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Old 05-13-2016, 10:42 AM   #1
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Bright white LEDs to dimmable color

I love that the new campers come with LED strips under the awnings but boy are they bright. I've installed these on the porch of my shop and they have been running twice a day for a year with no problems.

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The kit comes with a power supply which isn't needed but the cord from it is to feed 12V into the controller.



The controller mounts nicely into the awning bracket. I want to come up with a way to better protect it from the weather. Also the awning has to been open a bit to expose the IR sensor and I might try extending it with wire to an exposed location.



Here are pics of the base colors at 100%. You can also change it to several other colors.











Last night we camped with both strips set to 50% and it was so much better than the white on 100% which lights up the neighbor's camper!
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Old 05-13-2016, 12:56 PM   #2
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Looks great!!!
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Old 05-13-2016, 07:59 PM   #3
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So how do you get the colors this attachment you got changes your original LEDs to color? That looks awesome!
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Old 05-13-2016, 08:12 PM   #4
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[I did this on my x18D last year. LOVE these lights.

I put my control/remote box in my refrigerator access panel. Shielded from weather, allows for the IR to stick out, and is now hard-wired into the fridge 12v.
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So how do you get the colors this attachment you got changes your original LEDs to color? That looks awesome!
If you look at the first post, bubba has a link to Amazon for the second set of LEDs that he added to his rig. So he has both the factory white LED strip light and the aftermarket set with the multi color option. From the post it does sound like he either wired the factory set into the same controller to be able to factory LEDs or wired in an additional dimmer controller to the factory set.
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Ok thx
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Actually I removed the factory LEDs and the replacement color ones slide right in the channel. The white pic is actually from the color strip.
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Actually I removed the factory LEDs and the replacement color ones slide right in the channel. The white pic is actually from the color strip.
Looking at the pics on my phone earlier I didn't notice the slide on the awning side with the "second set" of lights. When I read "both sets at 50%" I hought you still had the factory lights as well.

I will have to look at our factory led's again, but not I believe our's are just "stuck on" and not in a channel... Maybe I haven't looked at them close enough???
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How did you mount the box to the awning rail?
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How did you mount the box to the awning rail?


Double sided exterior tape.
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