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Corporate Sponsorship Concert Lighting Rental

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Showcase your logo or your sponsors logo at your event with a gobo light.

Altitude dispensary in Colorado recently used three of our gobo projector rentals to light up their logo at a live concert at the end of April.

They have a great logo to work with featuring a mosaic of greens in the shape of two mountain peaks.The key to their logo was recreating green from their logo in a way that would project well. We did a one color gobo to make sure the light would stand up the the lighting.

Gobo lighting is a cost effective way to display your corporate logo or your sponsors logos at your event in a bright, eye catching and vibrant way.

Client: Altitude Dispensary
Date: April 20th, 2014

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Rent High School Reunion Lighting

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Your high school’s logo in a light for your reunion and quickly personalize any space.

Lighting will make a big difference for your high school reunion. Use a custom gobo light to recreate your high school’s mascot logo and quickly personalize the space your reunion is in.

Rent uplights to add your high schools color to the space and add to the overall lighting levels of the venue that you are in. In this case they used blue and red to recreate the colors of Edison High School in Alexandria, VA for a 10 year reunion for the class of 2002.

Save money on lots of customized items and small displays and make a huge impact with lighting allowing your guests to not only see each other better but to personalize bars, clubs, hotels, pavilions or any other space your reunion might take place.

Rent lighting for your:

  • 5 year high school reunion
  • 10 year high school reunion
  • 20 year high school reunion
  • 25 year high school reunion
  • 30 year high school reunion
  • 50 year high school reunion

Find out today how much you’ll save and how much of an impact is possible by renting uplighting and decorations for your high school reunion.

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Recreate the colors of your school anywhere with our rental uplighting.

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Rent St. Patricks Day Lighting

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Green uplighting on a fireplace for St. Patricks Day. Use a gold uplight in the fireplace with a pot to create a “Pot-o-gold” effect.

St. Patricks day is one of the most important days of the year for the Irish and is a great way to celebrate and share in the luck of the Irish. Rental lighting is the perfect way to share the luck of the Irish with all of your guests.

Rent Green Uplighting

Green uplighting is a great way to create the Irish feel in whatever space your in. Boring white community center, bathe it in green uplighting. Dingy boring dull lifeless bar? Completely green-ify it with green uplighting. Rent wireless uplights and use the built in green color to completely transform your St. Patricks day event with green light.

For an even more Irish type of effect request two controllers and you’ll be able to do a mix of green and gold lighting. Another great idea is to have guests find a “Pot-O-Gold” and use a wireless uplight in a large cauldron, the black ones from halloween work really well and hide it at the party. You can use a jar of dry-ice with the gold uplighting to create a really unique and fun effect.

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St. Patricks day green uplighting transforms a school gym. Bliss lights on the ceiling create a green shimmering star effect.

Shamrocks, Leprechauns and Rental Texture Lights

Project shamrocks all over your party when you rent texture lighting. Texture lighting will let you project shamrocks all over the walls. It’s a lot faster than using stick on shamrocks and you avoid the restrictions many venues have with sticking things to the walls of the venue. We have a number of patterns available including:

  • Shamrocks
  • Leprechauns
  • Pots of Gold
  • Beer Glasses

We can customize any of our designs with your event logo for a completely customized look.

Shimmering Green Lighting

Make the walls, ceiling, or any surface in your space shimmer with slowly moving green stars / dots. This is a really unique effect that your guests will love. We use our bliss light rentals for this effect. They have a huge coverage pattern so you can bathe a really large area 50ftx50ft and more with these really unique green dots.

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St. Patricks day gobos that can be used as texture lighting to add Irish flair to your event.

St. Patricks Day

St. Patricks day party lighting is a must. Transform a boring party into the best-party-ever with our St. Patricks Day rental lighting. These types of rental lights are perfect for:

  • Bars
  • Block Parties
  • Tents
  • Hotels
  • Community Centers
  • House Parties

Contact us today to reserve your St. Patricks day event lighting. Questions, ideas, comments, share them in the comments below.

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How to Choose a Gobo Size

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Side by side differences in gobo sizes.

The gobo size that you need is based on the light fixture that will project that gobo. Many traditional theater style lights like a Source 4 ellipsoidal light or LEKO light will use a size B gobo (about the diameter of a coke can). Cheap DJ effect lights like the Chauvet Zoom or American DJ LED gobo projector use a custom gobo size that is about the size of a dime.

Why different gobo sizes?

It’s based on the the power of the light source.

More powerful light sources use bigger gobo sizes because there is more light to shoot through a larger template and the template needs more surface area to dissipate heat. Stronger light sources result in a brighter, bigger image but often comes at the expense of a larger sized light fixture.

Small cheap effect lights like the Chauvet Zoom, American DJ Gobo Projector LED are not recommended. These lights use teeny-tiny gobo templates to project with limiting detail and brightness. These lights may look good in a small dark bedroom or living room but don’t hold up to real life events of more than 30 people.

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Example of a D-sized transparency gobo used at an event results in an extremely clear image.

Smaller gobo sizes mean there is less physical space to print detailed images. Smaller gobos are better suited for blockier, less detailed designs like the cross shape used in the smallest gobo in our example photo. More detailed designs like those used for weddings are better suited to larger gobo sizes (E-size or bigger).

When considering a gobo light this is what we recommend:

  • E-Size or bigger gobo
  • A light fixture that supports multiple lenses
  • At least a 30w (LED) light source

Common gobo sizes

Here is a table of some popular standardized gobo sizes and common light fixtures that use those gobo sizes:

Letter Size O.D. (mm) I.A. (mm) Notes
A Size 100 75
B Size 86 64.5 Standard Size for Ellipsoidal lights (Source 4, Source 4 Zoom)
M Size 66 48 Source 4 Jr.
G Size 65.5 48 For Clay Paky Goldenscans
D Size 53.3 38 Martin PR-1, LEDSpot 40
E Size 37.5 28 LEDSpot 25, LEDSpot 30
O.D = Outside Diameter; I.A. = Image Area

The OD (Outer Diameter) number is the diameter of the actual template itself. The IA (Image Area) number is the useable are that can be used to print the image used for the gobo. It’s important to know these numbers when ordering a gobo, especially the IA. The IA can change from light fixture to light fixture even for commonly used gobo sizes. Make sure you know the OD and the IA of the gobo size for your particular lighting fixture you’ll be using for your event. Also know what types of gobos your light supports.

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Gobo sizes compared showing a Chauvet Gobo Zoom 2.0 vs. the LED 40 lights Superlative Events uses.

Bottom Line

When ordering a gobo know the OD and the IA of the light fixture you’re using. Realize that larger gobo sizes can support higher levels of detail in the resulting image. Most corporate gobos are B-size.

Questions, corrections, comments? Let us know in the comments below.

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Will a Gobo Projection Show Up on Black Pipe & Drape?

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Gobo projection on black pipe and drape from 8ft away.

Many of our clients want to project their logos on to black or white pipe and drape and wonder if it will look good. Yes! The results can look great!

The gobo projector is bright, crisp, and clear enabling it to look great on any surface. Corporate clients like our gobo lights because they are easy to transport and come with accessories offering a simple flexible setup for any space. You typically don’t see your booth space until you get to the tradeshow and the last thing you need to worry about is if your logo will show up correctly.

In this example we wanted to show the gobo light setup projecting in a real world situation. We used one of our client’s logos for the projection right before the light shipped out to their event.

Notice the terrible overhead fluorescent lighting, cramped space and thin black tradeshow banjo fabric. We projected from a distance of around 8ft away from the fabric (what you might typically have in a small booth space) using a narrow 15 degree lens. The resulting image was about 2.5ft across and looked really bright on the black fabric. You can control the size of the image using the included lenses in the light kit so if you need a bigger or smaller image you can change it quickly and easily.

In small tradeshow booths you can also project on the ceiling or the floor in front of your booth space to increase the size and visibility of your booth. Each light features a slow rotation option if you wanted to add a dynamic moving component to your logo.

Whether your fabric or surface you are projecting on is black, white, red, blue, green, yellow, magenta or plaid, your image will look bright, crisp and clear.

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Denim & Diamonds Party Lighting – Howard University Blackburn Center

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Custom Denim and Diamonds Gobo with blue and white uplighting at Howard University’s Blackburn Center

This features event lighting from Moorean’s birthday party at Howard University at the Blackburn Center. We’ve done events at the Blackburn Center before and knew that the room had tall ceilings, terrible room lighting with no control, and a massive air wall that most of our clients hatewith a passion!

Moorean had a Denim and Diamonds theme to the party and incorporated a western type of feel throughout their decor elements including a live gold cowboy statue, denim and western attire, and western themed drinks and food.

Howard University Blackburn Center Airwall with Gobo lighting of stars and a saloon sign

We transformed the air wall with gobo lighting of a starry night sky and a custom saloon sign above the 16ft bar.

To fix the issues with the space we set them up with our wireless uplighting and used two colors, white and blue to bring light into the space so we could turn off the overhead lights. This bathed the room in a blue and white light that was much better than the florescent-terrible-undimmable overhead lighting. They were going to have a cake so our cake spotlight package was an easy option to really showcase the cake.

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Before photos of Howard University’s Blackburn Center, terrible overhead lights are not good for parties.

The massive air wall is always a problem in this room. They have such a cool effect with the large exposed brick walls inside and then ruin it with a massive 70’sesque air wall. We transformed the air wall into a sign above the bar with a western starry sky feel and a custom designed MoMo’s Saloon sign. This created a focal point around the 16ft bar in the room and let people know exactly where the drinks were. Every western town has a bar and needs a bar/saloon. These lights transformed the air wall into the starry sky with a personalized saloon sign. We also created a denim jean pocket encrusted with diamond rivets to personalize the space for Moorean’s Denim & Diamonds party. Our gobo lights are perfect for customizing and personalizing any large event space.

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Before photo of the Blackburn Center

The overall effect really transformed the room and you can tell by the before and afters that it really made a huge difference in the space.

With our rental lights it’s easy to get the effect you want for a fraction of the price of hiring an outside company to do it. Check out our event lighting rental pricing to see how much you can save today!

Venue: Howard University Blackburn Center
Lighting: Superlative Events

We are so grateful to work with awesome people like Moorean, here’s what she had to say about the event.

“You transformed that dingy, dinky place into a gorgeous western scene.  I told your brother that you guys were just “showing off”!  Seriously,  I am more than pleased with everything.  A worker there told me that he has worked there for 34 years and that room had never, ever been transformed to that magnitude.!  That partition “popped”! The gobos were awesome! The uplighting was eloquent and breathtaking. Again, what can I say, but thank you, thank you and thank you.” – Moorean Baker

 

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Appomatic Product Launch Party – Sunset Room National Harbor

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Full color transparency gobo for Appomatic product launch.

Omatic software launched a new product called AppOmatic at the BlackBaud conference at the Gaylord Hotel in Washington DC at National Harbor.

They held a product launch party at the nearby Sunset Room at National Harbor with catering provided by Wolfgang Puck.

They rented our full color gobo rental lighting for their AppOmatic launch party to quickly brand a large, white, textured wall in the event space. Each of the squares on the wall are either slightly raised or slightly depressed into the wall and as you can see the gobo floats right over the texture of the wall and comes out clear and vibrant even with daylight in the room.

 

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