Ambient lighting is diffused light (often colored, using LEDs) that sets the mood of a room or outdoor area and provides basic illumination over a broad area, often adding a decorative touch, and very often as “up lighting.” This aspect of lighting is important to your overall lighting rental plan and can be used in combination with Club Lighting systems. Using a variety of lighting fixture types & colors, Lighting directors can dress up an event with up lighting, accent and mood lighting, working with you to meet your specific theme colors.
All of up lighting fixtures can be mixed and matched in any way you choose to create a custom lighting system for your event. Each ambient lighting rental should come with a dedicated lighting director/engineer, and depending on the total size of the event and number of lights ordered, several additional technicians will arrive to setup in the quickest time possible. Power is no longer an issue since most reputable companies use low wattage LED’s which also stay cool and are safe for your guests.
One Dozen high-quality light fixtures are suggested as a starter package for up lighting, more may be Up lighting required depending on your theme or size of venue. This Photo is an example of how ambient/up lighting can dramatically transform an dull room or area into a work of art! As ambient/up lighting is very facility/event specific, each system should be custom built to your exact needs.
Many DJ & Entertainment Companies are offering this as an add on to your Package – Ask your DJ if they can build up-lighting into your Sweet 16 or Prom package! Many offer Controlled Up lighting as well where they can control the color at the touch of a button!
NOTE: Even though your DJ is Bringing it – the budget should be designated as Decor Lighting, and NOT Entertainment!
NOTE 2: If your vendor is using old style Par 64 or similar lights – they may be cheaper BUT they are hot and will heat up your room, are dangerous and can be a fire hazard, and are not able to be changed like newer LED models, because they have 1 color gel on them.
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