We started with a handful of equipment, a degree in theatrical lighting and big visions of beautiful creative lighting designs. Our vision and our love for designing with light has continued to grow right along with our 80% word-of-mouth client list and our collection of in-house lighting equipment and design content. Our milestones have included incorporating, designing at large venues such as California Academy of Sciences, Hyatt Regency Embarcadero and being featured in Modern Luxury, PartySlate, Martha Stewart Weddings (to name a few) and one of our favorite memories is lighting the iconic Back to the Future DeLorean. It’s all about the opportunities and as we venture into our fifth year as 3 Stage Lighting, we look to growing our philanthropic endeavors with education-infused events, artistic installations and pushing our designs beyond our wildest dreams. 


We’re a blend of backgrounds, from Theatrical Lighting Design, Production Lighting Design, Visual Design, Graphic Design, Projection Design all with a huge passion for all things lighting. We’re devoted to our craft and enjoy blending everything from decor lighting to projection and everything in-between. Combined we have over 30 years of design experience and love learning all the industry has to offer. In our spare time, we’re dachshund lovers, nature-enthusiasts, avid readers, coffee drinkers, beach goers and love family time. 

"It was a spur of the moment decision as we all jumped into the car and decided to make a spontaneous trip to Disneyland. On that trip, I saw projections through water, amazing lighting that sparked my imagination, and a grand finale show resplendent with fireworks that I’ll never forget. I knew then that I wanted to tell stories and immerse people in an experience that they would never forget. That night I didn’t know where I’d be in 20 years but 3 Stage Lighting was born on that day and I’ve been lucky to work on my dream since then."
- Daniel Banuelos,
"Nurturing and developing the 3 Stage Lighting brand and company into our vision has been a personal growth journey and more rewarding than I could have ever imagined. Each day I get to blend my passion for design with my passion for systems and entrepreneurship. As a company, I love that we have the opportunity to create stunning lighting designs for events in California for clientele from all over the world who come to us with diverse backgrounds, fascinating stories and event visions that inspire and ignite our creativity."
- Crystal Banuelos,
Chief Executive Officer
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Arts Benicia Annual Gala & Napa County Hispanic Network Annual Scholarship Gala



Modern Luxury

Martha Stewart Weddings

Green Wedding Shoes

Inspired By This

Aisle Society

Borrowed & Blue

The Perfect Palette

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