Event lighting can transform or define a room, vibe or general feel. Lighting sets the mood and atmosphere. At Xplosive Entertainment, we look at lighting from a theatrical stand point. By highlighting select elements within a room, we can draw guest’s attention to specific items. For example, during a bride and groom’s first dance, we can spot light the moment. Or to create a Winter Wonderland feel within a room, we can use blue colored up-lights to wash the walls while projecting snowflake patterns on the ceilings. When executed properly, by using high quality equipment, lighting can discretely make BIG impacts on your event. Below, we will review the three different broad classifications of event lighting.
Ambient room up-lighting
Xplosive entertainment uses high quality battery powered up-lights to wash a room in color. We can create nearly any shade of colors found within the rainbow. These lights can be set to a static color or can be color controlled throughout the night creating a virtual energy as the colors fade, chase, and even strobe with the music.
Intelligent moving head dance floor lighting:
This category of lighting is very broad. Do not be fooled by our competitors who include “club lighting” or a “dance floor light show” as these are typically cheesy and cheap looking lighting effects. True intelligent lights are controllable by an onsite technician who can adjust the following variables: color, brightness, positioning, pattern, strobe, etc. These intelligent lights are the same types of lights you are accustomed to seeing on stage on TV shows like “American Idol” and “X-Factor.” These are the same types of lights used in concerts and night clubs. When adding haze to the atmosphere, you can see the beams of light, but without haze the effect is still extremely noticeable as the light effects create motion, energy and atmosphere.
Monogram Gobo Projection:
Different than the above two lighting effects, a monogram gobo is generally meant to be in a static position and display a logo or image onto a wall, ceiling or floor. Gobo projections are used to show names, dates, logos or themed effects. Gobos are technically die-cut metal disks cut to fit within a special light. Gobos are often a solid white, but can also come colored. Xplosive Entertainment also now offers animated gobo projections. In this case, we can animate the image your guests see.