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Trimlight vs. Gemstone Lights

If you're on the hunt for long-lasting outdoor permanent lighting option, there are a few choices available that cater to the needs of homeowners and businesses. While Trimlight is our recommended top pick, we understand that alternative options may also appeal to you. To help you make an informed decision that suits your specific requirements, we've gathered information that highlights the differences between Trimlight and Gemstone Lights.

Comparing Trimlight vs. Gemstone Lights: Important Differences to Keep in Mind


Lifetime Product Warranty

  • Trimlight offers a lifetime product warranty. Trimlight dealers offer varying labor warranties, but you can be confident that each one includes a minimum 1-year labor warranty.

  • Gemstone Lights offers a 5-year product warranty and a 1-year labor warranty.

Light Usage vs. Warranty Coverage

  • Trimlight provides a lifetime warranty for their products, guaranteeing their durability and longevity for up to 50,000 hours of light usage.

  • Gemstone Lights offers a 5-year product warranty and is advertised as 50,000 hours of light use.

Note: If a Gemstone Lights clients use their lights for 6 hours a night for 5 years, they're covered for 10,950 hours of light usage, after which the product warranty expires. In contrast, a Trimlight client using their lights for 6 hours a night for 5 years is covered for 10,950 hours, plus an additional 39,050 hours beyond the Gemstone Lights coverage.

Gemstone mentions their lights last 23 years at 6 hours per night but keep in mind you're only covered for the first 5 years and after that you're on the hook for repairs, trip charges, and product replacements.


  • Trimlight's unique design ensures that our lights protrude from the channel, making them visible from more angles at night. Despite their prominence at night, they seamlessly blend in during the day, maintaining a subtle and elegant appearance. This distinctive feature not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your property but also provides a classic, holiday-inspired look that resonates with the preferences of most clients. With Trimlight, you can enjoy the best of both worlds - a striking display of lights that catches the eye at night, yet remains understated and tasteful in the daylight..

  • Gemstone Lights are disc-shaped lights that sit nearly flush with the channel, giving them a subtle appearance at night. However, this design may cause them to be less visible from all angles, creating the illusion of missing lights on the roofline.

*Note: Gemstone bulbs are very similar to our commercial designed bulb. Our Trimlight commercial bulb may be possible for residential use.

Multiple Spacing Options

  • Trimlight provides three spacing options so you can customize your permanent outdoor lights your way: 6 inches, 9 inches, and 12 inches.

  • Gemstone Lights offers a spacing option of 9 inches.

Multiple Bulb Options

  • At Trimlight, we recognize that each client has their own distinct preferences and financial needs. That's precisely why we provide you with three diverse bulb options to choose from: classic, 3L, and commercial designed bulbs.

  • Gemstone Lights provides a residential bulb that is also suitable for commercial applications.

Colors Available 

  • With Trimlight, the possibilities are endless as you can explore over 16 million vibrant shades using the Red, Green, and Blue system, which seamlessly integrates into any pattern you create.

  • Gemstone Lights allows you to achieve more than 16 million hues as well through Red, Green, Blue, and White system.

Colors of White

  • With Trimlight Edge, you have the option to choose between warm white and cool white, both of which come pre-programmed as colors. And if that's not enough, our innovative app allows you to create your own unique shades of white that can be saved as a custom color. You can easily adjust the brightness of your white as well and save your customized patterns for a truly personalized lighting experience.

  • Gemstone Lights is a RGBW system.

*Note: While RGBW systems offer a white option, there are some disadvantages compared to RGB systems. One drawback is that the addition of the white diodes may slightly reduce the overall brightness and vibrancy of the colors produced, as the white diodes may dilute the intensity of the primary RGB colors. Additionally, RGBW systems may be slightly more complex to control and program due to the inclusion of the white diodes, potentially requiring more intricate settings and adjustments to achieve desired color combinations and effects.

Lights Dance To Music

  • With Trimlight, you can connect your lights to your preferred tunes and watch as they synchronize and move in perfect harmony with the rhythm. Let the power of music transform your outdoor space into a mesmerizing spectacle that will leave you and your guests in awe.

  • Gemstone Lights does not offer a dance to music feature.

Bulb & Diodes

  • At Trimlight, we offer a range of bulb options to cater to your specific needs. Our classic bulb features 1 LED, providing a reliable and efficient lighting solution. Our classic bulb has been installed on over 120,000 homes. For those seeking even more brightness, our 3L bulb boasts 3 LEDs, ensuring a vibrant and illuminating display. And for commercial applications, our commercial bulb includes 3 LEDs, delivering exceptional performance and durability.

  • At Gemstone Lights they have a 3 LED bulb used for residential and commercial applications.

The information provided on this page is accurate and up-to-date as of January 24, 2024. Changes and updates in the business operations, policies, or any other relevant factors may occur after publication and we encourage readers to verify any information directly.

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