Front Projection & Room Lighting Suggestions

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Gary TP, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. Gary TP

    Gary TP Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a dedicated room being built - 21x16 for HT and looking at the Z2 and a 106" HCCV dalite screen....
    I have total light control (no windows)....

    To those who have designed their dedicated rooms:

    How did you introduce lighting for TV watching (football w/ friends) without compromising PQ & washout? Any suggestions for techniques and types of lighting to use? Tips on setting up, etc?
     
  2. ChadLB

    ChadLB Screenwriter

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    Take a look at my setup. The room was finished already when me moved in but the nice thing is the lights are controlled by 2 different switches. So I can leave the front ones off and just turn the back lights on ..which gives enough lighting for Sporting events with friends....
     
  3. Erik Farstad

    Erik Farstad Supporting Actor

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    Gary, I have two light sources...both on dimmers: Wall sconces and then rope light under the stage/risers and around the ceiling behind crown molding. I usually turn on the rop light while watching tv w/folks if we want a bit more light...but I have also dimmed the sconces and that works well too. All can be seen by following the link in my sig. I have a Z1 w/a Da-Lite HCC 92" screen.

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  4. Shawn Keeler

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    My riser lights give off just the right amount of light to make your way around without stubling, yet not comprimising the picture. Also they are on a remote control dimmer so you can adjust them.

    http://www.keelercables.com/keeler_theatre.htm
     
  5. Jeff Engel

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    I'm with Eric, I have rope lighting behind my crown molding and around my riser and sconces on the walls. I dim both and they give off plenty of light for game watching. My can lights stay off except for cleaning and the rope/sconce lights get dimmed off for movies. Look for X10 remote dimmers to control it via remote.
     
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    If you have recessed lighting, make sure the front ones are on a different switch from the back. Also, mount the actual bulbs high in the can, so that they illuminate in a downwards cone instead of everywhere.
     

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