LED awning light - custom build (1 Viewer)

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Oct 12, 2019
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65290 Juillan, France
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Challenger Genesis33
Hi folks,
I want to build an awning light, that will be mounted neatly under the awning,
I have a CBE PC150 control panel, with awning light button, I have found and tested the wiring, but will have to drill though the body to route the wiring externally. I am thinking that I will drill through into the inside of the awning mount, and then down though the bottom, I will then use angled white aluminum profile, to house an LED strip/wiring.

The pictures attached are just generic/rough mark up.

I want it to be as long as possible, it depends on the length of profile I can find, if its the whole length of the awning I may split the led strip, so that you can have just a small section on, or the whole thing.

Has anyone done this? any advice?
Thanks
Andrew
 

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Jan 19, 2014
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I always fit warm white tape.
The manufacturers seem to drive the LEDs very hard these days and they usually get hot. I fitted a couple of diodes in series on the kitchen cabinet LEDs and they run much cooler as it drops the voltage by about 1.2v, they are almost as bright, they'll probably last a lot longer too.

If I was fitting them on the van I'd consider a remote dimmer...

 
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abdn_alliance
Oct 12, 2019
40
153
65290 Juillan, France
Funster No
65,314
MH
Challenger Genesis33
Richard
I always fit warm white tape.
The manufacturers seem to drive the LEDs very hard these days and they usually get hot. I fitted a couple of diodes in series on the kitchen cabinet LEDs and they run much cooler as it drops the voltage by about 1.2v, they are almost as bright, they'll probably last a lot longer too.

If I was fitting them on the van I'd consider a remote dimmer...

I was probably going to get something like this, so it can be red also
Amazon product ASIN B07N66DGPC
 
Jan 19, 2014
9,593
25,404
Derbyshire
Funster No
29,757
MH
Elddis Accordo 105
Exp
since 2014
Richard

I was probably going to get something like this, so it can be red also
Amazon product ASIN B07N66DGPC
Don't know about that exact one but the colour one above our cabinets doesn't do white very well. Great for all the colours but not bright for seeing what you're doing at night.

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abdn_alliance
Oct 12, 2019
40
153
65290 Juillan, France
Funster No
65,314
MH
Challenger Genesis33
The light is complete,
Fits pretty discreetly under the awning, its activated from the main control panel (so auto turns off when ignition is switched on)
Bought a 3m LED strip from Action, 12v remote controlled, colour changing, I had bought one of these before, so chopped and soldered an extra 40cm on to it.

Pretty much all the LED strips that I saw on amazon, come with the wifi controller etc, I wanted a smaller unit that could be fully built into the aluminium profile, only had to drill 2 small holes in the awning, for the wires to run, didn't want any holes on the outside of the van as such!
The end caps didn't come with the profile, so chasing that up, but its just closed with silicone just now.

Pretty happy with how it turned out, should have taken some build pics!
Prob cost 40euro
 

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