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03 June 2024

Guide to choosing gobos and Gel Filters LEE for recurring events and holidays

Gobos and Gel Filters LEE are essential elements in the lighting design of events and parties, capable of transforming ordinary spaces into magical and memorable settings. With this guide, we at Amlux will take a look at the most suitable gobos and Gel Filters LEE for recurring events and festivities.

What are Gobos and Gel Filters LEE?

Before we begin, however, it is necessary to understand what these two elements are. The term gobos refers to discs, usually made of metal or glass, that are inserted into projectors to create specific patterns or lighting effects.

Gobos mould the light emitted by the luminaire, allowing images, geometric shapes or intricate patterns to be projected onto walls, floors, buildings or other surfaces. They can be used both indoors and outdoors and are essential for transforming communal spaces into atmospheric, immersive settings.

Similarly, Gel Filters LEE are coloured filters, made of plastic (usually polyester), which are placed in front of projectors or light sources. Compared to gobos, they are even cheaper and are generally suitable for those who need a disposable solution.

Gobos for special events and celebrations

In the world of stage lighting, the use of gobos proves to be a valuable resource for celebrating events and anniversaries with a touch of magic and colour. Coloured gobos, in particular, offer a wide range of possibilities for customising and embellishing all kinds of festivities, transforming communal spaces, monuments or buildings into evocative and fully immersive settings.

For example, during the Christmas period, the use of red or multicoloured gobos with the words “Merry Christmas” can evoke the festive and warm atmosphere typical of this occasion on walls, ceilings or buildings. Similarly, for Valentine's Day, the use of passion red gobos can create a romantic and intimate ambience, ideal for events celebrating love.

As New Year's Eve approaches, gold or silver gobos are perfect for adding a touch of elegance and sparkle. These colours can project an atmosphere of hope and new beginnings, accompanying the countdown to the New Year with an aura of magic and festivity.

For all these cases, coloured dichroic gobos from Amlux can come to the rescue. These borosilicate glass accessories are ideal for special events and celebrations, as they guarantee high durability without loss of colour due to consumption. In addition, they are made in standard thicknesses of 1.1 mm and 0.5 mm and standard diameters between 14 and 180 mm. And for those who require the projection of national flags? Here again, we at Amlux are not unprepared; our catalogue offers gobos depicting the major flags.

Gel Filters LEE for any festivities and celebrations: the cheapest alternative on the market

For those looking for a ‘one shot’ solution for lighting buildings during events and celebrations, the best option is to purchase Gel Filters LEE. Their ease of use and low cost make them an excellent choice for those who want an immediate visual impact without investing in permanent solutions. For this type of product, we at Amlux have listed the most suitable solutions for each festivity in the following table:

DateCelebrationGel Filter LEE
January 01 New Year's Red #026 - #106
January 06 Epiphany Red #026 - #106
February 14 Valentine's Day Red #026 - #106
March 01 Dia de les Illes Balears Spain Flag Red Yellow Red #106 - #101
April 22 Earth's day Green #139 - #089
April 25 Dia da Liberdade Portugal Flag Green Red #139 - #106
April 30 Koninginnedag Orange #105
May 05 Victory in Europe Day ( V-E Day) Netherland Flag Red White Blue #106 - #201 - #119
May 01 International Workers' day France Flag Blue White Red #119 - #201 - #106
May 01 International Workers' day German Flag Black Red Gold #106 - #550
May 01 International Workers' day Portugal Flag Green Red #139 - #106
May 01 International Workers' day Spain Flag Red Yellow Red #106 - #101
May 08 World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day Red #026 - #106
May 09 Europe Day Blue #079 - #119
May 12 World fibromyalgia day Lilas #704
May 30 World multiple sclerosis (ms) day Red #026 - #106
May 30 Dia de Canarias Spain Flag Red Yellow Red #106 - #101
June 09 Día de la Región de Murcia Spain Flag Red Yellow Red #106 - #101
June 10 Dia de Portugal Portugal Flag Green Red #139 - #106
June 24 Italian Red Cross anniversary and torchlight march in Solferino (MN) Red #026 - #106
July Tour de France Yellow / Green #101 - #139
July 14 Prise de la Bastille France Flag Blue White Red #119 - #139 - #106
September 08 Día de Asturias Spain Flag Red Yellow Red #106 - #101
September 11 Diada Nacional de Catalunya Spain Flag Red Yellow Red #106 - #101
October The Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Pink Ribbon Pink #794 - #128
October 03 Deutsche Wiedervereinigung 1990 German Flag Black Red Gold #106 - #550
October 05 Implantação da República Portugal Flag Green Red #139 - #106
October 09 Día de la Comunidad Valenciana Spain Flag Red Yellow Red #106 - #101
October 12 Fiesta Nacional de España Spain Flag Red Yellow Red #106 - #101
November Male Cancer Awareness Blue #079 - #119
November 11 Armistice Day France Flag Blue White Red #119 - #201 - #106
November 25 International day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Red #026 - #106
Dicember 08 Immaculate Conception Red #026 - #106
Dicember 25 Christmas Red #026 - #106
Dicember 26 Saint Stephen Red #026 - #106

Please note that Gel Filters LEE codes are indicative, the colour that is generated may vary depending on the colour of the light and the colour of the building on which it is projected. Looking for a colour not listed in the table? Contact us now!

Conclusions and the role of Amlux

In conclusion, whether you are organising a small-scale event or a large-scale celebration, lighting plays a crucial role in creating the desired atmosphere. Gobos and Gel Filters LEE are versatile and effective tools for adding a touch of magic and colour to any festivity or celebration, be it national or international.

If you do not wish to invest in expensive equipment, Amlux gobos and Gel Filters LEE are the ideal solution; we are ready to assist you in choosing the most suitable product for your needs. Transform your space and make every festivity special with Amlux!

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