Lights & Effects

Fog vs Hazer Smoke Machines: What’s The Difference?
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Fog vs Hazer Smoke Machines: What’s The Difference?

Exploring the differences between smoke, fog, and haze machines, these commonly used visual effect machines are found in a variety of settings, but they have very specific uses. From smoke and fog machines producing a dense fog that enhances dramatic scenes in performances to haze machines that emit a finer mist that subtly enhances lighting without overwhelming a space, all is covered.

We take a look at how each type of machine works, their ideal uses in different venues such as concerts, theatres, and clubs, and the practical considerations like cost, maintenance, and operational characteristics required to ensure a visually stunning outcome.

LED Light Bars - Useful Lighting For Any Occasion
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LED Light Bars - Useful Lighting For Any Occasion

LED light bars, particularly the BeamZ models like LCB144, LCB183, and LCB144 MKII, have become indispensable in modern lighting design due to their versatility and efficiency. These light bars are used in a variety of settings, from theatrical stages to wedding venues, providing both vibrant and subtle lighting effects that enhance the visual appeal of any event.

Advantages of LED light bars include energy efficiency, durability, and the ability to produce a spectrum of colours. These features, along with ease of installation and affordability, make LED light bars a preferred choice for both professional applications and personal use.

Bubble Machines for Party Uses: The BeamZ B300 & B300LED
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Bubble Machines for Party Uses: The BeamZ B300 & B300LED

It’s the stuff of nightmares: the clown left a couple of hours ago, the buffet has been ransacked and there is half an hour before the kids at your child’s birthday party are collected by their parents. Chaos is moments away as a lack of distraction mingles with an impending sugar crash. Luckily, you have a bubble machine for a party, ready to save the day.
Creating Ambiance: Flashing Disco Lights for House Parties
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Creating Ambiance: Flashing Disco Lights for House Parties

Learn how vibrant colours and dynamic movements can transform any space into a dazzling dance floor or serene lounge. Discover the perfect disco lights to set the mood for your indoor or outdoor bash, from USB disco lights for easy setup to outdoor lights for seamless transitions. Get tips on enhancing your party with effects machines like smoke and bubble machines, and how sound-activated lights can synchronize with your music.
Using Snow Makers to Bring Excitement to Christmas Events
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Using Snow Makers to Bring Excitement to Christmas Events

Artificial snow makers, also known as fake snow machines, are a fantastic addition to winter and Christmas-themed events, providing a simple yet effective snow effect using water-based foam fluid. User-friendly in design, snow makers provide a snowy atmosphere in both indoor and outdoor settings, making them extremely versatile and suitable for a wide range of users. By using a fake snow machine during your Christmas parties, you can bring the festive feeling straight to your home or event venue with minimal setup required. Being eco-friendly with the snow effect dissolving and leaving no residue, artificial snow machines are perfect for house parties and events in venues such as pubs, halls, marquees, function rooms, and theatres.
How Fog Generators Create The Perfect Halloween Mist Effect
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How Fog Generators Create The Perfect Halloween Mist Effect

As the days get shorter and spooky season approaches, are you considering which fog generator to use for your Halloween events? Whether you're thinking about enhancing the ambiance in your home, planning an event, or you're a DJ searching for an impressive effects machine to captivate your audience, we'll explore all the available options for you.

Using smoke machines during events allows you to intensify the eerie effect that everyone craves on Halloween. By using these machines you can guarantee to have no leftover residue of smoke fluid on your surfaces making the clean up process as easy as possible. With their water-based fluid, the safety of children and animals is also assured.

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5 Best DJ Moving Head Lights

Most commonly used by DJs, club owners and lighting designers, DJ moving head lights cast moveable beams of light around a chosen area, and they do this via an integrated motor located at their base. This allows the light to swivel round on a 360 degree angle, meaning that there is no place it can’t illuminate.

The majority of moving head lights also have DMX technology embedded in them, which makes programming light shows much easier. Furthermore, moving head lights can also be customised with gobos to project a stencilled image of choice, whilst also allowing the ability to change the colour of the light, making the creative possibilities virtually limitless.

Moving head lights come in three different variations: wash light, spot light and beam light, with each of these types of head lights helping to perform slightly different lighting roles.

BeamZ are an established, growing lighting brand who design and make lighting for professional usage. Their moving head lights are equipped for deployment in venues such as nightclubs and arenas. Listed below are five of their best DJ moving head lights in terms of price and functionality.

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5 Best Budget Smoke Machines For Halloween

With smoke machine technology becoming cheaper and more compact, there has never been a better reason to pick one up and enhance your home parties and Halloween events. Smaller format smoke machines are perfect for non-professional users. They are easy to store away, cheap to purchase, and have a minimum running cost when in use which makes them ideal for those odd occasions and gatherings. With simple push-button firing and water-based fog fluid, these great little smoke machines and fog machines are dead easy to use, and the smoke they produce is completely safe for children, pets, and general use indoors and outdoors.
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Halloween Party Ideas - Can Fog Machines and UV Lights Enhance Your Halloween Party?

It is fast approaching our favourite spooky time of year, and it is time to start planning the perfect party. We have got some great Halloween party ideas to enhance any celebration and maximise the spooky atmosphere. Firstly, there are smoke and fog machines which produce a misty spooky effect, and also enhance the impact of your party lights by causing beams of light to be visible in the air. In addition, there are low-lying fog machines which create a smoke effect that remains close to the ground, transforming your dancefloor into a creepy graveyard. Next, there are a range of party lights guaranteed to enhance your Halloween event. UV party lights are a popular choice, as they illuminate white and bright colours, highlighting your Halloween party decorations. There are also strobe lights that produce a flashing light show, creating an eerie lightning storm and slow-motion effect. Below we have taken a thorough look at popular Halloween party effects, helping you design the ultimate Halloween party.
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Battery powered smoke machines, do they exist?

“Do you know what would be good? a battery-powered smoke machine! I can't believe nobody makes one”…. As a retailer of DJ equipment and all the classic smoke machines and fog machines, hazers and fazers, we are often asked about battery powered smoke machines, and more importantly why it is we don't sell any. Well to start with, they do actually exist, so lets get that out of the way first. The real discussion comes from the designs and types available, the intended usage, and the most important bit of course, the price.