I made custom mounting brackets from large L brackets cut down and new holes drilled in the awning side. The are mounted to the factory side rail.
Installed awning opened up and in use.
RGBWW Waterproof LED Lights
I installed Superbright RGBWW (warm white) waterproof LED strips along the lower metal edge of the awning bracket. The lights can operate as white only, RGB only or RGBWW modes.They are also also dimmable. In the RGB mode you can select a single color from the controller or cycle through colors and even crazy flashing or cycling modes.
The reason I opted for RGBWW rather than just warm white, was to have the ability to select a nice amber, orange or red color at night to have light but not be too bright. to interfere with night vision.
I sealed the remote in plastic to keep it clean. I glue magnets, with protective felt pads to the bottom of the IR sensor. This allows it to attach the the side of the vehicle when in use. The remote also has magnets. The light have a detachable cord and plug that connect to the extra 12V DC port I installed in the rear cargo area. This is powered off the second battery.