Have you seen those advertisements for Phillips’ Ambilight plasma televisions? Although it’s probably just a gimmick, I was intrigued by the idea. Lit from behind my LCD’s screen wouldn’t be compromised by glare, and it would add needed light/drama to the room. I found something at my local big box store called Auralites, which are manufactured for under-shelf accent lighting applications. They, however, were just the thing I was looking for.
I applied the included mounting tape to the back of the strips and fixed one to each of my speaker brackets. Continue Reading
The artist and inventor who gave us LUMEN™ light projectors has created yet another glorious ambient lighting wonder. It is REVEAL™, and basically it is a projector, which can be mounted to a ceiling or wall, that casts the impression of a window with light streaming through it. REVEAL™ also throws shadows through the ‘window’ that form outlines of tree branches seen in the distance. To complete the illusion, the branches sway ever so slightly, as if a breeze stirs them. Continue Reading