providing a safe reliable supply requires careful
planning from the outset, furthermore one thing
that is certain to disrupt or even end your event
prematurely is a power supply failure.
many marquee hire firms who if they offer this
service tend to rely on other contractors or offer
nothing more than the most basic lighting.
Kingsmead Marquees have for over 30 years operated
our own in house electrical hire department stocking
a huge range of purpose built equipment all designed
with ultra reliability in mind.
is of course no requirement that customers use
our electrical services, however, we have found
customers are much better served by having one
supplier and one point of contact
further benefit is that the cable installation,
lighting and heating is always integrated with
the marquee erection as this is really the only
way to provide a neat, discrete, and professional
imaginative use of lighting can make a big impression
on the look of the marquee and selecting appropriate
lighting really can set the scene for your event
The look of a wedding reception marquee can be
transformed from polite stylish and understated
for the wedding breakfast to serious 'wow factor'
when the entertainment begins.....
A corporate event requires an area for projection
or AV presentations followed by dining or lectures,
this would be achieved by using a stoplight outer
fabric on the marquee itself, together with a
diffused LED lighting system fitted behind a flat
inner lining, this would produce a smart discrete
lighting effect few permanent conference venues
below is a selection of Lighting, Power, and
Heating for your event......
electrical equipment used in marquees needs to be
very durable and maintained to a very high standard,
harsh and damp operating environments demand specialist
provide an attractive focal point and are
available in a polished brass finish.
Available with 4 or 6 arms and two tier
12 and 18 arm versions
Crystal style Chandeliers provide a stylish
alternative centre light.
in 6, 8, 12, and 18 arm options
wrought iron chandeliers are also popular,
these are available in up to 3 tiers with
matching two way wall light is also stocked.
spaced 6m (20') apart, and are usually dimmer controlled
uplighters spaced around the marquee walls
will provide a striking column of light from
a mostly unseen light source.
basic uplighters are available in two versions
120w & 300w both can be supplied with
reflected light from the walls and roof combine
to light the space, they can also be used
to light feature's within the marquee.
most versatile uplighting effects can be achieved
by the latest LED colour changing systems.
Quad RGBW LED Par 64
LED Par 64
can be completely controlled individually
or collectively from a separate DMX control
unit, colours can then be set, mixed, faded,
chased, flashed, strobe, even linked to
a music beat as required.
The RGB Par 64 is our basic unit and can
provide all the standard colour mixing with
for a truly stunning result the more powerful
Fireball Quad unit is recommended. This
professional RGBW unit can produce a crisp
white light (not achievable on basic led
units) together with very strong colours
and full DMX control
tightly controlled beam from our roof
mounted pinspots are perfect for lighting
table centres without dazzling your
suspended in groups of 4 from a
truss at the apex of the marquee
they can also be used to highlight
features within the marquee or turned
onto the roof to create a criss-cross
deployed over a dance floor, but
with multiple units installed, the
entire roof can be covered with
slow moving points of light.
deep blue rippling aura cloud effect
is also a feature.
effect lasers can transform the look
of the marquee roof with or without
The light from the lasers produce a sharp
dot, not a line as shown in these photographs,
this is caused by the exposure time when
we took the picture!
linings panels can be installed behind the
marquee linings to create a superb starlight
system we offer is unique to Kingsmead,
manufactured in our workshops, the results
are far superior to the fairy light
sets hung up behind the linings by other
used with our new flat linings, an even
and totally diffused lighting can be achieved
over the entire marquee roof.......
ultimate in starlight linings, this system sends
the light from a projector along fibre optic cables
that emit the crisp bright light from the tiny
cut ends in the lining.
effective when set into a black lining as the
black fabric makes it difficult to judge the height
of the roof, all this adds to the illusion of
a star studded night sky.
projectors can produce random changing colours
at each light point, purple, white and blue mix
is very popular.
twinkling effect can also be created.
Fluorescent & Low Bay Lighting
general lighting for all marquees
that need a good level of
evenly distributed light.
Our high quality waterproof
industrial striplights are
perfect for the job, they
are neatly installed on our
power rail system avoiding
unsightly cable runs.
unique power rails are part of the
marquee construction and allows a
very tidy installation free from cable
ties and PVC tape!
halide low bay lamps can be
neatly installed on our power
rails and are an economical
choice for lighting larger
lighting can be used in various ways to
enhance your venue.
can be used to simply light the access to
marquees, pathways & car parks in a
purely functional way.
events however are able to make the most
of the venue after dark, high power floods
can wash buildings, trees, or features in
white or coloured light, this is especially
impressive when viewed through a clear marquee
roof, gable or walls.
Structure with clear roof sails,
images to view.
flood lights are available including
LED units, the 400w Metal Halide lamps
are ideal for lighting trees &
buildings, and are often used with
low level lamps are ideal for lighting
features, pathways, entrances &
can be easily linked together and
are very economical to hire
popular rotating mirror balls are ideal
for creating a traditional party atmosphere,
these glass balls can be used with white
or coloured pinspots.
festoon lighting can be used inside or outside
of your marquee.
LED version even includes colour control
control over lighting levels, our range
of dimmers can be used with many types of
rope lighting can be installed
behind the lining trim around
the whole marquee, it can
also be utilised in awnings
or as a feature when attached
to the roof beams of a unlined
range of trussing is stocked
and this can be suspended
from various points within
the marquee roof thus enabling,
spot lights, gobos, and other
fittings to be installed and
DMX controllers can be setup
to provide push button control
of lighting 'scenes' for the
marquee, these can be pre-set
so that the customer can adjust
colours, sequences, levels,
as required. More
advanced options are available
and these can be adjusted
to compliment equipment provided
by the band / DJ.
Lights can create a
to the marquee interior
especially when combined
with interior linings
festoons are purpose
quality also available
as a LED net
Filling Lighting Effects
Double Phase LED is an exciting
dual barrel mirrored lighting
two barrel mirrors produce
a large beams with a variety
of different colour combinations
Lantra Hex Beam
is ideal as a dynamic
floor filling effects
then is an ideal choice.
The 18 x 3w LED's
produce strong colours
and effects and are
driven by onboard
presets for speed,
or by DMX512 signals
for finer control.
lighting effects available ~ please
call for details
to say if you are planning to use power at
your event, a safe and reliable power infrastructure
is absolutely vital.
much can depend on the supply, from heating
units, cooking equipment, lighting, entertainment,
mobile toilets and so on, the loss of these
services has the potential to end your event
Marquees have 30 years of experience in
providing these services, we understand
the need for careful planning and load assessment,
suitable distribution equipment, and above
all a safe and reliable installation.
most services will be supplied
from a temporary supply careful
planning is required from
connectors are used extensively
for reliable connections
in difficult conditions
added reliability, we operate
and maintain our own fleet
of mainly Atlas Copco silenced
generating sets, these high
quality units are able to
provide the stable 50Hz
AC required for connected
can be used to provide power
for the entire event, supplement
an available mains supply,
or operate as a mains backup.