• Is Uplighting Out of Style?

Is Uplighting Out of Style?

When choosing the right lighting fixtures for your event, you may well be considering uplighting for your venue. But if you've been keeping an eye on lighting trends over the years, you'll know that uplighting hasn't always been in favour with event organisers.

So what's the current view of uplighting? Has it gone out of style, or is it very much on-trend at the moment?

Are Uplighting Fixtures Currently Popular for Sussex Events?

While there was a period where event uplighting was ditched for all kinds of other lighting fixtures, such as floor lamps, table lamps, task lighting, floor-mounted art deco lighting, and other mid-century modern light fixtures, uplighting is now popular than ever.

This shift is thanks, in large part, to massive advancements in uplighting technology. During uplighting's spell in the shadows, they still used a conventional light bulb. This meant that they not only ran extremely hot but they also consumed lots of energy, rendering them very expensive to run throughout an event. They were also limited to one colour, which many involved in lighting design viewed as restrictive.

However, that's all changed. Today uplighters use smart lighting technology and have since become one of the most sought-after event lighting fixtures available on the market. With their modern LED "smart bulbs", they can emit every conceivable colour, and they can even run on batteries, meaning they are every bit as potent for outdoor events.

They are versatile in their possible uses too. You can use them to highlight a focal point or create two different colour schemes in the same room. Lastly, they can be programmed to perform several functions. For example, they can beam a solid light against a wall to create a specific mood, or they can slowly cycle through each colour of the rainbow to provide a more interactive aesthetic.

Uplighting vs Recessed Lighting Fixtures - Which is Better for Sussex Events?

While uplighting represents one of the biggest lighting trends in the events industry, some still prefer ceiling lights for their occasions. Event planners choose recessed lights in many cases, whereas others may call for a more elegant lighting fixture such as pendant lights.

No matter your specific interior design preferences, we would say that your lighting will be dictated by your specific event. For example, for conference events or those with more industrial styles, then yes, simple but effective ceiling lights might be the way to go. However, colourful LED uplighting makes more sense for more extravagant celebrations such as weddings, where you want to make a style statement with your lighting design elements. It's a case of horses for courses.

As an event organiser, it's worth sitting down with your creative director (or whoever is in charge of lighting) to discuss your decor and style aims before getting down into the nitty-gritty details regarding the other design elements such as lighting.

If lighting isn't within your area of expertise, QOKO Events are willing to walk you through all of your different options, or we can work directly with your creative or event planning team to create the right lighting lineup.

Take Advantage of Current Sussex Event Lighting Trends with Venue Uplighting from QOKO Events

At QOKO Events, not only can we supply and install LED uplighting (wireless or wired) to your event venue, but we can provide all production aspects within one turnkey event solution. No matter the specific type of event, we can help take the stress and hassle out of planning by organising, supplying, and installing all technical elements of your event for one straightforward and transparent cost.

So if you want to take advantage of the latest LED uplighting technology in addition to hiring other crucial pieces of event equipment, then make sure to get in touch with us on 01403 626008 today to discuss your requirements in more detail.

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