Trade Show Exhibit Bound? Pack Portable Display Lights

Display lighting makes your exhibit more alluring. That doesn't mean it needs to make your exhibit more complicated.

Trade show displays are temporary by definition, and it’s frustrating to plan for an entire complicated setup that you know will soon be disassembled. So, why not make it easier on yourself and avoid display lights that are as much of a pain to install as they are to take down? This guide will help you choose a portable display light that you can use again and again.

First, consider the exhibit you are lighting. We offer both clamp-on and clip-on styled light fixtures, but you’ll need to have a general idea of where they will be attached. For example, this LED display light can mount on a wall with a diameter ranging from 0.5 inches to 2 inches; whereas this one can be installed on a wall/pipe up to 2.75 inches thick. The adjustable brackets always enable you to fit the lighting to your exhibit, but it’s still important to confirm the space enables you to mount the portable lights you choose.

Second, determine where your power source will be. If you’re setting up in an area with no access to outlets, consider using a battery operated display light. If you do plan on using an outlet, determine the distance the cord will need to travel. We offer extension cords for most of our portable display lights on the Accessories tab of each product page.

After determining the electrical logistics, you can focus on the features you want your show lights to have. Do you prefer LED lights or halogen? Should the arm of the light fixture be adjustable or fixed in place? Do you want the head of the light fixture to swivel? Are you looking for a dimmable display light for your exhibit?

If you have any questions at all, call our customer service representatives – they can specify a display light that’s perfect for your needs. One more thing: Remember, if you’re in a pinch, you can have lights shipped directly to the trade show! One of our customers did just that:

“I shipped my booth contents to a trade show only to have my boxes hung up in the UPS system due to weather. I needed (display) lighting sent to San Diego quickly. I phoned your order line and your customer service person was wonderful – she assured me that you could get my order out same day sent UPS 3-day. And your company delivered!!! You are all great and I wasn’t in a dark booth. Thank you!!! I will be recommending you company.” – Cindy of Foxglove Fiberarts Supply

Emily Widle

Emily graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. She enjoys scouring the news to report on the latest in the lighting industry as well as bringing valuable remodeling tips and exemplar home projects to light.

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