"I am officially the least technical person I know. I was amazed by how easy the lights were to use. They worked right out of the box and my party looked amazing. Thank you!" - Sarah / Des Moines, Iowa
Rent the Easiest DIY Uplights in Chicago
Everything you need is included with your uplight rental to create professional-quality event lighting quickly and easily, regardless of your technical know-how.
Next year or this weekend, we deliver easy-to-use, cost-effective rental uplighting directly to you!
Save money, gas and time by ordering directly from the original expert in DIY uplight rentals.
Rent the equipment you need without the hassle or headache with free two day delivery to all areas in Chicago if ordered by 3pm EST.
How DIY Rental Works
Rent Wireless Battery Powered uplights
The perfect wireless uplights for events and parties because they are the:
- easiest uplights to use,
- most portable,
- brightest, and
- have the longest lasting battery life.
Lights arrive pre-charged, tested and ready to go out of the box. With 20+ hours of battery life, you will have no problem keeping your event lit up from beginning to end.
The wireless remote control puts the entire rainbow of colors in the palm of your hand. Touch the rainbow wheel on the color you want and all the light units within 150ft will instantly change to the color you chose.
Unlock the visual potential of your indoor and outdoor spaces, unrestricted by power outlets, and put lights anywhere, including:
- under tables
- around columns
- uplighting trees
- lights in landscaping
- light up signage
- washes of light on walls
- light up decorations
- light up boat parties
- tradeshow displays
Push a button for automatic light shows to immediately pick up the energy at your party, or dim up and dim down the lighting at the touch of a button.
These 3lb brick-sized lighting units are physically low profile (4in x 5in x 6in), blending into the room so your guests see the beautiful washes of color they put out and not bulky light fixtures.
Chicago is home to some of the most beautiful and iconic venues to host a wedding, birthday party, bar mitzvah or non-profit special event.
Renting DIY uplights in Chicago has never been easier and you'll save thousands of dollars for your event. You may have seen our lights illuminating the party and event spaces at:
- The Langham Chicago
- LondonHouse Chicago
- Warwick Allerton Hotel
- East Bank Club
- The Zephyr
- Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
- City Winery Chicago
- The Lakewood
- The Dalcy
- The Library at 190 South Lasalle
- Field Museum
- Ace Hotel Chicago
- Chicago's First Lady Cruises
- Chicago History Museum
- River Roast
- Floating World Gallery
- The Wit Hotel
- Room 1520
- Hornblower Cruises & Events
Chicago is home to many festivals, fairs, professional sports, and events all over the city. Rent DIY lighting for parties and fundraisers during these annual events:
- Millennium Park Music Series
- Oktoberfest Chicago
- Chicago Marathon
- Northalsted Halloween Parade
- Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
- St. Patrick's Day Downtown Parade & River Dyeing
- Chicago Beer Festival
- Christkindlmarket Chicago
- Lincoln Park Events
- Hyde Park Events
- Pride in the Park
- Cubs Convention
- Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden
- Navy Pier Events
- Millennium Park Events
- Bears Football
- Bulls Basketball
- Sky Basketball
- Fire Soccer
- Cubs Baseball
- White Sox Baseball
- Blackhawks Hockey
Many Illinois colleges and universities call Chicago home. Our cost-effective lighting rentals make parties and special events on their campuses look amazing:
- Loyola University Chicago
- The University of Chicago
- University of Illinois at Chicago
- DePaul University
- Illinois Institute of Technology
- North Park University
- Northwestern University
How many uplights do I need?
Uplights to wash a room are placed every 5ft, 10ft, or 15ft apart along a wall.
Closer spacing of the uplights results in more of a wash effect while spacing the lights further apart creates more pops of color or a spotlight effect.
Include more lights for unique features like:
- bump outs
- focal points
- odd shaped rooms (L & T shaped rooms)
- under table lighting
Last minute uplight rental?
Have no fear, we can accommodate most last minute rentals placed by 3pm EST for delivery as soon as 8:00am the next day anywhere in the continental US and Canada.
In order to ship from our warehouse we need:
- Payment in full
- Signed (digital) contract
- Shipping address confirmation
- Responsive communication via phone / text / email for approvals and confirmations
It's helpful to understand costs and what we need to facilitate find our more on our last minute rental page and give us a call or text, the sooner the better!
What if I have trouble with setup?
Rental uplights are delivered at least 2 business days before your event.
As soon as you receive the lights, open the box and test the lights out. If there are any problems or issues with setup we can be reached 24/7 to help out and troubleshoot.
Our visual instruction guide and videos are there to help make it easy as possible right out of the box.
Am I dealing with real people?
We are real people in the United States (Virginia) who have spent their lives in the event industry who:
- review your order
- ask followup questions
- triple check your shipping address
You can do this!
We are here to help and you have our knowledge, tools, and equipment to make your event look amazing.
How easy is setup for the wireless uplights?
As simple as we could design it!
Each light has one button on it, an on/off switch. The remote is designed to have all the features you'd need for an event. Color selection, dim up / dim down, auto programs to fade through, strobe, and create more dynamic lights shows.
We left out all the programming so that anyone can use these lights without any knowledge whatsoever of having lit anything else before. Set the lights where you want to add ambiance, turn them on, that's it.
Wireless uplighting near me?
We offer uplighting delivered to you.
This means the best lighting equipment available delivered directly to you for your event.
Find local uplighting by by having it delivered direct to your door as soon as next day.
Order, pay, sign online and tell us when and where you need the lighting.
Don't limit yourself with finding uplights available near me and think about getting the best uplights available anywhere.
Colors for uplights
Using the rainbow wheel controller you can pick the exact color you want on the fly. No clunky menus, no random color codes or buttons, no fidgeting with each light to try to get them to look similar.
This allows you to blend the colors of the lights perfectly with your decor.
Why is hiring a lighting company so expensive?
People, experience and time are expensive. That is why lighting companies are expensive. You are paying for:
- Someone to understand your vision and execute your event
- Time interfacing with other event professionals
- Preparing the equipment
- Driving to your event from their warehouse
- Setting & adjusting your lighting equipment
- Waiting while the event goes on
- Picking up and restocking the lighting equipment
- Supplies, insurance, licenses, local sales tax
We believe if you have the right equipment and the right guidance anyone can do it themselves.
What are uplights?
Uplights are lights placed on the ground aimed up against a surface like a wall, backdrop or column providing a wash of light. Uplighting improves the lighting in a space by adding additional brightness and can add color or dynamic lighting effects if hooked up to a lighting controller.
Cheap wireless uplighting?
Wireless uplights are not created equal. Cheap wireless uplighting means that your lights will not come tested, pre-charged, or ready to go. It will also mean that the battery life will likely not last the entire event.
We provide the easiest, most cost effective, professional, DIY wireless uplight rentals.
You get what you pay for. Our rental uplights are designed by us for events to last a long time.
Where are your uplights manufactured?
All of our wireless uplights are manufactured in the USA. Every rental supports American jobs, American manufacturing and your local community.
Why not rent uplights locally?
Because it's inconvenient and more expensive. Seriously.
You likely won't be able to get exactly the right type of lights for your event.
You'll need to spend time and money driving to the local rental facility, finding someone to help you, tracking down if they have the lights available (and if they are working). Getting you signed in as a customer, explaining the rental process, trying to upsell you a chocolate fountain or a post hole digger, getting your drivers license, signing the contract sight unseen, taking a blood sample...
You'll need to pick up the lights the day before or same day to avoid extra charges. They usually require a security deposit or damage waiver, you'll also have to pay local sales tax.
Most local uplight rentals can't troubleshoot the rental (if you can get anyone on the phone at all on a weekend) with you in case something happens because most rental places don't specialize in just lighting.
Try the lights out, find out one is broken, drive back to the rental place, find out they aren't open, call the emergency number, fight with the owner, drive home with a broken light and less time to actually get your event together.
You'll have to spend your time and money to return the rental back to the rental place wherever it is the next business day when they are open, wait to find someone to check you in, hopefully get your security deposit back, fill out a survey.
That sounds awesome....
Rent uplights from us and get a hyper-local professionally backed experience, we deliver directly to your house or business at least 2 business days before your event for FREE and give out our direct cell phone to 24/7 email, video, phone and text support.
Drop off your rental at your convenience to any UPS ground shipping location within a couple business days after your event is done for FREE return shipping.
Save time, money, effort, personalized hyper-local uplighting rentals.