rptv lighting....

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Ted Lee, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Lead Actor

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    hi all -

    i know some people take some sort of light and put it behind their tv to provide a little ambient lighting.

    some questions:

    1. i was wondering, how diffused is the light? it seems to me that you would cause a "glow" behind the tv...or is that the point?

    2. i think some of these lights adhere to the 6500k standard? does that really matter?

    also, if you have any recommendations or links, i would appreciate it.

    fwiw, i have a mits ws-65313

    thx,

    ted
     
  2. Andy Goldstein

    Andy Goldstein Stunt Coordinator

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    i bought a dual-lamp halogen under-cabinet fixture from wally world. it has 2 10 watt bulbs in it, and a 2 position switch. ok, 3, if you count "off". [​IMG] it is mounted on the sloping rear panel of my rptv. when we watch movies in the dark, i turn it on. my wife says it instantly makes her head stop hurting. we have always had to have some lighting in the room when watching tv, so her head wont hurt. been that way since i have known her. never bothered me.

    ag.
     
  3. Ted Lee

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    thx andy -

    i'm the same way as your wife. i can rarely watch my tv in total darkness ... it's just too bright.

    right now, i just have the stove light in my kitchen on - it provides just the right glow. [​IMG] but i'd like to do some experimenting. i'll look into those fixtures.

    when you mention the slope, i assume you have the light shooting upwards? you don't find that distracting?
     
  4. Jeremy Anderson

    Jeremy Anderson Screenwriter

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    I use a 6500k bulb with in an 18" fluorescent fixture hidden behind my center channel to light up the wall behind my RPTV. I also use two sheets of filter material around the bulb to dim it down to 5% of my set's light output. Works great and really helps for marathon viewing sessions.
     
  5. Tim K

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    there are more than a few threads about this....here's a few but do a search in all forums for "ideal-lume" and you will find some informative reading.:
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...light=aquarium
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...ight=ideallume
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...ight=ideallume

    I have an 18" flourescent light from an aquarium. I bought a 6500K "Spectramax bulb" for it at Petsmart. Cost was about $20 for the fixture and $6 for the bulb. Works great too.

    If you want to be more "official" you can get an Ideal-Lume setup at http://www.cinemaquestinc.com for about $55...or go halfway and get the cheap flourescent fixture and just buy the 6500K bulb from cinemaquest for $16.
     
  6. Ted Lee

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    great info ... thx much!
     
  7. Andy Goldstein

    Andy Goldstein Stunt Coordinator

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    ted:

    it sounds distracting, having a fan-shaped wash of light on the wall behind the tv, but i really dont pay any attention to it. i did, however, move the big painting that was on the wall to the other side of the room. nothing on the wall behind the tv now.

    ag.
     

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