About Us

DC Event Lighting and Sound is a full-service provider for lighting, staging and sound solutions to the special event industry catering to the greater Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland areas.




What We Do

Planning a corporate event? Our rental department has what you need to flawlessly execute your next corporate resentation, product launch and more. Inquire with DCELS about rojector rentals, pipe and base, uplighting, branded corporate gobo, and more.



Contact Us

Contact us today to find out how we can offer
the best service and pricing to your next special
event.





Environment and recycling

Every year, 20+ million pounds of discarded holiday lights make their way to Shijiao, China (nearGuangzhou), the world capital for recycling Christmas lights.

The region began importing discarded lights around 1990 in part because of its cheap labor and low environmental standards.

As late as 2009, many factories would simply burn the lights to melt the plastic and retrieve the copper wire, releasing toxic fumes into the local environment. 

A safer technique was then developed that involved chopping the lights into a fine sand-like consistency, mixing it with water and vibrating the slurry on a table causing the different elements to separate out, similar to the process of panning for gold. 

Everything is recycled: copper, brass, plastic and glass.