- When comparing prices if you are thinking of having your DJ do the lighting, you need to know what is being offered. A DJ might offer $$ that sounds cheaper, but are you getting the same number of lights as our package? For larger venues like the Malting building where there are two levels, we come in with 90 lights. Make sure you know how many lights are being offered in a pacakge, and how many lights the room needs to look good.
Now Compare to our lighting
- This is a typical room lighting set up for us. We start at around 3 dozen lights for most rooms. This is the kind of full room up lighting we can be proud to offer. The small number of lights our competitors offer might seem a cheaper option, but the quality difference stands out.
What the couple got instead
- The couple chose to go with thier DJ for the lighting, and this is the result. Only half the room had up lighting, both ends of the Ballroom were dark. The couple tried to get us to price match and was proud that their DJ charged $100 less. Those two star images were the only projections. Nothing on the other side of the room. The comparison of what we were offering and what the couple got for the slight price difference shows that quality and quanity matter.
Why lighting matters:
- Many DJ's are offering lighting packages. Make sure you know how many they are offering. Most will offer 5 or 8 lights. Duluth Event Lighting focuses on the entire room so we normally start with 30 or 40 lights, depending on the room. There is a difference in the quality of up lighting gear as well. Cheap up lighting that most DJ's get can only offer 7 colors, and will not be able to produce the champagne and warm white colors. Going with us will always give you better quality and quantity. Lighting is so important that a recent WeddingWire article about DJ "add on services" says: "While we do recommend hiring a company that specializes in lighting for more extensive needs..." and " you’re better suited to hire a professional lighting company."