LED Dimmer

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  1. dpsuk999

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    Having fitted my awning LED strip the full length of my awning (6m) it was a bit on the bright side so bought one of these from eBay for the princely sum of £2.95 inc postage and have to say it's great. It was simple to wire up and there are 3 preset brightness levels 25% 50% or 100% at a touch of a button or you can alter it anywhere in between but also has different modes which you can choose like flashing, soft twinkly etc (not that I'll be using any of them, could look like a bl..dy christmas tree!!!)

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    http://r.ebay.com/hmDqBO

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    fitted the same on ours, great bit of kit take the remote out with you and as you walk up in the dark one click and let there be light.
    Saves power too lol 6mt uses less than the one awning light did. (y)
     
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    Ah good idea, never thought of that (y)
     
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    Does it need line of sight to the receiver like an infra-red? I assume it will work with a single LED bulb as well as a string. I like the idea of a remote as I walk up to the motorhome.
     
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    No it does not need line of sight. I've mounted the little receiver in a plastic box inside the aperture just behind where I fitted the switch. I tested it while outside the Motorhome with all doors closed etc and works great (y)
     
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    Hi I tried one of these a while back in an Autotrail Tribute but it wouldn't work.
    Apparently some led strips can not be dimmed - is this correct?
    Love to be proved wrong or is dimmer faulty?
     
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    The original link is sold out now.
    A new link for the one I bought Here
     
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    any led up to 5amps. I fitted ours in the awin light just tuck the bulb out and use an old bulb soldered wires on so you can turn it off in side when not wanted . wiring is there, works ace.
     
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    Awesome bit of kit David (y)
    As little as £1.42 direct from China
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    And I bought one to. At £1.42 it is as cheap as chips, and being posted from Manchester (allegedly!), not China
     
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    Will someone please explain to me how they do that. Cost £1.42 less 2nd class stamp 63p less Jiffy bag, say 10p, leaves 69p.

    So with 69p it has to be made, shipped from china and a profit made.

    Don't see how it's done.
     
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    Nor do I. But they seem to have reasonable feedback
     
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    Been on full for a few hours now and no hint of the adhesive going soft on me :D
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    It was 3 available when I bought mine half an hour ago, now it says they have 8. I guess the boss cracked the whip over the workers, possibly literally. :(
     
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    Please any tips on how to connect those really tin wires that are usually on this sort of thing?
     
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