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Gemstone Lights Extensive Guide

Gemstone Lights Extensive GuideBoth inside and outside the home, the right lighting adds mood, sets the scene, and can either make a big statement or be understated.

The choices you make control this.

And now, you’ve never been more in control of your lighting!

Read on to find out more about how Gemstone Lights puts you in control of how your home appears to the outside world all year round!

What are Gemstone Lights?

Gemstone Lights are customized and permanent year-round exterior lights that brighten up the appearance of your home to neighbors, passersby, guests and of course, your own family.

Types of Lights

LED architectural lighting in Canada and USAArchitectural lighting accentuates the features of your home or business premises, beautifying it and highlighting areas that you want to show off.

The right lighting can draw attention to the textures, colors, and forms of your house that you most love, filling you with pride as you display your home to the world.

If you are looking for an understated and cool look for summer, flexible and customizable white LED lights around the roofing, over the main windows, and outlining the garage is a very popular look. This system can replace fixed can lights, offering you more scope for being creative.

Want a warmer glow for winter? No problem – just change the colors using your app. Note that we have in our range a “warm white” which provides a soft white glow, addressing one of the criticisms of LED lighting in the past: that the white light is too “harsh”.

You can use pre-built patterns or design your own. If you want a rainbow design, simply program it from the app!

If you’re like most Americans and Canadians, you love to celebrate the holidays with a splash of color.

Rather than having one set of lights for each occasion, Gemstone Lights allows you to simply change the appearance of your outdoor light installation to match the occasion.

Using the app, you can light up your home any way you want.

Seasonal and holiday lighting

Why choose Gemstone Lights for your home or business?

As you’ve seen, you can achieve a wide range of looks and feels for the outside of your home using Gemstone Lights.

This flexibility is probably the number one benefit from switching to Gemstone Lights. That’s what most home and business owners tell us, anyway. They love the ability to change up their lighting for different occasions and seasons – or just because they feel like it!

However, that’s not all they say.

According to users, some of the other advantages of using Gemstone Lights include:

Choice

The extensive choice of colors, patterns, and designs means there is something for everyone.
Whether you want to use the in-built patterns or create your own. New presets are added and can be downloaded on demand but, currently, there are already 100+ patterns to choose from.

Permanence

Fed up with frequently having to change your outdoor lighting for every occasion?
With Gemstone Lights, they are pretty much permanent and all you need to do is get to grips with our smart proprietary app to make changes.

Convenience

Our cloud-based controlled app allows you to adjust settings anywhere using iOS or Android device.
Using any iOS or Android device, our system is Alexa and Google Home integrated and you can set multiple timers in advance.

Longevity

Any outdoor lighting system in North America needs to be able to withstand the harsh elements.
Our system uses individual waterproof connections. The lights are graded for 50,000+ hours of use and our system is backed up by a “bumper to bumper” warranty.

Appearance

From fun animations to elegant architectural lighting, it’s easy to get the look you want.
The appearance is further improved by the low profile of our system – there is no “hang down” like with most traditional lighting systems. The aluminum track is also hidden as it is color-matched to your home.

Control

Each individual bulb is addressable using our system (individual connections).
This means that you can get really detailed and specific with your lighting patterns, changing color, animations, brightness, etc. You are in control!

Safety

Our lights are a plug and play system that converts your 110v house power to safe 12v power.
It is also one of the very few systems to receive both Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Electrical Testing Labs (ETL) certification for sale and installation in North America.

Cost Effective

Using our system will save on your monthly power bills if you are currently using traditional can lights.
LED lights are extremely cost-effective compared to the ongoing use of candescent bulbs as they are lower voltage. Our lights plug directly into the outlet and are, therefore, super effective.

How much does it cost?

You won’t be surprised to hear that the costs are heavily dependent on the size and shape of your home.

Once we know how much track your home requires, we can make better estimates of the cost of installing your lighting system.

Pricing is based on how much linear feet of track you want installed. Every home has different peaks and trim, which means that pricing is more complex than simply quoting based on your home’s square footage.

The best idea is to get a quote from your local Gemstone Lights Authorized Dealer. They can swing by your home or business, measure up what’s needed, and provide you with a free no-obligation quote.

Does Gemstone Lights system help save my energy costs?

LED lights are very energy-efficient and the technology continues to improve.

All colors have different wattages associated with them. Our lights draw anywhere from 0.17 watts to 0.72 watts per light, depending on the colors you use.

The color intensity you select for the lights also affects energy usage. Brighter lights mean more power used, of course.

How do I use the app? (iOS & Android)

Most homeowners will get to grips fairly quickly with our proprietary app to control lighting.

Gemstone Lights hub controller works from anywhere using cloud technology and replaces the remote control that you may be accustomed to with older lighting systems.

Even if you’re at work, you can turn on the lights to greet the family and guests when you get home using our built-in cloud feature.

Your app is the real “brains” of the system, allowing you to customize and create your own colors and patterns from any iOS and Android-based smartphone or tablet.

If you want to set up a unique animation for your child’s birthday or a special occasion or holiday, that’s where you do it.

Once you get familiar with the basic workings of the application, you can use the “Builder” section of the app to really start making your patterns and designs more interesting.

You can set color, brightness, background color, mode (static or dynamic pattern?), direction of movement, etc. These are all explained in our App Training section.

We suggest watching the videos to learn more about the nitty-gritty of using the app and how you can start getting really creative with some standout lighting designs.

How do I find an installer in my area?

The Gemstone Lights Authorized Dealers (Installers) you will find on this website are all certified dealers – without exception.
If an installer is not included here, they are not an official Gemstone Lights Dealer.

Each of our licensed dealers is rated by previous customers so you can use this and other information provided to select the right one for you.

Find your closest Gemstone Lights installer by entering your zip code or postal code into the box on the top right of this page.

Alternatively, go to our contact page and select “I’m looking for a quote in my area” from the menu.

How long does the installation take?

Installation depends on the size of your house or business premises and your preferred schedule.

We can install most systems within one day but some times of year are busier than others.

Note that, from October to December, high demand for the upcoming holiday season (and possible interference from the elements, depending on your location) means that it can take a little longer to install.

You may need to book well in advance to secure your preferred installation date at that time of year.

Illuminate your home with Gemstone Lights

If you’re looking for an eye-catching outdoor lighting system that is also safe, flexible, and cost-effective, talk to us about an installation.

Start with a free non-obligation quote from your Gemstone Lights Authorized Dealer.

Still have questions?

Still need more help? Get in touch with a Gemstone Lights expert in your area today. Our dealers are available to help homeowners across Canada and the USA.

Frequently Asked Questions

Gemstone Lights are customized and permanent year-round exterior lights. Using cloud technology and custom Gemstone Lights app that allows you to control your lights from your iOS or Android smartphone.

Pricing is based on how much linear feet of lighting you install. Every home has different peaks and trim, which means that pricing is more complex than simply quoting based on your home’s square footage.

We use LED lights that are very energy-efficient and the technology continues to improve.

Gemstone Lights hub controller works from anywhere using cloud technology and replaces the remote control that you may be accustomed to with older lighting systems. Your app is the real “brains” of the system, allowing you to customize and create your own colors and patterns from any iOS and Android-based smartphone or tablet.

The Gemstone Lights Authorized Dealers you will find on our website are all certified dealers – without exception. If an installer is not included here, they are not an official Gemstone Lights Dealer.

Installation depends on the size of your house or business premises and your preferred schedule.We can install most systems within one day but some times of year are busier than others.

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