Low Fog Machines

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 that 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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    £125.00
    BeamZ ICE700 Low Fog Machine
    • Low-lying fog effect for dancefloors and photoshoots
    • Separate compartments for ice cubes and smoke fluid
    • Thermostatically controlled heating element
    • Hold-to-activate button on the 3m wired remote control
    • 1.2L tank capacity to reduce how often a refill is needed
    £125.00
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  2. BeamZ Professional LF1500 Low Fog Machine
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    Regular Price £769.00 Special test Price £649.00
    BeamZ Professional LF1500 Low Fog Machine
    • Professional low fogger with a flight case design
    • Uses ultrasonic technology with standard smoke fluid and water
    • Continuous output with adjustable fan speed and smoke output
    • DMX connections for full control over the output
    • Integrated LCD display menu with a timer function
    Regular Price £769.00 Special test Price £649.00
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  3. Beamz ICE1200 Low Fog Machine with 500ml Smoke Fluid
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    Regular Price £185.00 Special test Price £170.00
    Beamz ICE1200 Low Fog Machine with 500ml Smoke Fluid
    • Low fog smoke machine
    • Separate smoke fluid and ice cube reservoirs
    • Large 1.3L fluid tank with 500ml of included smoke fluid
    • 3m wired remote control with a hold-to-activate button
    • Ideal for dancefloors, weddings and stage shows
    Regular Price £185.00 Special test Price £170.00
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  4. BeamZ ICE1200 MKII Low Lying Fog Machine with 1L ECO Fluid
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    Regular Price £175.00 Special test Price £165.00
    BeamZ ICE1200 MKII Low Lying Fog Machine with 1L ECO Fluid
    • Low fog machine for medium sized events
    • Thermostat controlled heating for quick heat up
    • 1300ML fluid tank
    • Remote control included with lead for on/off functions
    • 1L of odourless smoke fluid
    Regular Price £175.00 Special test Price £165.00
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  5. BeamZ ICE700 Low Fog Machine with 1L ECO Fluid
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    £130.00
    BeamZ ICE700 Low Fog Machine with 1L ECO Fluid
    • Ice fogger with a 700W heating element
    • 1.2L fluid tank with a viewing window
    • Remote control connected to a 3m lead for on/off functions
    • Includes 1L bottle of smoke fluid
    • Separate sections for ice and smoke fluid
    £130.00
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  6. Beamz ICE1800 Low Lying Fog Machine with 500ml Smoke Fluid
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    £329.00
    Beamz ICE1800 Low Lying Fog Machine with 500ml Smoke Fluid
    • 1800W low smoke fog machine
    • Separate ice cube and smoke fluid compartments
    • Standalone or DMX control to suit different events
    • Large 3.1L fluid tank with 500ml of fluid included
    • Remote control with a timer function for automatic smoke output
    £329.00
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  7. BeamZ ICE1800 Low Lying Fog Machine with 2L Eco Fluid
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    £329.00
    BeamZ ICE1800 Low Lying Fog Machine with 2L Eco Fluid
    • Low fog machine with a 1800W heating element
    • Large 2.5L smoke fluid tank
    • DMX compatible
    • Wired remote with a timer on a 3m lead
    • Includes 2L of odourless smoke fluid
    £329.00
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  8. BeamZ Professional LF1500 Low Lying Fog Machine with 20L Fluid
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    Regular Price £799.00 Special test Price £679.00
    BeamZ Professional LF1500 Low Lying Fog Machine with 20L Fluid
    • Professional, compact low fog machine
    • Utilises smoke fluid and water with an ultrasonic agitator
    • 20 litres of super-density smoke fluid included
    • Adjustable output and fan speed with a continuous output
    • Live-in durable flightcase with locking caster wheels
    Regular Price £799.00 Special test Price £679.00
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  9. BeamZ ICE1800 Low Fog Machine
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    £319.00
    BeamZ ICE1800 Low Fog Machine
    • 1800W low fog machine for stages and weddings
    • Separate compartments for ice cubes and smoke fluid
    • DMX or standalone operation
    • Huge 2.5L tank for several hours of use
    • Included remote with a timer function for automatic bursts
    £319.00
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  10. BeamZ Professional LF3000 Low Fog Machine
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    Regular Price £1,349.00 Special test Price £999.00
    BeamZ Professional LF3000 Low Fog Machine
    • Works with distilled water and standard smoke fluid to produce dense low fog
    • Continuous fog output after the short warm up time of only 8 minutes
    • Adjustable output volume and fan speed using DMX connection or the built-in control panel
    • Timer settings with adjustment to output duration and intervals
    • Solid flight case with wheels for protective and easy transport
    Regular Price £1,349.00 Special test Price £999.00
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  11. BeamZ Professional LF6000 Low Fog Machine
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    £2,175.00
    BeamZ Professional LF6000 Low Fog Machine
    • Separate large compartments to use distilled water and smoke fluid to produce low fog
    • Continuous output after initial 8 minute warm up for quick and easy set-up
    • DMX controllable to adjust the output rate and fan speed
    • LCD control panel with timer settings to set intervals and change the output duration
    • Portable heavy-duty flight case on wheels perfect for touring shows and mobile DJs
    £2,175.00
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  12. BeamZ Professional LF3000 Low Fog Machine with 5L Fluid
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    Regular Price £1,359.00 Special test Price £1,009.00
    BeamZ Professional LF3000 Low Fog Machine with 5L Fluid
    • Compact low fog machine kit
    • Ultrasonic agitator to create a thin mist
    • DMX in/output via 3-pin XLR
    • Flightcase with wheels
    • Control through digital display or DMX
    Regular Price £1,359.00 Special test Price £1,009.00
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  13. BeamZ Professional LF3000 Low Lying Fog Machine with 20L Fluid
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    Regular Price £1,379.00 Special test Price £1,019.00
    BeamZ Professional LF3000 Low Lying Fog Machine with 20L Fluid
    • Compact professional low fog machine
    • Uses water and smoke fluid with an ultrasonic agitator
    • 5L smoke fluid tank with 20L included super-density fluid
    • Adjustable fan speed with a continuous output
    • Durable live-in flight case with locking caster wheels
    Regular Price £1,379.00 Special test Price £1,019.00
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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.

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a low fog machine work?

A low fog machine works by combining fog fluid with a cold element such as ice cubes or distilled water to create a dense, ground-hugging fog effect. Typically, the machine heats the fog fluid to create vapour, which is then cooled rapidly using ice or a refrigeration unit before being expelled. This rapid cooling causes the fog to condense and stay close to the ground, simulating a low-lying fog or mist effect, often used in theatrical productions, haunted houses, and events to create atmosphere and visual interest.

Will low lying fog set off a fire alarm?

Low lying fog can potentially set off a fire alarm, especially if the alarm uses optical sensors. These sensors might interpret the fog particles as smoke, triggering the alarm. It's important to be aware of the type of fire alarm system in the venue and take precautions to avoid false alarms during events where fog machines are used.

Is Smoke From A Fog Machine Bad For You?

No, fog machines use water-based fluids with a mix of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin, both of which are not harmful to ingest unless in large quantities. The most common effect of fog machine smoke that may cause complaints is a dry throat effect.

How Do You Unblock A Fog Machine?

The cheapest solution to clean a fog machine is by using a 50/50 mix of distilled water and clear vinegar. Empty the fluid tank completely of smoke fluid and put the 50/50 mix into the tank. Wait for the machine to heat up and then let it pump through the machine as normal in an outdoor area. You could also purchase a bottle of smoke machine cleaner and use the same method as above.

Do You Need A Special Fog Machine For Low Lying Fog?

In order to achieve a low-lying fog effect like you would find with a dry ice machine, you will need a fog machine with a separate compartment for ice cubes. The standard smoke fluid then passes through the ice cubes to cool it down, resulting in it lying low to the ground.

How do you make fog stay on the ground?

To make fog stay on the ground, a low fog machine typically uses a cooling mechanism, such as ice or a refrigeration unit, to cool the fog after it's generated but before it's expelled. This cooling process makes the fog denser and heavier than the surrounding air, causing it to linger close to the ground. Properly cooled fog won't rise quickly, creating a thick, ground-hugging effect ideal for creating an atmosphere in various settings.

What Is A Low Fog Machine?

A low fog machine is a standard smoke machine that has a separate compartment for ice cubes. The smoke fluid in the machine heats up enough to turn into a gas, and then it passes through the ice cubes using the inbuilt fans. The smoke that is outputted then stays low to the ground for a short period of time before it warms up and rises, filling the room like a standard smoke machine would.

Can You Use Water In A Fog Machine?

No, fog machines are to be used with standard smoke fluid that consists of pharmaceutical-grade glycol and water. These fluids are cheap to buy and much easier than making your own fog fluid at home which requires a lot of research and practice to achieve adequate results.

What's The Difference Between Fog And Haze Machines?

The main difference between fog and haze machines is the thickness of the smoke that is being produced. Fog machines are designed for the fog to be highly visible, while haze machines are designed to produce an extremely thin and barely noticeable effect in order to enhance the effects of lighting fixtures like lasers.

Does Fog Machine Fluid Expire?

Thankfully, no, fog machine fluid does not expire so it can be used over extended periods of time. It is only recommended to keep it in a tight container or bottle to ensure no foreign substances make it into the fluid, as well as ensuring it doesn’t thicken after being exposed to air for too long.