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Old 03-08-2014, 03:15 PM   #1
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Electric Awning LED lights to bright

I know there have been a couple of comments made about how bright the LED lights are that come on the newer trailers. I have not seen any confirmed solutions to dimming the lights and or disconnecting them. I really like them but they are way way way to bright. If anyone can recommend a dimmer I would appreciate it. Thanks
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our 2013 did not come with the LED awning lights and I am glad about this. I bought a color strip from Amazon and went the entire length of the trailer. They change colors and are dim-able. Maybe Jayco will add this feature in the future. It is a great feature to have them dimmed while sitting around the fire.
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:00 PM   #3
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Portabull, I second the dimmer, What I've done is to rotate the awning so it's shinning toward your camper not in your face
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Old 03-09-2014, 08:00 PM   #4
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I think this dimmer from SuperBright is what I would use. The price is right ($14.95) and I bet you could mount near your switch.

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I think this dimmer from SuperBright is what I would use. The price is right ($14.95) and I bet you could mount near your switch.

I use that exact same dimmer, works great.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:47 AM   #6
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Thanks for the reply. It looks like the right unit. It puts out the pulse needed for Led to operate. The only other question would be how will it effect the standard step light that is tied into the same power switch as the LED strip? Worst case scenario I see is to take the bulb out of the step light or replace it with a small LED?
Thanks again love this site. Tired of the snow in the northeast here. Got spring fever!
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I think this dimmer from SuperBright is what I would use. The price is right ($14.95) and I bet you could mount near your switch.

+1 on these dimmers. I have two of them working inside the trailer.
They are available on ebay for ~$3.50 w/free shipping.
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:06 AM   #8
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For those who have the dimmer mentioned above, do you have the factory LED in your trailer? If so, how did you go about wiring this dimmer? Would you just replace the factory switch? Replacing the incandescent stair light with LED would be really easy for me because I have a couple extra bulbs hanging around...

I'm going to be getting into my control center to mount a small courtesy light anyway, so it would be pretty cool to install a dimmer at the same time if I could.

There was another post last year about the dimming the factory LED strip, but I think it just kind of fizzled out...
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Yes a wiring help would be great!
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On my unit, if I was going to wire it in, I have lots of room behind my control panel where my switches are located. So that is where I would install it.

So I would leave the rocker switch (master shutoff). To mount the unit I would drill a small hole through the wall to fit the shaft of the knob. Then cut some scrap wood to fit between the paneling and the base plate where the mounting screws are located. Glue the two boards in place. Drill and screw the dimmer in place. Then to wire it up, I would disconnect the output wire from the rocker switch (use a meter to determine the power feed). I would take that wire and connect it to the dimmer. You might need to look at the wiring diagram for the dimmer to see if there is a particular terminal that is needed to be used. Then I would add a jumper wire between the rocker switch, where the wire was removed from to the dimmer. Presto you have it installed. Here is a super simplified picture of the wiring.



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