Thursday, 18 August 2016


      A lot goes into planning the perfect party or event and the lighting aspect is no exception. Actually, it’s probably one of the first elements you should consider when planning your soiree. There are so many different options that it’s often hard to narrow down exactly what type of lighting you’ll need or want. Today Aura Effect wishes to share some professional lighting tips and advice to ensure your party or event turns out exactly how you envisioned.


More often than not you will find what is called ‘hard lighting’ in indoor spaces. This consists of lightbulbs with a general wattage of around 100. Sure, hard lighting is great for cleaning and everyday indoor activities but when you’re trying to get a party started your guests are going to want something a little more toned down.
Soft lighting usually works best for indoor functions. Try replacing your lightbulbs with 60, 40 or lower watt bulbs to achieve a ‘soft light’ look. This will work to relax your guests and create a laid back party atmosphere. You can also strategically and safely place bunches of candles in certain area’s to softly and romantically highlight any area of the room you wish.

The possibilities are endless with the multitude of light technology that society has today. More and more we see homeowners purchasing LED spotlights and LED flood lights to highlight and accent certain parts of their home, both indoors and out. Although LED bulbs are more expensive than incandescents upfront, you are sure to save money in the long run as LED bulbs last much longer and will save you money on your electricity bill.  Plus you also have the added bonus of multiple colour and lighting options such as strobe and flash. 

Your 4 p.m. backyard BBQ guests are still there at 9 p.m. and they’re ready to continue the party. However, the sun’s gone down and it’s getting pretty hard to see where the keg is, good thing you thought ahead!
When the sun goes down, switch on your alternative backyard lights. These can range from string light bulbs around the perimeter of your backyard to your new LED outdoor spotlights that shine perfectly up on your 100 year old Oak trees.

Let me remind you that if none of these options mentioned above are right for you, Aura Effect has over 1,000 LED glow pieces for rent to help your event come together exactly how you’ve pictured it. Their inventory boasts everything from glow balls to accent pillars and glow bars with sixteen different colour options including strobe, flash and fade, all from one easy to use remote control! Check out their website today to see their massive LED glow inventory and start your party planning today at
Danielle Wilfong
Special Event Journalist 

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