Wired/Wireless Up-lights For Events

Uplights Rental: Wired Or Wireless

Up-lighting is one of the biggest trends for special events to set the mood or completely transform a venue. Uplights are essentially small lighting units which are placed along the floor around the venue and illuminate the walls from floor to ceiling with colored light. This savvy visual technique is great at setting a specific tone for various types of events.

The question is, how do you decide how many uplights your event should have?

The good news is that it’s actually pretty easy to determine the number of uplights required for your event to get the ideal effect you’re going for.


Think about the big picture of the space.

Every space is unique.

Take in account for various features to determine precisely what is required.

Easiest way is to take photos of the space and look for specific things, for example:


Small columns or those that are against a wall need one uplight each, while larger columns will need at least 2-4 lights.

These abnormalities need more lights to make the space feel balanced.

Multiple levels

Multiple rooms

Stage Areas

Room Bump outs


Par 7 LED

Digital ParLite 7: LED Uplight For Effects


Slim Bank UV18


SlimBank Tri-18 Rental

Wireless Quad 4

DJ Freedom Par Quad 4

Just To Give You A General Idea

Room Capacity Accent Lighting Moderate Lighting Full Room Coverage
50 10 14 20
100 10 18 24
150 14 20 28
200 18 26 40
250 22 21 50
300 & Over 28 40 60+

In addition, consider whether you want extra lighting for under the tables, exits, or other focal points in the space. Also, consider whether or not you can move or reuse lights in different spaces.

Here are some general guidelines to assist you in determining the number of uplights you will need to achieve that perfect look in your venue:

Final Thoughts
With the above information in mind, you should be able to determine roughly how many uplights you need to create the exact look you want and ensure your venue is lit to perfection. Get in touch with AA Rental today for all your uplighting and audio visual equipment needs today!