Fitted awning LED lights

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    Well I finally got around to fitting some LED 5050 Cool White LED strip lights under my awning box. I used aluminium micro flat profile which is 14mm by 7mm which is perfect for the LED strip lights as they just slide into the profile.
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    It's mounted onto the awning box by small clips drilled and screwed then the profile is clipped into place. They come in 2M lengths so I needed 3.
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    I then ran a separate 12v feed up through the back of the fridge into the void above the oven where I mounted the switch.
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    Just going to add a dimmer module at the weekend.

    David
     
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    The big question of course is
    Where does one but it and how much ?
     
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    Thanks that's neat, also do an angled version. (y)
     
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    Yeah I also bought the angled version to use in the garage but also tried it on the awning but found the LED's were slightly glaring so used the flat profile so get a subtle reflection from the van which I think looks better ;)

    So going to use he angled profile in the garage where it needs direct light
     
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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Well I took a chance that the stuff from Aten lighting would be better quality and for sure it is
    Even when only 6" stuck on it took the weight of the coil no problem
     
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    What did you get with the Aten lighting? Can't quite make out from the pics...:LOL:
     
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    4.5 metres of better quality LED's with clearly genuine 3M adhesive unlike the £5 a roll jobs.
    Cost £30 after discount at Malvern show.
     
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    My LED's have got the 3m tape also on the back and definitely wasn't £5 a roll lol, I paid £44 for 6 metres which I know was expensive but didn't want any rubbish
     
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    Yes the cheap stuff says 3m too but you can hear it crackle each time you run a finger along it. I'm quite confident the stuff from Aten will stay put (y)
     
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    You may find that in very very hot weather that the tape may not hold as good as UK weather. I taped some old LED's up when I was in Croatia earlier this year and the heat just melted the 3m tape. I wasn't bothered as it was just temporary and I knew I was fitting the profile when I got home home.
     
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    Well they were cheaper than the ones I've now fitted but not the £5 a roll jobbies :D
     
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    Guys they look great and I'm tempted but....don't you get loads of mozzies and moths when you use them?

    I just like ice and lemon in my gin and tonic not daddy long legs too:eek:
     
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    As long as they don't shit on my head I'm not bothered :LOL: maybe I should fit an insectocuter too?
     
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    Are they useful for lighting in a meaningful way, or just decoration ?

    I ask cos I needed a couple of goes to get the right (LEDs) bulbs for inside van ! :)
     
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    IMO yes because when we are away we always spend as much time outside and when darkness dawns the existing awning light is as useful as s chocolate fire guard, they give off great light, maybe a little too much :D hence I'm going to fit a dimmer (y)
     
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    I thought perhaps a night shot was in order ?
    I imagine it would be even more effective with the awning out. NON awning pitch :LOL::whistle:
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    Looks great... I've had some led strip for a while .... you have prompted me to do something .... thanks
     
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