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Planning Your Next Display pt.1

Posted on datePosted on 1-3-2018

I'd like to dedicate this entry to beginnings. When approaching a new display for a new year, different people start off in different head spaces. I like to try to begin planning displays by starting with layout. What I mean is considering the space requirements of each piece of your display and filing them into an organized layout from a...

Circuit of the Americas mega tree animated lighting display Jolt Lighting

Designing Visually

Posted on datePosted on 1-3-2018

A helpful way of conceptualization of all-inclusive, large-scale displays is to design visually. Creating a canvas and filling it in with desired elements can help you decide if what you are building just sounds cool or will actually contain elements that play well with...

Downtown Dazzle Kansas City animated lighting display Jolt Lighting

Jolt Lighting in the News!

Posted on datePosted on 12-12-2017

As we continue to grow well outside of our country's borders, our displays are being recognized for being unique and impactful additions to holiday...

Jolt Lighting Animated Holiday Lighting Display Installations

Happy Halloween!

Posted on datePosted on 10-30-2017

Check out this video of the 2017 Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead Halloween installation...

Deanna Rose Animated Halloween Lighting Display

Big, Bigger, Biggliest

Posted on datePosted on 9-14-2017

How big is too big when you’re creating a holiday display? Well, that depends on your skill level and the amount of additional hands you have to help out. The more you dive down the proverbial rabbit hole, light shows become...

Large Scale Animated Lighting Displays

Across the Universe(s)

Posted on datePosted on 9-14-2017

With light flowing out of your display like endless rain into a paper cup, it can get hectic quickly. Keeping all of that light organized properly requires some sort of container for your controllers to...

DMX Universes for Animated Lighting Displays

Halloween is Trending

Posted on datePosted on 8-3-2017

According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween products generated an estimated $8.4B last year. That is up from $6.9B in 2015. In fact...

Animated Halloween lighting displays

LEDs + Controllers + Props = Awesome Halloween Display

Posted on datePosted on 8-3-2017

Who doesn't want a Halloween display that makes people stop and go, "woahhhhh...look at that!" We all want the wow-factor when building out installations, so how does one achieve that...

Animated Halloween lighting displays

How can you create impactful displays with limited time to devote to installation?

Posted on datePosted on 8-17-2017

I will define impactful as having a strong effect. Impactful to our clients could mean eye-catching. It could mean that it attracts more customers to...

Animated Christas lighting displays

Quicker, Cleaner, Faster, Smarter, Saner

Posted on datePosted on 8-17-2017

Setting up a lighting display might (definitely will) come with some (A LOT of) wiring connections that you will need to hook up. This can't be avoided. LEDs need power and data signals. Your controllers need power. Speakers need audio cables. The list goes on and on depending on your specific setup...

Animated Christas lighting display installation tips

These are the displays your Mama warned you about

Posted on datePosted on 8-31-2017

For many of our commercial clients, a holiday or event budget exists, and they are careful in spending the allotted cash on higher cost items because they want to get the most bang for their buck. It can be a struggle for some to understand the value they get with our products, but it is there, and it's all about quality. Let me explain...

Impactful Animated Lighting Displays

Attention to Detail

Posted on datePosted on 8-31-2017

It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of building out a holiday display. What's not to get excited about? The joy that people get out of viewing a stellar holiday display is priceless...

Detail Oriented Animated Lighting Displays

Are you decorating your business for the holidays?

Posted on datePosted on 7-6-2017

Decorating your business can be time consuming and certainly costly. Company holiday decorating budgets can range from a few thousand dollars to millions, depending on the size of the business, which leads some to question whether it's worth it or not...

Professional Christmas Light Show Secrets

Adequately Powering LEDs

Posted on datePosted on 7-6-2017

Managing power for LED installations can appear daunting during project scoping, but it doesn't have to be. Here is a quick guide on figuring how large of a power supply you need for your next LED project...

Which power supply for LED selection

Three Christmas Light Show Secrets from the Professionals

Posted on datePosted on 6-22-2017

A successful light show doesn't have to be complex, but it does need to be organized. Follow these three secrets practiced by professionals, and we'll bring you more in the weeks to come...

Professional Christmas Light Show Secrets