Proper lighting in a home theatre room requires a mix of ambient and accent lighting to enhance your viewing, help prevent eyestrain and make the room practical to move around in after the movie.
Lighting Techniques for Home Theatre
- General lighting General lightingFor general lighting, recessed fixtures on a dimmer provide soft ambient light that will let you see your popcorn without distracting from the movie. Another option is to install wall sconces or set track lighting to provide a glow along the room's walls.
- Track lighting Track lightingTrack lighting is excellent for its flexibility and can provide ambient, task or accent lighting in a flexible lighting system. You can move, swivel, rotate and aim the individual fixtures in any direction along the track, giving you the versatility to change the lighting scheme when needed.
- Lighting controls Lighting controlsLighting controls give you the flexibility to design a lighting plan with multiple uses and decorative effects. With the touch of a button, today's sophisticated dimming systems enable you to lower light levels to suit the activity.