Oerlikon Optics, a leading supplier of precision optical components to entertainment lighting OEMs, is now providing GoboXtreme(TM) Dark blanks to OEMs for imaging by laser ablation or chemical etch processes. The high performance black & white blanks provide improved long-term temperature stability and extended lifetime compared to conventional gobos - critical for the increased output of today's luminaires.
A highly reflective surface faces the lamp, transmitting light only where coating has been removed to reveal the gobo image pattern. Facing the lens, a highly absorbent multi-layer coating absorbs incident light to maximize contrast and prevent image ghosting. An enhanced version is available to provide maximum optical performance. “The increased output and demanding thermal management of today’s luminaires are putting gobos to the test. Our goal is to support OEMs and third-party gobo imaging firms by providing the highest performance gobo blanks that fit existing imaging processes,” says Guglielmo Cappellari, Product Line Manager for Oerlikon Optics.