Michael Neto from First Church in Sterling Heights, MI brings us this cool use of fluorescent bulbs.
They first expanded their stage and blacked it out. They used 1/2″ plywood for the extension and 1/4″ paneling for the rest of the stage. Then they painted everything with a flat black. They also added LED tape under the staging to give it that extra punch.
They used some frames that they built for a previous stage design and added T8 Fluorescent bulbs with 4 lamp ballasts to accommodate all the lighting. With all the material, the set cost under $500 and gave their Young Adult Conference the atmosphere they were looking for.