Low Fog Machine

The ideal tool for creating those classic mist-filled dancefloors for parties and weddings, a Low Fog Machine will provide that desirable floor-hugging effect which a standard smoke machine will never achieve, and it does so using standard fog fluid.

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  1. BeamZ ICE700 Low Fog Machine
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    BeamZ ICE700 Low Fog Machine
    • BeamZ ICE700 Low Fog Machine
    • Creates low lying fog effect
    • Works with smoke fluid + ice cubes
    • Large 1.2lt fluid tank
    • Includes wired remote control
    • Ideal for Halloween + home parties
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  2. BeamZ ICE1800 Low Fog Machine
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    BeamZ ICE1800 Low Fog Machine
    • BeamZ 1800W DMX Ground Fog Effect
    • Creates a low lying fog effect
    • Large 2.5 litre tank capacity
    • Timer based remote control
    • 1800W quick heating element
    • Commercial grade machine
    • For DJs, festivals or halloween
    • Works with smoke fluid + ice cubes
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  3. BeamZ ICE1200 Low Fog Machine
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    BeamZ ICE1200 Low Fog Machine
    • BeamZ ICE1200 Low Fog Machine
    • Creates low lying fog effect
    • Works with smoke fluid + ice cubes
    • Large 500ml fluid tank
    • Includes wired remote control
    • Ideal for Halloween + home parties
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  4. BeamZ Professional LF3000 Low Fog Machine
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    BeamZ Professional LF3000 Low Fog Machine
    • BeamZ Professional Low Fog Machine
    • Uses water and standard smoke fluid
    • Continuous output after warm up
    • Adjustable output and fan speed
    • On board digital display or DMX
    • Solid flight case with wheels
    • Great for large venues
    • Ideal for DJs and halloween parties
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  5. BeamZ Professional LF6000 Low Fog Machine
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    BeamZ Professional LF6000 Low Fog Machine
    • BeamZ Professional Low Fog Machine
    • Uses water and standard smoke fluid
    • Continuous output after warm up
    • Adjustable output and fan speed
    • On board digital display or DMX
    • Solid flight case with wheels
    • Great for large venues
    • Ideal for DJs and halloween parties
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  6. BeamZ Professional LF1500 Low Fog Machine

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    BeamZ Professional LF1500 Low Fog Machine
    • BeamZ Professional Low Fog Machine
    • Uses water and standard smoke fluid
    • Continuous output after warm up
    • Adjustable output and fan speed
    • On board digital display or DMX
    • Solid flight case with wheels
    • Great for medium size venues
    • Ideal for DJs and halloween parties
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Low Fog Machines were made extremely popular with live music performances and videos in the 80s. It was only a short time ago that realising the low fog effect was still only possible through the use of traditional dry ice fog machine systems, which were a rental-only option due to their prohibitive cost.

Added in with the hazardous nature of buying, storing and handling the dry ice itself, these systems remained the realm of theatres and film studios only, with no real equivalent until now.

Low Lying Fog Machine

Low fog machines work in several ways depending on their overall size and cost, with the designs varying slightly to suit the requirements of different sized venues.

Most DJs and performers will already be using a smoke machine or haze machine as part of their lighting rig, which will be fine for general room-filling duties and overall ambience. However, these units are all designed for maximum smoke dispersion into an area, and simply won't produce a controlled low fog effect.

Smoke and fog fluid is all water-based and environmentally friendly these days (it was originally oil-based), and works by the machine heating the liquid until it turns to a vapour. The additives to the water are there to help increase the ‘hang time’ of the smoke in the air and to add some density to the mixture for better visual effect.

This heating process obviously means that the smoke output is warm from the machine, which in normal circumstances is irrelevant to its performance, but becomes a big negative when you're wanting to create a low-level fog effect.

The trick to creating a ground covering layer of fog is all about temperature, with the smoke that's exiting the machine needing to be cooler than the air in the room. This requires some form of cooling system to be built into the machine itself.

These low lying fog machines start off with the variants that are known as ice foggers, which are perfect for mobile DJs and venues looking for a convenient and cheap to operate floor fog system.

Ice Fogger Machine

Working in an identical way to a normal smoke machine, using the same low cost, water-based smoke fluids, the ice fogger is a simple yet highly effective design that bridges the gap between the budget and professional ground fog machines.

These systems feature a compartment which is filled with ice cubes prior to use. The warm smoke being produced by the machine is pushed across the ice before it exits, which adds moisture to the vapour to increase its density, and lowers its temperature, making it colder than the air in the room. This allows the cooled smoke to be held underneath the warmer room air temporarily.

This simple solution provides excellent results and has the huge benefit of being both cost-effective and completely safe to handle and operate, with both the fog fluid and ice compartments being easy to keep topped up during an event.

Larger capacity low fog machines will often include electric fans to help force the smoke through the dense icebox, ensuring there is a powerful enough output to allow good room coverage from a fixed position.

Ultrasonic Fog Machines

Designed for large volume output of ground-level fog, these professional machines operate on a unique ultrasonic technology which replaces the standard pump and heater system used in smoke machines and ice foggers.

Rows of small sonic agitators, which are piezoelectric transducers, vibrate at extremely high frequency, which upsets the water's natural surface state and turns it into vapour (think of it as boiling without heating).

It's actually a technology that's been borrowed from industrial greenhouses where similar systems are used for moisture control purposes.

For ground fog use, these high-tech machines use a mixture of distilled water and standard smoke machine fluid, which is generated into the fog with little to no heat, which leaves a damp and cold misted output that will naturally keep low in the air.

A further benefit of this near cold process is that the machines can be run continuously for long periods, producing a dense floor level smoke that rivals professional dry ice units in its coverage, without the huge cost and hazards.

Another noticeable feature of these units is the long hose attachment to the front of the machines. With the systems being physically larger than a smoke machine, this extension to the firing port allows you to hide the machine behind curtains or under skirted tables while retaining full functionality.

BeamZ Professional LF1500 and LF3000 machines say they need distilled water to function. Can I use tap water instead?

No. There are two reasons why. Firstly, standard tap water is full of minerals, especially calcium and lime, which will quickly deposit into the machine's internals and cause it to malfunction. (look inside a kettle to see how much limescale builds up). Distilled water is free of these deposits.

Secondly, distilled water has a lower surface tension than tap water due to the removal of those minerals, and this allows for the ultrasonic process to operate correctly and create consistent volumes of vapour. Use of tap water will void the manufacturer's warranty.

Do ice fogger machines need to always have ice in them to work?

No! They just won't create the low-level effect. They will, however, function perfectly fine as a normal output smoke machine, so you get the best of both worlds.

What is a dry ice fog machine?

The dry in the name refers to the fact that these systems do not use fog liquid to produce their effect, instead of using the gas produced as a result of heating the solid dry ice.

Why is dry ice considered so dangerous?

Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide, frozen into a solid for storage and transport. It's quite a volatile substance even in frozen form, where it can cause sealed storage to explode from CO2 venting. It will also burn skin causing severe frostbite, so can only be handled with the correct equipment.

As it reaches room temperature it becomes carbon dioxide gas, which is deadly in an enclosed or poorly ventilated space.