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Old 06-12-2017, 12:48 PM   #1
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Awning Light is too Bright

Hello, I have a 2017 Jayco 34rsbs. The awning light is very bright! Is there anyway to dim it down?
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Old 06-12-2017, 02:11 PM   #2
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The general consensus is that there isn't a way to dim the factory light. Some people have simply replaced the factory LED strip with one from Amazon or ebay and bought a replacement that has a built in dimmer.

I simply bought some LED accent lights and installed them under the camper, towards the ground. They provide sufficient light to see to walk around at night and don't disturb anyone else. I also have a cheap string of Christmas white LED lights that I hang from my awning if I want some softer lighting to play cards or read a book.
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Old 06-12-2017, 02:28 PM   #3
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Hello, I have a 2017 Jayco 34rsbs. The awning light is very bright! Is there anyway to dim it down?


Remote dimmer switch from Amazon place in between LED strip and two wires from trailer. The one I got fit perfectly into the channel that LED is in.


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I dimmed mine with an in-line dimmer for LED lights, 12V.
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:06 PM   #5
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IF you are going to try and use an LED dimmer, you need to make sure your awning lights are on their own ground. LED's dim via pulse modulation and will not work with a shared ground.

I replacer my white strip with a set of color changing (to keep DW happy) but dimmable. Love being able to run the lights at half brightness instead of lighting up my site like a stadium...
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:29 AM   #6
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Remote dimmer switch

I'm going to order the Remote dimmer switch. Thanks Everyone!!
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I grabbed some of this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Ran it right along the LED strip. 2 layers of it. Now I have a nice yellow bug light that is not nearly as offensive as the bright white stock LED.
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I grabbed some of this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Ran it right along the LED strip. 2 layers of it. Now I have a nice yellow bug light that is not nearly as offensive as the bright white stock LED.


This is the same thing I ordered. I just need to get it put on...


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I used one of these.
I would loose the remote for sure if I had installed the remote type.
https://www.amazon.com/SMAKN-Adjusta...ble+dimmer+led
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We had our Jayco dealer install dimmers on our awning lights. They make a big difference.
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