Lighting

Lighting offers powerful control over the mood and focus at your event. A combination of different lighting technologies will deliver a variety of dazzling, memorable effects.

Lighting can be complex to specify so please talk to us about the effects being sought and we will be happy to advise on how to achieve these. Depending on the scale of the requirement we often recommend a site survey and risk assessment be carried out in advance by one of our Project Managers. As a rough guide, when planning the lighting of your event, control, position and power are the three key considerations:

Control

All lighting needs to be controlled, even if you just want it to be switched on and off. What level of control you need is determined by the effect you are going for and the types of lighting fixtures being used. If the requirement is a straightforward fade in and out, the basic type of Zero88 Level 6 controller will suffice. A large event needing pre-programmed lighting states with scene changes and light chases, all with a large number of "intelligent" and traditional lighting fixtures, will need a more sophisticated lighting desk such as an Avo-lite Pearl.

Position

Different lighting fixtures can be positioned in different ways. Where fixtures need to be raised, Manfrotto lighting stands can be used to provide stable support with variable height adjustment. Larger venues are sometimes equipped with anchor points in the ceiling designed to take the weight of aluminium trussing and the fixtures suspended from it.

Power

The more lighting used, the more power that is required. A simple lighting configuration can run safely from a standard 13A mains outlet. For larger setups, some venues have high voltage power supplies 32A 3 phase for example but where insufficient power is available, an allowance will need to be made for external generator(s).

Lighting

Lighting offers powerful control over the mood and focus at your event. A combination of different lighting technologies will deliver a variety of dazzling, memorable effects.

Lighting can be complex to specify so please talk to us about the effects being sought and we will be happy to advise on how to achieve these. Depending on the scale of the requirement we often recommend a site survey and risk assessment be carried out in advance by one of our Project Managers. As a rough guide, when planning the lighting of your event, control, position and power are the three key considerations:

Control

All lighting needs to be controlled, even if you just want it to be switched on and off. What level of control you need is determined by the effect you are going for and the types of lighting fixtures being used. If the requirement is a straightforward fade in and out, the basic type of Zero88 Level 6 controller will suffice. A large event needing pre-programmed lighting states with scene changes and light chases, all with a large number of "intelligent" and traditional lighting fixtures, will need a more sophisticated lighting desk such as an Avo-lite Pearl.

Position

Different lighting fixtures can be positioned in different ways. Where fixtures need to be raised, Manfrotto lighting stands can be used to provide stable support with variable height adjustment. Larger venues are sometimes equipped with anchor points in the ceiling designed to take the weight of aluminium trussing and the fixtures suspended from it.

Power

The more lighting used, the more power that is required. A simple lighting configuration can run safely from a standard 13A mains outlet. For larger setups, some venues have high voltage power supplies 32A 3 phase for example but where insufficient power is available, an allowance will need to be made for external generator(s).

Lighting

Lighting offers powerful control over the mood and focus at your event. A combination of different lighting technologies will deliver a variety of dazzling, memorable effects.

Lighting can be complex to specify so please talk to us about the effects being sought and we will be happy to advise on how to achieve these. Depending on the scale of the requirement we often recommend a site survey and risk assessment be carried out in advance by one of our Project Managers. As a rough guide, when planning the lighting of your event, control, position and power are the three key considerations:

Control

All lighting needs to be controlled, even if you just want it to be switched on and off. What level of control you need is determined by the effect you are going for and the types of lighting fixtures being used. If the requirement is a straightforward fade in and out, the basic type of Zero88 Level 6 controller will suffice. A large event needing pre-programmed lighting states with scene changes and light chases, all with a large number of "intelligent" and traditional lighting fixtures, will need a more sophisticated lighting desk such as an Avo-lite Pearl.

Position

Different lighting fixtures can be positioned in different ways. Where fixtures need to be raised, Manfrotto lighting stands can be used to provide stable support with variable height adjustment. Larger venues are sometimes equipped with anchor points in the ceiling designed to take the weight of aluminium trussing and the fixtures suspended from it.

Power

The more lighting used, the more power that is required. A simple lighting configuration can run safely from a standard 13A mains outlet. For larger setups, some venues have high voltage power supplies 32A 3 phase for example but where insufficient power is available, an allowance will need to be made for external generator(s).