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    Default Exterior soffit lighting

    We normally do the normal strand xmas lights but ive started seeing a couple houses in my area where they have these built in lights which look like its installed into the underside of the roof that has the overhang(my apologies if that makes no sense), anyone have these and know what to expect cost wise approximately? Ive emailed 2 companies but havent heard back yet.

    I have a neighbor across who has them and when its not a special occasion he will turn just parts of them on and it looks pretty nice
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    and I did not have the only say in the matter (most people just want it done ASAP and don't care about quality).
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    If anything we made a better decision because we had a consensus and were all on the same page.

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    My buddy just bought gemstone. He's happy.
    Let's all work on positivity this week.

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    Thanks! just sent them a quote request. The pic of the house on the home page where only some lights are on is exactly like my neighbors set up, at first me and my buddy were thinking he cheaped out and spaced them too far apart but then last week he had them all on and in orange and it was very slick. Im probably getting into this at the worst possible time because its cold now and xmas is literally around the corner.
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    and I did not have the only say in the matter (most people just want it done ASAP and don't care about quality).
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    If anything we made a better decision because we had a consensus and were all on the same page.

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    Just leave your string lights up year round. Bonus points if they're icicle lights.

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    My buddy just bought gemstone. He's happy.
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    I went with Gemstones and extremely happy with it.
    Here is the Original thread.
    https://forums.beyond.ca/threads/407...ight=gemstones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket1k78 View Post
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    Thanks! just sent them a quote request. The pic of the house on the home page where only some lights are on is exactly like my neighbors set up,
    What part of town? sounds familiar

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    Quotes seem to be approx 4 CERB cheques.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr2mike View Post
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    Quotes seem to be approx 4 CERB cheques.
    How many if you are working full time and collecting CERB? Lol.

    Yeah they are expensive, and I can't see myself springing for it, but damn they look good. I think that original thread had someone who figured out the parts to DIY this, but installation is going to be a hassle.
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    holy crap - this used to be called TACKY, back in the day - is this cool now?

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    Iím on my second year with my Gemstone lights, super convenient, lots of presets in the app, use for Xmas and architectural lighting.
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    I think these are awesome, but like most nice things, they aren't cheap.

    Will probably be looking to put these on my next house, but won't be in this one much longer and I'm not so charitable that I'd like to put these babies in for the future owner.

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    $21/LF is what we were quoted.

    Everyone that we talk to that has them, absolutely loves them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B.Spilner View Post
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    $21/LF is what we were quoted.

    Everyone that we talk to that has them, absolutely loves them.
    The software could use some updating (timer has no sunrise/sunset wtf?) but yeah we really like ours.

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    The software could use some updating (timer has no sunrise/sunset wtf?) but yeah we really like ours.
    I know I was even hoping may be I can do something with IFTT no such luck so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.Spilner View Post
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    $21/LF is what we were quoted.

    Everyone that we talk to that has them, absolutely loves them.
    $7K loves them? I love many other things that would return more than $7k when you sell your home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr2mike View Post
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    $7K loves them? I love many other things that would return more than $7k when you sell your home.
    We were quoted 3400 and 3700. 7k would be a home done both front and back.

    But yea everyone that I've talked to loves the lights but not the price. If this was our forever home I'd be getting them...
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    Mine, posted above, was < $3000 in 2019

    Very simple lines tho, no peaks

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    Check out Mr. Bright Lights on Facebook. They're apparently new to the market only charging $975 so undercutting others by quite a bit. Not sure if they can be dimmed cause they seem a bit too bright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfish168 View Post
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    Check out Mr. Bright Lights on Facebook. They're apparently new to the market only charging $975 so undercutting others by quite a bit. Not sure if they can be dimmed cause they seem a bit too bright.
    There’s also let strips on Amazon for $2.99. What I paid for, and the difference in my mind was, the convenience of a full one-stop quote to install system with a complete suite of custom application options via their in-house support vs everything else that was available and 3rd party outsourced their support.

    #shoplocal ?

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    For sure cheaper options out there. Just be sure you are happy with the value.

    A properly handy person could totally DIY this kind of install. But it's not a trivial punt of research and work, and the warranty is worth something too.
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