Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-03-2013, 06:06 PM   #1
Full Time Camper
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,012
Talking LED Mood Lighting

While browsing in another forum I found some interesting LED light strips. Cool white, red, blue, green color choices. A 16.4 ft strip for $8, with 300 LED's. 3M adhesive backing to stick wherever. They run on 12v. Oh, and dimmable. Hmmmm While contemplating possibilities in my trailer, under kitchen cabinets for more light for one I found a remote control dimmer for them. Now the plot thickens.

Since I couldn't have but one wireless controller (???) where would you like remotely dimmable lighting, bedroom (in blue)??? You can also get a manual dimmer for cheap for other spots.

Under the kitchen cabinets a strip or two tied into the 12v under-counter light already there to supplement or replace the existing? No dimmer needed.

Don't need 16' in one strip, you can cut the strip after every 3 LED's. Could have 5 3+' strips.

Here's the link for the wireless dimmer. From that site you can see the bulbs, interconnects, etc

http://www.amazon.com/Controller-Dim...productDetails

I'm going to order a LED strip, dimmer, and interconnect cables and just see what happens. What other ideas does anyone have?
__________________
Clif and Millie
Ozzie (half a dog tall & 2 dogs long)
Mabank, TX
2009 Ford Lariat F350 SRW CC Diesel
2013 Cruiser CF305SK Patriot Edition
avvidclif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 06:28 PM   #2
Site Team
 
mark5w's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 4,753
If they're waterproof, under the RV for a neat effect at night. Just like the neon lights on tuner cars.
__________________
Mark & Susan
Lehighton, Pennsylvania

'13 Cruiser Patriot 335SS - '13 Ford F150 SCREW - PullRite Superslide - Roadmaster Active Suspension
Member - "Northeast Adventures RV Rally Group" & "Mason-Dixon Bunch"
mark5w is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 07:07 PM   #3
Full Time Camper
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,012
I'll find out. I ordered a string of white and a string of blue. 2 dimmers and interconnects. Total with shipping $43. Being they are LED's and emit almost no heat I would almost bet you could stick them on and spray shellac or lacquer over them to waterproof them??? Don't know.
__________________
Clif and Millie
Ozzie (half a dog tall & 2 dogs long)
Mabank, TX
2009 Ford Lariat F350 SRW CC Diesel
2013 Cruiser CF305SK Patriot Edition
avvidclif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 07:22 PM   #4
Full Time Camper
 
Russb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 602
I have a friend that just installed similar lights in his RV and his TV remote changes the lights when he changes channels, not good.
__________________
Russ
Forney,TX
2010 Cruiser CTX CT29RLX
2009 F-150XLT
Russb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 08:48 PM   #5
Full Time Camper
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Russ-Carol View Post
I have a friend that just installed similar lights in his RV and his TV remote changes the lights when he changes channels, not good.
The remote I ordered is an RF remote not infrared. I could see that with an infrared remote.
__________________
Clif and Millie
Ozzie (half a dog tall & 2 dogs long)
Mabank, TX
2009 Ford Lariat F350 SRW CC Diesel
2013 Cruiser CF305SK Patriot Edition
avvidclif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 09:13 PM   #6
Full Time Camper
 
BODERRVING's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: VA
Posts: 589
Quote:
Originally Posted by mark5w View Post
If they're waterproof, under the RV for a neat effect at night. Just like the neon lights on tuner cars.
When we camped in Ohio, we saw an RV decked out with All Things Ohio. And it had red LEDs around the base and around the patio mat. Very cute.
__________________
Larry & Jean - Chesterfield, VA
2014 Ram 3500 4x4 dually crew cab - Black
2010 Montana 3665RE - New to us
2013 Zinger 30KB - Sold
CrossroadsRV Rally 2013 & 2014 - Northeast Crossroads Rally 2014 - Mason-Dixon Rally 2014
BODERRVING is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 09:13 PM   #7
Seasonal Camper
 
sking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 293
I have 40 ft of led strip light waiting to go under my tt, I have some 24 inch strips for each of my entry steps. it will look good with the jumper I made that turns on my running lights when in camp.
__________________
2013 Ram 2500 4x4 pulling a 2014 Zinger ZF31bh 5ver.
sking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2013, 05:40 PM   #8
Family Vacation Member
 
concreteman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: kansas
Posts: 181
Clif,
When you install the LEDS I would be interested in your install. How do you plan on splicing into the existing lighting and have a clean looking installation ?
__________________
2012 305sk traded, and 2010 F-350 power stroke with 220,000 miles. 2012 F-250 power stroke
2015 Grand Design 337 RLS
concreteman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2013, 07:32 PM   #9
Full Time Camper
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,012
Quote:
Originally Posted by concreteman View Post
Clif,
When you install the LEDS I would be interested in your install. How do you plan on splicing into the existing lighting and have a clean looking installation ?
Don't hold your breath, they won't be here until next year (). Coming from china.

The plan is to remove the under counter light over the sink and splice in there bringing the wire out the back side so it won't be seen. I will put the light fixture back but may or may not put a bulb in it. If I do I'll probably put a small switch for the LED's so I can have either or both. Probably put a piece of 1/2" quarter round in front of the lights to conceal them. The quarter round once stained won't show up as bad as just the lights and will keep the light from shining out. Same over the stove area. Both places need more light.

Just my first thoughts, subject to change.
__________________
Clif and Millie
Ozzie (half a dog tall & 2 dogs long)
Mabank, TX
2009 Ford Lariat F350 SRW CC Diesel
2013 Cruiser CF305SK Patriot Edition
avvidclif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 11:10 AM   #10
Weekend Camper
 
wardvoia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Northwest Iowa
Posts: 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by mark5w View Post
If they're waterproof, under the RV for a neat effect at night. Just like the neon lights on tuner cars.
Have already done this.....I have 72 feet of blue lights mounted underneath our fifth wheel.....Was not fond of putting up lights on the awning every time we parked so we went with this route instead. Perfect in adding additional mood lighting and also safety without annoying the neighbors or nature.
__________________
2012 Cruiser Patriot CF325MK
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 / Cummins
wardvoia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 11:35 AM   #11
Weekend Camper
 
Antares's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Uhhiya
Posts: 96
I added LEDs under the trailer at the steps. I can tell which camper is mine from clear across the campground at night. Very handy for beer runs

In the spring I plan on adding some under the running boards on the Armada since I tend to stumble into it when it is dark after a couple of those beer runs. I'm also going to add a strip above the diamond plate on the front of the camper, similar to some of the Sunset Trail rigs.



Just be sure to use a high quality PWM type dimmer for direct 12v lighting. superbrightleds.com has a good selection of these that work well. I have even run 12v over/under cabinet lighting in my house kitchen using these.

Another option is to use subminiature snap-action switches on cabinet doors so the lights come on when you open the door, like it works in your fridge. I have wired a couple closets at home this way and plan on doing the camper under-bed and outside storage the same way.
__________________
2013 Z-1 251BH | 2011 Nissan Armada | Curt WD hitch with no sway control
2014: 20 Nights & 1338 Miles
2013: 23 Nights & 1200 Miles
2012: 10 Nights & 254 Miles


Antares is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 01:13 PM   #12
Full Time Camper
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,012
Quote:
Originally Posted by wardvoia View Post
Have already done this.....I have 72 feet of blue lights mounted underneath our fifth wheel.....Was not fond of putting up lights on the awning every time we parked so we went with this route instead. Perfect in adding additional mood lighting and also safety without annoying the neighbors or nature.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mark5w View Post
If they're waterproof, under the RV for a neat effect at night. Just like the neon lights on tuner cars.
I looked at the ones I ordered and they show waterproof???
__________________
Clif and Millie
Ozzie (half a dog tall & 2 dogs long)
Mabank, TX
2009 Ford Lariat F350 SRW CC Diesel
2013 Cruiser CF305SK Patriot Edition
avvidclif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 02:08 PM   #13
Seasonal Camper
 
sking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 293
mine are UL waterproof from superbrightled.com . stay off that website or you may develop a bad habit.
__________________
2013 Ram 2500 4x4 pulling a 2014 Zinger ZF31bh 5ver.
sking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 10:17 AM   #14
Family Vacation Member
 
we-canoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: St.Cloud,MN
Posts: 227
They also make "color changing" so you can pick the color as you like,orange for Halloween,red for deer season or Christmas in July... also the remote has dimmer in the changer controller.
Some LEDs from China come very fast.
__________________
Steve & Sandy

2006 GMC Duramax-Edge Evolution

2011 CT29RLX

Bikes,Canoe,toys,toys,toyz
we-canoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2015, 11:51 AM   #15
New Camper
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Arizona
Posts: 8
Any suggestions as to where you could buy the snap switches?
__________________
Have a great day and Thanks,

John and Salena Fritz
SalenaJohnFritz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Crossroads RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×