Latest event lighting trends

Latest event lighting trends


Our Industry predictions and analysis for the year ahead

Typically, event lighting trends are influenced by advancements in technology, shifts in design aesthetics, and emerging preferences among event planners and attendees.

Some overarching trends that were prevalent in recent years and might still be relevant in 2024 include:

  1. LED Lighting: LED technology continues to dominate the event lighting scene due to its energy efficiency, versatility, and ability to produce vibrant colors. LED fixtures come in various shapes and sizes, allowing for creative lighting designs.
  2. Wireless and Remote-Controlled Lighting: With advancements in wireless technology, lighting fixtures that can be controlled remotely via smartphone apps or specialized consoles have become popular. This allows for more flexibility in lighting setups and adjustments during events.
  3. Customization and Personalization: Event planners are increasingly seeking customizable lighting solutions to tailor the ambiance according to the theme or branding of the event. This may include programmable LED fixtures, custom gobos (lighting patterns), or interactive lighting installations.
  4. Sustainable Lighting Practices: As sustainability becomes a more significant concern across industries, event planners are opting for eco-friendly lighting options such as energy-efficient LEDs, solar-powered lighting, or using recycled materials in lighting installations.
  5. Projection Mapping: Projection mapping involves using projectors to transform objects, such as buildings or stages, into dynamic displays. This technology enables immersive lighting experiences, storytelling, and branding opportunities at events.
  6. Minimalism and Subtlety: While elaborate lighting setups are still popular for certain events, there's also a trend towards minimalist and subtle lighting designs that enhance the atmosphere without overwhelming the space. Soft, diffused lighting and strategic use of accent lighting can create a sophisticated ambiance.
  7. Immersive Experiences: Event lighting is increasingly being integrated into immersive experiences, blurring the lines between lighting, sound, and visuals to create multisensory environments that captivate attendees.
  8. Dynamic Color Changing: Lighting fixtures capable of smoothly transitioning between different colors and hues are sought after for creating dynamic atmospheres and adding visual interest to events.

To stay updated on the latest event lighting trends in 2024 and beyond, it's recommended to follow industry publications, attend trade shows and conferences, and connect with lighting professionals who are at the forefront of innovation in the field.

Article by: Ryan MacIsaac

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