Whether you’re a business owner, a DJ, a light and sound engineer or an AV technician, you want a professional audiovisual equipment supplier and distributor that provides you with top-notch gear that can take you to the next level. The right sales reps are experts in stage lighting, and so should match the ambience you’re trying to achieve along with any technical requirements, whether it’s indoors or outside. Below are the main types of stage lighting equipment to consider on your next event.
Theatrical Lighting – Ellipsoidals
These are one of the most versatile and, thus, most popular stage lights in use today. The light owes its flexibility to an adjustable lamp that can vary the size, shape, intensity, texture, edge and colour of the light beam it emits. With the use of different light settings, a stage can go from dramatically dark to celebratory bright in an instant! A more focused spotlight will create an effective contrast and call attention to a single performer, whilst bright, flashing lights from the ceiling or stage walls can, for example, fittingly highlight a dance troupe.
Entertainment Lighting – Moving Heads
Another versatile choice of lights with a great range of motion, moving heads perform various lighting functions, and like ellipsoidals, are capable of altering the properties of their light beams to suit project requirements. Types include those that can rotate to change the location of the light, scanners with an internal mirror that shifts to change the location of the light, and moving spots that change light colour, among other characteristics, when required.
Remember that an important factor to consider when lighting a stage is the location of its action. For example, will focus need to be concentrated on just one spot, or multiple areas? Light directs the attention of the audience, and it can deliberately be used to highlight certain performances or acts. Similarly, the colour of light is also a significant choice. Hues such as blue are great for gravitas, whilst pinks and reds are ideal for love and rage, depending on the context, of course.
For more multi-faceted light shows, consider architectural light systems that can be programmed to simultaneously manipulate multiple lights for complex requirements. Architectural light systems include various kinds of lights and interfaces to control them. An event’s light production should synchronise with its sound. Both elements can powerfully complement each other to create a memorable experience for the audience. For environments such as a theatre, architectural lighting can even be used to mimic certain conditions, such as stormy weather.
A professional and experienced stage lighting company should understand all of the nuances and variables that need to be considered before advising you on the best solutions. For more information on how we do that, click here.