How to solve the epic Atmosphere Lighting doesn’t work? (5 Solutions)


The Atmosphere Lighting effect is only available for HTML5 videos. This included the following video types ogv, mp4, avi, mpeg, wmv and webgl on the internet. And Adobe Flash objects such as the SWF file type are not supported. The real atmosphere lighting and vivid mode work well with the YouTube website and the other HTML5 video player on the internet.

Turn Off the Lights Atmopshere Lighting

What is the Atmosphere Lighting feature?

It is a feature in the Turn Off the Lights browser extension to show you the most realistic glow effects around the playing video player. The browser extension will try to receive the video data, and convert this video content data to the colors around the video player. If it is impossible to receive this data (for example the video site block the access to that information). Turn Off the Lights catch the error and forward it to the first option, to shows a solid blue glow color around the HTML5 player or YouTube video.

What are the benefits of using Atmosphere Lighting?

Here are some of its benefits:

  1. Enhances Ambiance: Atmosphere lighting can transform the feel of a room, making it more cozy, relaxing, or inviting. It can set the tone for different activities or occasions, such as a romantic dinner, a cozy reading nook, or a vibrant party.
  2. Creates Visual Interest: By using various lighting fixtures, colors, and intensities, atmosphere lighting can add visual interest and focal points to a space. This can help highlight architectural features, artwork, or specific areas of a room.
  3. Improves Well-Being: Soft and well-distributed ambient lighting can create a more comfortable and soothing environment, which can positively affect your well-being. It reduces glare, minimizes shadows, and can help reduce eye strain.
  4. Energy Efficiency: When designed and implemented effectively, atmosphere lighting can be energy-efficient. LED lighting and dimmer controls allow you to adjust the light intensity to match your needs, saving on energy costs.
  5. Flexibility: Atmosphere lighting can be adapted to different occasions and moods. With dimmers, color-changing LED lights, and smart lighting systems, you can easily change the ambiance of a room without having to install new fixtures.
  6. Improved Safety: In some cases, atmosphere lighting can enhance safety by providing subtle illumination in dark or potentially hazardous areas. For example, stairwells and hallways can benefit from well-placed ambient lighting.
  7. Aesthetic Appeal: Well-designed atmosphere lighting can significantly contribute to the overall aesthetics of a room or space. It can be a key element in interior design, enhancing the beauty and character of a setting.
  8. Reduced Glare and Harsh Shadows: Unlike harsh direct lighting, atmosphere lighting reduces glare and minimizes harsh shadows, providing more even and pleasing illumination throughout a space.
  9. Conceals Imperfections: Indirect lighting can help mask imperfections in walls, ceilings, and other architectural features by softening their appearance and drawing attention away from flaws.
  10. Increases Property Value: A well-designed atmosphere lighting system can add value to a property, as it’s often considered a desirable feature by homebuyers and can make a space more appealing.

In summary, atmosphere lighting can transform the look and feel of a space, improve comfort and well-being, and offer flexibility in creating different moods and atmospheres. It has become an essential element in interior design and can have practical and aesthetic benefits in various settings, from homes to commercial spaces.

Solution Atmosphere Lighting doesn’t work well

If you experience an issue where the glow effects will not show up on your current HTML5 video player. Try the steps to solve this issue:

  • Check you are using the latest web browser version
  • Uninstall the other browser extensions you are using in your web browser
  • Reset the Turn Off the Lights settings, that from the “Advanced Options” page. At the bottom of the web page, you see a big “Reset the Turn Off the Lights settings” button
  • Try to disable Hardware acceleration in your web browser
  • Update your video card drivers

Recommend Internet Browser

Also, we recommend you to use the Google Chrome browser for optimal and secure browsing on the internet. Turn Off the Lights internet tool is built first on this web browser and use the latest WebKit engine or now know as Blink engine (from the Chromium team).

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Stefan Van Damme