The Benefits of Pin Spot Lighting at Your Event

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The Benefits of Pin Spot Lighting at Your Event

  |   Lighting, News, weddings

It’s the season to start booking vendors for your summer wedding! If you’re like most couples that have started shopping around for DJs and lighting decor, you may have heard a lot of terms, among these terms, pin spot lighting.


What Exactly Is Pin Spot Lighting?

Pin spot lighting is a technique that allows you to highlight special or significant elements at your event. They are called ‘pin’ spot lights because the fixtures are small, but powerful. Think of it as a small spot light. These fixtures are usually mounted on the ceiling with special brackets or mounts, or mounted on lighting stands. If done right, these are placed in a manner that is discrete that won’t be an eye-sore to your event.


What Are The Benefits Of Pin Spot Lighting?

Think about an event you attended recently. How was the lighting? Too dark? Too bright? Pin spots allow you to add lighting to dark areas without disturbing the overall ambiance. Perhaps the venue is a little dark and guests can’t see their dinner plates. Shining a pin spot at the table will help illuminate the area without blinding your guests, all the while keeping the ambiance of the rest of the venue lighting.


Highlighting your wedding cake is a great way to use pin spots. This, in fact, is true with any decor you have, especially floral decor and centerpieces. You’ve spent hundreds of dollars on your wedding cake or floral decor. Don’t let it go unseen. Photographers like pin spots because photos come out vibrant with color without washing out the rest of the venue.


pinspot lighting before and after denver

Floral decor under pin spot lighting, before and after


What Other Kind Of Lighting Can Be Used With Pin Spots?

Truly, any other kind of lighting can be used, the trick is using it right! In our experience, lighting that compliments pin spot lighting the most is uplighting. You’ll often see uplighting and pin spots offered in a package, and this is for a good reason. Uplighting will help set a color mood to the venue while pin spots will highlight special elements.


Final Thoughts

If you’re spending a lot of money on decor, centerpieces, or a wedding cake, it’s certainly a good idea to try and highlight those elements. Why not literally put them under a spot light? It’s the small details that count. Pin spot lighting will help bring and extra element to your event that will set it apart from others. Don’t let your beautiful decor or cake go unseen, put them under a spot light!

Contact us today for your event needs!


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