Bright Ideas: Using Lighting at Events
Everyone has seen the pictures and video clips of shinning spotlights ushering in VIPs on the red carpet. Saturated rooms with hues of blue, magenta, amber or another ambiance setting color combination are ever appealing examples of an event that promises cold cocktails, evening dresses, and plated dinners. Up lights, down lights, pin lights, GOBO…the ever lasting, low energy LED…what lighting is used for events depends greatly on the vision, function, and (in part) capabilities of the venue. Advancements in lighting and audio visual services have changed the way we think of lighting at events; leading to some of the most illuminating ideas.
Lighting is arguably one of the most important aspects of an event, especially for large corporate events and parties. It completely transforms a venue and has the power to set the mood of your function, stirring emotions with creative color combinations. If you want to make a big impact with a low carbon footprint, discuss the following bright ideas with your event manager(s).
Spot lights and pin lights are used in a straight line. Typically we use these on stages, tables, and buffets stations. On stage, the white light makes video and photography more clear and true to the colors (no color saturation to correct) so that speakers are more flattering. While tables and buffet stations need clear lighting so guests can see the menus and food without color changes. See more photos from this company holiday party featured below.
Directional lights (such as up lights or down lights) shine line in a specific area to highlight or break up saturated lighting. Down/up lights are perfect for illuminating signs and vertical banners. Calik Demin used cordless up lights to brighten the vertical banners they used in the entrance of their product launch party. The clear white light worked perfectly to enhance their prints and products so guests could see with ease.
Light up your night with the not-so-typical decorative lighting. GOBO lighting has come a long way from selecting pre-existing templates. Now get ANY message, image or logo projected onto the walls, ceilings, and floors of your venue in any color combination. See your company name in lights or compliment your saturated lighting, add highlights, reinforce your event message with GOBO light projectors. See another great event that features GOBO lighting here.
Lower your lights and carbon footprint by thinking outside the floral arrangements! Bamboo paper and low energy LEDs create customized centerpieces you can brand. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes such as cube, cylinder, and pyramid so you get multiple surface areas to work with. Get more ideas from this branded pre-meeting party featuring an LED theme.
It’s GOBO lighting taken to a whole new level! Hologram entrances are the absolute newest thing to events and set the bar for a “grand entrance”. The line between virtual and reality gets thin enough for guests to walk through! See more photos from this mind-bending 20th anniversary party featured below.
Add a glow to your cocktail tables, bar or end tables with internal lighting or strip lights. These lights are wireless, keeping your event floor free of extra cord covers while adding extra light where you need it most.
Lumens aren’t just for decor anymore! Entertain with radiance and novel ideas. Here is a glimmer of what we’ve produced for other companies:
Drum Up New Ideas
Beat the expected with a LED drumming DJ! This combination of music, showmanship, and lighting uses one-of-a-kind 55” transparent Holoscreen to create unforgettable way to “see the music”. This is no typical drummer boy, it’s a professional percussion performance that ignites innovation!
Painting with Lights
Brighten your next party or event with this new twist on photo booths. Using specially designed cameras, guests are able to “paint” with light! Extra long exposure time, glow sticks and flash lights create some unique memories by allowing guests to interact with their photos. Add branding to the photo strips for them to take home and share their memories with others.
Old Made Shiny & New
A new take on an old classic. Light up traditional games such as ping pong, corn hole, foosball, and pool to make shiny and new again! Add blacklights and your guests are guaranteed to have a great time.
Have your guests looking up at brightly lit stilt walkers. Wearing specially designed suits, these LED Stilt Robots create glowing designs that tower over guests. They can even change colors to your music or design your brand/message on their outfits, whatever suits you!
These acrobats jump through (glowing) hoops for your guests! Dazzle with entertainment that adds the human element to a video projection. Using a screen as a backdrop, Las Vegas cirque du soleil stars create a story telling performance that bends reality (and light).
Always a bright way to liven up your night, light shows can be included at nearly any venue! These colorful beams dance with the crowd, creating abstract art on the floor, walls, and ceiling of your venue. A perfect addition to a live band or DJ, these light shows can sync to music or other audio for a dramatic affect. Follow the light to this link to read about this company’s party.
Need more brilliance?
Our event managers and design team have some of the most innovative ways to make your event a shinning success. For ideas on how lighting can improve your vision, contact our team today! We will send you a customized proposal tailored to your specific needs.