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Old 07-23-2014, 08:44 PM   #1
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Awning Lights

DW wants awning lights for our 21FBRS...Need ideas for hanging them, what type to buy.... Help please
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:30 PM   #2
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there are SO many different styles available. Depends on your tastes. Plenty of types of slide in clips for the awning track
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:23 AM   #3
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I like fishing so I bought 1 string of fishing bobber lights and 1 string of bass lights. I plugged them in to each other and made one long string, and then took half of the bobbers and bass and alternated them. Looks pretty good.

Mine hang off the awning flap with alligator clips.
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Old 07-25-2014, 02:34 PM   #4
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I hang 2 oil lanterns from the ends of my awnings. These are table top models so the heat and reflector shield is on the top. I hang them using garden "S" hooks, keeps them about 6 inches under the awning. Heat has never been an issue. Nice light, it doesn't attract bugs, I don't know why? it's lamp oil not citronella, and we gets lots of compliments. Easy to move to a table top for light away from the awning if we need it. I bought them from an Amish hardware store called Lehman's Brothers. They specialize in non electric items (Amish). Really neat store to visit on Ohio.
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:48 AM   #5
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Look into the led strip lighting that Amazon has. We ordered some for $32.75. They are peel and stick. We stuck them to camper but you could stick them under awning. They change colors and do a whole lot more. They also provide great lighting. We have gotten lots of compliments on ours.


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Old 10-23-2014, 10:43 AM   #6
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I just ordered these and got this dimmer switch too so I wouldn't blind my neighbors.

Also ordered these to hang them with from the awning.

Although I haven't yet set them up, doing so tonight as we're going camping this weekend, I did take the lights out of the box and can tell you they appear to be of VERY high quality. Very thick cording and thick pigtail cording between the lanterns. The globes are "indestructable" polymer. I'm inclined to believe that statement. I'll take a picture of them in use this weekend and post for you.
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I just ordered these and got this dimmer switch too so I wouldn't blind my neighbors.

Also ordered these to hang them with from the awning.

Although I haven't yet set them up, doing so tonight as we're going camping this weekend, I did take the lights out of the box and can tell you they appear to be of VERY high quality. Very thick cording and thick pigtail cording between the lanterns. The globes are "indestructable" polymer. I'm inclined to believe that statement. I'll take a picture of them in use this weekend and post for you.

We have these lights in white cords and the patriotic colored globes - very nice quality product - we put 25w colored bulbs in them - too bright if you use 40-60 watt bulbs!

Wish the black cord version came in set of 10 - i prefer those with our brown/black camper and awning...


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my new 18EC came with l.e.d. awning lights, but i like to hang red l.e.d. rope light I bought from Menards......I use the plastic rope light holders that slide into awning roller track......
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:40 PM   #9
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We got the TaoTronics® TT-SL001 Waterproof RGB LED Strip Light Kit .

We find that we like to use red at night. Easy on the eyes and we like the fact they can be dimmed. White at full brightness provides plenty of light to do things.

We end up using a purple or something soft at night since the white is almost blinding.
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Old 10-30-2014, 10:20 PM   #10
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I used a white rope light from Walmart on our TT. We now have an LED strip under the awning on our 5'er. My BIL made red, white and blue lights with red solo cups. Like someone said above, there are so many options, go with whatever makes you happy.
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