Recently, our electrical contractors in Melbourne installed some beautiful light displays at the St Kilda Sea Baths Complex near the Hotel Esplanade. We put up six Gobo lights along the footpath in front of the baths complex.
If you’ve ever attended a corporate event, a live performance, or gone to a shop in the evening, you may have noticed a projected image or pattern on a wall or the floor. That effect is often achieved with the help of a small stencilled circular disc called a Gobo.
The term Gobo is short for “Go Between Optics”, which describes the location where it needs to be positioned in the light path of a lighting fixture. Essentially, a Gobo is a tool that creates a projected image or pattern by blocking out light.
To achieve the desired effect, focus is key. The light comes from the lamp or diode and hits the Gobo, which blocks out all of the light except for the desired pattern. The light then hits the lens, which flips the image back around to the correct orientation so it will appear as desired on a wall or floor.
Our team at Alert Electrical placed the lighting displays at St Kilda on three poles, mounted at a height of 5 meters. We hired an elevated work platform (EWP) for the installation and barricaded the work area to ensure safety. To power the lights, an enclosure with an LED driver was mounted on each pole, and power was run from the base of the pole to the enclosure.
One of the key benefits of using Gobo lights is that they provide an effective alternative to banners, signages, and traditional decorative displays. They can be used to create custom patterns, imagery, and shapes, and they offer something visually different for those enjoying the St Kilda Esplanade.
To ensure the Gobo lights continue to function properly, maintenance inspections will be conducted quarterly for the first 12 months. Additionally, allowances have been made for necessary permits.
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