(Closed) What do you think of this for DIY Uplighting?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Could this work as DIY Uplighting?
    Yes, definitely : (1 votes)
    5 %
    No, definitely not : (10 votes)
    53 %
    Might work/Might not work : (8 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    can you share links the youtube videos? I would like to see how bright they are =)

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think that could work. It is so hard to tell because you can’t see how it is in a room or anything. maybe you could get one or two and see how bright they actually are when you put them where you would want them.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My question is where would you be using them, what type of space? I think it may really depend on where you put them and how many you have.

    Post # 8
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    From the videos, it appears to me that in a small space they might be effective but not as uplights.

    Post # 9
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    Worker bee

    I have to be honest – I would probably leave that kind of lighting up to professionals. My fiance’ and I are having uplighting professionally done for our reception, and we got a really good deal on a package. I never realized how much is involved with that kind of lighting until I spoke with the different lighting companies. There is correct placement, brightness, color, and so much more to consider. I am not sure what your budget is, but I am sure that there are many companies in your area with affordable prices. If you want, I can help research if you let me know what area your wedding is in and what you are willing to spend on the lighting package. I would be happy to help!

    Post # 10
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    Can you order a small quantity to test out?

    Post # 11
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    Newbee

    There is NO WAY those battery powered units can compare to even a low power A/C uplight. Those lights were designed to have a wide dispersion and light up all around. An actual uplight has a narrow beam angle to focus and concentrate the beam. I fear if you try to use those you will be very disappointed… unless you are going camping and just need to see what’s on the table in front of you. Even then it seems a bit dim.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I personally dont think they will be bright enough.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We are using the Acolyte uplights and are very happy with them. The 60 leds is very bright! But in those lights the leds are more dispersed, there’s no way to angle them at the wall so I think you’ll end up with less light overall. If uplighting is too expensive I think the Acolyte 60 leds are a great option. I should post some pics of what it looks like when I get home…

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I dont think they look BRIGHT enough for uplighting, seem better for a TABLE?

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Marie Gabrielle

    Professional lighting instruments are better because they are easily focused and adjusted.  Uplighting is so easy – it is the easiest job that anyone who does lighting can do.  Really, really easy but effective.  The “over the counter” LEDs just really don’t do the same thing at all – you get color muddiness, and they just overall don’t work well.  It really depends on how you’re using them – but in most cases, professional instruments are really the only things that are effective in a true uplighting situation.

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @mssnapdragon: What do you mean by color muddiness? I’ve experienced none of that, led’s are a true bright white, and the color that comes through the gel is pure.

    http://www.save-on-crafts.com/wallwash.html

    This is what we are using, and I wouldn’t consider it an over the counter led. I don’t know how much OP’s lights would cost, but these lights are extremely bright and very easy to use. They don’t require extension cords, they won’t burn a child running by, and I get to keep them at the end of the day.

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