Gobos are used in specific theatrical light fixtures to project images, messages, and logos onto large surfaces.

Think of a gobo like a glass or metal stencil — Light passes through the open parts of the artwork on your gobo to reach your projection surface. The filled part blocks light from passing through.

You’ve probably seen gobo projection before. The lighting technique has been around for years and is common on TV shows (take a look at the “Who Wants To Be A Millionare” set) and event lighting. We light with gobos in nearly all of the corporate events on which we work.

Holiday Gobo
Gobo Projection Healthcare Workers Appreciation

Light projection using gobos is a simple way to get your message, logo, or artwork noticed at night. Depending on your environment, you may be able to project your gobo artwork onto buildings or walls. Considerations include property rights, property access, ambient light conditions, and security of the property.

While gobo projection is often used to create textured pools of light in theatre and event rigs, it’s just as effective at promoting messages. For this reason, we’re seeing gobos and lighting kits used to thanks healthcare workers, like the setup Kaiser Permanente has rolled out to several hospitals.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Kinetic Lighting has been working with hospitals to install gobo projection systems to convey appreciation for their heroic front-line healthcare workers. These systems include an outdoor-rated ellipsoidal (IP 65) and gobo to project the message onto each hospital building.

If you’d like to show appreciation for first responders and healthcare workers, contact our sales team today.

Gobos For Hope

See Rosco’s Gobos For Hope catalog. Choose from professionally crafted images, each of which convey messages of inspiration and gratitude.

Rosco Image Spot Gobos For Health Package


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The Rosco Image Spot Gobos For Health Package is an easy way to promote social distancing and safe protocols as your business reopens. The outdoor rated Image Spot (IP65) is a great way to display these messages elegantly and creatively.




Image Spot package includes:

-Outdoor Rated Image Spot: 5500K, IP65, Black
-Installed Edison connector
-Safety cable
-25 degree Rosco lens
-Lens cover
-4 pre-selected gobos (shown below)

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Additional information

Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 10 in

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Gobos In Action