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Old 04-04-2013, 06:24 PM   #141
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I think you'll be fine Crabman. Centered or all to plug side either way you'll be good.
They're plenty bright.

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Old 04-04-2013, 06:48 PM   #142
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I also ordered the 26.00 set on Amazon, supposedly has more LEDs per meter then some other sets? They all look alike to me...


Also on edit I have a 18' awning so not sure how the 16'4 set will do with that, gonna be a bit short!
I also have an 18 foot awning, I plan on centering it. If the cord doesn't reach then going to add an extension cord.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:11 PM   #143
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Another question. If I purchase 2 sets, can I cut 2 feet off the second set and connect it to the set on the awning, giving me my 18 feet? Then take the remaining 14 feet inside and put in my bunkhouse for the kids and grandkids.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:59 PM   #144
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krackeer,
I am not sure. I just looked at mine.
The LED strip was female on both ends and the power plug is a male connector.
I didn't see anything else in the box, but I thought you could plug multiple sets together up to 3.
You may end up with male/male.

Not very helpful lol, sorry
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:56 PM   #145
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Well, after following this post for about a week now, I finally broke down and ordered a set of these from Amazon. Supposed to be here next Thursday. It's just too cool to pass up!
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:03 PM   #146
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Re: Awning Lighting

Well thank you all for the comments, pics and videos. After reading this thread and seeing how many were purchasing them I just ordered a set for our TT. Can't wait for them to get here.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:13 PM   #147
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I just installed mine on my 31FS, I have about 5 feet left over. I think this is a very cool addition. Pics to follow...
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Another question. If I purchase 2 sets, can I cut 2 feet off the second set and connect it to the set on the awning, giving me my 18 feet? Then take the remaining 14 feet inside and put in my bunkhouse for the kids and grandkids.
They do make splice kits for these LEDs and are easily found on Amazon. Unfortunately, they are not as waterproof as the actual LED strips. I have seen them used for indoors but never in an environment like a RV awning. My awning was only ~14' so i was able to do it in one set. Best of luck if you try the splices.

One additional note... You will definitely want to get the solder ones, i used the solder-less connectors in my kitchen and i am not very satisfied with the performance of the connections.

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I tested out how the lights will look at night and where I may want to install them. I have decided to install under the awning/gutter bracket against the trailer facing down. By doing this, the lights will be able to be used with the awning open and closed. I will drill a hole big enough to put the end through the TT into a cabinet and wire into a 12V source once inside. here is a pic testing the placement. They look overkill with brightness in the pic, but in person look pretty darn good.
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I tested out how the lights will look at night and where I may want to install them. I have decided to install under the awning/gutter bracket against the trailer facing down. By doing this, the lights will be able to be used with the awning open and closed. I will drill a hole big enough to put the end through the TT into a cabinet and wire into a 12V source once inside. here is a pic testing the placement. They look overkill with brightness in the pic, but in person look pretty darn good.
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That looks really good. I can wait to hear how well they hold up over the next year. If they are up to the task i want to add a second set located in the same place. Maybe by then i won't so scared to drill holes in the side of our camper. Best of luck!!
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