I do suffer from eye strain. Mainly because I watch DVDs or game with only a lamp on. After an hour I'll start to get a headache. Problem is that the lights in my living room are too bright.
I'm perfectly happy with my Hyundai 32" HDTV and don't want to shell out for a Philips one... so it's Ikea to the rescue and you can get a similar effect for under $40.
Step 1: Get the lighting from Ikea
I live in the UK where it costs ÃÂ£21 for the set which come in White, Green or Blue.
Step 2: Mounting the switch
Here I've got the switch running parallel to (but lower than) the top of the cabinet. It's out of view but I can easily reach it.