5 Trends in LED Lighting Technology for Events

November 15, 2023

Brett Hyams

Brett S. Hyams is a Senior Solution Sales Executive with SmartSource with over 25 years of event industry experience. He works with exhibit and event companies, associations, show organizers and event owners, and has extensive knowledge of the event industry’s technology and logistical needs.

LED lighting technology has come a long way since its inception in the 1960s. 

Today, it is revolutionizing the live events industry, offering a range of solutions that were unimaginable just a few years ago. LED technology is not only energy-efficient but also versatile and creative, allowing event planners, exhibitors, associations and trade show organizers to transform event spaces in new and exciting ways.

In this blog, we take a look at some of the trends in LED solutions and why they are an important part of any event planner’s toolkit. From outdoor festivals to corporate events, LED technology is a powerful way to create immersive experiences that guests will remember for years to come.

  1. Pixel Mapping is the process of controlling individual pixels in an LED display to create complex and dynamic visuals. This technology allows for highly detailed graphics and animations that can be synchronized with music, video and other elements to create a seamless and immersive experience.
  3. Interactive Installations are becoming increasingly popular at events, and LED lighting is the perfect medium for creating these experiences. From touch-sensitive walls to motion-sensing floors, LED can be integrated into interactive installations to create engaging and memorable experiences for attendees.
  5. 3D Projection Mapping is a technique that uses video projectors to create the illusion of three-dimensional objects or environments. This technology can be used to transform event spaces into immersive and interactive environments, where attendees can experience virtual reality in real-time.
  7. Wearable LED Technology is gaining popularity in the live event industry. From LED bracelets to LED costumes, wearable LED can be used to create a unique and memorable experience for attendees. These wearables can also be synchronized with music and other event elements to create a synchronized and immersive experience for all event participants.
  9. Ultra-Clear LED displays are relatively underused in events but are an effective way to grab attention through their ultra-high resolution, enabling the clearest and most detailed display.


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