Movies are places that are
filled with an atmosphere that says enjoy yourself. Here you
can feel the ambience of the movie hall change as the theater
lighting plays with some dramatic mood enhancing music. How can
theater lighting change how you think and watch a movie? Well
it all has to do with where the various lights are and the
function that they play.
Having a light fall directly
on the movie screen will let a hazy glare develop while the
movie is being shown. This lighting matter will have the
tendency to wash out the colors of the movie. The best type of
lighting that you can install in your home theater should be of
a diffusing nature. Therefore you should think about buying
lighting fixtures that have three to four lights that can be
turned away from the movie screen (and you) and be dimmed as
and when you need them.
The other factor that works
for theater lighting is to have different light colors set for
mood enhancement. A soft incandescent light with an orange
coloring to it will provide your home theater with a warm and
inviting atmosphere before the movie begins. You can use a
halogen and fluorescent light will give you the reflective
lighting that is needed in many cases.
There are various other types
of theater lighting that you can use to get different types of
moods. There are times when you will need to have a bright
lighting in place for the hours when your home theater is being
used for other purposes. At these times you can use the dimmer
switch to bring all of the lights to full power.
Now if you have a rear wall
projector you will need to think about the best type of theater
lighting that you can fix near the projector. There are experts
who recommend that you use a bias light that is placed behind
the projector. This way not only will you get a constant source
of light where it is needed but the strain to your eyes will be
As there are so many different
types of lighting systems that you can use you may want to ask
the various sales personal at lighting stores what they
recommend for home theaters. With their advice you can select
the type of theater lightning that will not only provide your
room with a good light source but also bring the atmosphere of
the movie alive.
So the next time that you go
to the movies take the time to appreciate the theater lighting
in the hall that creates the various moods that the audience
experiences. From this experience you can re-create this
atmosphere in your home theater as well.