When it comes to wedding planning, wedding lighting is undoubtedly one of the most underrated elements. Especially for the Wedding stage lighting, Many of the wedding planning companies do not have many ideas about it, because they are worried so much about the cost of the wedding stage lighting equipment.
For newcomers to the wedding event planning company, how to have a limited budget to buy the most correct stage light? According to priority, it should be profile lights, wash lights, moving head lights, consoles, special effects equipment(like a fog machine, haze machine, sparkler machine)…
- Types of lighting for wedding receiption
2. How to choose the right wedding light
The selection of Professional profile lights, washer lights, led bar lights, moving head lights, follow spotlights, stage lights controllers, special effects equipment…
3. Eric’s advice on wedding stage lights.
First of all, let’s take a look at what are the more popular stage lighting equipment for wedding activities on the market at present?
1.Types of lighting for wedding receiption
The more popular stage lighting equipment for wedding events mainly are moving head beam lights, moving head beam lights with Gobo, Led washer lights, Led bar /Led wall washing light, image lights, follow spot light, console, lighting splits, haze machines, low fog machine, cold sparkler machines, bubbles machines…
2.How to chose the right wedding light
(1) Profile lights
A halogen lamp, LED Lamp, and COB lamp lights are the mainstream wedding professional profile lights. In addition to the use of profile light, it can also be used as a front sidelight, which mainly serves as the front lighting of the characters and the basic lighting of the stage, strengthening the facial lighting and increasing the 3-D sense of the characters and scenery. The three main factors to be considered in the selection of profile lights are color temperature, CRI Rate, and Types of dimming.
As profile light: the color temperature should be in the range of 3200-5600K, then we can use the right color temperature according to the Wedding venue Decoration.
Profile spotlight CRI means: color rendering index Ra (English CRI), use to evaluate the quality of light sources objectively. And CRI The higher CRI, The better profile spotlights Dimming: mainly used in the Video recording, the higher dimming, the better quality of the videos.
2. Led par lights
Washer lights usually use 54pcs 3W and 18pcs 10W Led par lights. It is mainly used to wash the backdrop of the wedding scene and some flower props. Generally, the lense of Led par lights has three different angles:15°,25°.45°. The bigger angle, the wider the washing area, the shorter the effective projection distance will be. In order to reach the best effect of washing:small-angle led par lights we advise to use 54pcs *3w, big angle led par cans use 18pcs *10w.
3.Led washer bar
Led washer bar is normally used in the area with many decors and backdrops. RGBWA (RED, GREEN, BLUE, WHITE, AMBER) 5 Colors in each lamp is our advice. With this 5in1 Led wash bar light, we can easily achieve more colors in different wedding decorations.
4. Follow spotlight
The following spotlight, characterized by high brightness and the light through the lens presents a clear light spot and can change the reality of the light spot by adjusting the focal length. At present, there are many varieties in the market, and the ways of marking indicators are not the same. For example Name base on the lamp power,like:1KW halogen tungsten light source, 1KW dysprosium light source, 1KW metal halide light source, 2KW metal halide light source…
Name base on the lighting distance: like 8-10m follow spotlight,15-30mfollow spotlight,30-50m follow spotlight,50-80m follow spotlight, and so on.
And in terms of function, it can be divided into mechanically follow spotlight with computer follows spot light.
In the Mechanical follow spot: the focus, light bar, and color change are all done manually.
In computer follow spot light: the focus, light bar, and color change are all done by the move the fader.
For the choice of the following spotlight, we try to match reasonably according to the actual demand and exposure distance.
5. Moving head Beam light
Many people may wonder why choose the moving head beam light with Gobo for wedding events? That’s because moving head beam light with Gobo can not only have beam effect but also with beautiful Gobos. The use of Gobos can be transformed into an exquisite aesthetic atmosphere in the wedding event.
3 types of lighting consoles are mainly used in wedding venues: 192console,1024 console, Tiger touch console, and Pearl console.
192 console is a small one with 192 channels when the wedding venue is small with several par cans you can use 192 consoles, easy to operate.
1024 console is good for Middle-sized wedding events can controller Moving lights with par lights together, with mixed effects.
Tiger touch console with Pearl console is good with the venues with Many lights. It can not only do the lighting programming also have many built-in lighting effects.
7. Light signal amplify
Light signal amplifies also called signal split: in the wedding venues mainly use 8road DMX 512 signal amplify. the Quantity of signal amplifiers is mainly considered through the number of stage lights, length of the signal cables and the lighting effects, and so on.
8. Special stage effects equipment
(1). Haze machine is the mainstream in wedding venues mainly have 3 types: 550w/650w/750w.
The difference in power,they differ in the effect. But the most important thing is the difference between the coverage area and the smoke effect. Therefore, we need to choose the right type or number of haze machines in the reasonable spatial layout of the banquet hall.
(2). Low lying fog machine
The low-lying fog machine is also called a water fog machine, mainly Used is 3000w,4000w 5000w, the bigger power the more fog.
(3). Cold Sparkler machine
Cold Sparkler machine is very hot products, easy operation with 100% safety firework fountains. It achieves highly reputation in wedding events. 400w and 600w cold sparkler machine with different firework fountain heights.
(4). Bubble machine
A bubble machine is a traditional wedding events product that helps to create funny and Happy wedding scenery.
9. Advises for Newcomer of Wedding planners
- With limited budget,first get enough profile spot lights,secound is washer lights,then is moving head light.
- For Profile spotlight must use the CRI>90,color temperature changable and with linear dimming
- At least get two sets of follow spotlights
- Don’t but fog machine,but haze machine and low lying fog machine are the best choices for wedding venus .