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Mike – Good points, well taken.
Starting out, I'd suggest anyone rely on seasoned pros to augment their skill set. Bring in a gaffer for the day with a lighting kit. It's is a good investment in the final product, safety of everyone involved and making yourself look good with your client or boss. If you don't have the budget to bring in a gaffer to light the event, go natural light and save yourself the risk and hassle until you get more.
Re: Lowel's. If we're talking an auditorium or large conference room, I don't think they have the punch for significant bounce. The big reservation is in their heat output. Take them too near the ceiling and you'll set off sprinklers or fire alarms… not that I've ever done that before. 😉