Exhibition lighting can make your exhibition booth better

Exhibition lighting can improve your exhibition booth

There is a real race for visitors’ attention when walking through exhibition halls. And since all is fair in war, there are different tools used: creative exhibition stand design, drinks and snacks, interactive events, free pictures from professional photographers, the possibility to test the products, and so on. Each of the listed above plays its role and can be used for a specific goal. Thus, there is always a choice of method leading to the results needed. 

Why it is so important to think about trade show booth lighting 

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There is an integral part of any exhibition stand – the light. It often plays a key role and one has to consider different factors. The main task of a good trade show booth lighting is to raise its effectiveness, the brand awareness and leave a mark in the memory for some time. Spotlights and LED lighting will help us solve these tasks.  

The look of the lights and lamps is surely important. But we are to remember about the principal – their layout. Due to the light sources’ layout, we resolve our tasks.  

It is also recommended to plan more lighting than less. We can always remove something, but it would be pretty complicated to add more light during the trade show.  

Different lighting systems are used to highlight various exhibition stand zones:

  • Spotlights 
  • LED strips (Light-Emitting Diode) 
  • Backlights 
  • Banner Lights 
  • Fluorescent lamps 
  • Neon lights 

Lighting can create the right ambiance for your brand 

right atmosphere

A correct number of lamps and color temperature create the right atmosphere at your exhibition booth. Besides attracting clients or partners, we always remember to make our guests feel comfortable, right? Please — imagine a cozy coffee shop, a peaceful evening, the smell of good coffee and spices, and the main component – low light. You will always want to come back to such a place, and you’ll remember it with pleasant emotions. When designing a trade show booth for our clients, its comfort and pleasant work conditions are our key tasks.  

How do you attract attention to your brand? 

attract attention

A visible backlit 3D logo is a must-have in any exhibition display. This branding element has an important function – such a trade show booth immediately becomes visible from afar.  

An ultra-thin LED light box is a perfect solution for graphics on the exhibition stand. It looks stylish and bright, and it is affordable – this is why this kind of advertising is so popular. 

Dynamic light helps to stand out among competitors in a great and approved way. Randomly moving light rays will grab attention to your trade show booth. Laser or LED projectors serve this goal perfectly. 

It is better to use lighting as a part of your branding design. All elements have to be interconnected and transmit harmony in your exhibition booth. Then the top effect of a trade show participation is guaranteed! 

And, when your exhibition display is duly noticed by visitors, it is crucial to highlight your products. Clients have to see your main offer, your advantages. Designers’ research says that clients are more attracted by lit and light spaces, especially if the walls are duly lit, too.  

Now let’s discuss the types of the exhibition lights we mentioned above:  



This kind of lighting is one of the most practical.  They are compact and take up little space on your exhibition display. They are pretty powerful for their size, and they give much light to certain areas of the trade show booth. Also, they are universal – you can use them to highlight a banner of a product or the walls. You can highlight all the details you want to expose using the spotlights.  

led lights

LED strips

Such stripes come in different sizes as a flexible ribbon/stripe with a built-in LED inside. Such LED stripes have an adhesive base and can be easily fixed in any spot with additional tools. Another advantage is that you can control brightness and light emission. As well as combining different colors. 


Backlit graphics were not as popular in the past as it is now. Multiple exhibition stands use backlights to catch attention, underline their style, and create an ambiance. Such lighting type is not expensive and plays on your side during the trade show. Light can help to brighten the entire trade show display and will help you to differ favorably from the competitors. When you want to add volume and texture to your graphics, use lighting. Don’t be afraid to experiment with light, and you will see how different the result can be! 

banner lights

Banner Lights 

For backlit banners, we also use LED stripes since they are so compact and can be placed in front of the banner, providing excellent illumination. The most important notice here is the printing quality. If the banner is not printed well, then the lighting will underline all the defects. But if the printing is professionally done and the banner is large, then your exhibition display becomes visible from afar and attracts many visitors.  

fluorescent lamp

Fluorescent lamp 

This lighting type is used much more rarely. These lamps have certain disadvantages, for example: 

  • Change color 
  • The design is not as nice as other lamps have 
  • They are fragile 
  • They need to be recycled  
  • When the temperature drops or the voltage drop happens, they stop functioning 

This is why more often the choice falls on the modern lights.  

neon lights

Neon lights

This stylish light type will be trendy for some more years to come. It has some real advantages:  

  • The light is pretty bright and catches the attention immediately 
  • Intense smooth light which is visible from afar and is not blinding at the same time 
  • Neon tubes are flexible and can be shaped of any shape.   
  • These lights do not heat, 40 degrees is their maximum, so they are much more fireproof than other lights. 

So, despite its expensiveness, such a lighting type can become a perfect addition to your exhibition stand design and cause the WOW effect.  


Lighting plays a key role in the exhibition booth design. We recommend not to save costs on lighting because the perception of your brand depends on it, too. It is important to think about lighting as well as we think about stand design, and size and layout. All should be interconnected and this is the way you will achieve your goals.  



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