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Moving Lights

If you want to increase the excitement of an event you might want to try moving lights. Stationary lights can get a bit boring after a while, but when you add a bit of movement it increases the interest level. Of course moving lights work better at some events than others; for instance they could be a bit distracting at a funeral. For occasions like parties or award ceremonies these moving lights can be used very effectively though.

Why Choose Moving Lights

These days with so many events going on it can be hard to distinguish one from the other – they can all start to look and feel the same. Most of us don’t really appreciate the difference that lighting can make to any event – it not only changes the aesthetics but also the whole ambience of an event. It can be hard to appreciate sometimes but you can even change the mood of people by using lights effectively. A good example of this is an event where there is dancing. If you just used standard lighting for a dance you would find it hard to get people to participate; many of the people attending would feel too self-conscious and just not in the mood for dancing. If you had disco lights and things like strobe and moving lights you would likely find it hard to keep people off the dance floor. There is no doubt about it; lighting can really influence people’s moods.

The use of moving lights can be considered a special effect; they can increase the energy in a room or outdoor venue purely through movement. Of course you can overdo it with these moving lights and it is important that a special effect only remains special when it is used sparingly. If you combine it with other lights though, such as xenon lights, strobe lights, or spotlights, you really can produce a stunning light show that people won’t forget.

Tips for Hiring Moving Lights

Unless you intend to be using moving lights frequently it is probably most cost-effective to hire moving lights as part of broader lighting package. Here are a few tips to help you get the best possible deal.

  • It is important that you remember that a good deal doesn’t always mean choosing the cheapest option. Lighting is often a crucial aspect of the success of any event and you will never want to sacrifice quality too much in an attempt to save money. It is usually easy to spot when lighting has been set up by amateurs – it acts as a distraction and takes away from the event rather than adding to it.
  • It is important that you find out your responsibilities and the responsibilities of the hire company before agreeing to hire any lighting. You will also want to make sure that there are no hidden costs.
  • It is a good idea to approach a few different hire companies to see what they are offering – that way you have more chance of getting a good deal. You will also be well advised to check what is available online.
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