Home Theater Lighting Upgrades
This theater room has amazing design and aesthetics, and with these lively artwork-covered acoustic panels, we wanted to improve the color rendering to see all the individual colors in the prints. We updated the lighting to use aimable fixtures to place the light where it needs to go to really set the mood for this space.
You’ll notice that we used super narrow beam spreads on the art and cabinets in the front so that light does not bleed onto the theater screen. The traditional lights in this room simply could not dim low enough without flickering or eventually burning out.
Like the office, we used warm dim fixtures so that the room is fully lit up for super bowl parties and social gatherings, but can be dimmed down for television watching, and then way down for movies.
The original lights all had white trims, so we custom painted the DMF fixtures and used matching custom paint on all of the speakers and HVAC vents as well. This not only looks better but also has the added benefit of fewer reflections and glare on the screen. Lighting design has such a big impact on home theaters that we’ve written a full article & created a video specifically on lighting design for home theaters.
The original LEDs in the front of the theater had been removed because they threw too much light on the screen, so when we updated this room, we used a combined narrow beam spread light with a specialty trim that blocks the light on the screen side. We’ve also updated the bar area to allow guests to pour their drinks and get snacks without it having an impact on the screen.