Home theater lighting is something you should consider once you’ve got the basics of your home theater set-up, and want to go a bit further and create an atmosphere in your theater. One of the best ways to create the right atmosphere in any room is by using lighting, and home theater lighting has the added advantage that it actually improves the quality of the image on a screen. Before you plan the lightings in your media room, it is necessary that you know the three categories of home theater lighting. The three basic categories of lighting for movie rooms are general, atmospheric and safety lighting. General lightings are designed to provide practical illumination so you can easily see to conduct general tasks when not viewing movies in your home theater. This includes overhead lights, wall sconces or floor lamps. Atmospheric lighting produces a magnificent mood for your home theatre. This allows viewers to have an outstanding cinematic experience inside their home.
This type of home theater lighting may include wall sconces, cove lighting or other specialty light fixtures that are more used for aesthetic purposes rather than illumination. Lastly, the third type is called safety lighting. Though this is not a requisite in home theatres yet this type of lighting allow people to move freely in the darkened rooms during movie watching. Examples of safety lights are aisle lights, chair lights or other fixtures with the function of lighting walkways, stairs and safety hazards with adequate light to move around the darkened room carefully.