Indoor Craft Show Lighting at Reasonable Price
Posted 15 June 2013 - 07:54 PM
Posted 15 June 2013 - 08:02 PM
or google craft booth lighting you will find booth lighting specialists ... If you describe your work they are very good at recommending the exact lights you need. Don't scrimp on booth lighting ... It makes a huge difference in the appeal of your work at a show.
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Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:09 AM
Here are some old threads from a few years back:
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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:47 AM
Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:17 AM
I have 8 fixtures in my track lighting. I use (4) 75W halogen spotlights (900 lumens each), and (4) 50W incandescent flood lights (490 lumens each). I think my booth is bright enough, however I usually think I have one or two corners that I wish were brighter. I just finished a show this weekend that included some nighttime hours, once the sun went down I saw other booths that were brighter than mine. So now I want to add maybe one or two fixtures to my setup, or get new bulbs with more lumens.
Although, I've never felt my booth wasn't bright enough at any indoor show, so the above is plenty of light for an indoor space that comes with it's own ambient light.
Another thing ... I bought my bulbs several years ago ... I would not recommend halogens or incandescents now, because they get really hot! My booth was really warm, whereas if I stepped outside the canopy it was cool and breezy. If I stand right in the path of a halogen, I feel like I'm in a broiler. The bulbs also seemed to attract gnats ... ugh. I'm thinking of switching to those new LED bulbs. From what I've read, they do not get hot or attract bugs. They are about $12 each, not cheap but still cheaper than the halogen spotlights, which were $15 each.
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:02 AM
(those new LED bulbs)
If you get these make sure that they are the warm light ones as many cast a colg grey light which is off color. The warm ones are way better on product.
Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:08 AM
Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:41 PM
I'm a marketer for a commercial lighting company.
Let me make a recommendation:
Go with a good brand. If you haven't heard of them before I would strongly suggest you test them with one before buying a bunch. The color of the light (the CCT) is important. Warmer is better for your booth. Color rendering (CRI) is an issue. It's how well the light renders color...yep that's a biggee for you. You can create an energy efficient LED lamp without paying any attention to color. The unknown brand might put more emphasis on energy efficiency and cost than color.
Brands you can feel comfortable with: Osram Sylvania, Philips, and Cree. I've been testing out the first two in my house and like them. The color is good and they dim well. The last brand has recently come out with an A-lamp style product that is supposed to be really good and inexpensive.
Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:00 AM
Posted 25 June 2013 - 12:05 PM
Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:19 AM
Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:00 PM
I think the layout of the booth would be critical to lighting it properly. There is nothing like testing out different scenarios.
Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:16 PM
Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:38 AM
The beige is blinding!!!!!!
The middle of the road is boring
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