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After antiquing some some shiny new brass sconces I decided that that light would be too white bright ... even on a dimmer. Since my room is blue/tan I tried a black light bulb in one of them thinking purplish was close. The effect looks very subtle and cool to me. Most that see it think it is more theaterish than white.


Attached is an attempt to show it but it is hard to capture. That light was fully on.


I was not planning on having ambiance lights on in my watching movie "scenes" (except small dim point lights for the popcorn bowls) but these look like they will work at a little dimmer level.


I'm sure others have tried them as well. Not sure if it causes any eye strain or anything??? (I'm a couple months away from the opening night).
 

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Scott, that does look cool. I'll keep that in my mind. May HT is couple years away yet.

Ken
 

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Originally posted by Art Sonneborn
In my theater style and decor that would look like **** but with that style sconce it looks really cool !:cool: Art
For $4 you might give it a try any. BTW, I love your decor. I didn't the first time I saw it but then I missed the perspective as I see too many "modern" theaters and home theaters. Now I think it kicks a$$ and reminds me of the "Majestic" movie for some reason. Of course now I may see your point about a "black light" in that decor. Awesome theater Art.
 

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Where's the black light posters?? :)


Time to throw on some Pink Floyd.
 

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Where's the black light posters?? :) Time to throw on some Pink Floyd.
My goal was less bright and a subdued color that went with the room. The black light aspect was not really the intent...OT: although it may work out as since the beginning I wanted stars on the ceiling and I understand black light will make them glow. I'm thinking paint instead of the stick ons I'm afraid of screwing up my ceiling. Seems like I should paint some cardboard (2'x4') the ceiling color (dark blue) and add stars. Then temporarily put it up. My original theme was going to be drive-in movie theater (great family thing we did years ago) ...


P.S. I'll try to take a better picture. I have a tripod and a new digital camera that I have yet to try the zillion settings on.
 

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Looks great wish I had thought of that. I have 2 bulbs I put outside around Halloween each year. I did notice the fixtures get very hot with the black light bulbs installed. You might check any wall covering behind bulbs after they run a half hour just to make sure. Hate to see anything happen to a fine theater...


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Looks great wish I had thought of that. I have 2 bulbs I put outside around Halloween each year. I did notice the fixtures get very hot with the black light bulbs installed. You might check any wall covering behind bulbs after they run a half hour just to make sure. Hate to see anything happen to a fine theater...Alan D.
I appreciate your concern. I usual error on the safe side. I double checked the labels. The sconces are rated for 100w and the light bulbs are only 75w. I made 1/2 plywood mounts behind them but the sconce has a build in metal white box/back that looks to dissipate heat. I've attached a picture that I had when I broke them down to antique them. It shows the backing. You have me curious and I will spot check the backs with an empirical tester after 1/2 hour....my finger with spit on it

 

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Here is a "better" picture with a long exposure and flash. The first probably shows the effect better but this shows the wall and non-lit area of the sconce.


[edit] OT: Notice the lack of flash reflection on the sconce. This baby was shiny brass and really thought I had done myself in...then I saw the antiquing kit at hobby lobby. Gold paint (non_water_based) and what appeared to be water based black paint for sponging/raging off. [/edit]
 
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