Question about Lighting Around Screen

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Tom Kay, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. Tom Kay

    Tom Kay Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello All:

    I have asked a simliar question before, and got some replies, but still could use a little clarification.

    Here's my concern: when I turn off all of the lights in a room, I find that the TV (a 36" CRT, for now, later a 57" RPTV) hurts my eyes, if it's the only source of light. So, I think I'd like to have other lights on.

    I suspect that I'd like to have some dimmable lights near the TV, possibly even on the wall behind it, as long as they don't over-power the TV. Or, at least some lights near the front end of my HT, to boost the overall light level a bit, while watching.

    Got any suggestions? Is it a good plan to put lights in this general area? I don't want flouescent because I have never really liked the colour, plus they are not tyipcally dimmable. These lights should be low power, dimmable, and have very good shades so that it diffuses the light well.

    So I ask, what if anything have others done to add a bit of eye-comfort light to your room, without detracting from your TV or screen? I am at the wiring stage right now, so suggestions would really help. I know some people use simple lamps on tables, but I'd like to be a little higher tech than that, and have them mounted on a wall or ceiling, with full control (probably x-10).
    Thanks, and don't be shy about responding ! Tom.
     
  2. Torgny Nilsson

    Torgny Nilsson Second Unit

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    I agree with your complaint. I found a company within the last year on the Internet that sells lights designed to fit behind your tv to take care of this problem. They supposedly even out the light cast by your tv (as far as your eyes are concerned). But I can't remember their name and I don't know anyone who has tried this solution.
     
  3. David Broome

    David Broome Stunt Coordinator

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    I did this with my 32'' Sony before I went FP. Do a search here and on avs for Bias Lighting. The important thing was to find a 6500k bulb (or as close to it as you could get). Made a huge difference to me...
     

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