Lighting + Special FX
Why does every concert, nightclub, high-end hotel, and awards show spend so much money on lighting? Because vision is our most important sense, and dramatic lighting helps to stimulate that sense and evoke the best emotions.
Pinspotting allows a narrow, focused beam of light to illuminate just your centerpieces or other focal areas (cable table, cocktail bar) without providing too much ambient light. This is important because you do not want a brightly-lit room for an exciting and elegant celebration. Pinspotting lets you keep the dim atmosphere you want without losing your centerpieces or focal areas, on which you’ve spent lots of time and money, in the darkness. Your centerpieces will shine and your ambiance will stay festive. Our pinspots are LED, wireless, remote controlled, able to be color-tinted, and riggable from virtually anywhere. This helps keeps labor costs down while the effect remains grand.
LED TWINKLE CURTAIN
A one of a kind effect that will have a dramatic impact on the way your event looks and feels. Our LED Twinkle Curtain creates a shimmering background that can be set to one color, or set to change and cycle throughout your party. Our curtain has been the backdrop for 1000s of incredible photo opportunities!
Laser shows are still very popular, especially with a modern or techy crowd. We offer green, red, and full-color laser projections, capable of text and image writing, liquid sky, and numerous other effects. When used with haze and bounce mirrors, lasers can “take over” the event space, surrounding your guests in colored pulses. Laser shows can be custom created for your event, synchronized with music and other visual elements for a truly immersive experience.
Dramatic LED up-lighting adds a vibrant décor element. We can wash the ballroom’s walls in colored light, or flood the ceiling with subtle elegance. We offer traditional LED par cans and battery/wireless up lights. This allows us to change colors during your event, add strobe and chase effects for energy, or a simple gradual fade for ambiance. Using LEDs instead of traditional pars offers several benefits. First, power consumption is a mere fraction with LEDs, letting you put more fixtures on the same circuit, thereby eliminating the risk of blowing fuses. Moreover, color-matching can be attained with the push of a button rather than needing several different colored gels. Lastly, LED fixtures emit virtually no heat, whereas halogen bulbs get very hot. Up-lighting is an incredibly effective lighting concept because it allows you to turn the house lights down without it being too dark; add to your theme by incorporating colored light instead of standard halogen fixtures; and adds a beautiful glow to any pictures taken during the event.
MOVING CO2 Jets
You’ve seen them at the hottest concerts and coolest sporting events, now bring them to your special event. We have several powerful CO2 jets that can actually swing 180 degrees for a visual effect unlike anything else. CO2 jets create a safe yet vibrant stream of carbon dioxide for a rapid burst of excitement. Use these for climatic moments at your event, a grand entrance, or unveiling. The spontaneity and visual impact creates the jaw-dropping “wow” factor. Our jets can be ground mounted or rigged in the air for complete coverage.
Like our CO2 jets, confetti cannons offer a spontaneous cascade of colored confetti and streamers for a dramatic impact. We offer remote-controlled cannons, free-flowing confetti machines, or smaller handheld launchers. This effect is perfect for a grand finale or climatic moment at any event.
Having a Hollywood theme, grand opening, or just want to attract attention? We offer several searchlight capabilities to “scan the sky” in bright lighted beams.
CUSTOM GOBO PROJECTIONS
A gobo is basically a laser-etched stencil that, when used with a particular lighting fixture, can project that image in light. We can project your event or company’s logo on any surface, or our designers can create something unique for you. We offer both steel and full-color glass gobos. Consider using textured or themed patterns to change the landscape of your event space. This effect is particularly useful for tented events.
Automated lighting fixtures are a staple in the special event and production world. Versatile, dramatic, dynamic. We offer dozens of various automated fixtures and complete lighting design to take your event to the next level. Traditional moving heads offer multiple colors and gobo patterns with virtually 360 degree movement. Our fixtures include rotating gobos, prism effects, and varying irises for complete control. Moreover, our fixtures utilize all LED lighting, providing the most “green” lighting set in the industry. We also offer LED Beam lights for a bright, precise, and narrow visual effect. When used in multiples, these beam lights provide a very dramatic stage effect. To mount our lighting fixtures, we offer several truss configurations, including both box and circle trussing. We have junctions in various shapes and sizes to achieve almost any configuration. Let our lighting designers show you how innovation and creativity can make a difference.
COLD SPARK MACHINES
Cold Spark Machines are the latest, greatest addition to the Electric Events DC lighting and special effects fleet. These brand new spark machines create amazing visual effects but are no longer limited to pyrotechnic machines. The new technology produces this look, and they’re harmless. You can stick your hand through the sparks, and there’s no effect on your hand!
RAVE REVIEWSFROM CLIENTS WE LOVE
“I know it’s been said many times, but “You Guys Rock!” What an amazing party! The lighting was perfect, the volume was just right, the song selections were fun, and the dancers had everyone who could dance on their feet (and even some who couldn’t dance on their feet!) The music in the hallway during the cocktail hour added a nice touch, and was just the right mix. I can’t thank you enough for making this the best party our family has ever been to!”
The Hargrove Family
Jake's Bar Mitzvah
“I can’t believe I’m awake this early, but my mind is just reeling from last night. It was an incredible party, thanks in large part to Todd and the team. You both know that the DJ makes the party – and everyone had such an amazing time. Todd was incredibly professional, kept everything moving throughout the night, and kept the kids engaged and having fun from beginning to end (along with the rest of the Electric team). The room looked phenomenal with the lighting – can’t thank you enough for making that happen, as well. Thanks so much for a great event – see you in 6 years at my sons’ bar mitzvah.”
The Levine Family
Samantha's Bat Mitzvah
“Blake and the team were fantastic! I can’t say enough what a great job Blake did with everyone — adults and kids alike. He kept the party moving, helping to manage and coordinate the entire event. DJ choices were great and the energy on the dance floor was pitch perfect throughout the night. He also had great chemistry with the kids — as did all of the dancers. We could not have been happier, and Sam had the night of his life!”
The Echt Family
Sam's Bar Mitzvah
“You guys were amazing. You maintained 4 hours of high energy. Zoe is still hyped up over last night and her friends are telling her the same thing. Even the older folks loved it. I thought maybe too much for them but they explained that how it has been years since they had an excuse to let loose like this because all there kids are grown ups. Marco, again, I cannot thank all you guys enough for giving Zoe a very very special day. She, I, my wife Kathy will never forget it!”
The Cantor Family
Zoe's Bat Mitzvah
“Just a quick note to thank you and your staff for everything you did to help us put together a fantastic event last Saturday night. The photo booth and magic mirror were huge hits. The lighting that you guys set up for the main dance floor was simply fantastic. Really, really cool! And the furniture and the rest of the lighting in other areas of the venue took a great venue and made it something truly special. I loved the tables that lit up in all different colors – that venue was perfect for the furniture that was installed – they really complemented each other! Keep a Saturday night toward the end of April open for us in 2018, yes? Would love to have you guys on board again next year!”
Director of Student Life, Upper School
“Your company was wonderful! Should have had you for my daughter’s wedding! The fact that we had to ask students to leave the dance floor was evidence that the kids had a great time. Thanks so much!”
SGA Sponsor, Carroll County Public School
“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!!! That’s how fabulous Blake and the team was at the party on Saturday! We got rave reviews – I heard a hundred times how Blake made the party special. I just wanted to thank you both for making this important day so wonderful. I’m happy to post any review you wish, anywhere you prefer! And, I’ll be booking my daughter’s mitzvah soon! Blake, you better keep doing these until at least late May 2019!”
Asher's Bar Mitzvah