How many sconces?

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  1. Dan_J_H.

    Dan_J_H. Stunt Coordinator

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    My HT is under construction (by me) and measures 12.5' x 24.5' x 7.0'. Would 8 sconces (4 each side) be too much? I guess I would like to hear how many sconces others have with a similar size room. Home Depot has a great sale on some of its sconces. I bought the blue glass sconce for $34.00, was $49.99.

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  2. BrianKR

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    My room is 23' in length and I have 3 scounces per wall.
    But it's all personal preference.

    I got a piece of colored chalk and drew them on my wall.
    Chalk wipes off with a wet cloth.
     
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    I have a 14' x 12' with an entrance way. I have 5 wall lights. The one thing I would recommend if you are using a FP, is that you add some recessed ceiling lights also. I have the wall lights on a dimmer, but the light still hits my screen. It almost has to be completely dark in my room. The recessed lighting should allow some lighting in the room without affecting your picture.
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    my room is 25' long and I am only going to have one per wall but I am limited due to location of doors, windows, and fireplace
     
  5. Glenise

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    My room is 37' long and I have (4) sconces.
    (2) sconces on the left side and (2) on the right side.
    I keep the room completely dark.
    The only time I have the sconces on is before people sit down to watch the movie and after the movie is over.
     
  6. Glenise

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    Also, I initially bought 4 sconces from Home Depot for $40 each. I saw some different ones from Lowes for $20 each and took the $40 ones back to HD.
    I think my lights are actually wall lamps instead of sconces.
     
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    If you are worried about too much light, put them on multiple switch legs and dimmers, so can can have a lot of light, or a minimumal amount.
     
  8. Scott Sox

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    I just typed a long winded respose but I lost it because I had a link to another sight. [​IMG] In short Dan I have those lights and they are nice. Better too much light that is dimmable than not enough.
     
  9. Dan_J_H.

    Dan_J_H. Stunt Coordinator

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    My final decision is to go with 9 Hampton bay (blue) sconces from Home Depot. 4 on each side wall and one on the back wall. I will have the sconces on a dimmer.

    Click the link to view the sconce.

    http://community.webshots.com/user/danjh38

    Dan
     
  10. Andrew Pratt

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    I only have 2 per wall in my HT room that's 24 feet long and its not enough. I should have put more in and if it were too bright just put in lower watt bulbs. As it is I'm likely going to install pot lighting to help brighten up the room when its being used for other activities
     
  11. Glenise

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    Do most of you guys have a dedicated room?
    What color are your walls?
    The reason I asked this is that some stated they dont have enough sconces.
    I assume you guys must keep your sconces on during the movie.
     
  12. Andrew Pratt

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    My walls are dark and the ceiling is dark grey so its a dull room to begin with. My issue with light isn't during the movie as the lights remain off its when the room is being used for alternative uses.
     

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