I have been just using the rope lights and I have small holes drilled into the aluminum strips to support the lights up on the inside of the awning. I have to mount these every time we put out the awning. I always have a box full of small tie wraps of some sort so use them to hold up the lights.
Of course when we get ready for transport i have to snip out all of the tie wraps. If you hit a camp site with a bunch of tie wraps laying on the ground it was probably me there the night before hehe... I try to pick all of them up but probably miss a bunch...
The warm white strip lights shown here sounds like a better way. I believe I could leave those in place on my awning. Doesn't make any difference to me whether they are 120VAC or 12VDC. My setup has 24/7 Inverter going for outside lighting...
The rope lights however are perfect for us and give just the right amount of soft light under the awning. They are also bug free.
Thanks for the tip on the strip lights - I might give them a try as well...
Roy and Carolyn
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