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Old 07-27-2016, 10:08 PM   #1
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LED awning lights are way too bright...(mod)...

I was online looking for a solution and came across this tape. I decided to buy some Amber Polyimide Tape, 500 High Temperature, 1/4 x 36 Yd., 2.5 Mil. It only cost me $5.50 online and it has solved the problem of excessive bugs in and around my door at night due to the BRIGHT LED's under my awning....This was the cheapest mod so far and it turned out perfect.
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:42 PM   #2
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Great idea! So 1/4" was exactly right?
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Old 07-27-2016, 11:19 PM   #3
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Absolutely - I went out and measured first. This stuff is sticky. I ended up putting a little dab of clear silicone adhesive on the ends for good measure....
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Dan,

Interesting!!! So this cut down the brightness of the awning strip??? If you had to guess, by how much roughly?

TY for posting this idea!
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:25 AM   #5
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Great idea! I'm going to give ours one more trip before deciding what to do.
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Great idea!! I was trying to come up with an idea this past weekend as I was sitting there surrounded by bugs with the campsite glowing like a beacon in the night.
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These awning LED strips are ridiculously bright and when I noticed ours lighting up our site and the neighbors camper decided to swamp them out with dimmable color which is much better. I wonder if they make this tape in blue? That would be nice for my front lights which are also bright.
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I like this idea. My lights are on the roller end of the awning, and they are just too darned bright.
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The remote control dimmer is 4 bucks on Amazon.
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Dan,

Interesting!!! So this cut down the brightness of the awning strip??? If you had to guess, by how much roughly?

TY for posting this idea!
It comes in a 36 yard roll...I have only used one layer so far. You could easily add another layer or two to adjust the brightness....
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