The MediaLight Quad (for wall mounts)
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I have a sound bar and I don’t want it to reflect any light. Can I leave off the bottom strip
Yes, you can leave the bottom strip off. Don’t cut the 4 way splitter, simply leave off the strips that you don’t want to use. It’s not necessary for the strips to go all the way around. While some people prefer it, it can sometimes be better to omit a strip if it is going to reflect light directly. You want to only see light reflected off of a matte wall. You don’t want an extremely bright reflection off of any other surface, otherwise it can have a detrimental effect on perceived picture quality and could also cause glare.
I have a wall mount TV but only 43 inches. Can you clarify the exact length of each strip of the quad kit please?
The strips for the Quad are are 48 inches x2 and 30 inches x2, respectively. They can be cut down to size as outlined on the installation page www.biaslighting.com/install, so they can fit your TV perfectly.
Does this fit an 85" TV?
The Quad is designed for TVs from 50 inches to 85 inches. On a 50 inch TV, the strips will need to be cut down to size. On an 85" TV, the strips don't run from edge to edge, but provide an even surround of reflected light off of the wall.
The MediaLight Quad was created by our customers. Every day, via our online chat, we received numerous requests for a larger system that allowed for an even surround even on a flush-mounted TV.
To us, reference usually beats preference in the home theatre debate, but we realised that we could provide both, as long as we wouldn't have to compromise on accuracy. Don't get us wrong, we still don't think that it's necessary to light evenly for bias lighting to be effective (in fact Joe Kane has argued that uneven bias lighting has some advantages), but our customers spoke and we listened. This is the result.
It was very important to us that the Quad be able to run off of the same USB 3.0 (this was the second most-popular feature), so we devised a layout that worked without requiring a 12v adapter (we still include a 5v adapter, or you can use the TV's USB 3.0 port).
The MediaLight Quad includes:
- 122 High-Accuracy 5050 SMD chips (LED's) with a 4-way splitter (almost 3x as many lights as our single strip).
- High-accuracy 6500K CCT (Correlated Colour Temperature)
- Colour Rendering Index (CRI) of 95 Ra (all MediaLight bias lights are now 95 Ra, except the MediaLight Pro, which is 99 Ra)
- 5V USB Powered (can be powered by any TV with a USB 3.0 port - or use the included UL-listed AC adapter)
- Included wire routing clips (to keep things tidy)
- Included Infrared (Universal remote compatible) PWM dimmer
- Peel and stick authentic 3M VHB mounting adhesive
- 5 Year Limited Warranty
For the anal-retentives among us who ask,"but, does this light run from edge-to-edge on my TV? Our answer is, "yes, on a 65 inch display."
On a larger display, you will be able to place an array of 4 strips to achieve a very balanced surround. You don't need to run from edge to edge (please don't buy two sets, it really is overkill). Remember, the light will diffuse naturally.
The strips are 48 inches x2 and 30 inches x2, respectively
For example: A 65 inch screen is approximately 56.5 inches in width. This leaves approximately 4 inches on each side of the screen. The result is an even, pleasing surround even for the most discerning customer.
We've beta tested this unit on TV's up to 85" and the light reaches perfectly from end-to-end. It looks great. Don't believe us? Order one and return it for a refund if you are not ecstatic.
The Quad is also the first MediaLight model to include supplemental adhesive right in the box. We are also now including VHB (3M very high bond tape) with all versions of the MediaLight on our site (and all orders placed elsewhere once those sites have sold their current stock). As always, if you don't need the supplemental adhesive, DON'T use it. It may make repositioning or removing the lights difficult (or impossible). How do you know if you don't need it? Try to install without it first. If the lights seem to sag after about an hour, use the VHB, especially at each end each strip.
None of the other LED bias lights on the market even come close to 6500K. We bought them all during development of the MediaLight. Ours are dead-on. We guarantee it.
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Our bias lights are custom built with light emitting diodes of the highest quality and accuracy. We may not be able to make all of your dreams come true, but we can at least solve your bias light problems. Your search for an accurate 6500K bias light ends now.