Halloween is big business throughout the United States during the month of October. Haunted houses pop up all over America’s and theme parks across the county transition from happy and carefree fun during the day to spooky and scary in the evening.
Despite the focus on frights and thrills, these Cary attractions have to be kept customer friendly. Organizers work to find a balance between spooky darkness and well-lit common areas. Just because these places are designed to be frightening and tense doesn’t mean anyone should end up in an ER for tripping while on a poorly lit pathway.
Lighting The Way
To get the right amount of light on pathways and in landscapes, Cary organizers are going with options that are powered by LED bulbs. LEDs are helpful for events that will be swarmed with people, and they can be used well beyond their original, frightening intent.
Softer Light. Spookier Look.
LED lights for walkways and landscaping are not as harsh as incandescent flood lights that bathe an entire area with bright light. LED bulbs are more targeted and can be guided to a select area with a softer glow.
For the purposes of a Halloween spectacular, organizers don’t want the outside of their events to look as if they’re being held in the daylight, but they do need guests to be safe outdoors. The happy medium can be achieved with the correct, targeted lighting solution that guides the light to the area without brightening up the whole sky.
Tiptoeing Through The Terror
Haunted mazes and outdoor “scare zones” often encourage people to wander through fields and landscapes, and lighting these can be tricky for several reasons. First, organizers have to make sure that there is enough light to ensure that guests won’t trip or injure themselves on hidden objects. Second, they have to choose fixtures that will not burn guests should they get too close to the bulbs during the trek.
LED lighting does not heat up like other fixtures, and there is no danger of guests getting burned by touching them accidentally. They stay cool, and, they can be used to line public areas where scary ghouls and unsuspecting passersby will be mingling.
Only Invited Scary Beings
Another important thing to remember about common areas and LED lighting is that the fixtures are less likely to attract actually unwelcome visitors– like bugs. They don’t generate heat, so they are less interesting for a lot of the crawling creepers. Organizers can avoid the swarms of naturally scary monsters that are native to Cary by going with LED over halogen alternatives.