home theater with recessed lightingA home theater system is an excellent place for the whole family to get together and watch a movie. When it comes to lighting your home theater, different rules apply than for the rest of your home. You will hear us frequently talk about layering light sources, but that does not apply in a home theater. In this setting, you are looking to create light that is subdued and will not cause a glare on your screen. Here are three different ways to create ambient light in your home theater:

Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting is an excellent choice for a home theater because it does not clutter up the room with fixtures. This type of lighting will not get in the way of the screen, and as long as you don’t put recessed light directly above the screen, it will not cause glare.

Capped Lighting

Capped lighting is subdued enough for a home theater. It also directs like at the walls instead of outward into the room, which means that it will not create any glare on your screen. Capped lighting fixtures provide just enough light to start your movie without compromising your viewing experience.

Wall Sconces

Wall sconces, particular ones with a shade, are a great way to provide sufficient ambient light without making the room too bright. Uplighting or downlighting can work well in this setting.

Install Dimmers

No matter what type of lighting you install in your home theater system, it is always smart to install a dimmer switch. Dimmers allow you to customize your light so you can make your home theater as light or as dark as you want it to be.

You can find all of the lighting you need for your home theater at Rensen House of Lights. We offer a great selection of modern LED lighting near Kansas City, KS, for every room in your home.