Light Up Your Night: The Importance of Good Event Lighting
Have ever watched a badly lit scene in a movie, where you couldn’t see a thing? You probably missed out an important part of the plot. As a result, you consider the whole film a flop. All because of one small thing people overlook - good lighting. The abundance of light (or lack thereof) is the important difference between success and failure. This is especially true when it comes to event planning. All other features of your event will be left in the dark (quite literally) without it. You’ll want the lighting during the first dance of a wedding to be bright enough to see the beautiful couple, but not too bright that you can see their two left feet. Your gala dinner lighting should make every guest feel like they are at the Academy Awards. With all this pressure to make your event shine, consider these different lighting options.
Whether it is stolen, shared or cast upon you, the spotlight is the most well-known form of event lighting. However, a blinding single beam on a solo performer is not the only kind there is. You get different kinds of spotlights to perform specific functions. For example:
- Follow spotlights are used to light the way for moving objects on stage - this is also great for those Ta-da moments during product reveals.
- Beam projectors don’t have a lens, which produces very powerful and direct light. You can see this light from far away as it attracts a lot of attention
- Ellipsoidal lights are round beams that can be adjusted and changed to suit your event needs
- A pin spot is a beam that is focused on key items, like centrepieces or banners.