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Old 08-31-2020, 04:32 PM   #1
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How I dealt with my awning light being on the same switch as other outdoor lights

I cant express well enough my disdain for the insanely bright, harsh, LEDs being used under awnings for RVs - the little strip attached at the RV end of the canopy. Way too bright for me. But, often coupled with other outdoor lights (as in my case) that I DO want to use.

I decided to solve this by adding a switch outside that controls just the LED strip. On quite a few of the TT, the wiring for the LED strip (as well as the canopy motor) are run in a channel at the back of the awning bracket that supports the awning and "stores" the arms when retracted.

I pulled back the covering for the wire channel and just added a (self adhesive) switch so it just peeks out the bottom.

Now if I turn on all of my outside lights - I can at least shut off the annoying ones!

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Old 08-31-2020, 05:06 PM   #2
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Good job, It does make you feel better when you can fix something the factory could have done.

I will pay attention on my next trailer as I always thought you could turn off the light strip and have other outside lights on.
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