Every set manager, performer, producer and DJ knows the importance of good lighting during a stage act. From a soft glow during an acoustic solo to brash flashing strobes during a killer rock song, or energetic laser beams during a DJ set, lighting can make or break a gig. Having good supporting equipment in the form of lighting stands, truss and hardware is critical to keep your lights securely fastened and properly positioned for the most powerful effect. Adjustable stands angle and position your lights off the floor, trusses put overhead lights up high where they belong and clamp hardware holds everything together. Usually there is a limited amount of time to set up the stage before a performance, so having good-quality stands and hardware is crucial. They'll make your lighting system quick and hassle-free to set up and take down, which makes your job that much easier. As well, it's vital to find sturdy, stable equipment that keep your lights securely fastened throughout a show, even on an uneven surface. This is especially important for outdoor gigs where be ground may not be level.
There is a large variety of equipment on the market and, depending on your size requirements, choosing the proper stands and hardware really comes down to preference. If you only need a single light setup for a smaller stage act, the Ultimate Support LT-99BL Lighting Tree Package is a great choice. For larger stages where you need lights strategically placed in multiple locations, choose a package like the Odyssey Lighting Tripod and Truss package which has two separate stands and hardware. If you have all the stands you need and simply require some extra hardware, trusses and clamps are available individually as well. Good lighting setups are vital to create the mood and atmosphere needed for a truly memorable performance. With top-quality stands, trusses and supporting hardware, you'll be well on your way to getting the audience up on their feet, rocking to the music.