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How Much Electricity Do I Need For My Booth?

March 9th, 2008 by Robert --> · 2 Comments

For our next show in Las Vegas the booth space comes with 1- 500 Watt electrical drop, we have a 10′ Mirage display with 2 halogen lights, do you think that is enough electricity?

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  • 1 Trade Show Help // Mar 9, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Robert,
    How much electricity you need to order for your booth all depends upon your electrical requirements for the show. Lets start out with your lights first, do you know how many watts they are? The halogen light bulbs that are as round as a pencil and about 3 inches long are usually 200 watts each. If you have pin point halogens then they typically are 50 watts each. Pin point bulbs look like a 2″ cone and are getting more popular since they use less electricity and give out just about as much light. Are you going to need any electricity to run a monitor and laptop? (usually about 200 watts each) How about a lead recorder? There is usually a UL label on every item that tells you how much amps or watts of electricity they use. Just add all the watts up and you’ll know how much electricity you need for your trade show booth and any extras. A special note about exhibiting in Las Vegas, they have special fire codes at a few show halls restricting the use of halogen lights, check your show sheets and avoid a costly last minute rental. This law is for the Las Vegas Convention Center and a few other venues in Las Vegas, check your exhibitors manual. PS. don’t forget power strips and extension cords otherwise you will be renting them there if needed for about $30 a pop. Crazy isn’t it?
    I hope this answers your trade show electrical question otherwise let us know and we can try and assist you further.

  • 2 Angela // Mar 20, 2008 at 3:25 am

    Don’t forget to bring some spare bulbs,
    I learned the hard way they are pretty costly if you have to buy one from the union electricians at the show.

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