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    Cabin LED rope light install 32xx

    Just finished installing LED color changing lighting inside the cabin. I removed the old fluorescent lights.
    I mounted 1/2" aluminum flat stock and used 10mm double sided adhesive. The led lights already come with adhesive tape but I removed it because it is cheap and doesn't stick too well. I used the aluminum to span the gap the fluorescent lights left. Plus the double sided foam tape sticks better to the aluminum than the tiny and other boat materials. The lights are inexpensive, color changing and dimmable.
    James
    Kai Nani, Redondo Beach
    1989 MY 3288
    Hino 135hp with Hurth 630A Trannies

    #2
    We also went with RGBW SOFT white LED strips, dimmable, remote controlled...
    loving the indirect subtle lighting .
    Joon, Kathy, Jaden & Tristan
    Uniflite 42 AC, DD 671N
    93 3058 sold
    92 2855 (day boat)
    91 Fourwinns 205 (lake boat)
    Longbranch WA
    Life is Good

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      #3
      Joon,
      did you use a dimmer? Is the color of the led lights similar to the stock rope lights when they are dimmed?
      2000 4788 w Cummins 370's, underhulls, swim step hull extension
      12' Rendova center console with 40HP Yamaha
      MV Kia Orana
      Currently Alameda CA

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        #4
        The dimmer is built into the remote control. Color stays the same as they are dimmed.
        James
        Kai Nani, Redondo Beach
        1989 MY 3288
        Hino 135hp with Hurth 630A Trannies

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          #5
          Yes built in dimmer & soft warm white was important to us.
           
          Joon, Kathy, Jaden & Tristan
          Uniflite 42 AC, DD 671N
          93 3058 sold
          92 2855 (day boat)
          91 Fourwinns 205 (lake boat)
          Longbranch WA
          Life is Good

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            #6
            Originally posted by Ruffryder View Post
            We also went with RGBW SOFT white LED strips, dimmable, remote controlled...
            loving the indirect subtle lighting .
            That's exactly what I'm looking for to install under-cabinet, and possibly replace the existing rope up-lighting. Where did you order from?
            James
            2000 4788 | "Freedom"
            Gig Harbor, WA
            11' Novurania w/40hp Yamaha
            Cummins 330's and Westerbeke 8kw
            Hull Extension, Chines and Hardtop

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              #7
              Nice project for next spring...thanks for sharing.
              CapMartin, Montr├®al
              "Belle de Dalhousie"
              1986 3270
              Volvo BB225B

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                #8
                Amazon prime of course,
                James here's the link...
                https://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-Wa...46532451&psc=1
                Joon, Kathy, Jaden & Tristan
                Uniflite 42 AC, DD 671N
                93 3058 sold
                92 2855 (day boat)
                91 Fourwinns 205 (lake boat)
                Longbranch WA
                Life is Good

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                  #9
                  I used those exact same lights on mine. Only difference was I stuck mine to the backside of the teak trim panel. It’s great running at night with the blue lights, passenger can see and your night vision doesn’t get completely ruined.
                  Esteban
                  Vancouver, BC
                  Former Bayliners 3218, 2859, 2252, 1952

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                    #10
                    Yup or red
                    Joon, Kathy, Jaden & Tristan
                    Uniflite 42 AC, DD 671N
                    93 3058 sold
                    92 2855 (day boat)
                    91 Fourwinns 205 (lake boat)
                    Longbranch WA
                    Life is Good

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Ruffryder View Post
                      Amazon prime of course,
                      James here's the link...
                      https://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-Wa...46532451&psc=1
                      Do you have them hard wired to a switch, or do you control them with the remote that comes with them? I assume the remote requires line of sight to work. Do the lights have a warm white setting? I can't tell from the product listing, seems that they are only RGB.

                      Did you have any runs that required more than one 16.5' length? I have a few that I'd need to link two strips together and I know a lot of the less expensive lights can't do that.

                      Thanks!
                      James
                      2000 4788 | "Freedom"
                      Gig Harbor, WA
                      11' Novurania w/40hp Yamaha
                      Cummins 330's and Westerbeke 8kw
                      Hull Extension, Chines and Hardtop

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                        #12
                        Yes they are connected to a switch and are also controlled by the remote only to change colors. Yes line of sight. Mine aren’t warm white but I’m sure you can find in that color. And I do have 2 strips connected with no issues.
                        James
                        Kai Nani, Redondo Beach
                        1989 MY 3288
                        Hino 135hp with Hurth 630A Trannies

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                          #13
                          James, RGBWW is what you want!
                          a couple of new links here...
                          https://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-Fl...l6L&ref=plSrch
                          this is the one I used 3500K...
                          https://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-Ch...pernight+rgbww
                          Yes it does have a WARM WHITE setting per my admiral's request.
                          Yes I have them wired to a switch... I cut the cord off a DC adapter then hard wired to an existing switched DC circuit, plugged it into a remote IR control module, you're done.
                          I have the very tiny remote IR sensor barely exposed, so it can be remote controlled, dimming feature is just simply awesome.
                          connecting 2 strips is just plug & play.
                          Joon, Kathy, Jaden & Tristan
                          Uniflite 42 AC, DD 671N
                          93 3058 sold
                          92 2855 (day boat)
                          91 Fourwinns 205 (lake boat)
                          Longbranch WA
                          Life is Good

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Ruffryder View Post
                            James, RGBWW is what you want!
                            a couple of new links here...
                            https://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-Fl...l6L&ref=plSrch
                            this is the one I used 3500K...
                            https://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-Ch...pernight+rgbww
                            Yes it does have a WARM WHITE setting per my admiral's request.
                            Yes I have them wired to a switch... I cut the cord off a DC adapter then hard wired to an existing switched DC circuit, plugged it into a remote IR control module, you're done.
                            I have the very tiny remote IR sensor barely exposed, so it can be remote controlled, dimming feature is just simply awesome.
                            connecting 2 strips is just plug & play.
                            Great info, thanks Joon. To be clear, you only need one "kit" to get the remote and DC adapter, then just connect the additional $12 strings that you need?

                            When connecting to the existing DC switch, you cut the cord on the "light" side of the adapter?

                            From my existing switch, I need to control 4 separate runs of 1-2 strings each (two different up-facing runs, one on each side of the boat, and two different under-cabinet runs, one on each side of the boat...all from the same existing switch). Could this be wired so that the one controller will control all 4 runs? Switch, IR remote, spliced to each of the 4 runs?
                            James
                            2000 4788 | "Freedom"
                            Gig Harbor, WA
                            11' Novurania w/40hp Yamaha
                            Cummins 330's and Westerbeke 8kw
                            Hull Extension, Chines and Hardtop

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                              #15
                              I didn't order a kit, cheap $12 strings still comes with a remote & control module.
                              the DC cord I used was from one of my DC adapter floating around & this plugs into the white control box , 12VDC power supply. So you don't cut anything on the light side.
                              4 separate runs, each individual run is going to require a control box.
                              James, take a look at my video posted above, you'll see the white control box I'm talking about.
                              Joon, Kathy, Jaden & Tristan
                              Uniflite 42 AC, DD 671N
                              93 3058 sold
                              92 2855 (day boat)
                              91 Fourwinns 205 (lake boat)
                              Longbranch WA
                              Life is Good

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