WHAT IS GOBO LIGHTING AND WHY HAVE IT?
A gobo is a template placed in front of a light source to control the shape of the emitted light. This template can be your company's logo, the names of a bride and groom or just about anything you can imagine. Gobos may also be used for architectural lighting, as well as in interior design, as in projecting a company logo on a wall.
Gobos templates are made of various materials. Common types include metal, glass, and plastic. Metal gobos use a template from which the image is cut out. These are the most sturdy options. Glass gobos are made from clear glass with a partial mirror coating to block the light and produce "black" areas in the projected image. This eliminates any need for bridging and accommodates more intricate images. Glass gobos can also include colored areas (much like stained glass windows), whether by multiple layers of dichroic glass (one for each color) glued on an aluminium or chrome coated black and white gobo, or by newer technologies that vary the thickness of the dichroic coating (and therefore the color) in a controlled way on a single piece of glass, which makes it possible to turn a color photo into a glass gobo. Glass gobos generally offer the highest image fidelity, but are the most fragile and expensive. Glass gobos are typically created with laser ablation or photo etching.
WHAT GOBO LIGHTING DO WE USE?
We use the Gobo Zoom by Chauvet Lighting as well as the American DJ LED Gobo Projector. Video examples of each are featured on this page.