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Creating a Perfect Home Theater System

Undoubtedly, the installation of a home theater system is one of the most exciting things you can add to your home. Home theaters can range from a nice TV with a comfortable seating area to a full-fledged family viewing experience, including a flat screen high-def television, an impressive surround sound system, and more. Whatever scenario you’re shooting for, there are a number of various components to think about that make your home theater system provide you with as much enjoyment as possible. Today, we’re going to discuss the aspect of your home theater’s lighting.

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There are endless things that could be said about the different ways to customize the lighting in your home theater system but for now we’ll just cover the basics. The most important things to consider when installing the lighting in your home theater are:

Lighting arrangement – the lay out of your light fixtures, curtains and blinds can be combined to create the perfect lighting setup for your home theater. Commonly people like to arrange their home theater recessed lights in organized rows. You can get as creative as you want with yours as long as you make sure everything is planned out so your electrician can properly wire everything.

Lighting intensity – nothing feels more like a movie theater experience than lights that dim dramatically just before the beginning of the movie. With a home theater system that includes remote-controlled lighting and dimmer switches, you can achieve the “movie theater effect” in your own home (with a short trip to your kitchen instead of a concession stand).

Of course, the ultimate goal for your home theater system is comfort. You’ll want to have soft, even lighting throughout your home theater area with sharp contrasts or glares. Any excessive lighting will ruin your “movie theater mood”. You’ll also want to make certain your TV isn’t set on too bright of a setting that makes it uncomfortable to view. Strive to find the balance between TV viewing, contrast reduction and optimal visual comfort.

If you decide to go with a projector instead of a TV, make sure you choose a quality brand that fits your wall or projector screen size. The key to remember is: a projected image that is too small won’t fill up the screen all the way, but if the projected image is too large it may extend beyond the wall, cutting out some of what’s being projected.

The only limits to your home theater system are your imagination and the know-how and expertise a professional electrician provides. Contact the experts at John's Electric of Birmingham today to discuss your home theater options from start to finish and get started on the home theater system of your dreams today!

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John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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