Originally Posted by queendvd2
Did you pick these specifically because of the colors in your HT?
The selection of bulbs was an iterative process.
First the Leonardo's that I have use two candelabra base bulbs. I mounted them on the wall and rummaged in my household spare bulb box and found some clear chandelier flame shape bulbs. Put them in and YUK!
They cast a very revealing hard light across the fabric revealing every imperfection. I could also see the structure of the filament projected out onto the fabric.
So trip one to HD and grabbed some frosted globe bulbs. Put them in and 1/2 YUK. Gone was the harsh light and I could see less imperfections in the fabric but the biggest problem was color. A regular bulb is very yellow. When you shine a yellow light on a Blue surface the result is pretty pathetic looking. kind of a mud. You kind of start wondering why did I bother picking a blue fabric?
Trip two to HD and grabbed a couple of GE reveal Frosted (this is important don't get the clear) globe candelabra base bulbs. Put them in and realized that I actually had a blue wall.
The only other thing to point out is that it helps a little bit to bend the light sockets a little so that the bulbs sit as far away from the fabric wall as possible within the confines of the fixture. This improves the angle on the light on the wall and shows less fabric ripples and imperfections.
Yes, this whole process was a little anal but after weeks of working on the fabric I really wanted to shine a good light on it.
By the way you might discover that the Reveal spot light bulbs for your recessed lights will bring the color of your carpet alive. Just something else to spend a few more bucks on.