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Old 09-13-2015, 06:45 AM   #1
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Dimmer for LED Awning lights

I have a 2015 27DSRL and was wondering if I could install a Dimmer for LED Awning lights. Like the Led lights but would like to dim them for late at night.

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Old 09-13-2015, 06:54 AM   #2
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I have a 2015 27DSRL and was wondering if I could install a Dimmer for LED Awning lights. Like the Led lights but would like to dim them for late at night.

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Good question, I have the same rig and they are bright.
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Old 09-13-2015, 07:01 AM   #3
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Dimmer for Led

I found this on Amazon but looks big to install on the 27DSRL panel, and a little pricey.

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[url=http://www.amazon.com/Lighting-Controller-Incandescent-Aircraft-Interior/dp/B001CM74R2/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1438046480&sr]Amazon.com: LED Dimmer PWM DC Lighting Dimmer Controller for LED Incandescent Auto RV Marine Aircraft Interior Lighting: Automotive[/url] =1-1
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Old 09-13-2015, 08:14 AM   #4
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Try this, several people on the forum have it (including myself) and it works great. Cheap too!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is_s?k=led+dimmer
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:21 AM   #5
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Here's what I used. Pretty simple to install and works well.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o04_s00
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This one of a few discussions regarding dimming that LED strip. The parts are cheap, and install is generally pretty easy. I installed it and it works GREAT. This is the way it should've come from the factory.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...ing-29789.html
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This one of a few discussions regarding dimming that LED strip. The parts are cheap, and install is generally pretty easy. I installed it and it works GREAT. This is the way it should've come from the factory.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...ing-29789.html
Camper Bob... My rig has a straight line from switch to awning lights. I am guessing that setup is RF. is it strong enough to penetrate an in wall install if I drop it in behind the switch?
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Griswald, In that case, you have A LOT more options than most of us. We all had to deal with the switch in the control center being wired into {somewhere else} then back out to the light. That uses a "common ground" so the PWM dimmers won't work with it as a direct switch replacement in the control center. That's why we all went with that RF remote setup; it was the only product that would allow us to wire directly into the light without chasing wires all over the place.

Now, to your original question: Since it's supposedly RF and not IR, it *should* be able to go through most walls. With that being said, mine has virtually no range; maybe like 6 ft, and that's in the open, so I don't know what all the signal will go through. It does work from inside with the door closed (IIRC, I usually have the door open, but I think it worked when I tested it; I can test it tonight when I get home if I remember), and my receiver module is right outside the door, so I would think it would work.

These switches are SUPER cheap though, so if you wire it in and it doesn't work quite right, you're not out a lot of $$. I like the remote setup because the dimmer module is super small whereas many of the other "rheostat" type switches are a big box that's hard to find a place to fit. (BTW, if you open those boxes up, they are a whole lot of empty space with a little silicone wafer for the "brains"; go figure that...)
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Thanks for quick reply CB... I had not considered this idea before reading the post, but I really like it. My next door neighbour actually owns a company installing LED lights in campers... Gonna go have a chat and see what product he carries 😃
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Thanks for quick reply CB... I had not considered this idea before reading the post, but I really like it. My next door neighbour actually owns a company installing LED lights in campers... Gonna go have a chat and see what product he carries 😃
No problem! I had been toying with the idea for a LONG time. I even bought one of the "box" dimmers I mentioned above. I tried every which way to get it to work and then gave up. Then I found out about PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) and discovered that's why I couldn't just swap the wall switch for a dimmer

I think it was Dustygeek that did this mod first IIRC, and the next day I bought the remote switch. About a week later I had it installed and I'm VERY happy with the results. It's nice to have such a cheap/simple install that allows me to just turn on the step light if I want to, or dim the awning light to whatever level I need/want.

Having a neighbor proficient in these things is a NICE resource. I bet he can get you something better than the cheap Chinese switches the rest of us have been using! I'd be interested in what he says about this.
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