Understanding Stage Lighting
Anyone will tell you, stage lighting is a key aspect of your show. It sets the tone and lets the people in the audience know how they should feel. Lights can create a feeling of warmth and love during a romantic scene or they can contribute to the feeling of praise and worship during Sunday church service. No matter what you’re trying to convey on stage, lights can help!
Stage lighting can be used as a way to display visibility on a certain stage prop, or even actor. By covering the appropriate sections, you can It is possible to make the stage, actors, set and the auditorium itself visible. For example, when an actor comes on a stage and the entire stage is dark, but a bright spotlight is illuminating the actor, it could provide a sense of isolation or a method to get the audience to focus on that one actor.
It's important to know that Stage lighting is a craft by people who want to apply these lighting instruments to the production of theater, dance, opera, worship and other performance arts applications.
In addition to lighting on stage, special effects such as lasers, fog machines, strobe blinders and UV lights are used in this discipline.
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- FUNCTIONS OF LIGHTING. There are multiple functions of stage lighting.
Intensity is an example of a fixture rig which includes moving heads and LED fixtures. An example of a rig including moving head and LED fixtures.
To measure intensity, you'll need to understand the lux and lumen of the lighting instrument. Depending on the power of the lamp, you can determine the efficiency and design of the fixture, the distance of area that needs to be lit, and the color of the area that needs to be lit.
Next, we would need to evaluate color. Stage lighting fixtures create color through common color mixing with red, green, blue, and in some cases amber, white and UV. Some LEDs are different, but the this type of color mixing is often used by lighting designers and engineers. Custom colors such as CMY color mixing or CTO color mixing is applied by combining cyan, magenta and yellow filters into the optical point of the stage lighting fixture. For CTO, stage lighting suppliers and factories will include additional green or amber filters to extend the color range of the fixture's color mixing system.
GOBOs, or design templates, come in many shapes and designs, and are often patterns of stars, plants, and similar patterns.
- DMX LIGHTING SYSTEM. A DMX lighting control console system is used in theatrical and also in stage performance for DJs or mobile entertainers and is designed to control multiple lights at once. Most DMX consoles are used to control Intelligent lighting, or lights that can move, change colors and change gobo designs. It can also be used to control fog machines, hazers, low lying fog machine, spark machines and other special effects instruments.
- INTELLIGENT LIGHTING, or also known as moving heads, refer to its automated and or mechanical abilities beyond traditional stage lighting instruments. Advanced moving head lights can produce complex effects which requires sometimes by a lighting designer to control the lighting instrument to change color, provide focus or intensity, display GOBOs and moving them in certain speed , direction and form.
Moving Heads can be used whenever there is a need for powerful lighting which is capable of major changes of mood and to provide complex effects. It is inappropriate in a setting which does not require strong lighting, but there are some moving heads that would work for certain applications and /or settings such as house parties, small stages, etc.
Moving Heads are commonly used at theaters, concerts, banquet halls, churches, nightclubs and major outdoor events. Versatility is the moving head's biggest asset as it can be applied to cover a wide range of area.
With versatility in mind, it's important to know that moving head lights are often divided by categories such as spot, beam and wash lights. They vary, generally speaking, of application and function but many companies can offer hybrid models or zoom wash models to increase the moving head's capabilities in more complex applications and settings.
Best Stage Lighting for Banquet Halls
You don't want to provide boring, generic lighting for major events or parties at large banquet halls or salons. You also don't want anything too strong and powerful that could bring concern onto the dance floor.
The correct banquet hall stage lighting design can help you transform any section within the entire venue by creating a certain ambiance and mood you are seeking to create. You want to create that "WOW" factor, the type of "WOW" that will get your audience or customers to take their phones out and record to show off how fun and exciting their event is. Our moving head lights, DMX controlled or not, can definitely bring a hyped up, or certain level of energy, to keep people on the dance floor dancing and pumping!
Moving Head lights and par lights would be recommended by us to definitely apply at banquet halls over 3,000 square foot to create awesome, complex lighting shows and to bring color and that WOW factor into your event.
Here is our mini 60W Spot Moving Heads at our customer's Quinceañera event
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Best thing about the 60W Spot is the actual value of the light. Below $250, the 60W spot is versatile with rich colors and can provide awesome light shows when programmed and operated by a professional lighting specialist or lighting designer.
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Best Stage Lighting for Churches and Houses of Worship
What Stage Lights Are Right for my Church?
Lighting control systems allow the end user or lighting designer to create reverence or awe, add certain dimensions and depth, and to ultimately make the church's audience feel as though they are part of the action. The right stage lights let you focus attention on the important parts of your story by casting a spotlight, and the best light fixtures for churches can also help set a scene with up lights or atmospheric wash lights. Whether you're looking at LED color washes, spotlights for the stage, or something completely different, find the perfect addition to your setup here.
If the idea of stage lighting makes you think of laser light shows and out of control concert productions, you’re not alone. Many smaller and traditional churches are understandably hesitant about investing in a modern lighting setup. If this describes you, we invite you to consider the following:
Designed for churches and similar venues where the end user requires flexibility in lighting placement, our 18x18W PAR provides a huge range of lighting color temperatures (red, green, blue, white and amber plus UV) without having to buy additionally for colored gels. Additionally, many of these fixtures have DMX compatibility to allow control on a dimmer or software / hardware DMX lighting controller. These fixtures as well as our other par cans wash fixtures are ideal high-intensity lighting treatments, while also providing great coverage without the need for multiple fixtures.
Our Professional 60W High-Powered Spot Moving Head Fixture is a motorized LED fixture that's perfect for houses of worship and other venues with audiences of all sizes. With a powerful 60-watt LED source, eight colors, eight gobos plus shake and gobo rotating speed, you can create tons of fascinating and spectacular effects to dazzle your audience. With nearly limitless creative possibilities, you can use the built-in gobos to highlight specific features such as special patterns that excite audiences.
Our high-powered 7x18W Wash moving head light is a fixture for professional theatrical, concert, corporate and worship stages. Offering outstanding performance, our 7x18W Wash moving head fixture provides you with high-quality lighting effects onstage. This fixture's design helps stages achieve superb color blending. Powered by RGBWA + UV, this wash fixture can create more illumination with more vibrant colors and dramatic directionality due to it's massive power rating of 126-watts.