The LiveLight Project
Free Dynamic Backlightning Solution
People around the world have been building their own versions of the Philips Ambilight system, usually connected to a computer via USB or serial port. I started developing my own version and after months of designing and testing I was ready to publish my prototype: The LiveLight USB Interface. Project soon got a lots of interest on forums and related websites. The LiveLight Project was born.
You are now reading projects official website in witch you will find everything you need to build yourself a working LiveLight back-lighting system!
Check out the project blog for latest news!
Dynamic back-lighting reduces eye strain, visibility of LCD backlight leaks of and it greatly enhances pictures colour, contrast and size appearance.
Larger illuminated-surface also creates more immerse viewing experience when viewing in otherways dark room.
Easy to build
LiveLight is designed to be built by end-user.
You will need basic tools, AVR programmer and a little electronics know-how.
You can order circuit boards online or you can make it yourself, design is available in the downloads section!
When everyone has access to source materials, the product can easily be built to match someone's personal tastes and specifications.
ISP-programmable hardware makes programming easy and helps further software development.
Complete coolness enhancement
LiveLight is the best home-brew ambient lighting system that I have came across. Why you should pay over 500$ extra for a good dynamic back-lighting in a TV when you can build better, fully user-configurable system yourself for much cheaper. Get the best out of your home-theatre experience without sacrificing picture quality or money, build yourself a LiveLight! - Henri Rantanen, LiveLight Head developer