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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaco View Post
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    i am in the wrong business this stuff is dead easy now and can be DIY'd for like $0.50/ft
    The returns are over 200% in most cases. Some homes are a bit difficult than others due to varying soffit/fascia design, corbels or other design factors. They are usually priced into the job as some sort of risk though.

    The key is being the one who owns and understands the technology.

    With Gemstone/Heilight/Trimlight all operating in Calgary you would have to do something pretty radical to gain consumers attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roopi View Post
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    On occasion when I see some houses with these lights this is what I see




    Yeah that crossed my mind too.

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    Any place to fix my sunken windows? Looking for that hellaflush look on my house, no drip edge, no sills.

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    Any place to fix my sunken windows? Looking for that hellaflush look on my house, no drip edge, no sills.
    Need some poke.
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    Any of you guys had any issues with your Gemstone lights so far?
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    Interesting difference between Trimlight and Gemstone. Gemstone looks cleaner to me, lower profile track, lights seem less conspicuous.

    Trimlight

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    Gemstone

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    Quote Originally Posted by BavarianBeast View Post
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    The returns are over 200% in most cases. Some homes are a bit difficult than others due to varying soffit/fascia design, corbels or other design factors. They are usually priced into the job as some sort of risk though.

    The key is being the one who owns and understands the technology.

    With Gemstone/Heilight/Trimlight all operating in Calgary you would have to do something pretty radical to gain consumers attention.
    I suspect it's labour and insurance for the dangerous work performed at multiple, variable sites. It's a lot of work in order to perform it safely.

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    oh yeah for sure i bet labour/insurance/equipment rentals is the biggest expense, the cost of the hardware is pretty low if you're not in a hurry and have time to DIY.
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    anyone have the link to the DIY stuff?

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    I'm going to take a closer look at a neighbouring house. I swear they did strip lighting but it's perfectly straight and looks great.
    It's also a bungalow with a low pitch A line roof. So easier for a DIY.

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    7 people on my street have these lights now.

    I had them quoted last year by Gemstone. First time they came and quoted the wrong house and then it took two+ weeks to answer 3-4 questions so was some what turned off.

    Hard to justify $4-5,000 just do the front of my house and a few feet into the side yard.

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    For the DIY Lights, this is a great starter video with examples of the different styles and methods of installation.

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    This place is easy enough for a DIY
    IMG_20191127_204146~2.jpg

    There's going to be so many knock offs soon and it's going to look terrible.

    Edit: watched that video. Insanely easy. I'm in for the install company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr2mike View Post
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    This place is easy enough for a DIY
    IMG_20191127_204146~2.jpg

    There's going to be so many knock offs soon and it's going to look terrible.

    Edit: watched that video. Insanely easy. I'm in for the install company.
    looks like trimlight actually uses the same WS2811's
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    No issues so far, only had them a couple of days.
    Happy with the install, I’m anal about seeing wires and this was done very clean.
    Theme options are cool, there’s dozens you can download to the app (from Disney, Flames, Christmas, etc)
    I’ll have to spend some more time with them but for the price to never have to get on a ladder or my roof I’m a satisfied customer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaco View Post
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    looks like trimlight actually uses the same WS2811's
    Pretty crazy some of the markups. WS2812's are like 20$ for a 5 meter weather sealed strip. Although then you have to splice them together and get a controller/power supply as well.
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    When you are thinking about the cost to run a business that installs this stuff, I'm sure materials aren't their biggest expense.
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    Did I mention my install company is un-bonded and cash only? It's more environmentally friendly. Less paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    When you are thinking about the cost to run a business that installs this stuff, I'm sure materials aren't their biggest expense.
    yeah i mentioend that previously i was referring to a DIY thing more than a business, seems like it'd have a lot of crossover and shared costs if you had a landscaping company or some other type of company that has insurance and uses lifts. Everything is low voltage too so it doesn't need permits
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