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Old 07-11-2019, 04:00 PM   #1
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We have the typical burned out LED strip in our Solara awning roller. Looking to install a blue strip instead, on the camper under the awning.
Anyone do this? Able to connect power somewhere without drilling?
Sorry, I have been digging through old posts and don't see anything similar.

What brand lights did you buy?
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:20 PM   #2
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I'm planning something similar, BUT . First I haven't received my LED's as there coming by slow boat from China, and a few measurements in my photo might be off a tad, but I am mostly speculating but I also only want to do this once. NOW I ordered LED Waterproof rating IP68, which I think is a silicone type square tube protection, so I suspect 3M will not adhere very well if at all. BUT I might be able to use glue gun with Gorilla sticks, they say there the best. If that works then simple enough, just glue gun to the bottom of the awning channel that is attached to the trailer. BUT. I am planning for plan B incase all else fails, starting with a 1.25 inch angle aluminum and make a channel to completely hold the LED.s across the 15.5 feet just under the awning. This channel will be 3M to the trailer and I'll still put an occasional screw about every 18 inches to also assist with the hold. I made a photo to give an ideal as to my thinking to hold up the led's. I also plan to wire to my 12V system and will extend my wire from the LED's about 5 feet, and plug into my controller which will be hidden somewhere behind where the fridge area is wher I have another 12V battery bus . Then from there I'll just make another tiny hole for the infared for the remote in the outside fridge vent grate/grill. Kinda what my plan is but things can change, mostly on what sticks to my light string. My #1 thinking is that light string is facing 90 miles per hour wind with water, sooner or later, so what will it take to keep them there? Trust me, I'm also open to suggestions ...
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Old 07-18-2019, 04:50 PM   #3
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Can you see where the current LED draws its power from? Typically I've seen any/all wiring to the awning run down the awning arms... you might be able tap into the wire in the arm channel and run a small piece up under the awning to the new LED. That is how mine was run from the factory

12v Power is already supplied to the awning led and motor already right? .. you just need to tap into it.
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Old 07-18-2019, 07:17 PM   #4
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Led strip lights

Try looking at these. ABS Channel Ebay
Along with 3M. VHB (very high bond )double sided tape
No drilling required
Also you can use GEOCEL clear adhesive sealer
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:28 PM   #6
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Thank to TDG for the link of the LED channel for installation. This channel I ordered ( https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07...?ie=UTF8&psc=1) should work perfectly as my LED have a silicone waterproof rating of IP68 and of course nothing sticks to silicone, and my LED's are 12mmx4mm and fit lovely in the channel. I just started today with placing/hanging the channel and still waiting on some extra 4 color wire for my electrical end, as I'm using my DC power as my power source, but everything else arrived today, ( https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ) (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 )so first things first and time to get some channel up. I might get some flack but am mounting the channel with a dab of silicone every 4 inches then wait for that to set then 8 hours later hang another channel. The channel comes with some tiny clips but I just don't have enough faith that they'll hold on enough when traveling 60MPH bucking a 20MPH wind. I know the silicone will and can hang the channels perfectly straight making these lights easier to install in the channel, as there isn't much room for error afterwards when placing the crystal shades while the
led's are being put in. I'll post a pic when complete, and should look very cool with the blue ambient lighting already installed under the skirt.
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