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Old 05-11-2012, 11:11 AM   #21
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Took about a week for mine.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:18 AM   #22
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The one I got did not include a power supply, but that is what I wanted.

I used a old ac adapter from a laptop, 12V 2A is what is needed.

The 5 meter strip comes in 300 or 600 LEDs, mine is a 300. The 600 needs double the amps or 4A.

As far as I n know you cannot daisy chain them together easily, and you will need more amps for sure.

I elected to stick mine on the roller, as it is metal and easier to clean if I ever want to remove them. I also prefer the effects of the lights shining under the roller. But that is really a matter of personal taste.

As Lou wants to do, wiring would be a tad easier when stuck on the trailer under the awning.

Delivery to Canada takes 3 weeks approx. Free shipping... I don't get it, the Chinese government must subsidize small businesses with free postage or something...

A great mod. I'm sure you'll love it.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:24 AM   #23
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The one I got did not include a power supply, but that is what I wanted.

I used a old ac adapter from a laptop, 12V 2A is what is needed.

The 5 meter strip comes in 300 or 600 LEDs, mine is a 300. The 600 needs double the amps or 4A.

As far as I n know you cannot daisy chain them together easily, and you will more amps for sure.

I elected to stick mine on the roller, as it is metal and easier to clean if I ever want to remove them. I also prefer the effects of the lights shining under the roller. But that is really a matter of personal taste.

As Lou wants to do, wiring would be a tad easier when stuck on the trailer under the awning.

Delivery to Canada takes 3 weeks approx. Free shipping... I don't get it, the Chinese government must subsidize small business with free postage or something...

A great mod. I'm sure you'll love it.

You remember your buying from china right?

That 30.00 led rope set you bought costs them pennies to make
And that's why shipping is free.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:56 PM   #24
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You remember your buying from china right?
Yep and I do buy little things regularly. Like LED bulbs, computer cables and connectors, watches for my wife (don't ask..) and always shipping is free.

Got a few nice watches at $3 or $4 a piece, free shipping to Canada.

It would cost be me more to send an empty envelope to China is my point...
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:53 PM   #25
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Yep and I do buy little things regularly. Like LED bulbs, computer cables and connectors, watches for my wife (don't ask..) and always shipping is free.

Got a few nice watches at $3 or $4 a piece, free shipping to Canada.

It would cost be me more to send an empty envelope to China is my point...
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:27 PM   #26
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Bought these LED strip lights off eBay. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_3819wt_922
Wasn't sure how I was going to mount them. At first I thought I would put a Velcro strip on the awning tube and another on the light strip. That didn't work since the Velcro wouldn't stick to the LED strip. After looking at the strip lights I thought It looked like they would fit in the rail on the awning. Well they did! And better yet, they will roll up right in the awning. Take a look, I can get some closer pictures of them in the daylight tomorrow.
Wow, really nice! I'd love to get these. They look great.
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:37 PM   #27
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I did notice the ebay item that the op posted in the description it say ships with tracking number . my ebay shows shipped but no tracking number has been sent yet .
theres one star less for them on shipping .
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:53 PM   #28
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Looks great can't wait to get those thanks for the link!!
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:05 PM   #29
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i guess campgrounds will start looking like the carnival at the county fair!
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:08 PM   #30
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Thanks for posting! Ordered a set today.
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:49 PM   #31
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Not dark Yet.

I had many more photos of the install, but my Thumb drive fried my chip and dumped the photos again. I also lost the wedding photos of my friend's son's wedding. Bummer.

My plan is to weatherproof the box; right now I have it Velcro'ed to the wall and I remove it for travel. I am thinking a covering of Eternabond might just do the trick. It is white; waterproof; and will blend in better.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:20 PM   #32
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... I am thinking a covering of Eternabond might just do the trick...
Now you need to hook it to 12v and remote control it.
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looks good cant wait till it gets dark !
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:22 PM   #34
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Now you need to hook it to 12v and remote control it.
It has a remote does it not ?

The one I ordered did !
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Now you need to hook it to 12v and remote control it.
It is hooked up hardwired and HAS a remote control.

Now to figure out how to post a video.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:26 PM   #36
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It is hooked up hardwired and HAS a remote control.

Now to figure out how to post a video.


I like to load mine to you tube . Is there another way ?
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I like to load mine to you tube . Is there another way ?
No idea, as I have never done it before.
May have to make a clip of cycling through the 16 colors and post it.
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Could the box be put inside and not worry about waterproofing it?
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Could the box be put inside and not worry about waterproofing it?
Maybe.

I might be able to re-do it now that I have had time to think about it.

If I had to do it over (and I may still as it would not be a big deal), I would run 4 wire (like they use in hardwired smoke detectors - I have a spool of it) from the basement (where the awning remote stuff is located) to the LED strip. The only real problem with putting it inside is the remote is IR and hard wired to the control box. (see picture)

The little pigtail with the IR sensor is pretty short.
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I couldn't resist! Just ordered a set. Thanks!
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