Here are the other most popular types of DJ equipment:
This is the old stock, and if you have nothing else, an emulated disco ball can do miracles over a damp, dark room with no lighting. The mirror ball can be large or small and can be used in unification with white shaft of light or colored beams of light for a more modern feel. Multiple lights can be used on opposing sides of the ball to great effect.
It is also another basic type of DJ lighting equipment. It can be small and movable, but have abundant power. The strobe light consists of a bright white light that flash repeatedly on and off. The timing of the lights can be manually controlled or controlled by the speed and sound of the music being played. When flashing at high speed, they create the illusion of slow motion. Optionally, strobe lights can use colored lights or colored glass overlays to vary the effect.
Split beam lights are the commencement of an innovative system of DJ lighting equipment. These lights can be a show all to themselves, depending on the movement system to which they are attached. These lights cast a narrow beam of light that can be white or one of many colors. An internal mirror system can split the beam into several variations. Some split beams utilize laser light. A series of beams of different colors programmed to operate along to the beat of your music create a “dancing lights” effect that create a full show out of your performance.
These are basically the same DJ lighting equipment as the split beam lights, except that they are on motorized swivels and tracks that allow for a greater range of special effects. Moving beam lights are great for large rooms because they help to fill the entire space instead of being used to highlight only a single area. The movement can be operated manually, but this could require a partner. It is more common to pre-program the lights for the particular music of your performance.