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Old 03-26-2020, 05:32 PM   #1
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Best LED light strips for outside?

Looking to place 16 foot LED strip on outside to tie into door light. Any suggestions for good buys?
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Old 03-27-2020, 08:06 AM   #2
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I would consider the marine waterproof strips.

I used this vender when I upgraded all the lights on our '06 Burb, great quality & good customer service.
Any questions...give 'em a call.

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X2 on what Robert said. Super bright LED’s is what I’ve had for years. Work great
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Old 03-27-2020, 12:12 PM   #4
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I noticed some of those on that site are listed as waterproof. I’ve probably been getting the wrong ones. They’re about half the price and last about a season before the water invades the strip and shorts them out. At $20 a season, it’s not awful but I may try me some real waterproof ones and see what the difference is.
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Old 03-27-2020, 12:13 PM   #5
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check out leevalley.ca
they have
  • both indoor and outdoor
  • single colour or full range of colours
  • wired or wireless
that is what i used in our AS
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f29...de-206592.html
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Old 03-29-2020, 08:55 AM   #6
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check out leevalley.ca

Checked them out. They have some interesting options including channels with opaque covers. Made me wonder why there’s not an option of an LED strip embedded in belt line trim?

I know - not everyone’s cup of tea.

I have a strip on top of the belt line - seems having it as the belt line would be a fun option.
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interesting idea );

it you used the 30 LED low density version ( not the 60 or 120 LED high dentistry model), you could add them to the belt line.
if done, you probably want to limit the voltage so that they are not too bright

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Best LED light strips for outside?

Boogey Lights are the best and brightest. I think they are having a sale right now.
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So at the belt line do you mean at the bottom rim of the trailer or midway from the top?
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Old 03-30-2020, 12:14 PM   #10
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So at the belt line do you mean at the bottom rim of the trailer or midway from the top?


Me? I mean the middle. I use a strip on the top of that moulding (with the awning open, it lights up the seating area under the awning). I know many people would hate this idea - but having it AS the beltline strip could be fun.

I know - not where anyone else is camping
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I noticed some of those on that site are listed as waterproof.
Waterproof? I see "Weatherproof". Same thing? No.
I've looked at them and they are given a rating. The best seem to be IP-54 in the LED strips. So the first digit is dust resistant
(5) Protected against dust limited ingress, no harmful deposits.
The second digit is water resistant rating
(4) Protected against water splashed from all directions, limited ingress permitted.

My concern is that any strip lights under the trailer or on the rub rail get very wet driving in a rainstorm.
I see LoLoHo added LED strips behind the rock guards. That's probably a good area. Under the body???
The good news is the strips are inexpensive, so if one goes out it's not a major expense.

I added an LED strip above my cabinet in the front. Since its powered by USB, I drilled a small hole in the cabinet top and get power from the cabinet with the DVD.
At first I thought it was too much, but I've come to love the indirect lighting. Nothing shows unless you're 7' tall.
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I have an New extra LED dimmable OME Strip that Airstream uses. It’s just the self adhesive strip. It’s whiteish blue. These strips where fastened in the aluminum awning wrap.

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