This dual fixture model is specifically configured for use behind wall-mounted, flat-panel TVs. These types of displays tend to be very bright in a darkened viewing environment, increasing the likelihood of eye strain during critical viewing sessions. The flat, reflective, glass screens used for gas plasma and LCD displays can produce considerable glare in a room using conventional room lighting. Placing the light source behind the panel does wonders for eliminating the annoying reflections that distract from, and even obscure, the image on the screen. We use a custom made T5 lamp for its excellent color accuracy and smaller diameter. It has a high-frequency electronic ballast for quiet, cool, efficient operation and instant startup. A simplified, permanent, mechanical baffle tube is included with both lights to regulate the light output and control its dispersion. Too much light on the wall behind the panel will be more of a distraction than an enhancement to the viewing experience. With two fixtures, light can emit from two directions behind the panel and produce a more complete and uniform glow around the TV. Two 1 meter linking cables are included for connecting the two fixtures together. This allows both lights to be powered from just one fixture. Only one light needs to be plugged into a power outlet. Each of the two fixtures are independently controlled by their own side-mounted toggle switch, even when they are linked together.
Two products can be ordered for illuminating all four sides of a panel. This can be more aesthetically pleasing in appearance and is especially suitable for very large TVs. An additional linking cable would need to be ordered from our store to allow all four lights to be interconnected. A small joining adapter is also included with each fixture. This allows end-to-end coupling of multiple fixtures when more light is desired. Up to ten fixtures can be joined using either or both methods.
This model can be attached directly to the back surface of a flat panel TV. Industrial grade, high temperature adhesive is used on the self-stick Velcro included with the product. Screws and drywall anchors are also supplied to allow other mounting methods. Check the dimensions of Ideal-Lume Panelight carefully against the space available behind any flat TV. It may not fit behind some panels that use very low-profile mounts. In this instance the TV's mounting bracket may require shimming to allow enough space for the fixtures. The fixture should not be visible directly from any viewing position. Each fixture's dimensions are: L 22 1/2" x W 7/8" x H 1 3/4". We recommend considering the X10 RF remote on/off switch for remote control of this model. Our non-X10 remote switch is not compatible with this product's ballast.