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Old 07-19-2018, 04:28 PM   #1
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Hi everybody looking for some feedback. Iím looking at getting a roll of led lights on my motorhome under the awning bracket. Something that has sticky backing that will stick to motorhome. Multi Color would be nice I have seen I think they where called boogey lights $$$ but if they last and are worth the money so be it. Thanks in advance!
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I'm interested in any comments too. I already installed the Awning Light switch and ran wires for the awning lights but i have not bought them yet.

https://www.boogeylights.com/awning-light-kits-for-rvs/
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Old 07-19-2018, 05:27 PM   #3
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I am also interested. We called Girard but their kit is VERY expensive.
I like these awning lights with the white LED option rather than blue.
https://www.recpro.com/led-lighting/...nting-channel/

I just have not figured out a good way to get 12v out to the end of the awning?
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I am also interested. We called Girard but their kit is VERY expensive.
I like these awning lights with the white LED option rather than blue.
https://www.recpro.com/led-lighting/...nting-channel/

I just have not figured out a good way to get 12v out to the end of the awning?
I put these recpro LED lights in about 4 years ago. I choose white. (I don't think different colors were even offered back then) I mounted them on the slideout, right under the awning since we don't always use the awning. We've had no issues with them. As I recall, the instructions recommend preparing the surface your going to mount to with 3M adhesive promoter but the kit doesn't come with it so had to order some from a different vendor.
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getting power is the biggest thing and we didn't like the overhead lights as it shined too far so mounted ours under the slide too - really like the effect without it being too bright.
if you look at our third picture, a similar effect can be done with just simple rope lights plugged into the outlet in the middle bay and hung over the slide arms
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getting power is the biggest thing and we didn't like the overhead lights as it shined too far so mounted ours under the slide too - really like the effect without it being too bright.
if you look at our third picture, a similar effect can be done with just simple rope lights plugged into the outlet in the middle bay and hung over the slide arms
A friend of mine just purchased a coach with this setup...and that is a sweet deal & nice look and don't make the coach look like the Cotton Candy vendor at the Carnival IMO

The lights that were used on his looked like some kind of florescent tube deal?

Are yours all LED's?... and did you do it?

Thanks for sharing.

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yes, the white ones were led rope lights I got from walmart after Christmas sale

The colored is a kit I got on amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Waterproof-16...e+lights&psc=1
and stuck to the bottom inside edge of the slide - looked under when the slide was closed and the seal held the edge out far enough for it to fit... ran the wires through the slide tube for the outside tv and hooked in where the dvd player is in the bay.


the best thing about having them underneath is being able to be outside and still see the stars at night (and easily turned off!) and not needing a flashlight to stumble back into the coach
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This is what I did. Maybe it will give you some ideas!


Got my LED strips installed!
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Boogey Lights

I have had both generic strings from Amazon and Boogey lights. No comparison the Boogey lights and kits are much better quality. Just compare the quality of the 3m backing on the Boogey lights, it's the real thing not a cheap copy and they supply the primer to use with the 3m backing. I have them under the awning and on a frame rail under the MH.
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When we were recently at the Tom Sawyer RV park in West Memphis I noticed all of the street lights were surrounded by large swarms of bugs. I am wondering if the LEDs that are able to change colors would be able to pick a color that bugs don't like?
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yes, the white ones were led rope lights I got from walmart after Christmas sale

The colored is a kit I got on amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Waterproof-16...e+lights&psc=1
and stuck to the bottom inside edge of the slide - looked under when the slide was closed and the seal held the edge out far enough for it to fit... ran the wires through the slide tube for the outside tv and hooked in where the dvd player is in the bay.


the best thing about having them underneath is being able to be outside and still see the stars at night (and easily turned off!) and not needing a flashlight to stumble back into the coach


Thanks for sharing
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When we were recently at the Tom Sawyer RV park in West Memphis I noticed all of the street lights were surrounded by large swarms of bugs. I am wondering if the LEDs that are able to change colors would be able to pick a color that bugs don't like?
Good question.
I have a yellow bulb installed at my home's pool patio door light fixture. Supposedly bugs are not attracted to the yellow color. So having an LED awning light that can switch to yellow (or solid yellow if not switchable) would be a good idea.
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Personal experience is bugs love all colors. Some more than others but still the lights are a bug magnetic. Just have to have a bigger and brighter bug light set up about twenty feet from the rig. BTW, this is for New Mexico can not even imagine what any of the southern states would be like.
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