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Understanding Uplighting

Updated: Mar 29

When it comes to planning an event, uplighting is an important aspect to consider. But it's important to make sure you're getting the right kind of lighting from a professional lighting design company, not just an add-on from a DJ or nonprofessional lighting company. There are a few things to consider when selecting uplights for your event.

First, ask yourself what you're trying to accomplish with the lighting. Are you going for accent lighting or do you want to transform the room for a wow factor? Knowing this information upfront can help a lighting company build a meaningful quote for you.

Second, consider if uplighting is really what you need. There are other options such as room wash lighting trees that can fill large spaces with colorful light. Additionally, if you have a smaller event in a space with low ceilings, you don't need the most powerful lights. Our professional lighting company has lights for every occasion and budget.

Third, it's important to be educated about your options and work with a company that will help you achieve your vision. Uplights should be used every 3 to 6 feet for the most esthetic looks and over every 6 feet for accent lighting. Other lighting options such as house chandlers and bistro lighting can also complement uplighting.

Ultimately, it's important to work with a professional lighting company that will educate you about your options and help you achieve your vision for your event. Contact us today for lighting services in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

Here is a great example of uplighting with a programmed chase.


A ballroom with gold uplighting and chandilers
Acccent uplighting with chandilers

A great example of accent lighting with uplights and a chandelier


Trees with uplights in red and amber to set a nice mood
Outdoor uplighting

Outdoor Uplighting


people enjoying themselves with uplighting and bistro lights
Uplights with bostro lights

Transformative uplighting with bistro lights


We hope you enjoyed this small example of uplighting

For more, please visit our Uplighting Page

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