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Tyler Fonseca

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Re: "Transform your house from dark to dazzling!"
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2018, 03:20:24 AM »
They're already there....Walgreens.....$39.99

Owen Richter

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Re: "Transform your house from dark to dazzling!"
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2018, 09:29:38 AM »
Guess since I checked these out after seeing this thread an ad for them has popped up on my facebook timeline. Out of curiosity I read some of the comments...I loved this guys comment:

"Great - red and green measles all over your house."

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Re: "Transform your house from dark to dazzling!"
« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2018, 12:45:40 PM »
Makes you start to think that people are beyond help as a species. How can we so consistently persist in clueless behavior?

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Re: "Transform your house from dark to dazzling!"
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2018, 05:00:43 PM »
One way to tackle this problem is to get yourself appointed to your HOA's "Architectural Review Committee", or whatever your community calls it. There is a good chance you would be able to persuade the other members of that committee to add more lighting guidelines to your community documents. For example, maybe your community has design guidelines that can be modified? Once you have the committee on your side and you draft a proposal, there is a good chance the Board will approve the new guidelines. I did this in our community 11 years ago, so yes, it can be done.

As a side note, once you get involved, you might be surprised how far you can go. In the process of getting lighting changed in our neighborhood I became known as kind of a lighting expert in our community, and ended up having a major role in updating the lighting code for our whole county.

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Re: "Transform your house from dark to dazzling!"
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2018, 10:16:40 PM »
I guess a sort-of-an-expert is as good as any. Snarky comments aside, thanks for trying and getting involved.

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Re: "Transform your house from dark to dazzling!"
« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2018, 03:48:01 AM »
I was actually personally tortured by this a few weeks ago. I was on a six-hour plane flight on United with one of those planes that has the DirecTV hookup and the screens in the backs of the seats. The guy next to me fell asleep and I got to watch the hour long infomercial (without sound). Repeatedly. For six hours. (I can't sleep on a plane.)

I kept my sanity by trying to find all the camera tricks that made the device look more impressive than it really is. All of the outdoor shots had impressive Christmas light displays in addition to what was mostly likely multiple Star Showers on a house (no "dead zones"). Also, it may not be that bright....there are shots of it being used in a kids room on the floor projecting to the ceiling and it doesn't look all that dazzling.

It was maddening....by the end of the plane flight, I had invented at least two dialog scripts for the announcers, and had come up with fascinating backstories for all of the actors in the infomercial....

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Re: "Transform your house from dark to dazzling!"
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2018, 03:53:12 AM »
I love the alternate reality in all of these commercials where people consistently fail to perform common tasks like Christmas decorations, opening cans, mowing a lawn, wrapping a hose up (etc).

And camera tricks, where you have one of those LED tape up lightbulbs and it somehow lights a spot around a corner where no light would ever get to from the device and as bright as a 100w bulb.

You probably have nothing to worry about from the "laser light show" with all the exaggeration from the commercials. Nothing that a well placed towel rack (with towels) couldn't solve at least.