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Old 07-24-2014, 10:11 PM   #1
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LED awning lights for my A&E Weatherpro

Just upgraded coach and have an A&E Weatherpro Awning with the wind guard. Prior rig, 93 Pace Arrow DP with a manual A&E awning.
When we had the pace we would string the plastic hangers on the tube & hang light's, a real PITA if you ask me!

Now that we have a nice new rig don't want to string lights across the tube. Especially with the wind guard! I have been seeing some adds for led lighting that "appears" to be somehow connected to the bottom side on the awning, up against the wall.

What are others using? I really like the thought of NOT having to string lights. I've even seen the colored LED's that have a box to adjust colors but not sure if I'd go the color route. Dimmable would be the bomb!
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:29 PM   #2
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We used strip LED lights and cut them to length. They attach with double-sided tape under the slide topper against the coach. Might eventually consider installing some on the barrel that rolls out the awning -- if I could figure out how to get power out there. The light from the top-side of the slide-out illuminates the space under the awning very nicely. \ken
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These are the lights that we used. When the awning extends, the lights stay put. \ken

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Two fantastic suggestions! Thanks!
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:27 AM   #5
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I have a led strip inside awning grove that plugs into the side of porch light. Never use it to much trouble.
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I just installed LEDs on my awning. Ordered a kit from Girard, but didn't use the electrical part of the install kit. I did a pig tail tap into the power running to the vibration sensor. Used a $9 LED wireless dimmer from Amazon as a controller. First night out, works great. The dimmer module is a few inches long and small in diameter, easy to tuck into the awning.



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How good do these stick? I am concerned with them blowing off while driving. Plus will it damage the paint if I wanted to remove them?
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The strip lights do come with double-sided stickey-tape type adhesive on them. But like you, I wanted to be sure they would not blow off. I used 3M double sided tape between the coach and the lights to be sure they would stick. So far so good. /ken
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Ken, how did you tap into power for the lights? Trying to avoid using a ladder each time.
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I like the LED's under the awning BUT in order for me to apply it looks liek it's attached UNDER the drip edge tat the fabric slips into.
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Ken, how did you tap into power for the lights? Trying to avoid using a ladder each time.
I used 12v LED's that are powered from the porch light box.
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Jim what awning is those LED's under? Can you get a close up of how you mounted?

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Jim what awning is those LED's under? Can you get a close up of how you mounted?

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I have an A&E WeatherPro electric awning. The light strip is installed directly below the awning channel. As others have suggested, use 3M trim tape to insure a good bond. You can buy 3M trim tape at any auto supply store. I have included a link to a YouTube video that I pretty much followed. The only difference on mine is that I used the porch light that is in the center of my slide out. The install was a little more complicated than the video since I had to cut the strip in half and had two connection points rather than one.

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