Lighting on Black Vs White Background Material
Lots of email questions come through asking if event lighting rentals will look better on white or black background material. No material is actually needed at all, but if you are using it to block a section of the room either black or white will work equally great. This photo is a fantastic example because they used both options. As you can see, half the photo has lighting on a black drape, while they are using a white drape in another section. This photo is from the Ft Lauderdale Fireman Hall in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Our DIY uplighting customers rented 24 uplights and set them to red to space throughout this large room.
8 Lights at a Wedding in Bradenton, FL
Thanks to Elise & Chao for sending in this pic from their wedding at Pier 22 in Bradenton, Florida. Super classy effect with just 8 lights rented from diyuplighting.com
Lighting Looks Great at Corporate Events!
Catalyst Connection (www.catalystconnection.org) used 4 lights for their Annual Manufacturers Reception in Pittsburgh, PA
Uplighting Rentals in Lake Charles
Gorgeous decor for a wedding! 14 uplights helped create a nice accent light effect at the Lake Charles Civic Center in Lake Charles, LA.
Wedding Lighting in Forth Worth, TX
24 up lights at a holiday party in Lakewood
"This is the holiday party at our tennis club. This is a tennis court converted into a dinner and dance party for almost 200! The lights are what give it the ambiance we are looking for." -Debby (Lakewood Racquet Club,
Red lighting at the Capital City Country Club
A & C Eternal Productions sent in this photo of 8 lights set up for a party at the Capital City Country Club in Tallahassee, FL.
Pennsylvania Wedding Lighting
"I recently decorated for a wedding reception at the Yoe fire dept in Yoe, Pennsylvania. I rented 8 lights. Four were used behind the head table, two behind the cake table and two behind the DJ. The lights added a great touch and I received lots of compliments but most importantly, the bride and groom loved how it turned out. I will be renting for for future events!"
Scott Community High School in Kansas
12 up lights in Scott City, KS in the Scott Community High School Gym. The uplights produce the colored effect, and they also used some string lights to complete their look.
Tallahassee Winter Wonderland Wedding
Mom dancing with her son at his winter wonderland-themed wedding at the National Guard Armory in Tallahassee, Florida. Love how she hung the snowflakes and then used the lighting to accent them...great idea! She's also an event planner for A & C Eternal Productions
14 Lights in Beavercreek, Ohio
All set-up for a party at the VFW hall in Beavercreek, OH. They used 14 lights set to green and pink to get this look.
lighting a wedding in brownsville TX
Congratulations to the happy couple Johnny and Briana! They rented 14 up lights for their reception at the Ringgold Civiv Pavillio Sabal Palm Ballroom in Brownsville Texas.
Stage Lighting in Fairview, TX
Lighting a Fundraiser Gala
The Evanston Animal Shelter rented a few up lights to spruce up the main stage at their "Tails In Bloom" fundraising gala held at the Evanston Art Center in Evanston,Illinois. Just 5 lights spread strategically throughout the Art Center helped to set the mood for their event!
A Northern Lights Effect with Uplighting
The Sheboygan Leadership Academy in Sheboygan, WI blows us away with their awesome creativity! Here's what they had to say-> "I don't have a lot of pics that do it justice, but our goal was to create the Northern Lights. If you have never seen the Northern Lights look online & look at this pic. The lights with our Antler Chandelier looked fabulous. Take a look! We also used them mostly as up lights, but also used them to high light a few vignettes like our bear with turkeys and snowshoes. " Great idea!
graduate percussion recital stage lighting
You can use a few of our rental lights on a stage to highlight the performers or instruments. This photo shows 4 lights set-up on stage for Central Washington University Percussion Performance Master's Program graduate percussion recital.
Romantic Mood Lighting
Lighting is a perfect way to set a romantic mood for your wedding day.
Pink Shell Beach Resort
A super cool DIY bride sent in this picture from her wedding at Pink Shell Beach Resort in Fort Myers, Florida.
Transform an Airplane Hanger into A Wedding Reception!
One of our creative DIY brides used our lighting rental to help transform an actual airplane hanger into her wedding reception. Sweet!
If you want something a little different than the 7 pre-set color choices, you are able to customize the uplighting colors a little by adjusting the R, G, and B values.
. This photo shows 12 lights set to a custom peach color, setup for what looks like a very fun party at California's Piedmont Community Hall.
Impact of 3 Up Lights
In this photo, you can see 3 up lights spaced out equally to highlight this head table. This photo is from an event at the Ethiopian Community Center in Alexandria, VA. If you have a very limited budget, even just 3-4 lights can add a nice effect to a small area of a larger room that you would like to highlight. If you want to light an entire room, then more like 24-36 lights would be needed.
Elvis Theme Party Uplighting
Uplighting is a great way to complement your party theme! A DIY Uplighting rental customer in Tampa, Florida used 20 uplights spaced throughout the West End Pavilion to accent the Elvis-themed party decor.
Sango Event Center in Clarksville
Weddings Unlimited by UYD in Tennessee sent in this photo from a recent lighting setup at the Sango Event Center in Clarksville, TN. 8 uplights were spaced throughout the venue to enhance the decor.
NYE at Highland Lakes
Comments from our uplighting rental customer, Jane: "Such a beautiful look ! The back wall is terrible , the silver curtain topped off the up lighting ! Many many compliments and no one had to look at ugly soundboards !" Photo from New Years at Highland Lakes in Palm Harbor, Florida. 7 lights were used for the back wall.
Lighting a red carpet entrance
Complete your red carpet entrance with a few uplights placed strategically on each side of your entrance door. The uplights are indoor use only, but if you have a covered patio (like in this photo), these lights will work great. Having an outdoor event? Outdoor lighting is a bit trickier, but you can rent what you need at ProLightingRental.com - here's a link to find the outdoor lighting
12 Lights in Lancaster, PA
Thanks to one of our clients who emailed over this photo from his wedding. Larry setup 12 lights at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA. Photo by Digital Ephemera Photography
Up Lights in Boulder Colorado
32 uplights were setup by a DIYUplighting.com client at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, CO. Gorgeous!
North Carolina Uplighting
Donald from Cherished Memories Wedding DJ Services
sent in this photo taken by photographer Maria Dills showing their clients uplighting set up at the Mtn Lodge & Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC.
Sweet 16 birthday party lighting
The Washington Township Ambulance Hall in Turnersville, NJ before, and then after adding just 8 of our LED lights. All set-up for a Sweet 16 birthday party.
Hoover Alabama Event Lighting Rental
Lori, one of our awesome 'DIY' customers, put together a beautiful event at the Embassy Suites in Hoover, AL and emailed this photo with these comments:
"We loved renting lights from your company! It was so easy and the lights were a fantastic quality. We couldn't have been happier and will gladly recommend you to others. I will definitely leave some reviews for you guys on Yelp and Wedding Wire. Here's a couple of pics of our wedding. Please feel free to use them if you would like. Thanks again. We will definitely rent again if the need arises." Speaking of our online reviews, check out DIY Uplighting on Yelp
to read what our past clients have to say.
16 lights in Indianapolis, IN
Rental lighting set-up at a wedding in Indianapolis at the Northside K of C.
26 Lights at The Saguaro Hotel
26 lights set up in the Anchusa Ballrooom at the Saguaro Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona.
16 Lights in Defiance, Ohio
Tootie from Pearls Decor
sent in this pic of 12 lights used at an event at the Knights of Columbus in Defiance, OH. Thanks Tootie! :)
Mardi Gras Party Theme Lighting
Uplighting and decor for a Mardi Gras themed party!
Natchez Retirement Party Lighting
20 lights worked out nicely for this retirement party at the Louis Gunning Safe Room in Natchez, Mississippi.
Uplighting in a room with Windows
This photo is a great example of how the lights look in a room with windows. As you can see from the photo, even though it is still daylight outside, you can still see the light accenting the walls.
This talented bride used 12 lights to DIY her up lighting for her wedding at 5eleven in Pensacola, Florida.
Photo credit: US Patriot Photography
Uplighting next to windows
Lot of people call in asking about the lighting next to windows. Its most popular to light around the windows like this photo shows. When its very bright outside, you probably won't see much color, but as soon as it gets dark, it will look great.
This photo was taken in in Nipomo, CA at the Monarch Dunes.
Bose uses DIY Uplighting
Bose rented a few of our LED par cans to make their area really stand out from their competitors at a tradeshow at the Sheraton in Denver, CO
Before and After 10 Up Light Rental
The Doubletree Hilton Hotel in Newark, NJ before and after adding just 10 up lights.
Wedding Uplighting in Alexandria VA
Lighting a wedding reception with 11 uplights. Wedding reception held at the Hotel Monaco in Alexandria, Virgina.
Party Lighting at the River Valley Club
Uplighting set up around the DJ and Dance floor area at the River Valley Club in Lebanon, NH. Uplighting is perfect for dance parties!
Birthday Party in Alabama
Just 6 lights (plus what looks like a DJs laser light), radically transformed this birthday party in Mobile, Alabama. [no, we don't rent the laser light....only the blue lights. Ask your DJ to bring the lasers.]
Stage lighting at the Lilburn Alliance Church
College of Prayer International
hosts a multi-day event for their annual Leadership Summit and Vision Gathering. They used 12 lights to showcase the stage at the Lilburn Alliance Church in Tucker, GA.
Renting lights for multi-day events is a huge savings! Our lights aren't due back until 7 days after the event date you booked, so if you have a 3-day event, they still have 4 days to make it back to us. If you think you might be late, just give us a call. Getting a rental extension is way cheaper than late fees!
Mobile Alabama Uplighting
10 up lights were rented to accent the walls of the CNC Event Hall in Alabama.
Lighting up a Chicago Wedding!
20 lights adding a classy effect to a wedding in Chicago, Illinois.
Under the Table Lighting
Example of using LED lights underneath tables. Our super creative client, Rachel, rented 14 lights and used a few around the room, a couple underneath the tables with the glass surfaces, and even hung one above a doorway to help illuminate the center table.
Lighting a Missouri Wedding
19 lights spaced throughout creating a very elegant effect. This photo is sent in from some awesome clients in Centertown, MO.
20 lights in Kildeer, Illinois
Here's a great example of using lighting to light up drapery at a wedding reception in Kildeer, IL.
Lighting Christmas Parties
Christmas party room lighting. Lighting design by DJ Rob with Rip N' Spin Entertainment in Tennessee.
Buena Park Event Lighting Rentals
The Christopher Club of Buena Park California, transformed by uplighting. Great before and after photo sent in by a DIYUplighting rental client! 15 lights were spaced throughout the space to get this look.
A photo from a 3 day long Indian wedding production in Houston, TX. Lighting Design by Erik from
Monrreal and Co
rent event lighting in pennsylvania
DIY customer Tobie emailed this photo and said:
"Thank you so much for providing easy lighting options for a non-profit organization on minimal budget. I found your website to be very user friendly and extremely helpful. Every thing happen just as you outlined.... which made the process of receiving, set-up and return a breeze. I appreciated the emails updating me on where things were in the process and found the lights to be the easiest part of the event. I ordered 20 lights for our event and wish I would have ordered a couple more!! The lights turned the space into a beautiful winter wonderland and I received so many compliments on how they highlighted the silent auction tables. I will definitely use DIY Uplighting for my next event!!"
Glad we could help! :)
Doubletree in Aurora, CO
Lighting behind the head table at a wedding reception in Aurora, Colorado.
Indoor Event Lighting
The view from outside. See the purple inside the building? That's what the lights do!
Lighting a Masquerade Themed Party
The team at Be Sharp Signature Events
used just 3 lights to light up the drapery shown in the photos, for their clients 40th birthday party. Great example showing how adding even just a little light can make a huge impact.
Party held at Ozumo's in Oakland, CA.
Be Sharp Signature Events
is a full-service event planning company located in Northern California.
21st birthday party lighting
30 lights handled this 2,640 Sq Ft Function Hall in Dedham, MA beautifully for a 21st birthday party
Winter Wonderland Wedding
12 lights setup for a wedding in Massachusetts.
Gainesville Wedding Lighting Rental
Nice photo sent in of a couple sharing their first dance with uplighting helping to set the romantic mood in the background. This wedding was held at the Best Western Gateway Grand in Gainesville, Florida using uplights set to the Magenta setting.
Uplighting at a Wedding Reception in Illinois
Alfonso and Joy did an excellent job lighting their wedding reception with just 10 lights. Looks like they lit all the drapery. A great tip for the "how many lights should we rent" question, is to find something to accent in your room (like drapery, pillers, etc), and then just count up the quantity.
18 Uplights in Livermore CA
Cool venue made even cooler with 18 rental up lights. This photo is from the Wente Vineyards in Livermore, CA.
Lighting a Winter Wedding
22 up lights plus 20 string lights make a great winter wedding theme! Thanks Stephan for sending in the photo! Stephan set this all up at the Hellenic Cultural Center in Merrillville, IN
Uplighting at the Appleton Radisson Grand Ballroom
19 up lights were setup by an event planning company for their client at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel/Grand Ballroom in Appleton, WI.
Pro Tip: Order 1 or 2 more than you think you need. Professionals always, ALWAYS have backups because they know its inevitable that something will go wrong. At this event, they had actually ordered 20 up lights, but when they got to the venue, one of the lights gave them a problem and they were not able to use it. Thankfully, they had 19 others to use so it wasn't really a big deal. If you do have a problem, just send a quick email to report it and we'll make sure you get a refund. unfortunately we're not able to send out replacements so please make sure to plan ahead and order 1 or 2 extra. More light is always better than not enough!
Before and After Uplighting in Wisconsin
Photo showing the "before" and "after" of adding 15 rental uplights. This event was held in Butler, WI in September 2015.
Lighting in Providence, RI
18 rental lights are providing the up lighting effect in this photo.
The Conball room, Rockville Center
30 lights look fantastic in the The Conball room, Rockville Center, NY
You don't have to light with colors... Our uplighting also has a setting for white. 10 lights were set up for an event in Boca Raton, Florida at the Village of Boca Barwood.
Hosting a holiday party at home?
Adding a few up lights to your holiday party decor can transform your home into a festive party space. This photo is from a gorgeous home in Richmond, TX set-up with 15 uplights set to red.
Disco Theme Party Lighting
Here's what our client Melanie had to say about this photo she emailed in: "Just sending some photos of how we used your uplighting. These are photos of lighted silhouettes made for a 1970's disco themed school spring gala. We also used the flash feature on the uplights to go with our disco theme. The lighting really made the entrance and silhouettes pop."
Under Table Lighting
DIY Uplighting gets so many phone calls asking about lighting underneath tables. This picture is a perfect example showing how that looks. These clients used 2 lights underneath the table (set to white), in addition to the 18 other up lights they set to red and used throughout the space of the Temple Sinai in Delray Beach, Florida
Patuxent Greens Country Club
10 lights set-up at Patuxent Greens Golf & Country Club in Laurel, MD.
Lighting a stage in Southfield, MI
Photo from Shriners Silver Garden in Southfield, Michigan. Thanks to Brittany who sent in this photo and said "Thanks again for the awesome lights. We had a glow in the dark themed homecoming party and the lights really helped set the mood. I set the lights up on stage in pattern mode.". They used 8 lights on the stage.
Lafayette Grande in Pontiac, Michigan
Uplighting can add a magical touch
At a Knights of Columbus in Deer Park, NY, just 8 rental uplights add a magical touch to this wedding reception.
Uplighting For A Recital & Awards Ceremony
The Viaggio Academy of Music in Jacksonville, FL sent in this photograph from their 2015 Recital & Awards Ceremony. They rented 12 lights. You can see more photos from their event at Viaggio Academy of Music
Vintners Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
12 lights rented to add an uplighting effect to the Vintners Inn in Santa Rosa, CA
Lighting up a tent with white walls
10 lights were spaced throughout this very large enclosed tent in Costa Mesa, CA.
Uplighting in Mississippi
You can easily set the colors of the uplights using the built-in digital display on each light. This photo is from a DIY Uplighting client having a Sweet 16 birthday party. They set a festive theme for the party by using all of the colors on the lights. This party was at the Orange Grove Community Center in Moss Point, MS.
60's Themed Birthday Party Lighting
A DIYUplighting.com rental customer from Long Island, NY sent in this Before and After and had this to say:
"I just wanted to share some photos of my 60’s themed birthday party this past weekend. The uplighting from DIY Uplighting totally transformed the space and brought the entire room together! It was so easy to setup and was well worth the rental cost!
I’ve included some “before” photos of the space so you can get a true sense of how transformative the uplights were!"
Occasion/Theme- 35th Birthday Party / 60’s themed
Event Location- Elks Lodge, Lynbrook NY (Long Island)
18th Birthday Party Lighting Decor
4 lights set-up for an 18th birthday party at the Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club Ballroom in Fairview, TX.
50th Birthday Party Lighting
Andrea from Awesome Lil Events in Parkville, MD emailed in with a few photos and had this to say: "I rented 8 uplights for my 50th Birthday Celebration, The event was held at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Center, Harbor Ballroom in Baltimore, Maryland. Everyone raved about how beautiful the decor was and how the uplights provided the finishing touch. I used the red channel at the cake table and and around the room. I used two uplights set to white to highlight the photo backdrop in 'hollywood' lighting style. It was a hit and provided the perfect backdrop for photos. Thank you again for providing an affordable lighting solution. I will definitely use you guys for my future events."
Venice Yacht Club Uplighting
This wedding reception at the Venice Yacht Club in Venice, Florida looks like it was a pretty fantastic good time and the uplighting came out great. Check out their photographer's blog post to see more photos from this wedding. Steven Miller Pix
Night to Shine 2017 St Louis
Tim Tebow Foundation's Night to Shine
already had a pretty great light show planned for their 2017 St Louis event. But a big space can always use more light, so they rented 14 more of our uplights to add to their show.
DIY Uplighting is great for light show pros who already own a nice setup but need to add a little more color for the occasional big event. Rent for only $17/each with free shipping.
This year's Night to Shine was held at South County Baptist Church in St. Louis, MO.
Uplighting sets the mood for a Lansing event
24 of our rental LED uplights help to set the mood for a corporate event at the Crowne Plaza West in Lansing, Michigan.
LED par cans work perfect for lighting up stages. Thanks to The Church in St. Amant, Louisiana for sending in this photo from their event which is a fantastic example of stage lighting. They rented 24 lights and spaced them very close together across the stage to create the look pictured.
St Louis Party Lighting Rental
8 lights set to blue really helped to compliment the decor at a party at the JCC in St. Louis, MO.
Melbourne Hilton decor with uplighting
15 uplights make the Melbourne Hilton Beachside in Florida look amazing!
Party Lighting Indianapolis
Having a party in Indianapolis, Indiana? Check out what renting just 10 lights can do to transform your decor!
Lighting behind a table
Example of setting a light behind the sweets table at a graduation party.
Boulder Event Lighting
14 up lights can transform an office space into a festive party room. Like in this photo from an event at the Galvanize Offices in Boulder, Colorado.
Birthday Party Lighting in Rhode Island
6 rental uplights set to red help create a festive decor for this birthday party with a VIP theme in Chepachet, RI.
Night to Shine Event Lighting
A rental customer in West Virginia sent in these photos and had this to say: "Here are some pictures of our event. It was the Night to Shine sponsored by Tim Tebow Foundation and hosted by Bowman UMC in Moundsville, WV. The lights were so easy to use and I really appreciated the ability to change the colors. We used white in some areas and teal in others." 25 lights were spread out to highlight various areas in this very large event space (the Moundsville Training Center).
Uplighting the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel
20 uplights were used to help create a winter wonderland effect for a December party at the Renaissance Portsmouth hotel located in Portsmouth, VA.
Wedding Reception Lighting
Lighting looks great against brick walls.
Wedding Lighting in Harrisonburg
Uplighting works great for wedding receptions held in tents. Just make sure the lighting fixtures are not exposed to outdoor elements and check to see if you have enough power to light them up. LED uplights use very little electricity. In this photo we have 20 up lights hooked up to 1 small generator.
Blue Birthday Party Lighting
Cool blue lighting effect at a 30th birthday party at the Silver Spring Civic Building in Maryland. Our do-it-yourself client saved lots of money creating this effect herself with only 8 lights.
Zeta Tau Alpha Party Uplighting
A photo from a 2015 party sent in from the ladies with Zeta Tau Alpha, University of Indiana in Bloomington. They rented 20 uplights to brighten up their big party.
Halloween House Party
You can do alot with just 3 lights! Halloween House party in Charlotte, NC
Brightening up the Miller Beach Aquatorium
30 lights were used at the Miller Beach Aquatorium in Gary, Indiana to brighten the place up. Nice use of alternating colors. Came out looking pretty rad! Congrats to John and his lovely new bride!
Uplighting at Caesar's Crystal Palace
10 lights were set to alternating colors and used to highlight the piller's at Caesar's Crystal Palace in Sandusky, Ohio.
Panama City Wedding Lighting
Linda and Timothy sent in this super cute picture of their wedding reception in Panama City, Florida. 2 lights lit up the background behind them to highlight the head table area. In total, they rented 10 lights, and spread them out to highlight different areas of the venue.
Wedding Lighting in Defiance Ohio
Add color to large spaces like this Knights of Columbus hall for a magical, intimate look!
16 uplights spaced throughout the Knights of Columbus in Defiance, Ohio all ready for a wedding.
Uplights are an easy and affordable way to make your venue stand out. Rent for only $17 each with free shipping!
Wedding Reception at Detroit Beer Company
Detroit Beer Company in Detroit, Michigan all set up for a wedding complete with 12 lights rented from DIYUplighting.com.
Before and After Uplighting in Virginia
A DIY Uplighting client sent in this before and after from an event at the Wyndham Resort in Virginia Beach, VA and had this to say:
"The lights were great, easy to set custom colors to match our event. The before and after pictures show the tremendous difference made in this Grand Ballroom. The lights set the mood for the whole evening!"
For a true purple color, you've got to set an RGB value. Thanks to Anna for sending in this photo of the purple shade she customized for her event using Red 98 and Blue 100.
Richmond VA Uplighting
20 lights look fabulous at The Omni Hotel in Richmond, VA. Lighting is an easy and affordable "DIY" project for your wedding.
20 Uplights Decorate a Church
Great photo from an annual christmas concert. They rented 20 uplights and had this to say: "here's a photo of our concert (Advent/Christmas) on Dec 6th 2015 at Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church in the Bronx NY
the church is 100 years old and very beautiful and ornate. the colors of Advent are Purple or Blue. We decided to go with Purple. we used 20 LED uplights to create the right spiritual tone to the season ... the comments we got about the ambiance we created inside the church for this concert was awesome. thank you for your great service. we plan to use your services again in the future. to read more about the concert... here's the link: http://www.michealcastaldo.com/OLMC12-5-15Concert.html"
Knights of Columbus Hall Decoration Ideas
Looking for ideas about how to transform a Knights of Columbus event hall? Try renting a few uplights for an affordable, dramatic effect! This photo is from the K of C in Danville, IL and is using just 10 lights to illuminate one of the walls red.
Blue Event Lighting For NJI Media
Great photo showing one of the blue color settings on a brick wall. You can also get an idea how high the lights will project up. Photo provided by NJI Media
Waldorf Astoria Orlando Uplighting
Shannon emailed us this photo and said: "I used 26 lights set to preset blue (C3) and custom sea green (R0 G55 B35) in a 3000+ sq ft ballroom at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando at Bonnet Creek to set the mood for an underwater Atlantis themed dinner dance for a plastic surgeons group. Combined with strands of balloon "bubbles" and my centerpieces, it was a great success!"
Awesome Shannon! Great job!
Drapery Stage Lighting
Erik from Monrreal and Co
did a fabulous job lighting this stage at a wedding reception in Houston, Texas.
Hard Rock Hotel Chicago Lighting
What gorgeous decor! 10 lights setup at the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago, IL.
Event Lighting at Everett Lounge
Photo sent in by Teachers College Columbia University who put together an "Art + Experience Lounge" for their Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 20th Anniversary Weekend. Came out really nice! They rented 20 lights for their decor at the Everett Lounge in New York, NY
San Diego Ceremony Uplighting Rental
Uplighting can be used to create gorgeous ceremony decor. This DIY couple setup 16 lights at the Moniker Warehouse in San Diego, California for their wedding ceremony. They selected the blue for their ceremony, and then switched it up to green for their reception at the same location
. That's the cool thing about the up lights, you can easily change the color for a totally different look!
8 Up Lights in Baton Rouge
Great photo showing the height and brightness of the up lights. As you can see this is quite a high ceiling in the Lyceum Ballroom in Baton Rouge, LA
Quince party in Fairfax, VA
20 LED lighting units spaced around the American Legion in Fairfax, VA for a Quince party.
Stage Lighting for a University
"Thank you so much for the awesome lights! They added so much to my concert and everyone loved them!" - This photo was sent in from a graduate student at Central Washington University Graduate Music Performance Program who used 4 lights to highlight his percussion performance on stage.
16 Up Lights at the Moniker Warehouse
Here is a photo of the reception from the San Diego wedding at the Moniker Warehouse. The light rentals switched to green totally changed the vibe! Check out the look for the ceremony.
The Albany in Pueblo, Colorado [12 Lights]
Before and After uplighting! The Albany in Pueblo, CO with 12 rental lights.
Here's 10 lights setup for a Bat Mitzvah in Los Angeles, CA. This is a good example of how they look when the room lighting is very bright and also you can get a peek of how they look plugged into the wall.
Wedding Up Lighting in Nebraska
Beautiful effect with just 6 of our rental up lights at the
Tuxedo Ag Building in Crete, NE.
Bridal Expo Booth Setup
Erin from E. Michelle Events & Design
in Little Rock, AR did an excellent job showcasing her business at a Bridal Expo. 3 lights were used to highlight her 10x10 booth space (2 lights on the back panel + 1 light for her table).
Kissimmee Party Lights
Wow! Love this photo sent in by Ken with Bella Apartment Homes in Kissimmee, Florida. Bella hosts an annual food and wine event and they used 28 lights throughout the inside of their clubhouse. What a great look!
Lights for a Fashion Show
Up lights work great for fashion shows. Monies Entertainment used just 3 uplights to illuminate the backdrop of the runway for a fashion show at the Holiday inn in Elk Grove village, IL
Bloomington Women's Greek Recruitment Preference Party
15 lights lit up the path headed to the Bloomington Women's Greek Recruitment Preference Party for Zeta Tau Alpha at Indiana University. Great example showing the lights behind some transparent drapery.
Lighting a conference at Oklahoma State
16 lights were used in Oklahoma State University's student union for a multi-day conference.
New Jersey Wedding Lighting
DJ Dave Kish
sent in a photo from his up lighting setup for a wedding at Bridgewater Manor, in Bridgewater, NJ. This photo just shows the head table, but Dave spaced 11 LED par cans throughout the room.
Lighting up the Doubletree SeaWorld in Orlando
7 lights were used for this wedding ceremony at the Doubletree Hilton Seaworld in Orlando, FL
They don't have to go on the floor....
This photo was sent in from a creative bride and groom who didn't have too much floor space. They used the recessed ledge around the top of the wall to hold the 10 lights they rented and it created a very cool effect!
Before and After 18 DIY Uplights
18 DIY uplights totally transformed the 4H building in Milton, West Virginia.
13 Lights in Enfield, CT
Beautiful wedding decorations at the Wawel Banquet Hall in Enfield, CT. This couple rented 13 of our LED lights.
Dressing up a Gym with 24 lights
Want to dress up a big, large, plain space like a gym for a special event? Add some lighting for a dramatic effect. Thanks to Jill for sending in these photos from the charity event she helped put together in New Castle, Delaware.
Plattduetsche Park Restaurant 18 Lights
18 lights at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square, New York.
Blue Uplighting in Iowa
These clever do-It-yourself party people set their 12 rental up lights to a cool blue which matched up with their table centerpieces perfectly. This event was held at the McAlleer Hall in Fort Madison, IA
Kissimmee Florida Event Lighting Rental
14 of our rental LED up lights set-up at Spectrum Aero Hangar in Kissimmee, FL.
Stage lighting rental in Berea Ohio
6 lights were rented and used to add a little bit to the decor at the Boesel Musical Arts Center and Fynette Kulas Music Hall in Berea, OH
From boring white room into a purple fairytale
Lindsey from Virgina sent in this super helpful comparison photo. She did an awesome job using only 8 lights to (in her words) "transform a boring white room into a purple fairytale".
TUGG event in Boston
Technology Underwriting Greater Good (TUGG)
is a very cool organization that harnesses the power of the tech ecosystem to source, fund, and grow social ventures that promote entrepreneurship, education, and life experiences for youth.
Here's a photo from their event at WeWork Retail in Boston, MA. Love the warm look they created with lighting! Only 12 lights were used, they did a great job with the set-up.
Houston Event Lighting
MONRREAL & Co.
sent in a nice selection of images from their busy weekend of events, weddings and parties in Houston, TX.
Lighting up a stage for a wedding ceremony
This crafty bride and groom turned the Christian Worship Center's stage in Manteca, California into a swanky backdrop for their wedding ceremony. They accomplished lighting up the drapery with 12 lights rented from diyuplighting.com.
Density of Light on Ceiling
We get lots of phone calls asking if the lights are bright enough to reach the ceiling. Here's a close-up photo of a ceiling in a reception hall which looks to be about average ceiling height (maybe 14ft roughly?), showing the projection of just one light. As you can see, the light easily reaches the ceiling, with plenty more power to spare. The secret is in the position of the light on the floor (see our setup video for a great example of how to do this), and also keeping the room dark.
Special thanks to Joy and Alfonso for the photo!
Lighting up Pillars
Here is a good photo showing just a single light lighting up a pillar at the Double Tree in Aurora, CO. This photo is a great example of how high the beam will light up. As you can see, this room has very high ceilings.
Rental Up Lights
Just a few lights used here to accent a wedding cake.
16 lights at Memminger Auditorium in Charleston, SC
Red Carpet Party Prom
Jennifer from Minden Public Schools in Nebraska had this to say about renting lighting for their 2018 prom:
"The lights were amazing! I will send you pictures later today or tonight. I wish I would have know about your business when our daughter's got married! So easy to use and they were beautiful. Everyone loved them! They were such a great addition to our "Red Carpet Party" prom."
25 Uplights in South Carolina
The Colleton River Plantation in Bluffton, SC all setup with 25 DIY Uplights.
Uplighting in Arkansas
Only 10 up lights were used in this photo to create a truly elegant look in this church hall in Whitehall, Arkansas.
Up lights are rented at only $17 each and shipped free anywhere within the continental USA. Get started with your rental by checking availability for your event date
Lighting a Wedding
8 lights added a gorgeous touch to this wedding at the Cross Creek Resort in Titusville, PA
Uplighting on Drapery
If you're working under a tight budget for your party decorations, adding some drapery and a few uplights can make a big impact. This photo shows a stage set with just 5 uplights accenting the front of the venue. This event was at the Chandalier Ballroom in Hartford, WI.
Lighting up a Wedding Ceremony
Great use of lighting in 2 colors to create a stunning scene for a wedding ceremony.
Haunted Broadway Theme Event Lighting
St Paul's hosted its annual Cabaret featuring a "haunted broadway theme" at the Norwalk Inn in Norwalk, CT. 12 uplights set to red gave them just the look they were going for!
Before and After Uplighting at a Union Hall
A DIY Uplighting rental customer in Indiana sent in this awesome before/after shot and said "This lighting made a "not-so-desirable" wedding venue look great!". Before and after photos are fantastic examples of how adding an uplighting effect can really transform your venue. Photo is from Union Hall in Anderson, IN.
Wondering how many lights to rent? Read this for help: https://www.diyuplighting.com/how_many_lights and here are some tips for a successful renting experience: https://www.diyuplighting.com/tips_for_lighting_rental
30 lights transform a church gym
The SayreWoods Bible Church's Gym in Old Bridge, New Jersey turned into a wedding hall with 30 of our rental lights. Thanks Dorothy for sending in the photo!
Example of 16 Uplights in a Gym
Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, MA hosted a dance party in their gym and used 16 rental lights to help with their decor. Here's what the client had to say: "Our function was in a gym so it was a but difficult to take the "gym look" away but your lights helped tremendously".
Yes, gyms are hard to light. Hard only because of the size. The key is you want to use lots of lights. The more the better. 1 light about every 6-12 feet is recommended and the average gym size is 100' by 60'. That's 320 feet of wall space to light, so somewhere in the range of 28-54 lights assuming you want to light all 4 walls, all the way around. At $17 a light that's going to cost $476-$918. If that's a little more than you wanted to spend then some strategies to reduce the expense is to focus the lighting on a smaller area or simply spread them around further. Lighting is a decorative effect so its totally up to you and the event budget to determine how many to rent. The clients who sent in this photo did a spectacular job using just 16 lights!
Prom Lighting North Carolina
Western Alamance High School in Elon, NC rented 15 uplights for their 2018 prom.
Uplighting a Colorado Cabin
This DIYUplighting.com client used 4 lights to provide a tiny bit of illumination for a wedding at a family cabin in the Colorado mountains.
New Years Eve Party with 11 Up Lights
11 uplights helped turn a home into a fun new years eve party in Waukesha, WI.
Waterbury Uplighting Rental
Do it yourself uplighting rentals shown here in 2 scenario's - lights on (early in the event) and lights off (later in the evening). 15 lights are shown here lighting up Cedars Hall in Waterbury, CT.
Uplighting adds an intimate vibe
A note from the talented DIY newlyweds that sent in this photo: "I wanted to let you know that the lights were a beautiful addition to our wedding decor. We got lots of compliments on how the lighting in the room added a unique, intimate, and fun vibe. We will definitely be sure to recommend DIY Uplighting to anyone needed quick and easy adorable event lighting."
The wedding was held at The Uptown Theatre in Richland, WA.
Lighting a Christmas Tree
Decorating a home for New Years Eve
Host an epic new years eve party by transforming any private residence with uplighting! The party hosts that sent in this photo rented 20 uplights for a home in Jupiter, Florida to get this colorful and festive look.
Happy new year!
Make an impact with just 10 lights
Lighting can make a big impact on your event decor, and its very affordable. Here is just 10 lights set up at the Women's Club of New Smyrna in Florida.
Garba Event Lighting
14 lights at an Indian dance celebration called a "Garba". This is a pre-wedding festivity in the hindu indian marriage tradition.
Thanks Jay for the photo!
8 Lights in Wilmington
Gwendolyn from SocialFly Events
sent in this photo of an 8 light set-up at Timothy's Hall on the Riverfront in Wilmington, DE.
Wedding mood lighting
20 lights were used to set the perfect mood at this wedding reception at the Holiday Inn in Alton, Illinois. This do-it-yourself bride, also happens to be a photographer. Check out her page
for more pics.
Downtown Greensboro Marriott Up Lighting
Uplighting from a corporate event held at the Downtown Greensboro Marriott hotel in North Carolina.
Lighting a Church Stage
Just 6 lights can really have a big impact on a church stage. This photo is from the Christian Trinity Church in Eastpointe, MI.
20 uplights in Rhode Island
Photo provided courtesy of Nightlife DJ's in Rhode Island, here's 20 lights set up as decorative room lighting.
Wedding Mood Lighting
Using the pre-select color yellow can give off a warm and welcoming glow.
Stage Lighting for Christmas Church Services
Lompoc Foursquare Church in Lompoc, CA did a wonderful job decorating their stage for their December Christmas services. 8 lights really helped make the stage shine!
Uplighting in Alabama
Wayne from Party on A Budget in Alabama sent in this photo. Wayne says "I had a wedding reception this past weekend in a small beach house venue. I set up a couple of uplights behind the bride and groom table on each side of the doors to the deck outside. They made a very nice addition to the decor in the room. I was very pleased and so was the bride. They helped frame the bride and groom whenever the guests looked at them. It was amazing what a difference a couple of uplights made. Thanks!"
Thanks Wayne! Looked Great!
Giant bouquets of flower balloons
A very unique idea from Abington Junior High School in Abington, PA:
"Here are two pictures of what we did with some of our uplights. We decided that the basketball hoops/backboards would make a great substructure for giant "bouquets" of flower balloons. We attached strips of fire-retardant gossamer to small hula hoops and brought the other end up of the strips through the basket, draping them outside. Then we put lightweight laundry baskets inside the basketball hoops and fulled them with balloon flowers. We added a few strands of LED mini-lights to make the flowers glow and put the uplights inside the hula hoops on the floor. They were a huge hit and looked even better in person than they do in the photos!"
10 Lights at the CityView Banquet Hall
Champaign, Illinois CityView Banquet Hall wedding setup with 10 up lights.
30 Lights set-up for a party
Thanks to Corning Credit Union in Corning, NY for sending in this photo from their event. They rented 30 lights and this is a great example of the uplighting as the only source of light in a large room.
Uplighting the Locust Grove Historic Estate
10 lights set up for a reception at the Locust Grove Historic Estate in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Nashville Wedding Lighting Rental
Weddings Unlimited by UYD sent in this photo from one of a few weddings they recently rented lights for. They had multiple events over a 2 week period so they were able to extend their first rental for an additional week. This saves lots of money and is 1 less trip back to a UPS drop-off place to return them. If you have multiple events over back-to-back weekends, email customer service to get an extension on your rental to save big on your wedding and event lighting!
Uplighting Balloon Pillars
UP -N- AWAY BALLOONS
in Lakewood, Ohio sent in this photo of some of their balloon decorations set up for an event. They rented 10 of our LED up lights to provide some extra lighting to the balloon pillars set up at Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH.
Accent Lighting in Cary, North Carolina [6 lights]
Kevin & Latanya rented 6 lights and used a customized orange color to put a final touch on their wedding reception at One Eleven Place in Cary, NC.
Crystal Ballroom New York Uplighting
14 uplights looks fantastic with the window drapes set up in the Crystal Ballroom New York, NY.
16 Uplights in Highland NY
16 uplights set to blue at Bad Seed Cider in Highland, New York.
Jazmin and DJ's Wedding Lighting
DJ and Jazmin lit their wedding reception at The Brick in South Bend, IN with 26 lights set to 2 different colors. Beautiful job!
Photographs provided courtesy of
Photographs provided courtesy of Katie Whitcomb Photographers
Missouri Event Lighting
Thank you Eric for sending in this photo from his Missouri event. Eric spaced 15 lights throughout the room, this photo shows 3 of them.
20 lights transform the Darien Community Association
Before and After collage sent in by our awesome DIY clients. 20 of our rental led lights were spaced throughout to transform the Darien Community Association in Darien, CT.
26 Lights in South Bend, Indiana
Jazmin & DJ did an amazing job lighting up their wedding reception in South Bend, Indiana. 26 lights were used to create the effect.
Photograph provided courtesy of Katie Whitcomb Photographers
Before and After Uplighting in Indiana
A comparison of before and after adding 8 uplights to a fall event at Roberts Park in Connersville, IN.
Virgina Beach Uplighting Rentals
Awesome view from the outside looking in! 15 of our uplights were setup inside The Water Table in Virginia Beach, VA. With the glass windows letting the light shine through, it looks super cool from the outside!
30 uplights in Illinois
Thanks Jackie for sending in this photo from her wedding at St. George's Social Center in Joilet, IL. 30 lights were used to create the wall washing effect.
24 Lights in Florida
Thanks to Ronak for sending in this picture from his event. Photo courtesy of Dharmen Patel of DP360 Photo
30 Lights at a West Virgina Wedding
30 lights set up by the Groom and his father at a wedding reception held at the Hellenic Center in Wheeling, WV.
Lighting up an Illinois Banquet Center
Uplighting adds a magical touch! Check out the Lincoln Banquet Center in Lincoln, Illinois all lit up with only 8 uplights.
30 lights in Southgate, Michigan
Here are 30 lights setup in a very large room at Crystal Gardens in Southgate, Michigan. The room was set for a wedding reception for 500+ guests.
Light just one wall
A great way to save some money is to light just 1 area or wall. Here is a photo sent in from the Holiday Inn in Itasca, IL where 8 lights were used to light just 1 wall.
Richmond Wedding Lighting Rental
DIY Bride Lauren lit up her wedding reception using 18 of our LED par can lights for rent. Wedding reception was held at The Westin Hotel in Richmond, VA. Photos provided courtesy of Megan Vaughan Photography
Stunningly Beautiful Event Lighting
Haley from Longview, TX is one of our awesome repeat customers and she sent in this stunningly beautiful photo from her most recent event. She created this effect with only 6 lights! Love her added snowflakes. Great job creating a winter wonderland party theme.
12 lights at a Debate in Baton Rouge
Comments from our customer, Chris: "We did a live senate debate and used the lights to pop an otherwise boring set."
Light the wedding cake
A popular use of lighting is to accent areas of a room. Like the wedding cake area! This photo shows a nice lit up cake at the 533 club in Richmond, VA.
Wedding Lighting in PA
DIY uplighting rented 12 up lights to the happy couple for their reception at the Harrison Room in Harrison City, PA.
Lighting for a 3d Printer Cage Match
Lighting makes everything cooler, even an event as geeky as a 3d printing competition. This event was put together by the talented guy that runs our repair department. No, the rental lights are not 3D printed yet, but who knows...maybe someday? :) In the meantime, the event was very fun and the blue uplighting looked pretty cool.
DIY Uplighting in North Carolina
30 uplights shown in this picture sent in by Shiva, a DIY client helping with a function at the Durham Center in North Carolina. A guest in attendance liked the lighting so much, he hired Shiva to light up his event happening the following week. Shiva emailed customer service to extend his rental for another week and was able to make a little extra money. If you have multiple events happening within a week or two of each other, its much, much cheaper to contact customer service in advance and have your reservation extended versus paying late fees. Just send in an email to [email protected]
to extend your lighting rental.
Lighting the inside of a tent
20 lights lit up this tent in Shepard, Michigan
20 lights at Kelley's Wedding Garden
Lighting a wedding reception at Kelley's Wedding Garden in Santa Clarita, CA. This "DIY" couple used 20 lights to create a beautiful glow.
Before and After Example
Thanks to DJ Brendan Pfaff
for sending us this before and after photo of the head table setup.
30 Uplights in Astoria
30 of our LED par can rentals work great for setting up some mood lighting. Here's a photo sent in from one of our DIY clients from the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York
Glendale California Uplighting
8 uplights did a fantastic job lighting up this 10x30 tent in Glendale, CA.
Commonwealth Commerce Center in Jackson, MI
Purple lighting set the mood for this wedding reception at the Commonwealth Commerce Center in Jackson, Michigan. 10 lights were rented to create the effect.
United Way Houston, Texas
21 lights set up for an event
Lincolnshire Marriott Lighting
Wedding reception lighting at the Lincolnshire Marriott in Lincolnshire, IL. The newlyweds rented 10 lights to create this classy effect.
Red Lighting at a Wedding in Rhode Island
Congrats to Angie, a bride from East Providence, Rhode Island who used DIY Uplighting at her wedding in April '13. Love the red!
8 Lights in Johnstown, PA
Uplighting a Dessert Table
Danielle, an Event Stylist with
D. Williams Presents Memorable Events in Louisiana used 12 uplights to accent various areas for an event held at Cypress Lakes in Destrehan, LA. You can use uplights for many uses like wall washing, accenting, spotlighting, stage lighting and dance floor lighting. This photo is an example of placing a light behind the dessert table to create a beautiful accent effect.
Fargo Wedding Uplighting
Head tables are made for our uplighting. Add a glow to your event by renting DIY uplighting. At only $17/light, your whole wedding party could be sitting in the spotlight.
This photo shows 8 uplights set to blue illuminate the head table for a wedding reception at El Zagel Shrine in Fargo, ND.
Maine Wedding Lighting Rentals
DJ Scott Ward
did a great job with the lighting for a wedding at the Senator Inn & Spa in Augusta, ME.
If you're a DJ and want to expand your services to offer lighting, renting from DIYUplighting.com is an easy to way to add additional revenue without having to purchase additional gear.
Ballroom Lighting Example
Night to Shine 2018 held at the Foundations Church in Loveland, Colorado, did a gorgeous job decorating the ballroom. The 30 lights they rented really gave the ballroom a magical and festive look.
Michigan Wedding Lighting (HUGE room!)
Wedding lighting New Jersey
Beautiful photo sent in by a DIY Uplighting customer! They set up 12 up lights for their wedding reception at the Valleybrook Country Club in Blackwood, NJ.
Uplighting Day Vs Night
A DIY Uplighting rental client sent in this perfect example of how uplights look in a space with large windows and lots of day light coming through versus how they look at night once it gets dark. This will change a little depending on how bright the sun is coming in, but generally, you can usually still see some of the effect when its daylight. Once the sun goes down completely - that's when the lights really shine.
This party was held at a The Loft at 600 F in Washington, DC.
Lighting a Head Table at a Wedding
6 lights lit this head table at a wedding. Thank you Emily for sending in the photo!
Perfect for DIY Brides
This wedding reception was lit with 18 rental LED lights, and set-up by a friend of the bride.
Baltimore Uplighting Rental
10 uplights set to magenta and spaced along the back wall of the Eubie Blake Center in Baltimore MD
NYE Wedding in Lansing
7 up lights were used to light this New Years Eve wedding in Lansing, Illinois