How to make your own ‘Ambilight’ television.

by DIY Maven

Phillips 47PFL7432D/37

Have you seen those advertisements for Phillips’ Ambilight plasma televisions? Although it’s probably just a gimmick, I was intrigued by the idea. Lit from behind my LCD’s screen wouldn’t be compromised by glare, and it would add needed light/drama to the room. I found something at my local big box store called Auralites, which are manufactured for under-shelf accent lighting applications. They, however, were just the thing I was looking for.

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Shadow Play With Adam Frank

by DIY Maven

Shadow Play With Adam Frank

The artist and inventor who gave us LUMEN™ light projectors has created yet another glorious ambient lighting wonder. It is REVEAL™, and basically it is a projector, which can be mounted to a ceiling or wall, that casts the impression of a window with light streaming through it. REVEAL™ also throws shadows through the ‘window’ that form outlines of tree branches seen in the distance. To complete the illusion, the branches sway ever so slightly...

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