Originally Posted by Gsutherland
Are the people having issues using the waterproof version of the light strips? I have the waterproof ones and do not know how water would get in as the entire strip is a plasticky or gell filled strip with the circuitry embedded in it. There is not where for moisture to enter or collect.
My set that failed were the waterproof ones. The water was getting in between the "circuit board" and the plasticy strip. Here's a picture of the set I took off.
You can see all the corrosion on everything under the "waterproof" coating. They are only rated IP65 (6=Totally protected against dust ingress & 5= Protected against low pressure water jets from any direction. Limited ingress permitted.) and made in China, so I think that, depending on the environment in the area the camper is stored in, the awning can hold more water than the strips can stand to be subjected to.