Dance to the lights – Club lighting

Dance to the lights – Club lighting

08.09.12 Pacifico
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Lighting may just be one aspect in the club business, but its impact on a business’ success is vital. It’s a huge challenge to make your club looking different each night because let’s face it, club-goers are fickle and they always look for the next best club out there. Club lighting can set the mood and impression of your club. Changing your club lighting for a varied look each night helps in maintaining or increasing patronage from people.

There are things to consider when setting up your club lighting system aside from aesthetics. Some club owners often forget about U.S. regulations on the use of laser lights. Although lasers are among your club lighting’s special effects, ultra high intense lasers could hurt people. You can get the programmable laser fixtures, which could cost $5,000 these days, but the intangible benefits can’t be measured

Another effect you can use in your club is LED lighting. LED lighting provides great effects and is getting more popular than neon lights. The general lifetime of LED exceeds 40,000 hrs, which makes it ideal for places that are hard to reach for re-lamping like color wash bar backs and alcoves.

You can also add up technology’s latest for club lighting – video walls and dance floors. The possibilities are endless if you link up a graphics generator or PC to a video wall or dance floor. LED dance floors (developed by Avr) provide LED color changing dance floor that is water resistant and load bearing. Using this side by side with the Avr sealing system, the floor can survive impacts from fallen bottles/glasses and liquids.

Also available as an alternative to your club lighting system are mood lighting and effect projectors. These devices are able to transform the style and atmosphere of your club using programmed lighting systems or general color changing units such as oil projectors, water effects, and other color generating units.

The iBall can be used as one of your club lighting effects or an all round advertising and information tool. The iBall can be installed on/behind a bar or mounted on the ceiling. It produces a 360-degree display for advertisements and information. Wall screens can be used in place of poster and flyers and among other club lighting effects. An addition to club lighting effects is Outdoor Colour Wash lighting. It can project a wash of color over any structure giving it a different and varied look. It’s great to use over the building, club or bar garden.

If you want your club show to be unforgettable for your audience, you can use a set of special effects units like fog and snow machines, lasers and sky scanners, to pyros. Maximizing today’s technology on lighting effects not only maximizes your revenues, it can be an expression of arts through lights.