Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Rockin "Studio 54" Wedding

Solus Lighting LTD had the distinct honor of providing the lighting for a wedding at the Akron Art Museum.  The wedding and reception featured LED fixtures highlighting the museums amazing architecture, as well as handling the dance floor lighting and illuminating the terrace which featured the bar.  Lead Designer, Maureen Patterson, also chose ETC Source 4 fixtures to project crazy interesting patterns over the lower and upper level of the sprawling Beatrice Knapp McDowell Grand Lobby area.  Patterson also used some small incandescent fixtures to provide up lighting in all of the different colors that were in the bridesmaids dresses.  Finally, the design was rounded out with lighting Robert J Events & Catering food stations.

Check out the brides testimonial here.  The wedding was also featured in the real weddings section of Today's Bride Akron publication, as well as in the Akron Ohio News!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Home page and social media facelift!

Solus Lighting LTD is announcing that our re-vamped home page is ready for your eyeballs...check out our re-designed home page on our website.  Complete with mini slide show, and all new links to our social media sites!

Speaking of some of our social media sites, we have now made our Facebook fan page easier to get to.  SLL can now be reached on Facebook at

Also, SLL has ventured into the awesome world of Pinterest.  Our Pinterest page will feature some of our own work, as well as some wedding ideas that we find that we think would be a great addition to any wedding reception!  We can be found on Pinterest at

Can't go a couple of hours without checking out what tweets are out there on Twitter?  We cant' either!  Not only do we tweet about what we are up to, but we also retweet all kinds of interesting information.  It's not all business on our Twitter account, we also retweet what is going on in and around Cleveland...especially where the local food trucks will be parked for lunch!  SLL tweets can be followed at!/soluslighting.

You Tube can provide endless hours of entertainment.  We know that with what we do, some times a picture just doesn't relay how cool something looked like in person.  So we created our own channel!  Here you can find some videos of special lighting effects we have done.  Stay tuned to this channel for more new and exciting videos.  The Solus Lighting LTD channel can be seen at

Happy surfing!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

"I Do" Bridal Soirée, version 2.0

Solus Lighting LTD was once again the exclusive lighting vendor for the "I Do" Bridal Soirée.  Amy Nixon of Amy Nixon Events produced this unique bridal show at the ultra unique 100th Bomb Group Restaurant.  Solus Lighting set up the Jeffrey Room just as we would for a real wedding reception.  You may think that this sounds all too familiar, well then you must have read this blog!

Solus lead designer, Maureen Patterson, really wanted to change up the room this time - which was accomplished ten fold!  The change in design allowed us to show our flexibility and how we have the ability to make the same venue look totally different from event to event.  This time around the design called for LED fixtures for up lighting.  We used a couple of different types of RGB LED fixtures, all changing throughout the night via an Avolites control console.  This design feature gave the brides-to-be an up close and personal look at what the fixtures can do and how they transform the space.

The other big change was how we treated the ginormous circular feature of the ceiling over the dance floor.  Instead of washing the interior of the ceiling circle in color, like the last design, Patterson wanted to go in a totally different direction.  Clear globe string lights where swagged in a wagon wheel type pattern, in the dome of the ceiling over the dance floor.

To see more pictures of this event, head over to our website and Facebook fan page!