How To Improve Your Concert Lighting Design

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Concert lighting design is something that needs to be thought about carefully to make sure that it looks good and also to ensure that the venue can host the event in all areas of the best light it can offer. This article discusses some of the lighting design options available.

 Types Of Approaches 

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When considering lighting design, there are different types of approaches that can be taken. It’s possible to do everything yourself using inexpensive equipment, but this really isn’t recommended unless you have plenty of experience in this field. A lot of the good quality lighting systems that are available are specialist in their own way and it really is worth paying for the peace of mind that comes with having a designer to produce a system specifically for your needs.

Think about the overall look you want for the entire venue. Do you want dimmer lights, a warm glow or a very bright spotlight? The designer can help you create the look you desire, although these will often be custom solutions. For example, you may be interested in creating a very intimate feel, so the performers on stage are the stars of the show rather than the background. You could then have smaller chandeliers and fixtures around them so they catch the light more brightly. If you want a more general concert lighting design, then you could focus on different colours of light bulbs and fixtures.

Buy Suitable Products 

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In many cases, it will be possible to buy suitable products from any good lighting specialist in your area. However, there is one factor to consider – the types of performers that will be performing. Some will be better suited to low level lighting, whereas others need high power lights to create a dramatic effect. So you’ll need to know what sort of performers you’re inviting to the event before you start looking for a suitable lighting design. You may also find that there are certain designs suitable for specific types of music. For example, you might find that recitals are best suited to LED lighting, whereas weddings are better with traditional candle-like fixtures.

 Get Creative

Another option for your concert lighting design is to get creative. In this case, a professional designer will be able to assist you by suggesting ideas that you might never have thought of. For example, some lighting designers have started to incorporate LED technology into the designs of stage lighting. This is done in such a way as to create a beautiful effect that makes the performers stand out. They’re also able to achieve a much greater degree of control over the colour of the lights, so that they can really make a design statement.


No matter what kind of concert lighting design you decide on, make sure that you contact a professional to help you. They will be able to give you a detailed explanation of all the various options available to you, and will be able to recommend the best ones for your purposes. The most important thing is that you do this as soon as possible, to ensure that you are able to get the best possible results. Of course, if you are planning something really large, such as a rock concert, you might even want to call in the professionals to help out! The professionals will be able to create the setup that you want, no matter what it is that you are trying to achieve.

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