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Old 06-21-2018, 08:40 AM   #1
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How to Add LED Awning Light Strip

I have a 2012 184BH with the Carefree Pioneer manual crank out awning. I'd like to add a White LED strip under the awning. All the china ones I find on Ebay require an outlet to power, does anyone know of one that is true 12 volt that I can splice into one of the over head cabinet lights? Or how do you guys power yours?
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:19 AM   #2
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Here is the shopping list when I did this last year on our class C.

Lights

Wire

Controller/Remote

Adhesion Promotor

You could go cheaper with just single color lights and an LED dimmer. But we had fun with the multicolor
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:50 AM   #3
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I used these on a recent project - I can't speak for quality or length of life as I installed them less than 2 weeks ago...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

You can cut the barrel connectors off if you wish to solder on your own wiring leads.....

Or, you can use something like this - I've ordered these for another project with the lights above, I just haven't put them to use yet....

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:52 AM   #4
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Last year I installed an RGBWW kit with controller that I got from Amazon. I disassembled the controller box to hard wire it and also sealed it with RTV as it sits outside. I already had LED awning lights but they had failed so I didn't need to run wire.
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Old 06-21-2018, 07:21 PM   #5
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Something like you did I’d wha I am looking for. Would like to wire into add strip lights and get rid of porch light. Could use that switch for LEDs.
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Old 06-23-2018, 05:26 AM   #6
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If anyone is looking to add a LED light strip I suggest checking out “Boogey Lights” www.boogeylights.com they have several options for all kinds of applications. I have the multi colour RV kit with Bluetooth controller allowing me to control them with my smartphone. I installed them along side the OEM white strip and they have been on the trailer 3 years with no issues. Kit comes with everything you need for the install.
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Old 06-23-2018, 05:45 AM   #7
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I used this kit https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Installed 2 yrs ago in place of the OE light strip. I used 3M tape to hold it on.
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