When installing a home theatre, homeowner’s often want to recreate a theatre atmosphere. Lighting offers one means of achieving this goal, and lights that dramatically dim just before the movie starts provides one of the details that enhance the theater experience. A remote-controlled lighting system, which includes dimmer switches, can provide the same theater effect. Mister Sparky’s electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL can provide the installation you need.
Lighting arrangement offers numerous options, although a number of people prefer recessed lights in rows for a modern authentic atmosphere. With a little thought to how the theater room will be used, the ideal lighting setup can be created. Have a plan ready before calling an electrician to expedite the wiring for a home theater.
For example, if a home theatre doubles up as an entertainment room complete with a bar, restaurant style tables, and a pool table, consider lighting function and arrangement for this section of the entertainment room. Mister Sparky’s electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL can provide the installation you need.
Lighting intensity affects the comfort of the home theater. Bright lighting will ruin the theatre effect, while soft, even lighting without glare or extreme contrasts is both comfortable, and promotes the atmosphere of a theater. Furthermore, ensure the television isn’t excessively bright. A bright TV can be uncomfortable on the eyes of viewers, and can be avoided by reducing the contrast. Experiment with the TV, until you find the ideal balance for the desired comfort level.
There are numerous options available in light fixtures to achieve the custom style, and mood of a home theater. Consider all the options, and select those that achieve the goals you have set. Options include:
Rope lighting helps to highlight architectural elements
Mister Sparky’s electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL can provide the professional installation of the light fixtures you select.
Lighting, wiring, and projectors require special consideration in a home theater. In addition, when building a new home, and you intend to install a home theater on down the road, it’s best to have the wiring required for a theater installed during construction. It’s more cost effective to install electrical components before the walls than retrofitting down the road. Planning the layout of the theater room now, enables the electrician to provide the required services, so it will be ready when you are. Mister Sparky’s electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL can professional wiring installation, whether during a new home build, or when retrofitting an existing home.
Proper wiring can assist in eliminating much of the tangled wire that plagues home theaters and entertainment rooms. When a mass of tangled wires presents an unsightly problem, cable tidies and careful labeling will improve function and form in the theater room. Alternatively, our electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL can provide a permanent solution.
When installing a projector screen rather than a TV, ensure the proper size to fit the wall or screen size. An undersized projected image won’t fill the screen, and on the other hand, if it’s too large it can extend beyond the wall.
A quality sound system is an essential component of the home theater experience. Wireless speakers offer an option, but require a ladder to change the batteries. Wired speakers are an alternative, although few people care to see speaker wire extending along the wall of a home theater, or to climb routinely to change batteries. Mister Sparky’s electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL can provide a solution just right for you.
Home Theater Specialist vs. an Electrician
Don’t even consider a home theater specialist to install wiring, unless they are a licensed electrician. They may be experienced in setting up the TV and home theater, and for achieving professional sound and video quality, but leave the installation of the following to a licensed electrician:
• Wiring installation
• Outlet installation
• Hardwiring components into the homes electrical system
• Dimmer switches installation
• The installation of lighting
• Electrical work in the homes electrical panel, and other electrical components that aren’t just plugged in
When you’re ready to set up a home theater, contact Mister Sparky, our electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL can set up the lighting and wiring to create the ultimate viewing experience. Mister Sparky serves the North Alabama region with quality electrical services and licensed electricians. Mister Sparky’s experienced electricians offer a wide range of electrical services including emergency electrical services 24/7. Mister Sparky is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.