In this article, we’re going to describe the two types of lights that we recommend for every event. These additions are a sure-fire way to add production value and energy to any event space.
Quick Answer: Most of the events we work on could be greatly improved by having two types of lighting. A front light to make sure the presenter can be seen and LED lights to reinforce the theme and branding of the event.
The first and most important type of lighting for your event is some type of front lighting. There are many different ways to do it, and you can find a solution to fit all budgets, but it’s key to ensure the guests can see your presenter or performers on stage at all times.
- Traditional theatre light
Also known as an ellipsoidal or a leko.
- Fresnel light
- LED Wash
- Small LED PAR
We’ve worked at a lot of events where the organizer decides to dim the house lights to create an ambiance, leaving the presenter on stage in darkness. Despite our best efforts to communicate in advance, sometimes the client doesn’t fully understand the importance of front lights until this moment.
The second type of lighting we recommend for any event is some type of LED lighting. Many LED lights are now wireless, battery-operated devices meaning they are super clean and flexible.
The huge advantage of LED lights is that you can change the color and feel of a room with the click of a button. This is great for reinforcing your branding or the theme of your event and ultimately leaving a lasting impression on your guests.
Instead of the same old plain black background found at most corporate events, uplighting can add a splash of color to your stage, helping the presenter to really stand out.
3 Point Lighting
If you want to take things a step further, you can add a third type of light to your setup. In addition to front lighting and LED uplighting, adding a rim light that shines onto the presenter’s rear quarter helps them to stand out even more.