12 volt LED Lighting

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  1. Baggers53

    Baggers53 Funster

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    I would like to fit a 12v led striplight in / under my Fiamma awning.

    how easy is this to do???

    any idea of where to buy and cost???

    Thanks Mike
     
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    Hi
    I once bought a reel of leds from flea bay -they were approx £11 as i recall -there is loads to choose from-they were the waterproof ones -self adhesive -worked well for a while and then started to fail over the first winter.So removed them -I think they need to be further encased to keep the weather out.
    I have used them successfully internally to replace flourescent strips and add extra dimmable lighting.
     
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    go to maplins. you can get them to change.,to red. blue, green or white.
     
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    Fiamma actually sell them specifically to fit their awnings. Several different type depending upon where you want to fit them on the awning. I suspect the biggest difficulty is getting the power to them.

    I have found that Johns Cross is usually the cheapest for Fiamma stuff
     
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    Getting power to them is relatively simple, depending on what motorhome you own. I'll warn you now it's not for the faint hearted as it will probably endevour using a drill!

    Once the hole is made you can run all the cables you want out there then simply fill the hole!
     
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    Hi Mike,
    The awning light on our motorhome was full of water and rusty too.
    I wanted to fit led and bought 2 metres of good quality water proof warm white led's off the bay.
    I was going to fit it under the awning on the near side, Though after driving down some narrow lanes and catching some hedges etc..
    I decided to fit the led's down the side of the door frame with super sticky silicone, The edge of the door protecting the led's.
    I used the original hole for the wiring and re soldered the led's with white wire so as not to show and fitted a switch for it inside a cupboard.
    works a treat and is very very bright, I may at some time in the future shorten the led's. cost about £30
    hope this helps
    Dean
     
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    Have a look on Amazon for LED strips, very good value and work well, we use the self adhesive colour changing ones.
     
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