Light behind TV?

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  1. JayB

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    I keep reading that I need to put a light behind my TV to eliminate eye fatigure in a dark room when watching movies. What light do I use? Are ther special home theater lights? Why do I recall something about a gray light?
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  2. JoelW

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    I noticed on Ron P's The Green Room website, that he has a light behind his television. You might shoot him an email and ask him what his thoughts are on this.
    I don't have the website handy, but go look up one of his posts, its in his signature.
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    It's referred to as bias lighting. If you search for 'bias' you should find what you want [​IMG]
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    I use a Halogen MR15 uplight with a reastat, sitting behind my center channel speaker, that I can dim to what ever the room requires. I bought the whole system at the Hardware store for about 35.00 dollars
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    I seem to remember people saying those good ol' trusty "tap lights" you can get at Home Depot for a few bucks work well too......
     
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    I bought a G.E. flourescent fixture for about $15 that has a small warm white fouorescent tube in it. Low wattage, about 15 I believe and it works great.
     
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    Small fluorescent behind TV. Works great. Came from local hardware shop. Get a 6500K tube if you do this.
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