Lighting for a Plasma Screen

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  1. mjb-av

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    Hi Folks :) ,

    I have read on an American forum that lighting behind a plasma screen can enhance your viewing pleasure, it suggested daylight lamps at approx 18watts. But I can’t find the site now.

    Can anyone recommend suitable lights/colour, etc?

    What are you using to enhance your viewing pleasure?

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    The "compact fluorescent" lamps are quite suitable because they don't give off a lot of heat. You can place lamps either behind the screen, or behind the viewers - we have a 3-seater leather sofa, and I've placed a couple of 6W compact fluo's behind that, with quite good effect. Placing lamps behind the screen minimises the risk of reflections. All I used were the cheapest lamps I could find (small white ones @ £4.99 each) because they're hidden anyway.
     
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    You can try CCFL's. http://www.sharkoon.com/enghtml/illumination.htm
    These are lights that are often used in PC case mods. Just connect the inverter to a 12V mains adapter and they work.
    Going to use them behind a rear-pro myself. They are pretty cheap too and should last for at least 20.000 hours.
     
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    Just 'installed' my new Ikea TRETTIOEN lights with my Hitachi 42PD7200.

    They look fantastic and do seem to make a difference.

    I went for the Blue option to be 'sympathetic' to my living room decor, they produce a really atmospheric glow in a dark room.

    One other thread suggested there weren't many of these lights left, but Ikea in Wednesbury had loads in stock today.
     
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    Hi Gravy

    Any chance of a pic to see the lights in action?

    Cheers

    Soze
     

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