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Skylight provides innovative, picture-perfect light for movies, TV, events, and commercials.

Our innovative Balloon Lighting has set a new standard in Hollywood and is the perfect choice for either indoor or outdoor lighting.  Our local IATSE union technicians are always available to serve your lighting needs regardless where that next great idea takes you. You’ll see integrity, expertise, and flexibility every time Skylight walks on set to serve your project. From balloon lighting to the skybox, custom configurations to standard equipment, we have over 55 years combined experience and keep your production’s safety at the forefront of our minds. Let us help you get lit!

skylight tube

The tube is by far one of the most popular light balloons in the movie industry. It’s designed to illuminate a wide variety of settings and features a lower-profile, which makes it easier to hide. The Tube is an easily controlled light source with a skirt attachment, which is customizable and meets different application needs. The top half can be all-white or include an internal reflector to increase output.

skybox

The crane or condor-mounted “rig-able” Skybox is perfect for any location where your light doesn’t need to float, or the weather’s a bit too much for a balloon. The Skybox rigs to condor lifts easily and don’t require compressed gas. With a strong, versatile exoskeleton, it can be mounted to a lift in many different ways. At just over 200 pounds, this light is JLG-approved for all lifts. Available in Tungsten, HMI, Hybrid, Sodium Vapor, or Metal Halide, and 575 to 30,000 watts, there is a Skybox configuration for every setting.

skylight sphere

The sphere is a natural balloon shape and considered the “pickup truck” of balloon lights. It’s heavy-duty, versatile, and the perfect choice for lighting large areas with soft, 360-degree light. The Skylight Sphere can be used to illuminate darker sets with high ceilings or, depending on the configuration you are looking for, can even be used to bring the moon to your scene. It’s available in all-white or with an incorporated top-half reflector and has removable skirts for light-control.

skyball

Don’t be swayed by the Skyball’s aesthetics, it’s a true workhorse. (Cannot remove text below) This is a specialized type of luminaire used for lighting in the motion picture industry, night highway construction, incident management, and public security applications such as police checkpoints.

For Gone, we were shooting in a dense, massive trees growth, near Mt. Hood, Oregon where it was difficult for the light to penetrate, particularly at night. We rigged Skyballs 20-30 feet apart hight from the trees for an even ambient fill light. Their versatility and the ability to skirt or hide the source was a huge benefit.

Michael Grady

DP