As a performer, you know lighting can sometimes be just as important as the music itself. Par cans are part of the foundation for any great act, taking it from show-running to show-stopping. If you're building up your lighting, or are just looking to replace a part, this section will provide you with everything you need. When searching for a new par can, there are a few things to consider first.
To start, what type of venue are you trying to light? If you're tasked with lighting mostly smaller stages you'll be more interested in Par 38 style lights, while larger settings will instead be looking at the Par 56 end of the spectrum. There is a broad range when it comes to lighting, but this works as a general guideline for those new to stage setup. Second, are you looking for floor standing or ceiling mounted? Both contain similar lights, but accent the stage in different ways, creating different effects. If you have a stage show or are a DJ, you will most likely want a blend of both in order to add depth and dimension to your show. There are also options for single lights or full strips of spotlights and sets of border lights, allowing you to complete your arrangement much more quickly while also reducing set up time.
Finally, what types are lights are you looking to use? From traditional screw-based lamps to more modern LEDs, the range of light options gives you full control over how you enhance your shows. And that doesn't even take into consideration all the colors and filters available. No matter how you want to customize your lighting, you'll be able to do so here. After you've taken the time to look through all the options, the par cans that best suit the venue or stage you have to light are the ones you should choose. Then you can focus on getting creative and really bringing your shows to life.