Camper RV LED Strip Lighting Installation
LED strip light installation in a 2010
Keystone Outback Travel Trailer Camper RV, Page 4.
This is the final page describing the camper-RV LED light strip installation.
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Every pic is explained below the relevant picture.
The final step of the camper/RV LED light strip installation
was to decide where I wanted the LED light strips on the ceiling.
I decided on a long strip from side to side, a short
strip on the side at the ramp door entrance, and a
short strip on the side at the back of the room.
These locations allowed me to tap into the ceiling
lights that were already there, thus operating the
LED light strips via the ceiling fixture switches.
In the pic above you can see where I applied
the longer LED light strip from one side to the other.
I didn’t use a guide, which I should had, because
you can surely see how it’s not a straight line.
It will work ok for me though, but if it bothers
me ‘too’ much then later on I’ll take it down
and put it up straighter, even if I have to adhere
it to the ceiling with glue.
I tapped into the fixture closest to you for power,
using the fixture switch for on/off functionality.
The tape was just to hold it securely while I put it up.
Here you see the small LED light strip at the ramp door entrance.
This too was wired into the ceiling fixture which I mentioned above,
and so when I turn on the fixture via its switch, I get lighting
from the 2 LED bulbs in the fixture, the long LED light strip
going across the room, and the short strip by the ramp door.
In the pic above you see them all lit up.
You’ll also not that the speaker has been reinstalled.
That there is my GMC camper van that I’ll be pulling
this 2010 Keystone Outback with by the way.
In this pic above you see the last short LED light strip in the back.
This is wired to the back ceiling light fixture,
so that fixture controls the lighting for the fixture’s
2 LED bulbs and also the short LED light strip in the back.
Note that the map board light is on as well in this pic.
Also note how dark that map board is because it’s black.
So, even though there would be maps on the map board,
thus not really making the black backing an issue,
I decided to paint the map board white anyway.
I just figured it would look better when bare,
and in any areas where a map wasn’t covering it.
Here above you can see that I painted the outside of the rain diverter white.
This is for the outside view… for esthetics.
The inside was left bare aluminum for reflective properties.
I applied 3 coats of spray paint to it.
Here above you see the rain diverter installed.
Was easy to screw on, works great, and reflects well.
I will, however, later remove this reflecter and have
a metal shop bend over the downward lip as it is too long.
I think I’ll only need about 2/3s of the current height.
END OF PROJECT — FINAL PICTURES
This was a great project!
I learned a lot about LED strip lighting,
especially regarding how it can be used
on/in a 12 volt DC camper-RV application.
And I want to thank FlexFireLEDs.com for
the opportunity and for the terrific results!