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By far, this is one of the most frequent questions we're asked. While there's no right or wrong response, the official recommendation is to space each uplight approximately 6-12 feet apart. Each light is going to illuminate roughly a 3-4 foot wide area of wall, thus the more lights you use, the more color, light, and brightness you'll get.Two easy questions to ask yourself:Do you want to light the whole room or just a specific area?
Maybe you're trying to stick to a budget? Perhaps you think having too many lights will burn up all of grandma's rods and cones? Keep in mind you don't have to light the entire room to get a cool effect. You can focus your lighting on one wall, a specific area, or as a nice accent effect near the head table. There are lots of possibilities - Get creative! How big is the room?
You don't have to break out a tape measure, just take into consideration what you are lighting. Is it a high school gym that can pack in 2,000 students? Is it a banquet room hosting a wedding for 200-300 guests? Is it one room at a private residence where you plan to have a dinner dance for 10-20 of your closest friends? The bigger the room - the more lights you'll need.
Enter the "length" and "width" of your venue's room.
Hotel Monaco Philadelphia's Lafayette Ballroom - 160'X40' - 16 uplights
Most rooms benefit from the addition of 16-20 uplights, but we have a range for you to consider.
Still having trouble deciding?
Just pick up the phone and give us a call at 610-640-0838 and we'll help you choose the uplighting package that's right for YOU!