Wireless Uplighting Rental

Rent battery-powered LED lights for your wedding or party to create a stunning decorative lighting effect! Super easy cable-free setup.

"Uplighting" is created by placing LED par cans on the floor against a wall and pointing them up. This creates a beam of light that reaches the ceiling and washes the walls with color. You can play around with the angle of the light by simply tilting the bracket. Straight up and closer to the wall will produce a taller narrow beam, or tilt the light on more of an angle pointed to the wall to get a shorter wider lighting effect. When lighting a whole room, approximately 1 light per every 6-12 feet will do the job beautifully. The closer you put the lights, the more of an even color wash you will get.

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These lights also work great for stage lighting or providing some nice color on a dance floor. For stages and dance floors, they work best hanging from light stands. If you don't have a light stand, you can attach them to speaker stands (you'll need a clamp that fits your stand), or even just set them on the floor.

Advantages to using Wireless LED lights for uplighting

- Very easy to use

- No messy cables to deal with

- No more gels! Simply use the digital display available on each light to set your color choice.

- Pre-program patterns. You can set the lights to slowly fade into each color, change to the beat of the music, or leave on one color all night.

- LED lights use very little power and don't get hot. You can leave them on for your entire event.

Disadvantages to going with Wireless Lights

- You will need to plug them all in to charge the batteries before your event. Charging cables are provided. Please allow about 6-8 hours to fully charge up.

- Batteries run out of juice. Please read the information provided for each light to get estimated usage time (varies for each light).

- Wireless uplighting costs quite a bit more than wired.

Wireless Uplights with Batteries available for rent:

Wireless EZPar 56

Wireless Uplighting! Built-in battery that will keep the lights powered on for up to around 12 hours. 7 color pre-sets.


$26.00

Wireless Par 64 RGBA

Battery powered lights with 15 color presets. Very bright in size Par 64. Includes an Amber bulb for warm color options


$29.00

Shadowbox

Control lighting wirelessly with your phone! Battery powered indoor/outdoor lights with great color options.


$57.00

How renting wireless uplighting works

1. Select a light from the several different fixtures listed above. Then click "rent now" on the following page. You'll get a pop-up if you haven't started a quote yet which will ask you for the date of your party as well as how many you want to rent. This will check our inventory system and make sure we have them available. If the lights are available, a quote will be created for you. From your quote, you can add other types of event lights you might want to rent, or just click the "Make your reservation" button to continue.

2. Fill out the Rental Agreement and pay the deposit. The deposit amount depends on which of our professional event lighting fixtures you select to rent. It will tell you the deposit amount in the Payment Schedule section of the quote, and also on the Rental Agreement.

3. Lights are guaranteed to arrive at least 2 days prior to your event date. The shipping is always free.

4. Make sure to fully charge all of the batteries before the event.

5. Set up at your event. This will be very easy since there are no power cables to deal with. Just turn them on and choose a color.

6. Make sure you save all the boxes and packaging. After your party, pack everything back up into the original boxes. There will be a pre-paid UPS return label in the box. Put the return label on the box, tape it up, and drop it off at a UPS store. Make sure you drop everything off before the due date so you don't get charged any late fees.

Tips to make event lighting rental easy

Lights look best when the room is dark. If you've got big windows with sunshine pouring in, its going to wash out the lights completely. Room needs to be dim for the lights to look their best.

Wireless lights can take up to 8 hours to charge. Budget ahead to make sure you have time to fully charge each light before your event. Standard 2 foot power cables are included as a backup in case the batteries run out, but 2 feet isn't going to get you very far and you paid extra for wireless, so make sure to set aside enough time in advance to charge them up.

You can mix and match lights which can save lots of money. So for example, you can get 10 wired lights plus 4 wireless lights for the areas with no power outlets nearby. That will save you $70 versus getting them all wireless.

If you need an exact number of lights for some reason, then we strongly recommend ordering 1 or 2 extra. If there is a problem with any of the lights you receive, we will absolutely give you a refund for it, however we do not send out replacement units.

DJs, Lighting Designers and Event Planners: When pricing for your clients, we recommend pricing for packages of 16, 24 and 30+. Those quantities will look great for your standard size event (100-300 guests). The bigger the party, the more lights you'll need.

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FAQ

This all depends on your venue. Natural lighting, space, color of the walls, tables and layout of the reception are all important. However, contrary to pictures - red, blue, purple and other darker more royal hues should be reserved for dancing, after-party and more "movement" phase of the reception. Try using lighter or brighter tones like amber, light gold or biege to help lighten up your special day, during the dinner and cocktail hour. More modern uplights like our Chauvet models, come with different channels to allow for different colors and color mixing, without the need for lens.
Uplights are more focused and better with "column-ing" at your venue. For example, if you want your focal point to be the bride and groom, consider putting an uplight behind them. Washlights have a much wider field of light range, but can have lenses added to them to focus similarly to uplights. Washlights are rarely built to change color, whereas modern uplight models regularly have color rotation and preset options and programming.
Draping and Uplighting compliment each other very well, especially when you have unsightly walls or no walls at all at your venue. Plan out the number of uplights and drapes you want first. Afterwards, set your uplights to compliment your drapes (or vice versa) and you can change a school gym into an extravagant wedding hall.
As a rule of thumb, assuming everyone is seated comfortably in tables of 8, within a rectangular or square venue, for your first 50 guests, you'll want 15 - 18 lights. As you add more people, the amount of lights does not need to increase proportionally. For every 50 more guests, add between 5 - 10 more lights.
At a macro level, uplighting refers to lights that are shining upwards usually perpendicular to a wall. Downlighting refers to lights shining downward, so they need to be installed on a ceiling or rigging to be effective. From a party planning stand-point, uplighting is much more affordable, efficient and easier to set-up and tear down than downlighting. Most wedding venues don't have the set-up for portable downlights.
Purchasing uplighting for ownership is quite expensive, so we would suggest renting. Most wedding lights rental stores will charge ~$150 for 4 uplights for 1 - 2 days of renting. This does not include higher end models which you can program (to work with the acoustics of the venue or an electronic trigger) and with many different colors. At ProLightingRental, we carry multiple Chauvet uplight models, which can be rented for as low as $17/ day.