In order to create just the right atmosphere we supply a full range of lighting and lighting effects. From wireless up-lighters to the latest moving head technology and lighting control software. Hire Frequencies brings in over a decades experience in the Lighting Industry and the Lighting Rental Market and we’re here to advise and support you.
Wash lighting is often utilised to fill a space with colour and light. On stages it can be used to wash the space with warm light. They can also be used to highlight an exhibition space in one area compared to another. Colour washes can be similar to your branding colours, or just be plain white light.
Most modern conference room lighting control systems are LED-based. But there are still some venues that may use traditionally installed lighting rigs. Your kit should consist of a variety of types of lights used in events, including uplighters and spotlights. When combined by a lighting designer, these can transform even the blandest venue.
Think about where you want to put your key lighting points and which parts of the venue are most important in terms of atmosphere and lighting. You’ll need to work with your wider events team to understand where the action is taking place.
A site visit is recommended, so that you can get an idea of the size of the venue, where light fixings may need to go, what rules the venue has regarding use of fixings on the walls or ceilings, and to understand where the power points are.
Spot lighting is when the light is focused on a single point and is usually used to focus on a specific object or person. The key focus is usually the stage which needs to be lit correctly. Most venues have their own basic lighting systems, but in order to add a professional look and atmosphere ensure that all speakers are appropriately lit on stage with spots, and that the audience space is at lower light levels and therefore more ambient.
The plenary space should ideally be lit in colours that don’t draw attention away from any presentations taking place on stage.
This is a technique where lights are placed on the ground and aimed upwards to project light either onto a wall or at a specific object. They can be used very effectively in different colour combinations to give a real atmosphere to an event.
Uplighters can be main or battery-powered, removing any concerns about wiring or trip hazard issues. This means they can be used in areas that wouldn’t have near power or would have been considered dangerous with older wired fixtures. Even if nothing specific is being highlighted, up lighting can be used to create a wash of colour over an area that can be put to a number of decorative or creative uses.
Our team of expert engineers are highly experienced with a range of different lighting systems and are skilled at coming up with innovative solutions for events across a range of different sites. Lighting solutions are key to the success of the event. Lighting creates atmosphere and gives the professional edge that some events lack. Below are some best practices to consider when planning your event.