The Lighting System
The lighting system can be very effective at helping to make emotional connection in a worship setting.
We find that lighting can be used to:
Our eyes move toward whatever is emphasized with light. If a spotlight is used on a singer, the audience is more likely to listen. A well-lit platform draws attention.
Psychologically, people “perform” better when they are “in the spot light”. Although worship is not a “show”, those leading in worship are reminded to do their best when the lights are on them.
A dimly lighted room sends the message of quiet and reflection. A bright room promotes enthusiasm and interaction.
The color of light can change emotion. Blue lighting gives a message of coldness, red of tension; but when used together they create a dynamic effect that draws attraction. The lighting can be very effective in changing the emotions of the audience.
Cameras see light different than the human eye. White light tends to wash the picture. The subjects appear to be two-dimensional. Using proper lighting color will improve the quality of video production for capture and for in-house monitors.
Just like the sun makes the leaves of autumn look richer and more vibrant, proper lighting can make people, their clothing, and the furnishings more “alive”. Also, proper lighting on the face makes those leading look more pleasant. Improper lighting can give glare and create dark circles under the eyes.
LED lighting uses about 20% of the power draw to produce the same level of lighting. We have been effective at providing lighting systems that
Reduce power consumption thereby lowering operating costs
Reduce the heat generated by fixtures that damage the wiring and building components
Provide greater control of light levels and the color of the lighting
Are designed to operate without servicing for many years