Originally Posted by Recondite
This LED strip is about 3 feet shorter than my awning which is 19 feet. Do you see it as big deal if its not as long as the awning? My question is do you have a preference to mount them on the tube or on the side of the trailer? The one benefit of on the trailer is you can use them when the awning is up. Pro's, con's? Which do you like better?
I thought about a doing a second strip on the wall if you have the awning out halfway or such. The down side is the light will go more directly out than down in that case. Mine is a 16ft strip on an 18ft awning and there is plenty of light. I cheated a little on the plug end and started under the awning and think that is fine. They sell plugs that help you connect more strips after cutting them to length should you desire.
There is also a difference in size LED's. 3528's are small and round and 5050's are large squares that are brighter so check the listing. I have 300 x 3528's and they are bright where 300 x 5050's might be like daylight. I think Drfife has the 5050's as his strip looks wider than mine in his photo.
Also I used a coaxial DC plug on mine which if I hit the switch to retract my awning unplugs itself very easily. No damage done if I forget to unplug it. This is also due to having one color and 12V running them.