The new Seymour-Screen Excellence Backlighting Kit is designed to improve contrast and reduce eye strain to help integrators overcome the obstacles of various room environments.
The Seymour-Screen Excellence (SSE) tunable backlighting kit aims to complement projection installation scenarios such those using ambient light rejecting (ALR) screens with high-brightness projectors in darkened rooms.
“Lighting kits have become popular among filmscreen and HDTV users, however much of the ones available on the market actually contaminate the video experience because they simply project primary or secondary colors on the wall,” says Chris Seymour, managing director, Seymour-Screen Excellence.
“For video purists like us, this looks so ridiculous. We jokingly refer to them as 'dancing UFO lights.' Understanding that the vast majority of homeowners aren't painting their room walls a D65 color, we set out to design a solution that could compensate for their wall color and make high dynamic range (HDR) and high-brightness viewing less fatiguing. Now when the homeowners get their projected image calibrated, their calibrator can find the bias light setting for a true 6,500K.”
How the Seymour-Screen Excellence Backlighting Kit Works
The LED light strip affixes to the rear of the fixed-frame projection screen. Using the kit's IR remote control, integrators can bring the color temperature up or down to best suit the wall color using a color meter to measure the temperature.
“If the walls are yellow or orange, the kit would be dialed toward a blue—or cool tint to increase the ambient bias lighting up to 6,500K. Conversely, if the walls are on the bluish side, the kit would be dialed toward the warm end to decrease the ambient light bias lighting down to 6,500K,” notes Seymour.
The kit offers adjustments ranging from 3,000K to 20,000K to provide integrators with setup flexibility.