Hazers

Hazers
BUYERS GUIDE
P R O J E C T I O N L I G H T S & S TA G I N G N E W S
Hazers
By JustinLang
A
erial beam effects energize the
stage, and haze makes the beams
bright and bold. But not all haze is
created equal, and choosing the right haze
product matters — particularly in less-spacious venues, and for actors and singers who
have expressed concerns about how different hazers might affect their vocal cords.
Model
There are two main types of haze production. One technique breaks mineral oil
into a fine, atomized mist via a spray pump
that uses either electricity or compressed
CO2. The other technique turns a glycol/
water mixture into haze in a process that’s
nearly identical to the one used for denser
fog effects.
Fluid Type
Method of
Vaporization
Propulsion
System
Both types of fluid may be called the
same thing — “haze fluid” — but with their
different formulations, they are definitely
not always compatible or interchangeable.
Without getting into the specifics
of certifications or Material Safety Data
Sheets, (MSDS), this month’s Buyers Guide
includes a basic comparison of some of
Output
Chauvet Hurrican Haze 2D
CITC AquaMax
Elation Antari HZ-500 Haze Machine
Le Maitre MVS (Multi Venue Hazer)
Look Solutions Unique 2.1 Hazer
MDG theONE Fogger/Hazer
OmniSistem Hazer 900 Plus
Reel EFX DF-50 Diffusion Hazer
Swefog Ultimate Series Hazer
Ultratec Special Effects Radiance Haze Machine
the different hazer types and configurations now available. We encourage you to
investigate haze machines further by talking with the manufacturers, dealers and
others, and by doing your own investigation online.
For an expanded version of this Buyers
Guide, go to www.plsn.com/bg/201208.
Control
Features
Accessrories
Size
N/A
11.2” x 10.5” x 13.7”
Weight
Retail Price
Comments
18.7 lbs
$299.99
Hurricane Haze 2D is a water-based haze machine with continuous output
and a digital display to set DMX and stand alone functions with ease. It
features adjustable blower output speeds and nozzle to get the haze where
it’s needed. The low fluid indicator gives a warning before running out of
fluid. An included wired, timer remote stores in the fixture.
1,200
CFM
DMX and Onboard
Water-based haze machine. Continuous output after initial warm-up.
Digital display sets DMX functions and stand-alone settings. Haze
output and blower speeds are adjustable in stand-alone mode via
digital display (no controller needed). User-adjustable output angle.
Low-fluid indicator automatically turns off the machine when the tank
is empty. Includes wired, timer remote with storage compartment for
easy transportation
30,000
CFM
DMX
Water-based haze. Haze last for two hours
Included with the AquaMax, timer, remote control and brackets
25” x 18” x 17”
35 lbs
TBD
The haze from the AquaMax is completely organic and last for two hours
without any residue. The PureMax will launch at LDI 2012.
Includes compact flight case for protection and transport. Produces
a very dry haze in extremely small particles, which can be distributed
through the air further and faster with longer hanging time. Low fluid
consumption rate (20 hours per liter) Removable metal net and filter
in the intake hole prevent clogging.
N/A
20” x 14.7” x 13.7”
69.5 lbs
$2,499.95
Low noise operation (below 70dB at 10 cm) makes the HZ-500 ideal for
venues where silence is required.
Chauvet
chauvetpro.com
Hurricane
Haze 2D
Chauvet HFG
Heater
Positive pressure
and adjustable
fan: 0-100%
CITC
citcfx.com
AquaMax
Water Based
Nozzle and
Heater
Fans
Elation Professional
elationlighting.com
Antari HZ500 Haze
Machine
Antari X Haze
Oil or X Haze
H2O
Dual Piston
Compressor
Atomization via
compression
2,800
CFM
On-board DMX; Onboard LCD Timer
Panel Controller
Le Maitre USA
lemaitreusa.com
MVS Multi
Venue
Hazer
Neutron
Haze Fluid
(glycerol
based)
Stainless
steel vaporisation tube
(No heater
block)
Air Pump; Fluid
Pump; Dual
Internal Fans
70 CFM
DMX512 standard
/ manual control
from machine
Built-in DMX controls haze output and both internal fans; steerable
haze stream with oscillation mode, IEC modular power cable and
multi-angle bracket. Very efficient use of fluid, low residue formula.
Two flight case models Bottle carrier
13.5” x 6.2” x 13.5”
31 lbs
$1,757
Built for continuous use - 2.5L of fluid provides 40-60 hours of maximum
output. Continuous haze, self-cleaning; requires no routine maintenance.
Look Solutions
looksolutionsusa.com
Unique 2.1
Hazer
Unique Fluid
(water base)
Air pressure
and heat
Built-in variable
fan
Depends
on
density
desired
DMX, Analog, and
Stand Alone
No cleaning or maintenance required. Very precise control of output.
Low power consumption and small footprint.
Optional flight case, hanging set, and wired
remote.
18.5 x 10 x 10”
19 lbs
$1,850
1 yr warranty
MDG
mdgfog.com
theONE
MDG Neutral
Fuild,
CO2, N2
Nozzle and
Heater
Dual fan, single
output
3,000
CFM
DMX, ArtNet, ACN
Automatic purge system. Internal pressure regulator. 1415 watts
16-Gauge steel Chassis, on board control, Dual
20 lbs gas bottles, 20 liter container, flight case.
24” x 31” x 32”
185 lbs
By Request
Fully digital, dual mode fog/haze atmospheric generator.
OmniSistem
omnisistem.com
Hazer-900
Plus
OmniHaze water based
haze liquid
Heat Pump
Diaphragm
pump
12,000
CFM
DMX and Onboard
Controller
On-board controller with ability to adjust output and time, dual
pump, and automatic shut-off when tank empties.
Wired Controller
23” x 12” x 12”
20 lbs
$249
The redesigned Hazer-900 Plus features a dual pump and auto fluid detection.
Reel Efx, Inc.
reelefx.com
DF-50
Diffusion
Hazer
DF-50
Diffusion
Fluid
N/A
Fan
N/A
On/off, DMX or
timer
Superior hang-time - 3 hours plus. No warm up period required. Haze
fluid is odorless and leaves no residue when used properly.
Traveling road case and
remote control road case
14” x 15” x 8”
35 lbs
$3,095
Reel Efx also offers a non-oil based haze fluid for the DF-50.
Flight cases
15” x 8” x 15.2”
42.5 lbs
$3,299
Professional-grade design and engineering.
Variable Speed External Fan Touring Package
Road Case Remote w/Timer
16” x 13” x 7”
28 lbs
$1,325
Available in 110V & 220V AC 50/60 Hertz 5 amps Heater Watt: 500 Watts
Power Cord: 6 ft Certified to CSA/UL Standards
Swefog Technology
swefog.com
Ultimate
Series
Mineral oil
based
Compressed
air (cracker)
Vacuum
N/A
DMX512, manual
Instant ON, no warm-up time, no heat, no glycols, no water, no spirits.
Low fluid consumption, 0.05 ltr (0.01 US gal) per hour at continuous
operation at full output. One 5L (1.3 U.S. gal) fluid canister will last
for approx. 80 hours. New air filter system protects in & outlets with
replaceable filter.
Ultratec Special Effects
ultratecfx.com
Radiance
Haze
Machine
Luminous
Haze Fluid
4-Port Hot
Chamber
Vaporizer
Air Assisted
10,000
CFM
DMX, Stand-Alone
or Optional Hand
Remote
True hang-time glycerin haze, water-based, variable haze output and
variable fan assist, multi position handle serves as a mounting bracket
or floor stand, rapid change service block.
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