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Old 01-06-2017, 09:34 AM   #11
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Oh, maybe I'll get some kind of rubber grommet to put on there so it doesn't cut the cable. That's an awesome suggestion!
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:31 AM   #12
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You guys are right about the 3M stuff. The stickiness of the LED roll wasn't very good. Not sure if it is because the strip is older or something or what, but I ended up buying a roll at Home Depot. Then I had to cut it in half because it was too wide.
I am now leaning more towards just making a hole in the porch light and wiring that. Then use fasteners to the aluminum siding to route the cable. I'll also wrap the cable in white electrical tape to keep it dry.
Is there an easy way to take off the bulb holder from the porch light? I would like to keep the light bulb working so I was going to tap into the wire to hook up the LEDs. Make sense?
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:07 AM   #13
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You guys are right about the 3M stuff. The stickiness of the LED roll wasn't very good. Not sure if it is because the strip is older or something or what, but I ended up buying a roll at Home Depot. Then I had to cut it in half because it was too wide.
I am now leaning more towards just making a hole in the porch light and wiring that. Then use fasteners to the aluminum siding to route the cable. I'll also wrap the cable in white electrical tape to keep it dry.
Is there an easy way to take off the bulb holder from the porch light? I would like to keep the light bulb working so I was going to tap into the wire to hook up the LEDs. Make sense?
Pictures are worth 1000 words, so here is what my install looked like. I know, the cable might dangle, but at least I got it hooked up.
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:26 AM   #14
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Looking good
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Old 01-13-2017, 08:40 AM   #15
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Thanks Seann! Yes, I could have saved my dad some money by having him get kit w/o the 120V power supply, but he just happened to ask me what I wanted for Christmas and that's what I found when I was quickly looking
Now, I will be using 12VDC. What do you mean by the lower flashing? I want a clean install where I don't see many wires being routed and such. Do you have a picture? What gauge wire did you use for such a long run?
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I used 10ga wire.. the lower flashing is the trim piece that hangs below the floor of the RV from where the wall ends.. I think I posted photos in the mod section..
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led awning lights

I took my power from the light under the step. Took out the bulb out of the outside lamp. The led run under the edge of the trailer leaving the plug for the LEDs just on the outside edge of the awning bar. I just run 4 wire extension cord up to the LED. Would think of permanent mount the wire except I have a power awning and I don't want to see the wire and don't feel like drilling holes in the side. I can control the LEDs on and off from the switch inside the trailer. I also upgraded the LED receiver to a wireless one. That I bought from Amazon which is hidden under the trailer. So I can change the colour.
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