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Old 03-07-2014, 08:41 AM   #1
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Dometic Seven color led awning lights?

Anyone have these that can comment on them?

Can you add a dimmer to them?

I know there are cheaper options however I am having difficulty finding a kit that has an rf controller with dimmer and I need a 20-25 foot wire to get from end of strip to the outlet I would like to use. I don't want to drill holes in a brand new coach.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:32 AM   #2
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This months Motorhome magazine did an install article on multicolor LED lights. Not sure if they were from Dometic. Check out the article.
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:52 AM   #3
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I read the article and it is why I like this set. It is the dometic lights. Has the rf remote and extra 25 foot lead wire to run it wherever you want if you aren't hard wiring near the strip.

The only issue I have with this set is they are extremely bright and do not come with a dimming function. I am trying to figure out what kind of dimmer people have installed that is compatible with it and works from a remote.

Anyone do this particular set and buy a dimmer?
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:57 PM   #4
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Dimmers: There are two kinds of LED current limiters, one is a simple resistor, with this type of current limiter simply increasing the resistance will dim the lights. (or lowering the supply voltage) I run some 12 volt LED assemblies on 5 volts and they work well.

The other is a current limiter, I'm not sure how they will respond to a simple resistive dimmer, but a PWM type might work with those.. (Pulse Width Modulation) Can not help you with brands though.
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I have been using LEDs for years now. The adhesive backed strips are great. I have replaced about 75% of our basement lights with them. There are a lot of sellers on Ebay that have what you need to set up awning lights.
First is an RGB controller WITH dimming feature and remote control $21.88
Supernightâ„¢ Touch Controller DC12V 24V 18A RF Wireless LED Dimmer for RGB Strip | eBay

Next is RGB light strip, waterproof with adhesive back $16.97
5050 SMD RGB 5M Waterproof 300 LED Flexible Light Strip | eBay

Also make sure to get the connector for the end of the LED strip for easy install.
A lot cheaper than the Dometic.
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I have been using LEDs for years now. The adhesive backed strips are great. I have replaced about 75% of our basement lights with them. There are a lot of sellers on Ebay that have what you need to set up awning lights.
First is an RGB controller WITH dimming feature and remote control $21.88
Supernightâ„¢ Touch Controller DC12V 24V 18A RF Wireless LED Dimmer for RGB Strip | eBay

Next is RGB light strip, waterproof with adhesive back $16.97
5050 SMD RGB 5M Waterproof 300 LED Flexible Light Strip | eBay

Also make sure to get the connector for the end of the LED strip for easy install.
A lot cheaper than the Dometic.
Do you know if you can get the long lead wire with connector for the the strip? The domestic comes with - 25 foot white insulated wire to connect to the light strip. I am running this under my coach and to one of my most rear bays on drivers side where batteries and extra outlet is located. I definitely need that long wire
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You can get wire like is used for security systems it is widely available and inexpensive.
Look for 22 ga solid copper conductor, this will keep the outside diameter down to around 1/4" making easy to hide and work with. I have used lighter wire but only on short runs.

The connector for the end of the strip is just a clip on plastic piece. I think I pay about $4 for a bag of them (10). Once you get started with the LEDs it is hard to stop. I have converted most of my storage bays to LED using 50-50 white LED strips.
I just remove the lens on each light, take out the old fluorescent fixture and replace with two strips of LEDs. They give off as much light as the old with much less current draw and last forever. Plus you can do it for less than the cost of one new fluorescent tube.
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Some folks a couple sites down from me had some that rolled from one color to the next continuously. The changing colors made my brain hurt.
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I installed the cheap Chinese ones from Ebay. They come with remotes with dimming. Work great too. Cheaper than paying CW a hundred bucks for the same stuff.
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