Stage lighting and effects units don't hold themselves up in the air - at least not yet. Until the day the anti-gravity PAR can is invented, we'll be relying on lighting stands and truss systems to position our lights where we want them. Fortunately, the stands and trusses found in this section offer a ton of versatility, so no matter where exactly you'd like your lights to go, there ought to be a way to get them there. That goes for travelling layouts that need to set up and tear-down each and every night, as well as venue lighting arrangements that you'll be leaving up over the long term. Either way, there are lighting stands and trusses ready to accommodate them.
If you're a freelance DJ - or any kind of lighting tech who has to move your effects from place to place on a daily basis - the best option for your needs may be a set of collapsible lighting stands. Check out the Odyssey LT-P2 Tripod Lighting Stand Pair or the Ultimate Support LT-99BL Lighting Tree Package for a couple of top-selling examples. Want to combine some of the versatility and space of a rack with the quick and easy setup of tripod stands? In that case, look for something like the American DJ LTS50T Port Lighting truss System or the On-Stage Stands LS7730 Lighting Stand with Truss.
On the other hand, if you're building a semi-permanent lighting layout, or if you have a ton of lights to mount and need the strongest support you can get, then you'll probably find a heavy-duty truss to be right up your alley. These can be as basic or as highly-customized as you like: go for a ready-made setup like the TRUSST Goal Post Truss Kit if you want an out-of-the-box solution, or choose each component individually to design your frame from the ground up with pieces such as the GLOBAL TRUSS Base Plate and 3.5 Meter Square Truss. To complete your truss system, just pick out the safety cables, clamps, connectors and truss covers you need and you'll be ready to go.
Setting up a lighting system doesn't have to be difficult or labor-intensive. In fact, with many of the lighting stands and truss components in this section, it's downright easy. Choose your mounting hardware based on the size and complexity of your lighting setup, as well as how often it will need to be packed up and moved. Finding the right balance of space and portability is going to depend on your individual needs, but the good news is that with the variety of hardware here, you've got access to everything you need.