Ambient lighting that reacts to the image on your TV is easier and cheaper than you think – and it makes for a great upgrade to your home cinema experience.
Originally developed for Philip’s TVs in 2002, the feature is still only available in a limited number of models – and as a result, a lot of people have tried to make their own Ambilight that didn’t involve buying a new TV. Until now, they’ve been relatively expensive or low resolution (just a few pixels on each edge) – I even made a single pixel version a few years ago. Now a new generation of affordable, programmable LEDs has arrived – and you too can build a high resolution Ambilight clone for as little as $60. Interested?