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Cheap Hazer?

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by cambo1000, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. cambo1000

    cambo1000 Member

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    Anyone know of a good cheap hazer in the $400-$500 price range?
    Criteria:
    Has to have a high output, but mostly:
    Can't set off fire alarms!!

    Edit: What's the opinion on the High End Nebula? I can get it for cheap.
     
  2. zackw250

    zackw250 Active Member

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    a hazer that doesn't set off a fire alarm? That's like trying to find a fire that doesn't produce heat!

    We are in a new facility and have state of the art fire system... and thats all great when it comes to saving our lifes, but for shows, its a crap head!

    Plus, our building changes it's air every 30 minutes so there is a strong air current around our stage, which causes the haze to flow around like a hurricane, it doesn't dispurse evenily.

    Sometimes it's not the hazer, its the building.

    We use a Martin Jem 24/7 Z. It has great output & is DMX conttrollabe. ZW
     
  3. The_Guest

    The_Guest Senior Team Emeritus Premium Member

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    I've had fantastic results with the Le Maitre Neutron XS Hazer. It's a good few hundred more than what your looking for 700ish-800ish usually. But it is a very simple hazer and it works fantastic. Fantastic output. It is extremely clean and hassle free. Doesn't create any fire alarm problems at my facility. It may be controlled through either DMX, remote, or automatically. You should contact your local fire department or a fire marshall and just ask them for advice.
     
  4. digitaltec

    digitaltec Active Member

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    Some hazers and fog machines will not set off fire alarms but that also depends on what type of system your venue has. It also depends on what type of fluid you are using in the machines. Honestly, either way, if you use haze or fog, I would still have the fire alarms put in test and have someone man the fire pit (where the alarm control panel is). It's the smart thing to do just incase they are set off and the fire dept comes and then your venue gets fined.

    In terms of a cheap hazer... Chauvet HZ-1000 Hazer. It honestly is the only hazer that is under 500 but still is a good machine. If you really want to go to the next level, it's around 800-2,000.
     
  5. JP12687

    JP12687 Active Member

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    Being a volunteer fire fighter in my town i have actually set the alarm off before..called off the fire dept. as a secure scene, and silenced the alarm..and then would call in if anything happened
     

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