and is it permanemt or do you remove it prior to putting up your awning?
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looks like all you guys did a great job - I am eventaully upgrading to LED's - havent cause I am spending money on new Bed and a power fan for the non power vent LOL

not fond of the red but that is just me - maybe if I saw it in person might be diffrent.

How would you attach a strip to the awning? I like that idea and is it permanemt or do you remove it prior to putting up your awning?
My led strip is waterproof and came with 3M double sided tape. The strip,very low profile and Ieave mine on and roll it up in my awning. I used to do the same with my cloth based awning hooks and they never made dent in the awning material. So far so good.
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