How to Enhance the Look of Your Stage by Using Professional Lights?

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Stage lighting is an exhaustive field in itself and it takes a lot of knowledge, proficiency, and experience to light up a stage mesmerizingly. Be it moving head light, flat par lights, par can light, or pins spot lights, one must be well aware of their diverse functions and have the working knowledge of how they can be controlled using a DMX or otherwise for a scintillating experience. It is nearly impossible to mention the nitty-gritty in this short blog; however, you can get a basic idea of what it takes to light up a stage and the kind of lights that can be used to enhance the overall look and feel. Let us get down to the essentials: 1. Use Wash Effect Appropriately In Stage Lighting Wash effect, in simple terms, is referred to the splash of light that makes a place colorful. The word wash is used because…

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Different Types of Moving Head Lights for DJ Events and Nightclubs

Moving Head DJ and Nightclub

Today, moving or rotating head lights are widely used in DJ parties and nightclubs. Though they first made their appearance in the 80s, the trend began to take stronger roots in the late 90swhen the cost of these lights dropped significantly. At the moment, the lighting industry is replete with a wide variety of moving heads, which, when made to work in tandem with other lights, can produce a mesmerizing output. This blog is about the three different types of moving head lights, whose combined use is becoming more popular among music enthusiasts, party goers, and those who love letting their hair down on the dance floor. The 3 variants are as follows: 1. Beam Type As the name suggests, beam type refers to those moving head lights that have a small beam angle, which results in a narrow beam of light that is basically used to produce an aerial…

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Basic Architectural Lighting Solutions Every Lighting Enthusiast Must Know

Rasha Architectural Lighting

The world of professional lighting is full of technical intricacies and an ocean in itself. Technological advancements continuously result in the emergence of new devices that are better than the existing ones and the cycle keeps on repeating. This, however, makes it difficult for those with a newfound love for lighting to comprehend what all comprise architectural lighting. Different types of professional lighting solutions are used to create varying effects and it is important to have a basic sense of what the major categories of lights are and what magic they can create. This blog gives a quick run-down on some of the basic types of architectural lighting that are widely in use these days: 1. Pin Spots Lights They have a specialized bulb, which produces a narrow beam of light. Pin Spot lights are widely used during exhibitions and events to highlight a product by directing the beam at…

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What are the Major Differences between LEDs and High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lights?

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The invention of the electric bulb had a revolutionary impact on the lives of people. Later, with the advancement of technology, the lighting industry witnessed continuous up gradation of its products. What started off with a wire filament has come a long way today and the new generation will most likely see a working wire filament bulb only in museums. Today, when it comes to professional lighting, the market is inundated with either High-Intensity Discharge (HID) lights or LEDs. Both have their advantages and disadvantages; however, it is LEDs that certainly have an edge over their HID counterpart. This blog discusses the major differences between the two so that you can take an informed decision as to which one to choose for your programs and events. Let us get down to the brass tacks: 1. Functionality HIDs produce light when an electric arc is generated between the tungsten electrodes present…

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What to Look Out for While Choosing Lights for Your Mobile Events?

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Mobile events have become one of the most effective ways to market products and raise their appeal among masses. Unlike the process of inviting people toward your merchandise, the effort made for taking it toward the target audience is relatively easier and far more effective. However, the success of any mobile event depends on many factors including location, the presence of the targeted customers, attractive set-up created to attract the audience, impeccable lighting etc. Unless all the elements work in tandem, a mobile event may fail to achieve its intended goal. This blog discusses the factors that you must consider while choosing lights for your mobile events in order to make them a big success: 1. Go for Exterior Lights As mobile events usually happen out in the open, it is important to use lights that can withstand the challenge of operating under the sky. The casing of your lights…

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Your Brief Guide to the Magic of Pin Spots

Pin spot lighting

Da Vinci once said, "Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication."This statement may sound like a cliché; however, one can realize its truthfulness anywhere, anytime. Simplicity is the key and the same holds true for lighting too. Tweaking your lighting to perfection does not involve complexity at all; rather the most simple, yet indispensable of instruments i.e. Pin Spots. Pin Spots Are Spot On! Pin spots, as the name suggests, are spot on their target and illuminate the designated place properly to make it stand out from the rest. They are used to light cake tables, decorative objects, buffets, floral arrangements and products on display etc. In short, anything that deserves special attention. How Pin Spots Works Pin spots have in them a specialized bulb, which produces a narrow spotlight and without being obtrusive, it highlights only the spot that needs to be illuminated. The installation of pin spots lighting…

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Know How You Can Charm Your Audience with Moving Head Lights

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Moving heads are one of the most common types of lighting fixtures that are widely used in almost all kinds of events. Be it a musical show, a theatre performance, a product launch or a club, none of them can make do without moving heads. Technological advancements have completely transformed the lighting industry and one of the products, which have no doubt literally revolutionized the whole game, is moving heads. Being able to produce a variety of lights, moving heads has different features that can be used to alter the look and feel of a stage. Unlike the earlier versions, the latest moving heads are dynamic and come with multiple features, and the effective combination can be used to cast a spell on guests. Here are some of the ways in which you can leave your audience spellbound: Use DMX Controller Having control in one's hands means having power. DMX…

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3 Things You Should Always Consider While Choosing Outdoor Lights

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Performing in an open-air theatre/stadium is always thrilling. A moonlight gig, coupled with the twinkling of the stars, adds an uncanny bliss to the revelry of both the audience as well as the performer. However, outdoor events come with the challenge of choosing suitable exterior lighting fixtures that can withstand harsh weather conditions and the unpredictability associated with them. The fact that the lights will be exposed to extreme temperatures, rain and dust make it imperative to choose the lighting products for your events wisely. Outdoor lights are also known as waterproof/weatherproof lights and this blog gives you a quick run-down of the 3 important aspects you must always consider while choosing such lights for your events: 1. High Ingress Protection (IP) Rating As the lighting fixtures will be operating out in the open, they are bound to navigate their way through heat and cold and must manage to keep…

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Why You Should Never Ignore Lighting Accessories

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Accessories associated with products are often considered unworthy. Many hold the view that it is unnecessary to spend money on them. This may be true for some products; however, when it comes to lighting fixtures, no one can deny their significance. In most cases, professional lighting fixtures are not installed permanently and are carried frequently from one place to another. The lighting team keeps them moving, depending on the venue where they are to be placed. Hence, costly fixtures either get assembled or dissembled or are on the go. This fact makes lighting fixtures vulnerable to damages. Besides, trouble-free installation of these fixtures at different locations requires one to have certain tools like clamps, cables, safety chains etc. All this makes a strong case for lighting accessories to be included in your checklist when you head to a site next time. Below are some of the accessories that you must…

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Create Magic with PAR Can Lights

PAR CAN LIGHTING

Lighting literally breathes life into any event. All one requires is a good arsenal of lights, along with a slice of creativity, to leave the audience spellbound. A unique combination of different types of lights like moving heads, par can lights, LED flat par lights, pin spots etc., when used optimally, is sure to cast a spell on your guests. This blog is about PAR can lights, which are used extensively in concerts, clubs, theatres and DJ parties and how they can be used to create magical effects in a show. Choosing the Right Diameter Parabolic Aluminized Reflector (PAR) can light come in different shapes and sizes, ranging from as small as PAR16 to as big as PAR64. The simple formula to calculate the diameters of these lights is to divide the numerals of a par light by 8. For example, the diameter of PAR16 will be 16 divided by…

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