I will deivate some.. I have a strip of Leds such as sold on Amazon here I used inside the RV (Replaced a florcesent set, Very happy with result) I would have to look up the brand but I got 'em from All-ELectronics, Trying to find the other reel of 'em.
But I have a shorter strip I got from Radio Shack, These are more expensive, but I used the "Demo" strip from that package for proof of concept.. Worked (Still working)
The advantage is that the RS strip is in a clear vinly "Tube" so it's more weather resistant.
Still.. If I were putting 'em under the awning.. I woudl go with the exposed strip and water proof it.. I really like how the one I have now turned out.
I put the RS strip up at church for the keyboardist to use.. Lit up the area like you can't believe and you can count the watts on the fingers of one hand,.
Home is where I park it!