|Wedding Reception Lighting: Uplighting
Enhance your wedding reception through light:
Hands down, uplighting is the number one step to add to the mood of your room. This method of lighting is one of the best ways to enhance your event space with the use of light. Uplight can be used to adding color to the neutral surface of your wall or highlight architectural features of your room such as columns and alcoves.
“What is uplighting”? Uplighting is when lights are placed on the ground focused upward to project a narrow beam (Spot) or a broad beam of light (wash) against a wall, column or object. You can use uplighting to personalize and enhance the atmosphere of your room.
Need to Knows
Understand the basics of uplighting at an event:
A narrow beam (Narrow Spot) of lights commonly produced by round PAR lighting fixtures (LED or Incandescent /Tungsten Lights) will produce strips of light against a wall or surface. A blanket of colored light (Color wash) covering a wide area against a wall or surface is commonly produced with a longer bar shaped light that gives a wider beam spread. A low white (or painted in a light color) ceiling approximately 12ft or less in height will reflective light and also produce a wash of color from PAR or longer bar shaped lights.