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Old 02-04-2019, 08:15 PM   #61
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A couple things to keep an eye on is the materials used and how well they are able to hide cables.

With the material it's important that all cables are UV rated. Many types of plastic cable arent and the insulation can become brittle to touch.

My other concern is how well they hide the cables, that's mostly aesthetic but personally I wouldn't want to see wires ran around the sides and up/down stories. That's going to be the difference between a professional install and a hack job.
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:59 PM   #62
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A couple things to keep an eye on is the materials used and how well they are able to hide cables.

With the material it's important that all cables are UV rated. Many types of plastic cable arent and the insulation can become brittle to touch.

My other concern is how well they hide the cables, that's mostly aesthetic but personally I wouldn't want to see wires ran around the sides and up/down stories. That's going to be the difference between a professional install and a hack job.


The two companies in this thread have a custom channel they produce that hides all the cords. For my application I am going to have to use two j channels put together to enclose it nicely. I am a long way from that point though.


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Old 10-20-2019, 11:46 PM   #63
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Bump, has anyone gone with Gemstone or Trimlight?

I had both companies out for quotes, but wanted to see if anyone had used either.
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:41 AM   #64
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Our neighbour just got gemstone and I think it looks really good. At first I thought it looked awful but they must have had some pattern setting where every 3rd light was out but they have since switched it and it looks really good. I imagine they also have the ability to change the colour but so far I have only seen white.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:09 AM   #65
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Our neighbour just got gemstone and I think it looks really good. At first I thought it looked awful but they must have had some pattern setting where every 3rd light was out but they have since switched it and it looks really good. I imagine they also have the ability to change the colour but so far I have only seen white.
They look really good however the spacing is too much in my opinion. I would rather 2" and then the colour looks more fluid. I have moved houses so i don't have anything going as of yet but I still plan on getting it set up.
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:55 PM   #66
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They look really good however the spacing is too much in my opinion. I would rather 2" and then the colour looks more fluid. I have moved houses so i don't have anything going as of yet but I still plan on getting it set up.
Yea I do agree and with the pattern they used (every 3rd light not on) it looked awful.
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Old 10-21-2019, 01:02 PM   #67
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Bump, has anyone gone with Gemstone or Trimlight?

I had both companies out for quotes, but wanted to see if anyone had used either.
I had Gemstone install lights 2 weeks ago, it looks amazing and we have had 5-6 of our neighbors come by to inquire about them.
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I'm rethinking permanent LEDs because apparently you have to service them every 4 or 5 years? Or is that fear mongering from traditional installers?
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:39 PM   #69
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Never heard of Gemstone before the thread.

Holy crap those are swank!! What is the ballpark cost?
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I'm rethinking permanent LEDs because apparently you have to service them every 4 or 5 years? Or is that fear mongering from traditional installers?
It isn't really fear mongering because they created their own led pixel so not as easy to swap out since you can't buy it second hand. ( I am assuming they won't sell you it without service) Benefit of doing it yourself is you can easily switch out a pixel if one goes down as long as it isn't in a weird location like a peak.
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