When touring or camping, having adequate lighting is one of the most important items needed for any trip. Having good bright light, in the right spot and not in your eyes, will further enhance your overnight experience in the great outdoors. Introducing the new ARB awning and light kit, an enhancement to the existing high-quality ARB awning range, an LED light strip is incorporated into the awning roof. Just like in your home, good quality lighting is in the ceiling, not the walls – therefore placing the light right where it’s needed and not harshly in your eyes is important.
The slim dimensions of the LED light strip simplifies pack up. The light can be rolled up with the awning roof after use and not removed, keeping everything together for your next adventure (make sure the joining cable hangs out about 10cm from the sleeve). The ARB awning light provides up to 1200 lumens with a choice of either cool white or amber colour mode and is dimmable via a waterproof digital dimmer switch. Building a high performance light into the roof came with some challenges. One was making sure we could get the LED strip small enough as well as making sure we could keep them cool so they would not de-rate and dim prematurely. This has been achieved by using quality LED chips that can handle more heat than a standard strip light and also attaching the strip light to an aluminium track for heat dissipation, all sealed in a water tight resin.
Amber mode provides low bug attractant qualities or to provide comfortable late-night soft lighting when out camping or touring with current draw at 1 amp hour. The light is powered via a fused cigarette lighter plug, with an additional 4 meters of insulated water proof cable and connectors, so the Awning with Light can be mounted on either side of your vehicle. Included with the wiring is a handy storage bag to keep all your cables together when the light is not in use. Assembling the light in the awning is a simple job and is best done once the awning is mounted to the vehicle and has been set up in its erect state.
Full instructions are included with the awning to setup the light. Once the awning has been attached to the vehicle and erected you will notice the clear sleeve down the centre of the awning with openings at either end to insert the strip light and remain for the rest of the awning’s life, this is only required to be done once.
Remember, using the appropriate ARB Quick Release Bracket for the awnings, you can now correctly mount the ARB 2.5m Awning to any dual cab trade rack.
Features and Benefits
> 300gsm Awning roof material – Heavy duty to withstand the elements, mould proof treated, provides excellent UV reduction, one of the highest in class
> 1000mm water head rating – Excellent water proofing
> 25mm aluminium poles and arms @ 1.2mm thickness
> Superior strength and one of the thickest in the market
> 1000D PVC carry bag
> Excellent abrasion and UV rating
> Welded and heat tape seamed seams
> Quality built
> Flexible arm joints – reduce stress and cracking
> 1200 lumen, high heat resistant LED’s with aluminium extrusion for heat dissipation
> Water resistant digital dimmer control – dimmer rated to IP56
> Cool white LED mode – great for cooking and preparation
> Amber LED mode – great to reduce bugs and mood lighting
> Once light is mounted, packs away with awning easily every time
> Additional cable storage bag provided for when not in use