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Old 05-01-2018, 07:30 PM   #1
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LED Awning Lights

I'm about to purchase a 2014 Tuscany XTE 36 MQ. The awning does not have any LED lighting. Mt question is probably a dumb one, but I'll ask anyway. Can LED Lighting be added to the current awning? Is it a big project?
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You can easily add led rope lighting.
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:09 PM   #3
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We hang the rope lights on our awning once setup
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yes it can but finding power for it can be a small challenge. I bought LED strip lights from Amazon that were remote controlled. I put the remote receiver and tied the power into the porch light fixture. I had to remove the bulb for it to fit. I bought some outdoor stick-on conduit from home depot to cover the wires and caulked the opening I drilled in the porch light bezel. Everything was water tight and the light operated from the porch light switch. If I wanted to change color, pattern, or dim I could use the remote from outside to do it. (The receiver is line of sight and not weather proof) Total cost was about $50.00 and took an hour or so.
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Old 05-02-2018, 05:22 AM   #5
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I bought mine off EBay. I just saw the LED strip lights in Walmart the other day. Never noticed them before.
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It's not a big problem. Here is what I did.

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f84/got-m...ed-227755.html
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If yo want the LED lights to be attached to the roller tube, that will be a difficult install aftermarket, as getting the wiring out to them is a pain. What main do is install the LED lights under the awning box, against the coach wall. Look for power first in an inside cabinet and than phish wire through the wall to power.
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This is how I mounted mine: http://www.irv2.com/forums/f52/led-l...ng-369552.html
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What led strips are you using, all I'm finding is the lights on the rolls
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What led strips are you using, all I'm finding is the lights on the rolls
The rolls are what you want. You can cut the strips to the length you need.
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I just bought an LED strip light, from Amazon.

CBConcept UL Listed, 13 Feet, 1400 Lumen, 6000K Pure White, Dimmable, 110-120V AC Flexible Flat LED Strip Rope Light, 240 Units 3528 SMD LEDs, Indoor/Outdoor Use, Accessories Included, [Ready to use]
$19.95 Sold by: CBconcept

I hung it on the wall, under the awning, with small command hooks.
Also purchased a dimmer switch and it plugs into the exterior outlet.
Works great, just hang it when setting up.
Only drawback is doesn't work on 12V when boondocking with no power.
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Check out Supernight......you want waterproof, 12 volt flexable light strips......either the color changing ones, or a solid color type.....they come in 16' rolls, and two can be connected together......they also make rf controllers, so no need to point the remote to operate...they also have a plug and play 18' extension cord for the color changing ones......the 4 pin light string connectors are small and easy to loose, so extras would be a good idea.....I mounted mine in an am track thats made for them.....the newer strings have a black background, the older ones had white, but the white ones 3m tape sucked.....tape on the black ones way better...
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My awning LED lights tend to attract bugs. I rarely turn them on. Mine are white. Perhaps a different color would be less attractive to bugs.
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If I were doing it myself I would definitely put them on the roller tube side of the awning. Mine are attached an inch from the wall and the whole wall will be full of bugs if I use them when the bugs are out. Rarely use them because of that. Every time you open the door a bunch of bugs come in with you.
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