Posts Tagged ‘LED Fixtures’

Theatrical Lighting and Uplighting for your Wedding or Special Event

February 16, 2011
We’ve all seen those ultimate wedding shows. You know the ones where the budget just makes you blink a couple of times. A common theme in most of those high-end weddings is the use of theatrical lighting to create a mood in the venue. Once only reserved for the “platinum wedding” crowd, Theatrical lighting can enhance any event for almost any budget.

Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA

 The right lighting will create the right atmosphere and when it’s done well, lighting can make everything, including your flowers, cake, and guests, look better. Lighting can transform a venue. You can take an old church hall or a dated banquet room and completely transform it into a very high-end looking room.

Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston, MA

 Simple lighting solutions can be quite affordable. If you’re planning an evening reception, make sure to visit your site at least once when it’s dark outside. Look around the room and see where the fixed lighting is focused. Lights that illuminate the walls, windows, and ceiling can draw attention away from the center of the room. You want to keep everyone’s eyes on the tables, dance floor, and each other.

Cambridge Marriott, Boston, MA

You’ll also need to discuss how much electricity your lighting designer is going to need. Your band or DJ will have to have an isolated power source and won’t want to risk tripping a circuit breaker.Ask if the site has dimmers for their overhead lights, and if there’s any fluorescent lighting at all, keep it turned off! Also, make sure there won’t be any service doors kept open, which could flood the space with light and ruin the effect.

Easthampton Room at The Log Cabin, Holyoke, MA

 In order to express your desires to your lighting professional, You’ll need to know a couple of terms which will help to let the designer know what you want.
 A Pin Spot is a fixture that provides a focused beam of light to illuminate an object like a centerpiece or wedding cake.
 A Color Wash is basically a blanket of colored light covering an entire area. This can be accomplished with Uplighting.
 Uplighting is when there are fixtures placed on the floor shooting up on to the wall. Several different types of fixtures can be used to accomplish this effect. Your lighting professional will recommend the right fixture by taking into account power requirements and the type of color saturation desired.
  Gobo projections can include the couple’s monogram or an abstract texture pattern to add interest to a plain wall or ceiling.

About the Event Lighting Blog:

Jim Powers is the CEO of CJC Event Lighting, a professional lighting and production company based in Massachusetts. Jim has over 25 years experience in the wedding industry, and has been heavily involved in Electrical Engineering, Music & Sound Production and Theatrical Lighting for much longer than he would like to admit and his age would suggest.
CJC Event Lighting specializes in Wedding and Event Lighting in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Boston, and all of New England. CJC Event Lighting transforms your event space using professional theatrical lighting equipment setup and operated by experienced theatrical lighting designers.

Contact Information:
Jim Powers jim@cjceventlighting.com
CJC Event Lighting www.cjceventlighting.com
(413) 737-7555 • (617) 252-8116 • (203) 971-8220

Winter Wonderland Wedding

December 20, 2010

 Blue and white were the colors we used to create a winter wonderland for this wedding. For the Ceremony at the church, we uplit the walls in blue and spotlighted birch trees with frost gelled white pars. For the Reception, we transformed the Southampton Room at the Log Cabin with blue uplights, and pinspots.

Church

Church

Church

Southampton Room at The Log Cabin

Southampton Room at The Log Cabin

 About the Event Lighting Blog:

Jim Powers is the CEO of CJC Event Lighting, a professional lighting and production company based in Massachusetts. Jim has over 25 years experience in the wedding industry, and has been heavily involved in Electrical Engineering, Music & Sound Production and Theatrical Lighting for much longer than he would like to admit and his age would suggest.
CJC Event Lighting specializes in Wedding and Event Lighting in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Boston, and all of New England. CJC Event Lighting transforms your event space using professional theatrical lighting equipment setup and operated by experienced theatrical lighting designers.

Contact Information:
Jim Powers jim@cjceventlighting.com
CJC Event Lighting www.cjceventlighting.com
(413) 737-7555 • (617) 252-8116 • (203) 971-8220

Mechanics Hall

October 11, 2010

Mechanics Hall is a great venue in Worcester, MA. We used a bazillion conventional fixtures to properly light this wedding… ok, not a bazillion… around 75. We used Par36s, 38s, 56s and 64s to properly balance the room with the just the right amount of light. We needed to use a couple different flavors of amber gels to compensate for not only bulb wattage, but the different projection surfaces as well. We also used a few of our new 5W Amber LED fixtures and we were able to match the conventional generated amber perfectly. 
The balcony makes a perfect place to mount pinspots to highlight every guest table.
More photos of this one are coming!

Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA

Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA

About the Event Lighting Blog:

Jim Powers is the CEO of CJC Event Lighting, a professional lighting and production company based in Massachusetts. Jim has over 25 years experience in the wedding industry, and has been heavily involved in Electrical Engineering, Music & Sound Production and Theatrical Lighting for much longer than he would like to admit and his age would suggest.
CJC Event Lighting specializes in Wedding and Event Lighting in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Boston, and all of New England. CJC Event Lighting transforms your event space using professional theatrical lighting equipment setup and operated by experienced theatrical lighting designers.

Contact Information:
Jim Powers jim@cjceventlighting.com
CJC Event Lighting www.cjceventlighting.com
(413) 737-7555 • (617) 252-8116 • (203) 971-8220

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

September 30, 2010

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers headlined the “Pipes In The Valley” festival at Riverfront Park in Hartford produced by our friends at The Olde Burnside Brewing Company.
We uplit the giant structure covering the stage, provided stage lighting and control and pumped some fog on stage for the Piper’s entrance.

Not sure who took this shot, but it’s a great overall look at the festival!

About the Event Lighting Blog:

Jim Powers is the CEO of CJC Event Lighting, a professional lighting and production company based in Massachusetts. Jim has over 25 years experience in the wedding industry, and has been heavily involved in Electrical Engineering, Music & Sound Production and Theatrical Lighting for much longer than he would like to admit and his age would suggest.
CJC Event Lighting specializes in Wedding and Event Lighting in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Boston, and all of New England. CJC Event Lighting transforms your event space using professional theatrical lighting equipment setup and operated by experienced theatrical lighting designers.

Contact Information:
Jim Powers jim@cjceventlighting.com
CJC Event Lighting www.cjceventlighting.com
(413) 737-7555 • (617) 252-8116 • (203) 971-8220

Cambridge Marriott Boston

August 23, 2010

The Cambridge Marriott Boston is located right by the MIT Campus. (just driving through makes you feel smarter) 🙂 We transformed 2 sections of the ballroom for this very stylish wedding. We washed 2 airwalls in a light amber texture, and uplit the opposing walls with a light pink to match the linens and chair sashes. As the night progressed the colors slowly faded into other complementing shades. During a few of the high energy dance sets, the walls came alive with color creating a high end club atmosphere thanks to our wireless lighting control system.   

Pink uplighting with one texture wall

 

Tiffany Blue uplighting

 

Magenta uplighting with another textured airwall

 

Table Pinspoting and custom Gobo projection

West Side Idol II

August 23, 2010

Mike, and our new designer Andy, lit the West Springfield Middle School Auditorium on Friday night for the second annual West Side Idol Show. Under the direction of Dan Kane, 40 of West Side’s future vocalists performed after a week of intense vocal training and choreography. Thanks to Devin for running the Followspot. 

Stage lighting and LED washes

 

Stage lighting and LED washes

The Boston Harbor Hotel

August 10, 2010

The Boston Harbor Hotel is a great place for a wedding! The view is spectacular and the service is second to none. The venue has some features that make lighting the room a fun project! There are accessible, but unnoticable lighting battens built in to the ceiling for Pinspots or lekos, and a dmx console built into the room! The 6 columns in the center of the room can be uplit with either our wireless units or our pars or short bars. The perimeter of the room looks great with our 1 meter LED bars for full, even coverage. 

View from the Harbor

 

Overall Room with LED Bars on perimeter and LED wireless units on the columns

 

Pinspotted Cake

 

Pinspotted Head Table

 

Gobo Projection on Dance Floor

Colormaker wireless battery operated LED fixtures available at CJC Event Lighting

August 10, 2010

CJC Event Lighting announces the availability of Colormaker LED fixtures to augment  it’s arsenal of available professional lighting equipment. These units feature  a small LED panel, a 10 hour battery life and wireless color control. Perfect for the small area without access to power that needs uplighting, these units also feature wireless control of the color output.    

CJC_Colormaker

 

Colormaker uplighting a column

 

Uplighting a column wirelessly

Mohegan Sun

August 10, 2010

Uplighting the Uncasville ballroom at the Mohegan Sun Casino takes a little bit of doing!  We used our 1 meter LED Bars to uplight the traditional indian decor sconces and pinspotted the Cake table, Head Table and selected guest tables. We also provided a subtle texture to hide the massive airwall that divided the 40,000 square foot ballroom into the more manageable Salon A ! 

Before

 

After

 

Uplit and Textured Airwall behind candle display

 

Pinspotted Centerpiece

 

Pinspotted Cake with uplit Sconce

 

Uplit Sconce

 

Pinspotted Centerpieces with Uplighting

Tommy and Laura at The Log Cabin

August 10, 2010

The recent wedding of Tommy and Laura Plante at The Log Cabin included many of our wedding vendor friends. It’s only right that the owner of Hard at Play DJ service had one of the most well planned and elegant weddings we’ve lit this year!
We uplit the perimeter of the ballroom with shades of Lipstick and slowly transformed the color to Spice over the course of the evening and added accents of Amber to the airwall. We pinspotted the table arrangements from Durocher Florist, the cake from Cerrato’s Bakery, and the head table.
Joining us that evening were Seth Kaye Photography, Steven Fowler Films, CT Party Photos, and DJ Rob Alberti.

Pinspotted Centerpieces with Uplighting

Overall Room

Pinspotted Cake

Amber uplights behind a pinspotted centerpiece

Amber uplights behind the Sweetheart table

Lipstick and Spice custom programmed LED uplights