Choosing Stage Lighting

Choosing Stage Lighting  (cite from eBay)

Choosing the right stage light requires in-depth knowledge about lighting, stage shows and acoustics. It also needs an out of the box imagination and creativity to match the right kind of light to a scene. In general, there are four important aspects most lighting technicians look into before they decide on a particular stage light: color, focus, intensity, and direction.

Choosing Colors

7Clighting fixtures can be mixing to thousands kinds of colors, It is an important property of stage lighting because it helps to capture the mood of the performance. Additionally, since the human brain is wired to relate certain colors to certain everyday events, using an appropriate color will help the audience make the connection with the scene that is being depicted. For example, sky blue is associated with day while hues of orange depict sunset, and when such colors are projected, the audience can get the feeling right away. This is why color is an important determinant of stage lighting.

Directional Lighting

The direction of the light in this context refers to the evenness of the stage lights. The evenness of a light has a lot of significance in places where more than one light is used to create a different hue. When more than one light intersects at a point, the intersecting edges can be hard, soft, thin, or fat. The shape of the reflector and the nature of the lens used for the stage light also impact the evenness of the light that is emitted.


The intensity of a stage light creates the right ambience for the show besides depicting the perfect feeling that the actors and directors are trying to convey. In general, harsh lights depict strong emotions such as anger while soft lights are the choice for romantic and sober feelings. Using intensity, lighting technicians send out a powerful subconscious message to the audience, hence making it is an important aspect to consider.

Focus Lighting

The focus feature of stage lighting is used to highlight a particular spot popularly called the "hot spot." This light focus can be on an actor, a particular prop, instrument, or just about anything that needs to be highlighted to get the audience’s attention. This focus can be achieved by manually moving the light from one part of the stage to another or these motions can be automated using moving scanners. Another way is to hang lights in different parts of the stage and turn on the ones that will highlight a certain area as and when needed.


Comparison of Stage Lighting

We supply many kinds of stage lights today and the choice of a particular light depends to a large extent on the usage. It is a good idea for buyers to plan how they want to use the lights before purchasing for the right stage lights. The table below shows a comparison of different models of stage lights to give users a brief idea of the aspects they should consider before buying.


LED Par Lights

Moving Heads

Kind of light

high powered LED

Moving head

LED Light colors


White /RGB / RGBW

Special features

Built-in dimming and fading

zoom, pan, and built-in macros

Besides these features, buyers can look into the channels, wattage, and other features related to the kind of light they are looking for. Depending on their usage, users can choose from LED lighting fixtures, moving heads, follow spots,  7Clighting fixtures, par light fixtures, special effects lights.