Amp Up Your Lighting


When your guests walk into a room the most impactful element is often the lighting so… AMP it up! In this flash class, filmed live on the trade show floor at BizBash Boston, Suzanne B. Lowell shares the key things you need to know about lighting your event. From proper pin spotting to designing in layers, incredible fixtures and working on a budget you are bound to learn something that will make you go AHA! So light it up and learn the Do’s and Don’ts of lighting up the night.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn when and when not to use pin spots
  • Find out how designing in layers can help achieve your best lighting outcome
  • Learn tips for dealing with a small budget
  • Understand how to figure out your power needs

Course Information

Estimated Time: 9 mins

Difficulty: Intermediate


CMP Credit Hours:

Suzanne B. Lowell

In 1997 Suzanne Lowell founded Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design, Inc. to provide best-of-class, custom lighting solutions for galas, special events and weddings. With more than 20 years of experience and training, Suzanne has established her firm as one of the country’s leading sources for artful, elegant and impactful event lighting design.

A graduate of Connecticut College, Suzanne holds a B.A. in theatrical lighting design with a strong focus on musical theater and modern dance lighting. She has served as a faculty member at The Boston Conservatory where she instructed lighting, stage management and production. Recognized for her signature style of carefully crafted and multi-layered lighting designs, Suzanne’s work is regularly featured by top planners at premier venues, such as The Boston Public Library, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Boston and The Four Seasons Hotel Boston.

An active community member and philanthropist, Suzanne supports a number of non-profit and charitable organizations. Each year her firm donates their services to the lighting and production of the Kelley for Ellie fashion show, a fundraiser/fashion show to benefit The Ellie Fund. She also actively supports Buddy Dog Humane Society in Sudbury, MA, the MSPCA Boston, MA and Fragile Footprints/Cranberry Hospice.

A native of Woodbridge Connecticut, Suzanne currently resides in Newton, MA with her partner Wendy. Out of the office Suzanne maximizes her time outdoors seeking new sources of inspiration, escaping as often as possible to enjoy the dramatic light and sunsets over the national seashore from her vacation home in Provincetown, MA.

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