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Lighting wides in a ballroom with a chandelier on a budget (1 reply)

2 months ago
TimVautksch 2 months ago

Hey people 🙂

I am looking for advice to light a quite big ballroom with a overhead chandelier. How to get a good room tone, how to pepper the frame in the wides.

Its a lowbudget commercial so no fancy ballons sadly. 

My first instinct is to use the existing chandeliers in the wides, change bulbs for maximum output. Haze the room. Add some practicals to the mix to get some interest on the walls.
I'd love to install somekind of big toplight, but time and money won't allow for that... at least I dont have an idea.

Anyone who has some ideas?

Greatly appreciated,


Mark Wuerthner
2 months ago
Mark Wuerthner 2 months ago

Maybe try using china balls? Very lightweight, very soft source, possibly easy to mount or hang, very cheap. (Amazon) Maybe build a ring of them around the chandelier?

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