After seeing the joist layout it occurred to me that my original light layout, with some of the lights in line with the centre of the room, would not work.
The red sections are steel, the yellow is the projection screen mounting area. The white lengths represent the wooden joists, and note that the short lengths on the right are not in line with the room.
Calculations told me I’d need about 5500 lumens, which actually equated to about 23 of the Philips hue bulbs I wanted, which is up from the original 11. This layout gives us 16, it doesn’t need to be a bright room and worst case scenario we add lamps. That’s what I’m telling myself to avoid stressing out over it.
Also pictured are the four ceiling speakers and their coverage in their position, which seems to be ok!
Ok so it might seem a little premature to have these out of the box, but house extensions are stressful. What with being confined to areas of the house whilst trying to hold back the mess in others, and having to juggle in my head all the things that need to be done.
Until it’s all done and dusted, it’s things like this which get me excited.
Note in the follow images, the “re-usable shopping bag” which comes with the Oppo player..
So there was the concern about the joists running perpendicular to the projector screen, but having just spoke to the builder – it is not an issue!
We’re waiting for the steels that will go over the bi-fold doors, these will support the weight of the bedroom wall above. The end part of the extension will not be supporting anything so we will have flexibility allowing the projection screen to be flush mounted into the ceiling!
The projector has been setup in our temporarily living quarters, and we watched a couple of films on it last night. Compared to the new lounge, the dining room’s ambient light is higher and the ‘screen area’ smaller, but it still kept me grinning.
I setup Alexa with the few Hue Lights I have setup, and had a play around with the “Hue Disco” app. It uses your mobile phone’s microphone and triggers lighting to the music, excitement is high for when I can use it on a larger scale!