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Old 07-20-2015, 12:55 PM   #1
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LED Strip Lights instead of Outside Light??

I would like to attach some LED strip lights on the side of my Tiffin motorhome. These would be wired into the outside light which is controlled by a switch. I would like to either disconnect the standard light or replace it with a LED bulb if possible. I also want to have some lighting outside that may not attract so many bugs.

I love the lights hanging on my awning, but after rushing to remove everything due to a storm has ruined them for me. They are to much trouble. Of course whatever I put on the side of the MH will have to survive while driving the motorhome.

Is any of this possible and if so what would y'all suggest to get?
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Maybe this will give you some ideas!

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f84/got-m...ed-227755.html
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Old 07-20-2015, 04:21 PM   #3
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Several members have done this upgrade. Here's some threads:

HERE

HERE

HERE

HERE

And there's way more threads. Just do a search for LED awning lights.

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I put an LED light strip just under the gutter/awning groove and hooked them into the outside light (approx 16' long). The ones I got change colors or not. You can also select what color you want or let them change colors fast or slow.
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I have read most of these discussions and absorbed as much as I could. I mainly would like to know how to actually wire the lights to my outside light. My outside light is in the middle of my awning so I will most likely have to wire up a set on each side.

Also are the bugs more or less attracted to LED lights?
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Bugs are attracted to any light, doesn't matter the kind. Even those so called "bug lights" - you know the yellow ones - attract bugs. That's the reason we use blue rope lights (haven't gotten around to changing those to LED yet). Blue gives a soft glow for maneuvering around after dark, doesn't bother the neighbors & since the neighbors usually have brighter lights (either yellow or white), the bugs go over there & leave us alone.

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X2 on the blue. I have cycled through the colors on mine and always end up leaving them on blue.


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OK - so blue is the way to go.

Any suggestions on how to wire these to my light?
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I am not familiar with your coach or how it is configured. My light is in the middle of the awning also but I have a slide on the other side of the door. If you want me to send you a PM on how I did mine, I will.


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I am not familiar with your coach or how it is configured. My light is in the middle of the awning also but I have a slide on the other side of the door. If you want me to send you a PM on how I did mine, I will.


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That would be greatly appreciated. My light is about centered under my awning which is about 19' long. It is not on a slide. I am hoping I won't have to run a piece of wiring on the side of the motorhome to get to the end of the strip light. This could be around 7'.
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