Where to get these lights for behind screen

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  1. RonHale

    RonHale Auditioning

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    Can you get a light at your local hardware store that would be optimal? Or do you have to go to a specialty store to get them? I am beginning construction of a basement home theater. I have been reading posts in here for over a month now. You guys have a great website. I figured this is the place to ask.
     
  2. DougRuss

    DougRuss Stunt Coordinator

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    Here's the site that handles the Original(?).
    Click Here
    * little pricey !
     
  3. Scott_G

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    I got mine at a Home Depot or Lowes. Don't remember which.

    What size TV do you have? I have a large RPTV and used a cheap 4 foot shop lamp and 6500K bulb (bought two - only using one). With a remote RF on the wall ($20 at radio shack) I think I have about $35 in the whole setup. It's best to get a bulb close to 6500K but anything is better than nothing.
     
  4. MichaelGomez

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    I was contemplating getting a light also. The only problem is that I have a direct view TV that sits in an entertainment center. The EC takes up most of my wall. THe picture is in the link below.

    How would I get a light to be effective back there?
     
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    Michael,

    If you mounted a florescent light bar to the back of the entertainment center (either along the top bridge, or down low behind what appears to be drawers), that would work fine.

    You don't want to see the bulb itself, you just don't want complete darkness behind the TV.
     
  7. RonHale

    RonHale Auditioning

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    Thank You for all the help. I will mount a light directly behind my tv.
     

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