Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: West Hollywood, CA
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Hi, I'm constructing my theater right now and was looking into putting some LED ribbon lights around the soffit, which runs around all three walls (excluding the wall with the screen) aiming up towards the ceiling (preferably the amber variety).
The only requirements I have are that it must:
a) Be dimmable
b) Integrate into my Lutron Radio Ra 2 lighting system for control and dimming.
c) Must run the length of the three walls which is roughly 60 linear ft total.
So, does anyone have any recommendations? I don't want to break the bank on this as it is accent lighting - and I was thinking that the ribbon lighting would work better than the rope lights as they output a far brighter illumination.
With this in mind I have a few questions -
1) Most of the LED ribbon lights I see top out around 16' max. How do I do 60' then? Can you gang them up to one ballast or do I have to buy three individual controllers, power supplies and somehow connect them to one dimmer switch? Is that even possible?
2) What brand is trusted here? I know it's low power, but a lot of these brands feel pretty unregulated and I would rather not burn my theater to the ground.
3) What is the difference in price between the single color system and the ones that can output multiple colors?
Finally, if anyone has any links of any products they've tested or approve of I would love to see them. I am on a budget (aren't we all?). Someone posted something about a Stewart Filmscreen system but based on my experience with Stewart they tend to be a very pricey company (not complaining - they're the best - they just usually fall a little out of my price range - does anyone know how much this system costs?)
Thank you to everyone who has read this and responds. Much appreciated.