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Written by Chris Johnson on August 17, 2015

Las Vegas Convention Center Display Lighting Guidelines

The Las Vegas Convention Center is one of the largest venues for trade shows in the world, and customers frequently ask which display arm lights are approved for use there.

If you are exhibiting at a show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, use this information as your guideline to help you choose the appropriate display lighting for your booth. If you are attending a trade show at any other venue, make sure to check the lighting policies beforehand. You don't want to be scrambling to find new lights for your booth at the last minute. According to Bruce Baker, a booth design expert, proper lighting will boost sales more than any other item you can purchase for your exhibit.

Restricted Lights

Picture of quartz halogen lamps
  • Fixtures that use a linear halogen bulb (see image at right)
  • Fixtures that use a non-shielded halogen bulb
  • Light bulbs used in fixtures that exceed the permitted maximum wattage marked on the fixture
  • Light bulbs that exceed 75 watts

Approved Lights

Halogen lamps must have an additional glass shield to prevent direct handling in order to be approved. The following lights are approved, as long as they do not exceed 75 watts:

  • 120V MR16 halogen bulbs with a glass cover
  • Sealed PAR halogen bulbs
  • 12V MR11 and MR16 halogen bulbs with glass covers

Although the Las Vegas Convention Center may have some of the strictest display lighting guidelines in the country, as a friendly reminder, if you will be exhibiting someplace else you should check the lighting guidelines of the convention center in which you will be exhibiting or the fire department in the area.