Blog - Gold Fork Rental Tips

By Eric Smith 2/14/2017 12:51 PM

POPULAR QUESTIONS ABOUT RENTING UPLIGHTS

Is gold flatware easy to set up?  Absolutely! When doing a "DIY" gold flatware rental you want to ensure you have a dependable friend for set up and tear down placing the gold flatware rental or give to caterer prior to event.

Timeline of day of event example: Gold fork and knife rentals arrive on Thursday (2 days before Saturday "THE EVENT") Reception halls usually open from 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for you to decorate. Dependable friend sets up the uplight rentals up. If you rent 40 uplight rentals you have 2 hours to set up (That is only 1 person setting up).


Do you uplight rentals become hot and burn individuals? This is a common question, but luckily Summit City Rental uplight rentals use an LED or lighting emitting diode. That means these uplight rentals never become hot because they do not have a bulb inside them. If you don't believe us? Go to a local best buy and feel hot hot/warm an LED t.v. becomes. This has 100's more LED's then we have, but you will know our uplight rentals will not become hot.
Do you rent indoor or outdoor lights? These lights are for indoor use only. They are not weather-proof. If they get wet that is a major electrical fire hazard. PLEASE DO NOT USE OUTSIDE. Tents are okay as long as it is completely covered and the lights are kept totally dry.
How many lights should I rent? For best results, space each light approximately 6-12 feet away from each other. The closer you put them, the more of an even wash of color you will get. Some people rent just a few to highlight certain areas of a room. Other people want to light a whole room and will rent 20-30. All depends on the look you want to create. Read this article for more help and remember, always better to have more than you need than not enough. Here are some more tips for a successful rental
What length power cable is provided? Will I need any additional cords? 5 foot power cables are included with each light or you can upgrade to 10 foot and dmx cables. As long as you are spacing your lights less than 5-10 feet away from each other (or 5-10 feet from an electrical outlet), then you will not need any additional cords.
I am a decorator (wedding planner, party planner, venue manager, florist, DJ, etc) and I want to sell this service to my clients. Can I rent the lights from you? OF COURSE! This is a great way to add an additional revenue stream to an existing event business without a large initial upfront investment. We even have an affiliate program set up so you can make a little extra money renting our lights. We offer discounts for our affiliates so you don't have to pay the full amount. Call us at (260) 267-6730 or email us for more information.
What is your cancellation policy? You may cancel at any time 10 business days before the lights are actually shipped to you. The $25 reservation fee is non-refundable. To cancel please call us at (260) 267-6730.
What happens if a light is lost or damaged? A credit card number is required for all orders. Your credit card will be charged to cover the replacement cost of the missing/damaged equipment. The replacement cost of a light is $80. Uplights damaged mean they are broken and not functioning. Shipping can cause the lens of the uplight rentals to crack and are aware of this. Do not worry about lens cracking.
When should I reserve the light rentals? As soon as you decide you would like to rent uplights for your event. Availability is limited, but you can reserve your date as far in advance as you like with a $25 deposit. We only charge $25 of your rental order when you submit the rental agreement. We charge the remaining balance when 10 days before we ship the actual lights. Please note, the $25 is a non-refundable reservation fee.
What colors are included? We love the lights that we rent because there are 7 built-in colors that are super easy to select. You can also customize the colors by changing the intensity of the Red, Green, and Blue LED. We are currently working on a color chart for you.

Are any other colors available? In addition to the built-in colors, you can also enter in specific RGB values to get the precise color you're looking for. More information about setting custom colors including a video to show you how
What Specific LED light will be sent? We currently rent the Chauvet Slim Par 56 LED light. Here is what each light looks like:

Chauvet Slim Par Rent

How easy are they to set-up? Very easy. (Open tote, set them up, plug them in, and set your color)
Where do you provide rental lighting services and how long will they take to get to me? We rent and ship only within the continental United States. Check to see the approximate shipping time, by selecting your state:

(Summit City Rental Headquarters is in Fort Wayne, Indiana the Crossroads of America for faster shipping times than other companies)

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