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post #1 of 15 Old 02-21-17, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Hello all, I am trying to do backlighting for my DIY screen. 161" diagonal I believe. I have a smart outlet that allows to turn on and off power from my phone. I have been looking at LED strips on Amazon but they all have remote with on/off button. I am wanting to setup backlight with turn on and off when power is supplied to lighting. Color hue changing preferred. I would settle for solid color blue though.
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post #2 of 15 Old 02-21-17, 11:42 AM
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Re: Screen Backlighting - Need HELP

Check into phillips hue lighting. A bit expensive but can be controlled from phone, tablet or even Amazon echo.

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I did see this one. However to get full coverage to screen. I would spend $80x4.
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Are you planning to have this light on when watching movies? if so you dont want any other color than 6k otherwise your going to cause issues with the image quality and it will be a distraction not a help.

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You could buy extensions which I believe are about 3' each and about 30.00 each. I believe I have 5 extensions to surround my 92" screen. You would also need a Phillips Hue hub or starter kit with one. So it does get pretty pricey. I currently have about 20 of the lights, strips and bulbs and am very happy with them, but for the price, they had better last.

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Are you planning to have this light on when watching movies? if so you don't want any other color than 6k otherwise your going to cause issues with the image quality and it will be a distraction not a help.
Can you explain further why I want 6K color(don't know what that is) over what mostly others are using for theirs? And note I;m trying to stay under $80 for backlighting.
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You could buy extensions which I believe are about 3' each and about 30.00 each. I believe I have 5 extensions to surround my 92" screen. You would also need a Phillips Hue hub or starter kit with one. So it does get pretty pricey. I currently have about 20 of the lights, strips and bulbs and am very happy with them, but for the price, they had better last.
Yeah my screen is 161". Nearly double yours. Cost is too high for me.
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6K is a white light leaning towards a very slight blue color. If you use red or green or whatever other color and you have that on while watching movies it will cause eye strain and your brain will compensate for the color and then the actual image on the screen wont look as it should (whites will not look white etc)

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6K is a white light leaning towards a very slight blue color. If you use red or green or whatever other color and you have that on while watching movies it will cause eye strain and your brain will compensate for the color and then the actual image on the screen wont look as it should (whites will not look white etc)
Interesting. I will look into this. I have heard that any lighting behind would reduce eye strain. Which was mostly what I was going for, but thought color changing would be cool with it. But since thats not the case, I may abandon it.
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I have heard that any lighting behind would reduce eye strain. Which was mostly what I was going for,
Yes, if you use the 6K color.

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