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Old 01-17-2019, 11:47 PM   #1
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I want to get permanent LEDs installed at my house. Preferably, well the requirement would be a phone app.




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Phillips Hue is easily the market leader in this tech right now. They have a very user friendly app, moderate customization, and LED strips you can shape into whatever you'd like. This is a pretty big undertaking and its gonna hurt the wallet.

Important questions to ask yourself, is it important to change colour? Is it necessary to be controlled by a phone or would a photocell be ok? How much of youroutside trim do you want lit up and how difficult is it to access?
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Oh there's no way I can do this myself my wife won't let me go on a ladder. I meant professional Chiropractic installation
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Ahh ok, well my only advice that way is to contact a specialty home lighting and automation company. This isnt regular electrician work that I would trust to Joe Blow with a red seal. Unfortunately this isnt my strong suit but some lighting companies (Carrington) might be able to point you in the right direction for a good local contractor.
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I'm a little annoyed with myself for saying this, but that's fricken cool.
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http://www.switchlighting.ca/
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This is a pretty big undertaking and its gonna hurt the wallet.
What if he buys them off of a grow op house? That might be a good way to get a good deal.
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So this is going to be my new hobby going forward. Professionally done it’s not going to be cheap but you will get an app for it. Trimlight.com seemed like the best service I could find for professional installation.

If you are interested at all in electronics and DIY there is a significant Christmas light community that you can tap into for installation ideas. I am going the route of using ws2811 from a China distributed. I’m going to use round pixel nodes that will be drilling into j channel to add to my roof line. I’m not sure on the app control as of yet but I will be using a specialty control board that is connected to a rasp pi to run programmed sequences. I believe once you make the sequences you can use phone app to trigger.
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Ahh ok, well my only advice that way is to contact a specialty home lighting and automation company. This isnt regular electrician work that I would trust to Joe Blow with a red seal. Unfortunately this isnt my strong suit but some lighting companies (Carrington) might be able to point you in the right direction for a good local contractor.
You are using low voltage led it is actually a lot easier than working with actual 120v. All you need is some power supplies for 12v and a controller of sorts. Now making it look good on a roof line is a little trickier but the actual electrical portion isnít rocket science.
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It looks cool, but at the same time it seems too tacky to me, looks like a party house. But this is just my personal opinion.

BTW, congrats on finding a new house WhiteOut..
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Get some extra ones and put them on your car undercarriage too.
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It looks cool, but at the same time it seems too tacky to me, looks like a party house. But this is just my personal opinion.

BTW, congrats on finding a new house WhiteOut..
Itís not for everyone but the beauty of it if you get the right type of lights is you can program each individual light. Someone by my house as programmed 2 lights beside each other with 5 foot gaps between the next light. Really makes the house outline look classy without being overboard. Then for Christmas switches to full on Christmas lighting.
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Get some extra ones and put them on your car undercarriage too.
Do they make "truck nutz" for houses, too?
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Do they make "truck nutz" for houses, too?
Yes, they are in the form of a door knocker.
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Yes, they are in the form of a door knocker.
Ah, good thinking. Aptly named "door balls".


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Added bonus is it should keep the Mormons from knocking.
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You are using low voltage led it is actually a lot easier than working with actual 120v. All you need is some power supplies for 12v and a controller of sorts. Now making it look good on a roof line is a little trickier but the actual electrical portion isnít rocket science.
I think we're both saying the same thing. A specialist will give him a better product and be more familiar with an app then an electrician would be.
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It looks cool, but at the same time it seems too tacky to me, looks like a party house. But this is just my personal opinion.
I don't want them to have year round, just better Christmas lights. Also maybe turn em green for St Pattys day, red for Canada day etc. White for Jets playoff game days
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How dark is it around your house? I just don’t think this will pop inside the city like it shows on that picture.
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How dark is it around your house? I just donít think this will pop inside the city like it shows on that picture.
Not sure yet, I'll find out when I move in
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That house in picture doesnít have lights on at 100%. Most people who run led for Christmas are in the 30-40% brightness range depending on ambient light sources. They can be extremely bright think Saddledome ring of fire as needed. Again if you have the right hardware they are extremely customizable for each application.
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