Bring Your Home Theatre Set-Up To Life With Immersive Audio

The modern-day theatre experience does have its charms but also comes with major drawbacks. Rushing to buy the best seats in the theatre, running to make the show, paying for parking and overpriced snacks, and finally trying to listen to the film over the neighboring people chatting away. Now imagine watching the same movie in the comfort of your home theatre. Comfortable seating, snacks of your choice, the liberty to start, pause and rewind at your leisure and last but not least, no loud neighbours. Getting the picture quality right is easy. Just invest in a Lumina projector screen. But what about the sound quality you may ask? Can anything beat the Dolby system of a theatre? Of course! All you will need is an immersive audio system.

What is immersive audio?

Simply put, immersive audio means that the speakers create sounds that the listener perceives as coming from an infinite number of directions. An audio mixer assigns different sounds to different speakers to create a lifelike experience. To understand what immersive audio is we need to understand how sound works. Let’s take the example of a jungle scene with birds flying overhead and a tiger crossing the scene from left to right while from behind the camera the sound of the hunter preparing his gun can be heard.

Mono channel

The most basic is a mono channel. Just one channel and one speaker. So the entire audio will come from that speaker and the audience can pinpoint which direction the sound is coming from.

Stereo channels

Then there is stereo, two channels and mostly two speakers. Left and right. The audience is placed equidistant from both and it would appear as if the sound is coming from the space between the speakers in between. On a very good stereo system, one will not be able to pinpoint the source of the sound to only one speaker. But audio-wise, this still does not give the feel of sitting in the jungle.

Surround sound

This issue was taken care of by surround sound. There are six or eight speakers with one dedicated to bass. This is the 0.1 channel when one speaks of 5.1 or 7.1 systems. These systems usually consist of three speakers, left, right, and center. Another set of three or four speakers is for “surrounding” which are placed to the sides and sometimes behind. The final speaker in the set is the low effects speaker which amplifies the deep bass or explosions. The sound will be divided into multiple channels. So the sound of the tiger walking from left to right will move the audio from the left speaker to the center speaker to the right speaker, giving the actual feel of the movement. The sound of the gun being prepared to shoot will be broadcast on the rear speaker and the low effect speaker will take care of the gunshot.

Immersive audio

But what prevents surround sound from being a truly immersive experience? The birds flying overhead. The element of height is missing in these systems. In our normal world, we experience sounds from all directions. The birds flying above, the cars on the road below our flats, the phone ringing beside us, our soundscapes are multidimensional. With the sound of birds flying assigned to the speakers above, we can now experience the scene as if we are in the jungle itself.

This is a very simplified explanation of a very complex engineering process but what we can gather from it is that an immersive audio system is a must for replicating the theatre experience at home. With the right projector screen, an immersive audio system, and comfy seating, you will be all set to experience the magic of movies from the comfort of your home. Happy viewing!


Digital Projectors You Need To Know Before Buying Your First Projector

If there’s a product that’s being paid great attention to after the home theatre projection screens, it’s Digital Projectors. Those who are planning their home theatre setup would be curious to know the kind of projectors that are available out there before they pick one for themselves. 

But before that, if you’ve been living in the woods and unaware of what digital projectors are, let us ask you a simple question. Have you seen that device that’s always placed in front of the projector screens (not too close though)? The device is the source of light directed to the projection screen. It’s present across all the seminar halls, conference rooms, auditoriums, offices and classrooms where you watch presentations or a movie or an online class. That system is digital projectors. 

Putting it across in the formal language, it’s a digital projection display system that connects the computers or any other device and projects the video output onto the projection screen. The display that is projected through the digital projectors is an enlarged image version. They could be fixed onto a ceiling, or placed on a table or a stand.

Let’s shed some light on what kind of digital projectors are available out there.


DLP & LCD: Two Commonly Known Digital Projectors

Digital Light Processing (DLP)

We can call DLP one-chip or three-chip. One-chip DLP projectors are capable of producing 16 million colours while three-chip models can churn out more than 35 trillion colours. The millions of mirrors residing in each chip help reflect light thousands of times each second. DLP’s ability to produce and reflect light on such huge parameters is what makes it provide a more lively, natural and impeccable image experience to the audience. The setup of this type of projector has one physical colour wheel to generate sequential colours. 

It is most suitable for environments with natural ambient lighting such as classrooms.

Some of the most common places it is used for are:

– At Conference halls for delivering presentations

– At homes for enjoying movies, TV shows, playing games

– At telecommunication and utility companies 

– At classrooms for lectures

Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)

Unlike DLP projectors, LCD projectors utilize polarized mirrors and reflect only some colours of light. As the name itself indicates, it uses liquid crystal display technology which is found in televisions and monitors usually. 

LCD follows multiple steps to produce images that are cast via three primary colours—red, green and blue. It takes all these colours to simultaneously work to project a complete image on the projection screen.

Apart from this, LCD has no rainbow effect. It rather has an edge over other projectors as there are no moving parts in its imaging system. If you’re looking for a remotely workable projector, LCD is a better option.

Also, it holds the power to produce brighter images, vibrant colours even in a fully lit room and focused images. Keeping in mind its qualities, it is most popularly used in schools, exhibitions, and home theatres.


Other kinds of projectors:

Light Emitting Diode (LED)

LEDs are known to be high-quality projectors that are easily connectable with devices like mobiles, laptops, computers, smart TVs. The LEDs also make for a much better lifespan of over 20,000 hours as compared to the traditional projector bulbs. With LEDs, the projector’s lamp is replaced by red, blue and green LEDs which means there’s no necessity for colour wheels anymore. The absence of colour wheels also eliminates the rainbow effect and the noise created by the wheel. 

Since they are equipped with LED light projections, the quality of images and videos is guaranteed. You could mount them to ceilings or also use them in the portable format.

Liquid Crystal On Silicon (LCoS)

This projector uses LCD chips but instead of letting the light get through the chip like an LCD projector, it reflects the light. Since the reflective light helps to flow together and hence produces a much smoother picture without any screen door effect, this technology is definitely superior to the transparent technology of LCD projectors. 

LCoS Projectors are the ultimate high-end projectors and thus are more expensive than DLP and LCD. 

These projectors are best used as micro projectors, holographic projectors and rooms where there are near-to-eye viewing systems.

Pocket Projector

As the name itself suggests, these are ultra-portable, small (some of them being just the size of your smartphones), and a substitute for a computer monitor you can carry along anywhere. The hardware and software used in them are miniaturized to fit into the model. Since they typically range from 25 to 1500 lumens, they may lack optical zoom which means you may have to compromise on your desired image size. 

They are also known as handheld, mobile, pico projectors or mini beamers. 

Multimedia Projectors

Multimedia projectors are used for wider purposes from PowerPoint presentations to video clips at weddings. 

Just like the pocket projectors, they are also portable weighing around 3 pounds and more, depending upon the model. While their brightness ranges from 2500 to 4500 lumens, their zoom lenses range from 1.2x to 1.5x. When it comes to resolutions, multimedia projectors follow computer (VESA) resolutions over SD or HD video resolutions. Some of them also support wireless presentational functionality.

These were some of the most important and commonly used digital projector types.

While choosing any of them, we need you to understand 3 important parameters to make a well-informed choice:


As you must have figured through reading the blog so far, the brightness of the projector is measured in lumens. So the greater the lumen value, the higher the brightness of the image. What determines the brightness of the projector is how/what the projector is used for and its surrounding.


How do you decide the type of lenses to go for? If your projector has to be positioned closer to the screen, go for a short-throw lens. If the projector is away from the screen by a good distance, a long-throw lens would be a good choice. Simply put, the distance between the projector and the screens (and also the screen size) is what needs to be taken into consideration while choosing lenses.

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

There is always a war going on between HDR10 & Dolby Vision as alternative standards. Keep in mind that for HDR to be operational at its best, you will need the entire HDR chain from the Blu-ray player, set-top box, streaming device, the projector and everything — to support the same HDR standard.


That’s it from us for today. We hope this discussion helped you introduce yourself to each projector type and get an idea of what you might want to go for. 

With that being said, you will need a great quality projection screen to compliment the digital projector that you opt for. Here’s where you can take a look at the most effectively manufactured and loved home theatre projection screens in India: Lumina Screens.


The Beginner’s Guide To Designing An Ideal Home Theatre Setup

Is it your first time buying a home theatre? We understand all the confusion, excitement, and hassle you must be going through to make sure you get the best one home. 

We talk a lot about establishing your home theatre setup, designing ideas, creating a theatre-like experience at home on our blog. However, we understand how daunting it could be to cut through the scattered information when you’re a beginner. 

If that’s what your challenge looks like too, you’ve arrived at the right place!


This blog will help you understand:

– The main components of a home theatre setup

– Home theatre wiring

– Lighting

– Some dos & don’ts


Introduction to Home Theatre Components


Projector Screen, TV

A projection screen or television, whichever you opt for, is paid the highest attention by the buyers of a home theatre. The obvious reason being, it is the ultimate medium of that theatre experience we crave for.

The direct exposure of blue light through smart TVs is dangerous for your eyesight. Hence, we only recommend opting for a premium home theatre projection screen that not just provides you an immersive experience but also a safe, secure and healthy viewing experience.

In addition to this, our Acoustically Transparent Screens also have the provision to place the speakers behind the screen so that your setup looks neat and tidy.


Home Theatre Receiver

The second most important component of your home theatre setup!  A receiver is the one that receives, processes, and transmits the sound to your projection screen and speakers.

Make sure to buy one that at least has five channels and one subwoofer output to connect with your home theatre system. Having said that, remember that an AV receiver with 100s of features is not equal to the best receiver. What matters here is a good quality receiver with important features and provisions that you think you will need.



One of the most loved components of home theatre setup, isn’t it?


Here are some of the speaker types you can explore:

  • Bookshelf speakers
  • In-wall & in-ceiling speakers
  • Stereo system
  • Surround sound system


Amongst this, the stereo and the surround sound system are the most popular ones. If you’re wondering how they exactly function, find all your answers here – Stereo vs Surround, which audio system is better for you?

We hope this brief introduction to the components helps you to some extent. To dig deeper, you can check out our blog which explains all of them in a much detailed manner here.

Once you’re through the components, you would need to understand a way to connect them correctly, i.e the wiring part.


Home Theatre Wiring 


These wires will either be for the audio or the video part. Here are some of the most crucial ones you’re going to need while setting up your home theatre for the first time.


Audio & video cables:

  • HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface)


Audio only cables:

  • Optical Audio
  • Stereo RCA
  • Coaxial Audio 
  • Multi-channel RCA
  • Mini Stereo Jack


Video only cables:

  • DVI (Digital Video Interface)
  • Component
  • Composite
  • VGA


As much as you would need to take care of connecting them properly, do also look into placing them carefully so that everyone in the room stays from tripping over them.

Looking to understand the detailed version of this section? Check out our blog written exclusively on Home Theatre Wiring.




Having observed so many wonderful lighting ideas, it tends to get overwhelming while deciding which one we should go for.

So here are some of the lighting types and ideas that will truly make your home theatre setup stand out:


Overhead lighting: It lights up your room bright enough so that everyone can see all the elements in the room clearly. You can definitely switch it off while the show is on, but for every other time, this is must-have lighting.


Sconces: They complement your setup beautifully by giving it an elegant room with their not-so-bright lighting.


Fiber-optic lighting: Looking to make the ceiling of the room interesting? Fiber-optic lighting looks just perfect with it while other lights are off.


Seat-side lamps: 

If you need light support around your seating area, you can consider installing seat-side lamps on each side of the chairs in your home theatre setup room.

Other than these, there are LED light strips, Cove lighting, LED bulbs, and such that you can use to build the lighting of your home theatre setup. 

Want to take a look at the detailed version of this information? Find it here.


Some DOs & DON’Ts

  • Considering all the components, wiring, lighting you need to place in your home theatre setup and the seating, make sure you choose a room that has sufficient space for all of it. 
  • Since this is going to be a long-term investment, before choosing any brand, do your homework i.e. research. Also, go through reviews of people on the respective website, Amazon, Flipkart, and such portals. Make an informed decision.
  • Keep a healthy viewing distance between the seating area and the projection screen.
  • Do not go along with people’s definition of a dream home theatre setup. Decide what you want it to be and give your best turning that into reality.
  • Choose colors for your home theatre setup room wisely, be it for the walls or curtains. Colors like grey, indigo, brown, or any lighter shades will create minimum interference of the reflections throughout the watching time.


Winding up!

We hope this blog helps you kickstart your home theatre setup journey! While you’re at it if there’s anything you find yourself stuck on, feel free to come back to the comment section and put down your queries there. We will be happy to help!

We highly recommend you check out the blog section of our Lumina Screens where you will find answers to most of your home theatre setup designing doubts.


7 Best Movies based on Real-Life Stories

No doubt fiction is awesome, but there’s something about movies based on true events that connect us with the characters and storyline in a way nothing else can.

While everything seems fascinating on those big giant screens, the fact that the story that’s giving us goosebumps is a reality of someone is more than fascinating. 

The genre of these movies could revolve around anything from romance, thriller, drama, comedy. Be it anything, the way they use the real-life stories and wave them into visuals, videos and characters is what makes them worth watching.

So, here’s a list of movies that have taken the internet by storm by how amazingly they were presented to leave a long-lasting impact on the audience.


  1. Manjhi – The Mountain Man (2015)

This extraordinary tale of love, bravery and persistence is probably one of the greatest biographies made by Bollywood, which is based on the life of Dashrath Manjhi.

Popularly known as the mountain man, he set himself on the mission to carve a road through mammoth peak for 22 years for it killed his wife while she tried crossing that mountain.

Using only a hammer and a chisel to cut through those mountains, this movie is a must-watch to witness the sheer rage of a man to achieve the impossible purely out of love for his late wife.


  1. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

One of the movies based on true events that managed to garner huge attention from audiences all over the world. 

It’s not a movie but a roller coaster ride showing the real-life of Jordan Belfort, from how he went from a nobody to stock-broker minting loads of money to ultimately going behind the bars for his involvement in crime and corruption.

Leonardo Dicaprio didn’t just get into the role but absolutely owned it with his brilliant performance backed by amazing direction by Martin Scorsese & writing by Terence Winter.


  1. Kesari (2019)

Kesari, a movie based on one of the bravest battles ever fought – The Battle of Saragarhi by 21 extraordinary Sikhs against 10,000 Pashtun invaders.

No matter who you are, Kesari is sure to bring you that adrenaline rush, get you high on your patriotic sentiments and give you goosebumps with how those 21 Sikhs fought with their head held high till victory!

There are only a few movies that will leave you with an impact as deep as Kesari does.


  1. Padman (2018)

This revolutionary film is based on the real-life changemaker Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social entrepreneur from Tamil Nadu who created a machine to make affordable sanitary pads and raise awareness of menstrual hygiene problems faced by women.

He was inspired to take this step when he witnessed his wife struggling to use a hygienic cloth during her menstrual cycle.

Although it is based on a serious social issue, the movie is just perfectly knit with all kinds of emotions like humour, romance, and challenges.

The way this film ensures to put across the message on a topic that’s a taboo in Indian society – women’s menstrual hygiene, is highly commendable.


  1. The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016)

As much as we would like to call it an extraordinary movie, it will still be a little less than the story of this real-life hero Srinivasa Ramanujan, the pioneer of Indian mathematics.

The Man Who Knew Infinity does an excellent job at showing the early life, struggles, and different aspects of Ramanujan’s life out to the world.

It’s a story worth telling and sharing for it represents one of the greatest humans this world has ever experienced.

Dev Patel, who rose to fame with his debut The Slumdog Millionaire, playing Ramanujan and Jeremy, playing his professor G.H.Hardy, wonderfully captured the details of the character they were playing and gave a memorable performance.


  1. Jobs (2013)

If you’re a budding entrepreneur or already building something, you’re going to be in love with this American biographical drama based on the life of none other than – Steve Jobs.

From being a student trying to revolutionise home computers with his friend Steve Wozniak in the garage of his house to launching Apple, which is today a 2 Trillion worth company, Jobs beautifully captures the early parts of Steve Jobs’ journey.

It’s a documentary that truly makes youngsters believe that a man can make anything possible with just determination, hard work, and of course, with his unquenchable fire to create a difference. 


  1. Paan Singh Tomar (2012)

A film based on the dramatic tale of an Indian athlete (seven-time national steeplechase champion), and an Army Man, Paan Singh Tomar.

His life takes a 180° turn after his retirement from the army. The unfortunate events that take place after that make him the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley.

The way Irrfan Khan makes this character come to life as an athlete, a husband, and a dacoit is what makes this film a memorable one and truly brings the thrilling story of Paan Singh Tomar’s life out to the world.


Is there a movie that also deserves a place on this list? Do let us know in the comments below!If you plan to watch any of these, make sure you watch it only on Lumina Screens for it is the best real-life projection screen for you!


5 Best Novel Turned Movies You Must Watch If You Haven’t Yet

There are books that stay with us for a long time and there are books turned into films that stay with us forever.

Unless it’s a well-known author or a New York best-selling book, we are hardly ever aware that the movie that we loved watching was based on an amazing book.

Although books have their own place in the hearts of people across the globe, sometimes, movies based on them turn out to be so unbelievably good & make us wonder.

We had a few such movies on our mind and recently we discovered a few more which we had NO idea about the fact they were based on some books!

So here we are to share them with you too!


Shrek (2001)

While introducing this film here we wonder – is there even a person on this planet who has not watched Shrek yet?

This animated comedy film released in 2001 based on the 1990 fairytale picture book is probably the most sensational film Hollywood has ever produced! Probably the film that introduced Hollywood to the kids who never watched it. 

Sure the book is fun but the rollercoaster ride the film takes its audience on is just unmatched. Seeing the angry Shrek falling in love with the princess, the mischiefs of the Donkey that make us go ROFL and many such scenes are best enjoyed only visually as a film!


Forrest Gump

The fact that most of us never had an idea that this beautiful Oscar-winning film is based on a book is the biggest testimony that how the film totally outperformed the book.

While all characters played their role effortlessly well, we believe, if this film had to be made, it was for Tom Hanks to portray the role of Forrest Gump as amazingly as he did and leave a powerful message for the world.

As one of its dialogue says, “Life is like a box of chocolates.”, we feel that this movie is like a box of beautiful life lessons.


3 Idiots

Although Chetan Bhagat is a celebrated author in India today, when 3 Idiots came out back in 2009, nobody had a slight idea that this mind boggling movie is based on his novel ‘Five Point Someone’.

The magical director of Bollywood Rajkumar Hirani did a fantastic job turning it into a film that broke records worldwide.

The way it narrated the tale of Friendship & the societal pressure a student faces under an Indian Education System, the youth of the country could relate their heart out with the film and the characters. Even 12 years later today, the film is just equally popular and watched by everyone with the same enthusiasm.


The Perks of Being A Wallflower

The award-winning book ‘The Perks of Being A Wallflower’ by Stephen Chbosky was transformed into a movie 13 years later and won even bigger recognition.

It perfectly depicts the emotions a shy teenager goes through when he enters high school. The film gives many moments where we feel a strong relatability with the scene and yet feel how we could never express it ourselves enough.

With gorgeous cinematography, the movie has brilliantly touched upon dark topics while it also managed to tickle our funny bones.

Totally a must-watch novel-turned-movie if you haven’t yet!


Kai Po Che

Yet another Chetan Bhagat authored book (3 Mistakes of My Life) turned into a film!

This 2013 release film was the late superstar Sushant Singh Rajput’s debut film which helped him kickstart his entry into Bollywood.

A movie with a talented star cast, appealing storyline and the perfect tone for expressing every incident, Kai Po Che truly stands out from every Bollywood movie out there.

The immeasurable joys and lessons this friendship trio take us through is the no.1 reason to watch Kai Po Che on a screen.

That’s what our top list looks like! Is there a film that we seemed to have missed out on? Do share it in the comments below!

With no news about when movie theatres are going to be reopened, we know it’s hard to wait to finally catch up on movies on the big screen.

However, did you know that you get just as good of an experience on Lumina Screens?

Our audience says they feel they’re not at home but at their favourite theatre while watching movies on Lumina Screens. The only missing factor is…umm..the Popcorn. If you can arrange for that, well, there’s nothing like that!


9 Trending & Quirky Home Theatre Designing Ideas

If you’re someone who is ready to go that extra mile and create the best home theatre set-up one can ask for, this blog post is exclusively for you!

Unlike old times, today is the time when everyone wants to stand out with their home theatre setup and get that theatre-like experience at home. From the ambiance to layout, people love to have a customized experience.

But, what does it take to create such a setup? How to get ideas to do something unique?

Let’s look into some trending and quirky ways people love to design their home theatre setup!

Cuddle Seats..Sleek Seats..Sofa Bed – what do you prefer?

Cuddle Seats bring you that extra comfort on cozy movie nights and make you feel the warmth.

As classy as Sleek seats look, they equally provide for relaxation as they give you that extended leg area.

Sofa beds give you the comfort to use as a Sofa when you just want to chill and watch the movie…as well as when you want to rest with those extra pillows and watch the movie.

What seems the best for you?

Do you like the entrance that’s dominated by your favorite movie/show/game posters?

Nobody likes to enter their home theatre setup room in a boring way. Maybe you could have some of your favorite avengers displayed there?


Hide the audio devices in style!

Sometimes, the home theatre comes with custom speaker grills that conveniently hide the speakers behind a beautiful design. And no, they don’t affect the sound quality.


You decide the feel of your room!

Once you decide on the ‘theme’, whether you want to keep it Traditional, Modern, Stylish, Cozy or the cinema or web-series look, you can decide on every element of the room (seating, lighting, positioning) in a way that it aligns with the theme.

For instance, if you wish to keep the theme cinema style and stylish, you can tag the sleek sofas for the set-up. 

On the other hand, if you wish to keep it cozy with fancy elements, you can do those avenger posters at the entrance and tag the cuddle sofas for the setup.


So, what’s your type?

What’s your Lighting Mood?

Now, just like your layout, your lighting will decide the mood you want to maintain in your home theatre setup room.

One of the ideas is fascinating ceiling lighting like this one below!


Outdoor theatre setup!

Who doesn’t like watching movies under the wide sky full of stars?

Nothing beats an intimate movie night with friends on weekends and an outdoor home theatre setup will make it even more amazing!


Never done this setup earlier? We wrote a blog post explaining the same here.

Creating your home theatre setup in the basement & turning it into a multiple-use room!

Don’t have a separate room for your home theatre setup but have a basement? Perfect, use it! You can absolutely transform that old rusty space into an unbelievably beautiful setup!

Just look at this picture below.


Paint it with beautiful colours, install sound-absorbing carpets, furnish it well, make the provision for all the elements you wish to put up there!

In fact, if arranged well, you can make it a multi-use room which can act as a home theatre room, library, office cabin and much more.

Use discreet tubing to hide wires cleanly!

You don’t want those wires and cables sneaking out from everywhere and disturbing the movement of people. Even if it doesn’t disturb anything, you would love to keep it out of sight to give a clean look to the setup.


Last but not the least –

Choose a good projection screen!

This is probably the quickest hack to make your setup 100x likeable, better & modern. 

It will not matter if you implement 10 other ideas but not have the most basic thing to have in a home theatre set up – A great home theatre projection screen!

If you’re looking to get that immersive experience, great compatibility, most enhanced wide-angle view and an incredible HD experience, this is where you need to find your next screen: Lumina Screens.



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Blue Light Effects On Your Eye Health & What Can You Do About It?

Are you someone whose screen time is very high?

Are you someone who is addicted to watching content or playing games on your smart TV?

Are you someone who frequently faces burnout due to your screen time?

If you answer any of these as ‘Yes’, this is the blog post written especially for you!

We will help you understand how the modern lights are affecting your Eyesight & what you can do about it.

In this particular part, we will dive deep into understanding how the blue light produced by LED/Mobile Screens affect your eyes and what is the best step you can take right away to protect your eye health.

Let’s get straight into it! 


Different effects of blue light produced by LED Screens / Mobile Screens.

This is something that’s experienced globally – Parents scolding kids for sitting too close to the television.

It’s only when we become adults and start using technology and gadgets excessively as a part of our routine, we realize how our parents did the right thing by warning us in advance.

However, by the time this realization hits, it’s usually too late and we already start experiencing the effects of the ‘Blue Light’ produced by LED Screens & our Laptop-Mobile screens.

This blue light is nothing but the direct light that reaches our eyes as it is and in its most dangerous form through Televisions, Laptops, Desktops & Mobile Phones.

It has a very high amount of energy and it’s the same light that we receive from the Sun. However, the way we absorb it from the Sun is on a healthier part. On the other hand, the way we receive it from these gadgets is what leads to various eye health issues and a disruptive sleep cycle.

And this is something that has been the point of worry for scientists and leading health practitioners as well.

Some of its serious downsides include:

  • Macular degeneration
  • Damage of retina to the point of going blind 
  • Disturbed sleep cycle

As kids are born, their eyes are not designed to look directly at this light, but through the reflected light. However, from day 1 we get exposed to some or the other form of the LED light. Just look around your home and you will find numerous ways through which we put our eyes into this trouble.

The bad news is – it’s only going to get worse as we live in a world where our livelihood is dependent on how long we sit in front of these screens and work. And not just adults, even kids from a very young age are falling prey to the bad effects of the blue light.


But how to avoid the blue light when we are not working but using it as a form of entertainment?

Have you ever noticed that a lot of times we switch to our smart TVs to take a break from our laptop, desktop or mobile phones but rather end up feeling even more frustrated?

There’s itching in our eyes…

Irritation due to the volume…

Headache if we watch it for long hours…

If that’s something you regularly experience, it’s high time you switch to projector screens.

Projector Screens, unlike smart TVs, do not have direct light but the reflected light that travels through various surfaces before reaching your eyes. 

Today, when movie theatres are closed, we tend to binge-watch movies either on our smart TVs or our laptops. Even worse, our mobile phones. The amount of exposure our eyes get throughout this is worrisome and carries the potential to damage your eyesight seriously in the long run.

If that’s not something you would want to experience, there’s no other way but projectors that will not just help you have a safer experience but also provide you with:

A bigger screen size: A bigger screen means lesser focus needed to understand the content you’re watching. 

Theatre-like experience at home: It’s no surprise here that projector screens truly give you that immersive experience you must be craving for right now since the theatres are closed.

Multiple uses: Want to turn your screen into an outdoor home theatre set up? Call your friends right away and get on to it. (here’s where we shared how you can do that –

Sound experience at its best: The brilliant sound quality of home theatre will make you forget there’s a world outside.



Check out the best options of projection screens for your home theatre set up here:

We hope this blog post helped you understand the lesser-known facts about blue light & its effects. Do help us spread this awareness to your friends & family too by sharing this post with them!

If there’s anything on your mind about this topic you need answers to, feel free to drop it in the comments below and we will be happy to help!

Home Theatre Wiring

Home Theatre Wiring

Home theatre wiring is like the veins in a human body. Just the way veins in our body transfer oxygen-depleted blood towards our heart, the wiring of Home Theatre (or any for that matter) make sure to keep the current going from one element to another to indeed make you enjoy your Home Theatre experience to the fullest.

We understand that this might be a daunting task, but let us relieve you by disclosing the fact that in most cases, the wirings will come with a manual which will have exact instructions on how you need to connect the correct wires and match the terminals. Also, the wires are usually labelled as to where they are supposed to be inserted.

They might be just lying on the floor or hanging on the walls somewhere or maybe even hidden under the carpet but they still remain to be a very important part of the home theatre set up and hence we thought, it’s important to introduce you to this family of cable wires.

Let’s cover some of the most common audio and video wirings.



The standard cable connection for connecting devices like TVs, projectors, desktops, laptops, etc. It helps you to transfer audio and video from high definition input devices. As the full form of this acronym typically indicates – High Definition Multimedia Interface.



Digital Video Interface (DVI) wiring allows you to send high-resolution videos, particularly used for projectors and computers. There are 2 types of DVIs that you can use; such as DVI-D (sends digital signals), DVI-A (sends analog signals) & DVI-I (sends both signals). You can check which one you require for your home theatre set up and buy accordingly.




They are found in a set of 3 wires – red, blue and green one and you need to connect them as per the colour shown on the device you’re connecting it with. This is the most commonly used wire if you don’t have HDMI or DVI with you. They help you deliver analog video signals from sources like DVD players or blue rays to TVs, Projection Screens.




This wiring is not so popular for home theatre setups. It’s old technology and is being replaced completely by the component video cables. You might want to use it only when you need to transmit any video from older devices like VCRs.


If you don’t have HDMI or DVI, this is the third-best wiring you can use to transmit video from your computer/laptop to TVs/Home Theatre Screens. You can receive an analog RGB signal from devices with high-standard signals. Please note that it doesn’t support transmitting audio signals.



Optical audio

These wirings can support up to 5.1 surrounds sound transmission to home theatres. It is one of the most popularly used connections for sending digital audio signals. They may not support high-resolution audio files and use laser light to transmit digitally between devices. A potential benefit of optical connections is that they won’t be affected by electromagnetic interference.


Speaker wire

They come in different gauges like thick wires & thin wires. Most of the time they don’t come paired with speakers hence you will have to buy them separately.  They are used to connect the amplifier to a stereo or surround sound system, whichever you opt for. Being said that, they work better for high-power and low-impedance systems.


Stereo RCA

Fun fact: RCA stands for the Radio Corporation of America and they were first used by this institute itself. Being a common connection for transferring analog 2-channel audio, RCA wires typically come in color combinations like White & Red/Black. It can connect a wide range of devices such as stereos, speakers, camcorders to your projection screen.

Coaxial Audio

Coaxial Audio wires allow you to transfer high-quality audio as well as video signals between a short distance. For its ability to transfer high-quality, it’s an amazing pick for exciting movie buffs as well as home theatre owners. Also, they are very easy to install!



Which connections should they use as per the audio & video classification?

From the above descriptions of these wirings, you must have gotten a brief idea of what these cable wires are to be used for. 

If we have to segregate these types, they could be into 3:

  • Audio only
  • Video only
  • Audio & Video


Audio & Video Cables: HDMI

Audio only cables: Optical Audio, Coaxial Audio, Stereo RCA, Multi-channel RCA, Mini Stereo Jack

Video only cables: DVI, Component, Composite, VGA

Now that you know this, you need to figure which connections you have on your devices and connect accordingly.


Final thoughts!

  • Get to know your cable connections very well before you even buy them. Also, understand your home theatre devices as well as the hardware.
  • If you do not plan on using connectors (although it’s recommended), then you should get wire strippers. Take off approximately 1cm of insulation from each end and twist the strands so they remain tight and together. 
  • If the wires can be hidden somewhere under the carpet or anywhere, do it so that they remain safe from anyone tripping over them. Also, this is for your safety too as you won’t be in close touch with them.

We hope this blog post sheds light on introducing the home theatre wiring to you. If you still have any questions, comment below!

What does the wiring setup look like?


10 Must-Watch Movies on your Home Theatre for Their Brilliant Visual Storytelling!

If we ask, what is the one thing you watch movies for?

It wouldn’t come as a surprise if you reply – Story! Because that’s what everyone’s top priority is. But what if we share with you some movies whose visuals are just as appealing (if not more) as the storyline is!

Movies are indeed a powerful medium to witness visual storytelling!

Sometimes, we fail to acknowledge how gorgeous the visuals of some movies could be and how they make for a very meaningful addition to the story!

And let us tell you some movies have such stunning visuals that you and we can get lost in their beauty and might totally forget to pay attention to the sound. (Yes, no kidding!)

That’s what we are here to share with you today!


Let’s dive deep into getting to know some brilliant visual storytelling movies!



This is an interesting tale of two strangers who fall in love with each other on a holiday in Corsica while they decide to keep their real identities hidden. Directed by Imtiaz Ali who is loved for his beautiful storytelling. It was not shot in 1 or 2 locations but 6 of them! Be it the island of Corsica or the mountains of Himachal Pradesh, the movie truly makes you wish you were there experiencing the thrill yourself!



It’s not possible to not mention ‘Interstellar’ when we are talking about ‘visuals’. Christopher Nolan’s direction is undoubtedly one of the most visually appealing movies of the last decade. While Elon Musk is finding a new planet for humans in real life, this movie carrying the same curiosity takes the audience on a journey to explore new planets – a new galaxy! 

Here’s the twist – the movie has been shot on real-life locations (and not an artificial set) around the world but totally traps you into believing that it’s a different planet altogether. 


Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (ZNMD)

Who wouldn’t love to watch 3 friends finally taking their long-awaited road trip to 3 different locations?

While the movie has a powerful message presented through great music, humor, drama, we can’t resist but fall in love with all the places they plan to visit – Costa Brava, Seville & Pamplona. Be it the deep-sea diving, la Tomatina festival, or even the serene beauty of nature shown in the song ‘Khwabon Ke Parindey’, we bet you are going to fall in love with all of them!


Life of Pi

Unless you live in some jungle or are stuck in the stone age, you would definitely know about this masterpiece!

Stories to reality through impeccable visuals of a boy with ‘A Tiger’ stuck on a ship. Not to miss, the Sea is nothing less than a massive creature that glows so stunningly throughout the film.

Hands down, this story of a young Indian boy surviving a shipwreck on a small lifeboat along with a Bengal Tiger is one of the most beautiful visually appealing movies you will ever come across!


Baahubali: The Beginning

India had never witnessed more astonishing visual effects before the movie Baahubali!

From the jaw dropping waterfall scenes to the scenic nature to intense war scenes, Baahubali managed to ace each of them.

This epic action drama directed by S.S.Rajamouli and starrer Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty & Tamannaah was the most expensive indian film ever at its time of the release.

Also, the movie that gave birth to the most asked question on the internet – why Kattappa killed Baahubali?


Avatar (2009)

Before we tell you what the movie is about, let us tell you a surprising fact! After watching Avatar, fans expressed how desperately they wanted Pandora (the alien world shown in the film) to be real!

This statement speaks for the visuals and its impact this movie left on the audience. 

At Lumina Screens, we believe that a projection screen is much more than a white cloth and these are the kind of movies that justify our belief even stronger.

This sci-fi phenomenon directed by James Cameron is the story of a marine unit on a mission to visit the world of aliens – Pandora that leaves them with some great challenges to tackle between their heart and their duty.



Parasite garnered the much deserved attention when it premiered at 2019 Cannes Films Festival where it became the first South Korean film to win Palme d’Or.

Relatively different and the subtle visual representation of this movie to show how the Greed and Class discrimination threatens society and the relationships between the poor and the rich.

The deep and meaningful visuals show this dark side of society like no one ever could. 


Taare Zameen Par

An unconventional story of a typical Indian household where you get to dive into the world of a struggling school student who finds himself different from the kids of his age!

The way this movie manages to capture Ishan’s imagination and brings life into them through the visuals is something that will leave you awestruck every time you watch it. The amazing direction by the lead actor, Aamir Khan himself takes you through the life of a dyslexic student and his every day challenges.


The Grand Budapest Hotel

Although this movie may not be on the ‘must-watch list of everyone yet it’s something that grabs your attention just with its aesthetic visuals!

A dramatic tale of how the head concierge of the hotel is blamed for the murder of a guest and how he has to prove his innocence now. This story is carried through visuals that have a unique blend of color palettes, shots captured that exactly define the characters, and a bold approach to presenting everything. 



Can we call this beautiful film visual poetry?

It’s a movie that’s truly a treat to your eyes and will make you wonder how each scene is designed so thoughtfully. 

Coming from a director like Anurag Basu, Barfi is an effortless attempt to tell the story of Murphy and his relationship with two women, Shruti & Jhilmil.

Although intense in some scenes, it’s presented through the visuals that felt most lively!

So these were all the breathtaking movies we wanted to share with you! Do you have any such films to share with us? Let us know in the comments below!


How modern TV affects your eyesight without you realizing it!

Have you ever thought of considering ‘your eye health’ before you made that google search for finding a good smart TV for your home theatre set up?

If this was not on the top of your mind already, we urge you to read this blog post for it’s going to share some insights you may not have been aware of till now.

Looking at the title, you must be wondering what it is and how it is related to your decision to buy the projector screen or the TV you’re confused between.

Well, they are very much related and that’s exactly what this blog post intends to shed some light on.

So, let’s start with understanding how these two lights differ from each other & what kind of an impact they have on your eye health.


Emitted light

The emitted light is the light that directly hits the object for it’s been generated from the source that has its own light. To give you a simple example – The Sun.

What if we ask you to look at the Sun at 12 pm continuously for even a minute? Forget at 12 pm, you wouldn’t be able to do that at any hour of the day, would you? None of us can.

The very reason for this is ‘your eyes will hurt’ if you do so. That’s exactly what Emitted Light, generated from ‘any’ source, does to your eyes. 

It hits the targeted object when lit up. This does not leave much reflection on the surroundings and reaches the object directly. Some of the rays might hit the wall but the majority of the focus is on the space it is intended to light up without any reflection.

Now, here’s something you might be unaware of:

Blue Light, one of the emitted lights that are usually transferred through Television, is something that’s highly harmful to your eyes. Exposure to the blue light especially at night (when the viewers are most active) is one of the reasons why many people across the globe experience frequent headaches, dry and itchy eyes, lack of good quality sleep, neck-back pain, blurred vision, and such which adds to driving detrimental effects on our health like retinal cells being damaged, macular degeneration.

As per Statista Research Department, the average time Indians spend watching television is over 3 hours every day. Although social media is growing rapidly, watching television remains one of the most popular sources of entertainment across India. 

That means, 3 hours of exposing your eyes to emitted light! 


Reflected Light

Unlike emitted light, reflected light doesn’t create its own light. It simply reflects the light bouncing from another object.

That means it doesn’t fall on the object directly and rather gets scattered into a broader area.

It also doesn’t leave sharp shadows or enhance the brightness of the view but what it rather does is focus on multiple objects instead of just one.

Projector screens have reflected light. So, unlike TVs, they absorb the light first and then reflect the rest. which ensures to convert that emitted light into reflected light so that your eyes only receive the warm and gentle version of lights. 

Does this affect the visuals or the sound? Not at all. It still continues to deliver crystal clear visuals and undistorted sound to you which is, in fact, even more, immersive than what you see on a Television. In fact, due to the larger screen surface, your eyes don’t have the pressure to focus at one point continuously and rather can enjoy the comfort of a big screen.

Therefore, for your overall health and especially your eye health, you can switch to Projectors Screens (if you don’t have them already). They will keep you away from great danger by soaking a considerable ratio of those damaging wavelengths before they hit your eyes.


To conclude:

Hope we were able to help you understand emitted light vs reflected light in regards to your eye health. Based on the points we discussed today, it is safe to say that you can choose the reflected light (a projector screen over a TV) even with your eyes closed. The projectors coming out recently also have a lot of other smart features that fulfill your desire for an immersive viewing experience. 

If you’re looking to buy one, you might enjoy surfing some of the best options available in the market for home theatre projection screens here.

We hope this post helps you make an informed decision. In case any more questions pop up in your head, feel free to leave them below for us to get back to!

Emitted Light Vs Reflected Light


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