A gobo is a thin metal or glass plate with a pattern cut into it, which is inserted into a lighting fixture to project the pattern onto a surface. The type of light that can take a gobo is a profile spotlight or a gobo projector.
Profile spotlights are lighting fixtures that have a lens system and an adjustable aperture, which allows for the creation of sharp, well-defined patterns. Gobo projectors are a type of specialized lighting fixture designed specifically to project gobo patterns. These projectors use a high-intensity light source, such as a metal halide or LED lamp, to project the gobo pattern onto a surface.
In general, any type of light fixture that can accommodate a gobo holder can be used to project gobo patterns. However, it is important to ensure that the light fixture is powerful enough to project the pattern clearly and brightly, and that the gobo holder is compatible with the fixture. Additionally, some lighting fixtures may require a specific type of gobo, such as a glass or metal gobo, so it is important to check the specifications of both the fixture and the gobo before use.