In this article, I’ll give you 9 cheap and best LED light setup ideas for music studios that will transform your home studio into a Bollywood studio. So, read this article till the end.
Someone said, “Success always comes to a positive person” and a positive environment plays a big role in making a person think positively. Music is one of those professions where creative thinking is the most important thing.
We can’t transform our imagination and think to the next level in a negative environment. Lighting affects a lot in your thinking.
SO, today I’m here with 9 LED light setup ideas for music studios that you can use in your studio to transform the environment like a Hollywood studio.
Don’t worry, all of the lighting ideas are under your budget.
I’ll provide 9 best lightning ideas for music studios in this guide. But first,
Some basic things about Music Studio Lighting
Do you know, different light shades, colors, hues, and intensity affect the human mind in different ways?
It’s a proven fact that dark colors and shades of light make us negative where bright ones make us positive.
We can use these lighting techniques to enhance artistic creations like music production etc.
SO, for music studios, we should take care of the below things to get the most out of lighting setups.
Use Passive Lighting
If the artist is not used to music studios he/she can easily distract by the people sitting on the other side ie; the control room.
SO, it’s a good practice to use passive lighting in the control room so that the light should be dimmer than the cabin’s light.
This setup not just makes the artist confident but gives a cool look to your control room.
Passive lighting does not directly fall on any human eye so the overall hue and shade of lighting will be amazing.
Refer to this image for better understanding.
Only Use Active Lighting where it demands
In the above section, I have given you the benefits of using passive lighting in recording studios.
BUT, you can’t just rely on passive lighting. Because we can’t work properly in dark. We want direct light to do our work, especially table work.
SO, you should use active and passive lighting in combination.
Using active lighting at your table is not just enhance your work efficiency but also looks cool.
There are several active lighting solutions available in the market to use side by side with passive lighting.
I have provided those solutions below in this article.
Do you know, blue light helps us remain awake.
Yes, our mind is very sensitive to color temperature. Blue light signals our mind to release some hormone in our body which keeps us awake.
Similarly, dark light helps us in sleeping.
If the night shift is common in your home studio, then I would suggest you use blue color lights in your studio.
Otherwise, you can go to warm color tones.
The choice is yours. But, keep in mind that whatever light shade you use should look cool and attractive to visitors.
Play with Different Color Combinations
There are several color combinations available to play with.
However, in my suggestion, the best combination for recording studios is Yellow, Red, and Green.
You can use yellow lights as active lighting was red and greens as passive.
I know, the colors I like, should not be another’s choice.
You can go with any of your choices, just remember one thing.
Use proper lighting on your table.
Important: Don’t use more heat emitting lights
Don’t use heat-producing lights or you’ll get into trouble.
There are 2 reasons why I’m asking you to don’t use heat emitting lights.
- Heat emitting lights can cause a fire in your studio
- The air conditioner has to work more to cool down your studio. That means more electricity bills.
- Heat emitting light in itself consumes much more electricity than LED lights.
SO, it’s good to use LED lights in place of traditional heat-producing lights.
NOW, let me introduce you to the coolest list of LED light setup ideas for home studios.
The first one is,
1. LED Hue Light Strips
LED Hue Light strips are one of the basic light setups for all types of studios. These are used for passive lighting setups such as on the table corners, below table, chairs, and behind the wall fittings.
LED light strips are the main ingredient of passive lighting so they should always be used hidden from your eyes.
These light strips come in several color combinations but I love single colors because a single color gives a thematic look to your studio.
Even today some LED light strips are mobile app-controlled so you can switch on and off them by a simple conversation with your mobile.
Do you want to check out some?
2. LED Ball Light
LED ball lights are ball-shaped dimmable lights that can be used as passive lighting by placing behind your working table and other furniture and also can be used for active lighting by placing the above table and tools.
They come in several colors and hue range.
Also, they are dimmable so you can adjust the light intensity as per your need and give a sexy look to your studio.
As well as they have dynamic lighting in which you get 4 dynamic lighting modes(FADE, SMOOTH, FLASH, STROBE).
The soft light doesn’t harm your eyes so you can easily use the as active light.
3. LED Roof Projector Setup
LED roof projector is the coolest one on this list.
This is used to create a theme for the roof. From artificial cloud to stars, there are several themes available in the market.
It all depends on you which theme you want to choose.
However, I like a sleek look for my studio so I don’t recommend something fancy.
4. Lava Lamps
Lava lamps are tabletop lighting decorative.
You can use them on your tabletop or side tools to give a trendy look to your home studio. Especially, these are the must-have accessories for your tabletop next to your mixer.
Lava lamps also come in several different shades and shapes. You can purchase as per your need and choice.
Do you want to check out some latest Lava lamps?
5. Nano Light Smart Lighting Panels
The decoration of the walls plays a vital role when it comes to a home studio setup. In this, Nano Light Smart Lighting Panels can help you.
These smart lighting panels are used in groups over your walls to give it a trendy look.
There are thousands of colors, shapes, and shades of Lava lighting panels available in the market to choose from.
You just have to hang the panel over your home studio wall and see how it can change the overall look of your studio.
6. LED Track Lighting
Trek lighting is used to point to a specific area in your room. AS you have seen in the jewelry stores trek lights are used in the showcase to point out the jewelry.
Similarly, you can use them to point out your studio gear such as mixers and monitors.
Trek lights not just look beautiful but help you to see the object.
SO, I strongly recommend using them in your recording studio. Trek lights give a trendy stage look to your recording studio as well as help you to do your work in proper lighting.
7. LED Drop Ceiling Light
The one active lighting solution used in all types of applications is Drop Ceiling light.
These are the main source of active lighting so you should always use in your recording studio for proper lighting.
However, I recommend you to use one with adjustable intensity so that you can adjust the light intensity with your passive lighting setup.
8. LED Wall Sconces
As I’ve told you above, wall decoration is the heart of the recording studio setup. LED-wall sconces are the must-have item to decorate your home’s studio walls.
I won’t tell you more about wall sconces as these are already used in our home.
9. LED Table lamp
Another most-used lighting item is a table lamp that can be used in lightning your mixer faders and keyboards to get proper on the tabletop.
BUT, not all table lamps should be used in home studios.
I suggest, use white or yellow hue table lamps that point out to your mixer faders.
Conclusion: LED Light Setup IDEAS for Music Studios
Above I have introduced 9 LED light setup ideas for recording studios as well as some basic things you should remember before purchasing those setups.
Now, it’s your turn to choose some and decorate your home studio with proper and trendy LED lighting.
After decorating your studio with these lighting setups, send some pics of your recording studio. I will publish the best studio pics in this guide as well as on our Facebook page.
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Gautam Roy is a recording engineer and a blogger from India. He loves music, writing and travelling. He is also an active investor and a successful entrepreneur.