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Old 01-11-2021, 01:11 PM   #1
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LED Lights - Strip Lights in Channel - My Installation

Just in case someone is not familiar with using LED strip lights
I just did an installation to add more light
I used 12V DC LED strip & powered directly from a wire to existing 12V light
Biggest part was identifying where to put strip to allow access to existing wiring
I tied-in after existing switch so existing switch will turn on new strip
I installed aluminum channel, screwed to soffit as I don't trust the adhesive
Drilled hole into soffit to route wire to existing wiring
Extended wires on strip, then used LED strip adhesive to attached to channel
Made up wiring & tested
Put cover on channel and reinstalled existing can/puck lights
Added significant light in room and looks like original
Project should take about 1/2 day but took me 2 days due to taking my time ...
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Old 01-11-2021, 01:19 PM   #2
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Is this a inside or outside instillation as the work soffit can be either?

Do you have a picture you can share?
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Old 01-11-2021, 01:23 PM   #3
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I have water proof strip lights on my awning roller for the past seven years and it's still stuck. Add non water proof under the cabinets in the home kitchen five years a go and it is also still stuck. Did a friend's kitchen last year and still in place.

You can find them for around $10 for a 15 foot length of lights on Amazon and you can trust them to stay where you put them.

Non-waterproof https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Waterproof - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
120VAC-12VDC Power supply if needed - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Is this a inside or outside instillation as the work soffit can be either?

Do you have a picture you can share?
I'm not exactly sure what your asking. The installation is inside the RV in the bedroom on the casework. The strip lights are surface mounted on the padded ceiling/soffit of the slide out casework.
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Sorry about that. I don't know how I screwed up that sentence so bad.

Ok, thanks for the pictures. I like that idea and I'll have to see if it will fit inside my coach too. That would solve the dim lighting problem in the bedroom.
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