How to tutorial: Stage Lighting for Beginners

Adding a little bit of stage lighting is an easy and somewhat inexpensive way to liven your next party or DJ gig. In this basic video tutorial, we go over PAR can lights and the different sizes, adding colored gels for the perfect effect/ambiance, and discuss dimmer packs.

Below are the links to the products shown in the video:

– American DJ PAR 38 Can With 150 Watt Flood Lamp –
– Eliminator Lighting Dimmer Packs ED-15 –
– American DJ Precut Gel Pack For Par 64, 56, 46 And 38 –

– Chauvet Light Duty C-Clamp CLP-03 –

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    August 8, 2014

    yes please show how far they shine in a room ?

    August 8, 2014

    dont point the cam to the light but at the floor where the lights shine

  3. Grant Kondourajian
    December 8, 2014

    U should really start teaching people about LED pars first. Nobody uses conventional pars anymore. I expected this video to be made 5-7 years ago, but nope only 1 year ago.

  4. Tracy Gun'z
    October 12, 2015

    Ok i have an Operator 192, 3 dimmer boxes i have par 56s and 4 par 64s, Uhm how do i get em to run off the sound , Their is mics built into the 192 , anyone know how i can set up chase on all my lights and have em run off sound. We don't have a light guy for the band and wanna use these and make em look half way decent , i have plenty of lights and smoke machines just curious how i can make em chase off sound activation. N E help would be killer !

  5. King Of USA
    December 23, 2015

    People you HAVE to understand there are different levels of business when it comes to lighting in the entertainment industry…

    – level one is DJ lighting and wedding lighting, house parties exc..

    – level two would be low budget films and or low budget concerts or live entertainment.

    – level three you get contracts for lighting seminars for corporations and larger events like wrestling and UFC.

    – level four you OWN contracts to do gigs for big time entertainment such as Eminem, Lil Wayne, Electric Daisy Carnival, Whatever USA and others.

    – level five is anything that is more important to the public and media than what i previously listed such as getting the monopoly on presidential campaigns..


    LEDs are widely used this day and age but i can tell you from experience that with level 3, 4, and 5 you WILL NEED to use regular light.. the color temperature plays a gigantic roll in how the show/event looks on and off camera..

    So that being said use my chart to choose which lighting you require.. And go to the comment that +The Kompst Network gave you to learn about the lighting and what they all can do… =)

  6. Naomi Farrar
    January 17, 2016


  7. Sonic Detours
    March 9, 2016

    Nice video but… "Hi America"??! The rest of the world has YouTube too, you know 🙂

  8. Looney Tunes
    September 21, 2016

    Nice video! I have no idea about lighting but it's pretty interesting 🙂

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