Bright Ideas — Lighting Your Media Room

With football season about to kick off and baseball winding down toward the playoffs, you want to make sure your viewing room is comfortable.

One thing you might want to consider while planning your perfect entertainment space (and that many overlook) is proper lighting.

According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), good lighting can significantly enhance movies and sports watching, while poor lighting can be a distraction.

“Lighting,” says Joe Rey-Barreau, education consultant for the ALA and an associate professor at the University of Kentucky’s School of Interior Design, “is especially important and tricky in media rooms.”