Greg Kavander shares his knowledge and experience for those who would like to add ambient, indirect lighting behind their HDTV. Lucky for me, I found this article at the perfect time as my family is in the process of updating our home theater setup. The warm rope lighting is sure to add a nice touch to our game and movie experience. Not only is it a ‘neat’ or ‘wow’ factor, but it’s good for your eyes as well. An affordable and simple solution, that I imagine, a number of home theaters will be implementing this year. Excellent article, Greg. thanks. And I couldn’t agree more with the preference of soft indirect lighting for this purpose over the compact fluorescent or LED option.
Every once in a while, you trip over a win-win idea so simple, intuitive and novel, it just demands a second look – maybe even some evangelical sharing. I experienced just such an idea earlier this year while watching TV at a friend’s house. He’s the earliest high-tech adopter I know, so it’s always interesting to see what he’s experimenting with when I visit. On this particular occasion, I was marvelling at how good his big-screen HDTV looked – almost angelic, like it was surrounded by a halo of soft, warm light … and that’s when it hit me [insert record scratch sound effect here]. His big-screen TV did actually have a halo of soft, warm light surrounding it, emanating from somewhere behind the TV. Wow, what a subtle, pleasant visual effect. And as I was soon to discover, also a great way to help reduce eye strain.
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