Using mood lighting for your award ceremony

Lighting design for any event is more than just illuminating a space with the appropriate amount of light. The lighting you choose can have a big influence on the overall success of the event, as well as the mood and the atmosphere. Mood lighting itself is an underappreciated tool for managing and controlling the event, and it can be especially useful for award ceremonies. But what type of lighting can help to establish the right environment for your evening? And what are the advantages of using mood lighting for your award ceremony? Well, here at Light Design Ltd, we are leading lighting and design professionals. From stage and set up, to professional video walls and laser lighting we can offer a range of high quality lighting services to help your event be a success. This includes mood lighting. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about mood lighting and award ceremonies.

Lighting options for effective mood lighting

So, what type of lighting should you opt for if mood lighting is important for your award ceremony? Well, there are several types of lighting that can be effective, including:

  • Uplighting- uplighting illuminates the ceiling and the wall above, which has the opposite effect of the usual downlights. The inverse effect can be a good way to add visual interest to your award ceremony, while also creating a comfortable but low level of light.
  • Colour wash lighting- colours are known to have an influence on mood and atmosphere. So if you want to set the mood for your award ceremony, you could consider colour wash lighting. This will bath your venue in a single colour, that can help to energize, or relax your guests. You could combine this with uplighting in a complementary colour, to add more depth to your lighting design.

Using mood lighting for your award ceremony

So, how can you balance these types of lighting to create the right mood for your award ceremony? Well, there are several ways that mood lighting can be used effectively, and these include:

  • Highlighting just one wall or feature- instead of applying a colour wash to the entire room, you could consider creating just one feature wall. The colours will be enough to set the tone and the mood, but with just one colour wall, you can really make a statement.
  • Uplight from the skirting boards- many venues opt to uplight from the walls, but if you opt to uplight from the base of the wall instead, level with the skirting boards, you can create a more interesting and dramatic lighting effect. This will also impress your guests and help to make your event a success.
  • Changing light colours- for many events, static lighting isn’t enough. Instead, the lighting needs to move or change along with the flow of the event. For mood lighting, you dont want to take away from the atmosphere, so moving lights could be ruled out. But changing colour could be very effective, as long as you use colour options that will create a similar atmosphere or effect.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Light Design.