It's easy to forget how important good lighting is to a live performance - until the house lights accidentally switch on, or the stage lights blow a fuse. Lighting is a huge part of how we consume live events - whether we're at an underground rock show, or the Metropolitan Opera. DJs and set designers alike rely on proper lighting to visually enhance and refine their productions. We've luckily come a long way from the 1600s, when stages were lit by candles and chandeliers! Today's performers can choose from an endless variety of sophisticated lighting gear. It's never been easier - or more affordable - to dazzle audiences of any size.
The Basics Stage lighting isn't only for DJs and touring musicians. Virtually any live venue can benefit from a professional light setup: lecture halls, theaters, churches, conference halls, clubs, museums, etc. And depending on the setting, lighting can be simple - with only a few units - or it can include a complex network of strobes, lasers, and other effects. Regardless of size, every lighting system includes controllers, stands, mounts, cables, and the lights themselves. Think of lighting as the visual equivalent of a PA system.