Above is the layout I've determined for the recessed lighting for the movie room. The lights will be 5" and I'll be using 50w par30 flood lights. I have ordered 2 dimmer switches that I plan to tie these to. Walls are dark grey and ceiling is dark blue. Have total light control in this room.
The screen is at the top of the sketch. 104" is the width of the screen.
1. I'm looking for suggestions on the which lights should be tied to each dimmer. the first dimmer will at the very least be tied to the front row closest to the screen. However, because is my first rodeo, I'm not sure if that will be adequate for viewing scenarios (such as sports) where the other two rows will be lit. I'm looking for suggestions based on other experiences with this. I do not think my setup really warrants 3 dimmers, and I would like to stay away from that.
2. In my current layout, the last row is 16ft from the wall. My plan is to mount the projector at 17' (or 18' if I have to for head space at the second row). Will this be too close to the projector? Since these bulbs are incandescent, I'm concerned about the heat. Anyone with knowledge on this please share.
Also, I'm open to suggestions with the lighting pattern. Based on my research in the forum, this is what seems to be "recommended".
Thanks in advance for the help.