Your home theater can be a place for entertainment and relaxation, creating an escape from daily life. From an entire room designed as a home theater, to a simple living room you’d like to serve multiple functions, the right home theater lighting sets the mood and creates the movie theater atmosphere. Choosing the right home theater lighting and light bulbs is essential for watching movies without causing eye strain or headaches. Home theater lighting fixtures falls into three basic categories: general, atmospheric and safety lighting. General lighting includes overhead lights, wall sconces or floor lamps that are designed to provide practical illumination so you can easily see to conduct general tasks when not viewing movies in your home theater. Atmospheric lighting creates a mood for your home theater, and may include wall sconces, cove lighting or other specialty light fixtures that are more for appearance than illumination. Safety lighting, while not strictly necessary in home theaters, can make it easier to move about in the darkened room during movie viewings. Safety lights include aisle lights, chair lights or other fixtures with the purpose of illuminating walkways, stairs and safety hazards with enough light to move around the darkened room safely.