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corporate gobo lighting for event sponsors

Pierre Garçon’s White Party Fundraiser – Washington, DC

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Lights were used to project the corporate sponsors for a fundraiser held on a Washington, DC rooftop. Sponsors included Paisano’s pizza, Spinfire, Burger7 and Tedd & The Bully Bar.

This summer our rental gobo lighting was featured at the 2nd annual All White Charity Event for the Boy’s and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington DC hosted by Washington Redskin Pierre Garçon. This year the event was held on the rooftop of the Millennium Building.

Our corporate logo lights were used to showcase some of the food sponsors for the event. Even at twilight the logos were visible to the attendees for a very packed rooftop.

Using rental gobo lighting is a great way to showcase event sponsors in a dynamic and eye catching way that traditional printed signs won’t do.

Corporate clients can offer this type of high visibility signage at a fraction of the cost of having a lighting company come in and do it for them by going directly to the source.

corporate gobo lighting for event sponsors

Using two logos per gobo made it possible to keep the costs for the gobo rental lights low while still achieving the same high visibility look the event required.

The lights that we use are custom made to project the most clear image possible making it the perfect choice where brand identity and high level brand standards need to be met.

For this event we were able to combine two logos per gobo to cut down on cost and increase the amount of money this non-profit event was able to raise.

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Rent a Blacklight for Halloween

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Renting a blacklight for your halloween party is the perfect way to decorate and add punch and pop for the perfect spooky glow.

Halloween is right around the corner and it’s time to get your blacklight rental in today!

Renting blacklights is by far the most cost effective way to light your halloween party. Our high power blacklights use the latest LED COB blacklight technology to make sure your party will glow. With over 100w in blacklight power, they are the most powerful rental LED blacklights on the market today and are twice as bright as any other rental you can get today. We offer the lowest price per watt of blacklight power anywhere.

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Create eerie floating halloween ghosts by using blacklights with white ghosts hanging by clear fishing line.

Blacklights are perfect for illuminating:

  • fluorescent paints
  • uv reactive halloween decor
  • highlighter bottles
  • tide detergent
  • ghosts
  • scream masks
  • glow necklaces and glow sticks

Creating the perfect halloween ambiance starts with our rental blacklights.

To create the ultimate halloween effects check our our wireless uplights and our blisslight rentals to create the ultimate starry sky effect. Our of our rental lighting effects work perfectly together to create the perfect halloween backdrop for your halloween party.

Blacklight Rental Pricing

Check out our blacklight rental pricing, the more you rent the more you save!

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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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Step and Repeat Backdrop Lighting

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5 wireless uplights light up a step and repeat backdrop.

We had the chance to work with Visit Monaco in providing lighting for a step and repeat backdrop they had for an event they were hosting in New York City called “Les Ballets De Monte Carlo”. They rented 5 uplights for a step and repeat backdrop they used as a backdrop for photos as guests arrived.

The lights did a great job of lighting up the backdrop all night. Lighting a step and repeat background with wireless uplights is perfect because you don’t have to run cables to each light. Just set them down, turn them on, and you’re done.

rent-step-and-repeat-backdrop-ligting white-step-and-repeat-backdrop-lightvisit-monaco-step-and-repeat-backdrop-lighting-white“Lights came in, I tested them and they look great!. So great that some other departments saw them and wished they had them!” – Client Feedback

 

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White Uplighting – Hotel Monaco – Alexandria, VA

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White uplighting enhances the beauty of a wedding at Hotel Monaco in Alexandria, VA.

White uplighting is an elegant way to transform a hotel ballroom for a wedding. Wireless uplighting elegantly enhances the elegant ballroom at Hotel Monaco in Old Town Alexandria, VA.

Pin-spot lighting on the centerpieces makes the clean and elegant white flowers pop.

A cake spotlight makes the cake shine and shimmer and looks amazing in the white color scheme used for the wedding. This lighting works really well with the monogram lighting that is projected behind the cake for a beautiful way to personalize the space.

Texture lighting of a vine at the far wall of the ballroom adds a touch of elegance to the stale hotel ballroom walls.

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chauvet zoom gobo 2.0 vs LED 40

How to Choose a Gobo Size

side by side comparison of different gobo sizes

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.

chauvet zoom gobo 2.0 vs LED 40

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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