ARTISTIC LIGHTING APPARATUS WITH CYLINDRICAL GOBOS
US 8414143 B2
Publication number US8414143 B2
Application number US 13/044,371
Publication date Apr 9, 2013
Priority date Mar 9, 2011
Also published as US20120230022
Inventor Judy Gergen
Original Assignee Judy Gergen
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A device for creating and enhancing a mood is disclosed. The device includes a cylindrical gobo with a light source and a motor to rotate the gobo. The device may also include color-changing LEDs. Through variations in color, light source intensity, and gobo design, a user may create or enhance a desired mood in a room.
This disclosure relates to lighting systems, and particularly to artistic lighting systems for creating or enhancing a particular mood.
BACKGROUND AND PRIOR ART
Artistic lighting can create and enhance a particular mood in a particular environment. In the case of a single room, artistic lighting choices such as lighting color and intensity can create an atmosphere of calm, excitement, romance, etc.
One particular artistic lighting device is a gobo. A gobo (go between) is traditionally a metal disk with patterns cut out to let light pass through. A gobo is put into a holder and then placed in between a light source and a surface onto which the pattern is to be projected. Gobos create stationary projections, but cannot create the impression of a dynamic environment.
The present invention is an apparatus for providing dynamic, artistic lighting to a room. The apparatus comprises a cylindrical gobo functionally connected to a motor for rotating the cylindrical gobo. Light from a light source in the center of the cylindrical gobo passes through patterned openings in the gobo to form projected images on a surface.
The apparatus may also have color changing LEDs to further alter and enhance the effect created by the projected light patterns from the cylindrical gobo. Multiple devices may be connected together to project light patterns on a larger surface.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS6
FIG. 1 shows a top sectional view of one embodiment of the present invention;
FIG. 2 shows a top view of the embodiment shown in FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 shows a rear view of the embodiment shown in FIG. 1;
FIG. 4 shows a side sectional view of the embodiment shown in FIG. 1;
FIG. 5 shows a side view of the embodiment shown in FIG. 1;
FIG. 6 shows a perspective view of the embodiment shown in FIG. 1;
FIG. 7 shows an environmental view of the embodiment shown in FIG. 1;
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