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Lighting in an event – Why is it so important?

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Whether you are planning a social event like a wedding or you are going big with a corporate event, setting the perfect atmosphere is vital, and one of your best allies is lighting!

A well designed lighting layout can enhance the beauty and functionality of any given space. From the dramatic first impression for people entering to the venue, to its changes throughout the course of the event, lighting, if done correctly, can make the rest of your event fall into place easily.

 

Types of lighting for your event

Lighting can create the ideal ambiance, making your space intimate and inviting, and there are different options of lighting and light sources you can use, but always keep in mind that it should be an enhancement and not a distraction.

Here we show you some of the most popular.

 

Wash lighting 

It is used to fill a space with an even amount of light and color. While white is most common, using other colors can give a dramatic effect to a stage, the ceiling, the walls and surrounding areas of the venue.

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Spotlighting 

It can define the features of a space, or bring focus to certain element on the room. You can use pinpoint lighting to give each table a warm and welcoming glow.

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Uplighting

It is a very effective way to improve the ambience of an event space. As the light source is on the ground, is great for enhance architectonical details and emphasis anything that’s ground-based.

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Gobos

A gobo can change the feel of a room in an instant by creating texture with slow rotation and color manipulation. Common uses include projecting a bride-and-groom’s monograph or a company logo, but they can also be used to craft enchanting scenes and images.

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Backdrop light series

Backlighting can give depth and separate a subject from the background. It can infuse a soft touch to your event that can be tapped as a romantic scenery for photos.

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Candles

Candles are so versatile that can be incorporated in many ways. You can choose the classical wax candles or the battery-operated LED option. Use them to guide guest in the right direction, create an all-around glow in tables perfect for the fostering conversation or adding them in any lounge space to make people feel comfortable.

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Illuminated letters

This unique feature can add shine and glamour to any event, placing them inside or outside, you will give a focus point for all to see and a fabulous photographic opportunity.

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And what about functionality?

In addition to creating the atmosphere you desire, lighting is also important to help ensure that people can see what is going on and don’t miss any special moment of the ceremony.

Remember, if you want to transform a room and set the right mood for the event, creative lighting is a must!

 

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