John from Clearlight brought Swefog’s atmospheric effects with him on the recent Entech Roadshow 2018 across five Australian cities. With start in Brisbane the traveling exhibition stops in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and finishes in Perth. The concept is fantastic for showcasing new products to industry professionals from all sectors across Australia, says John.
Each summer the tech community gathers for seminars, professional development and a tradeshow displaying product news from a wide range of manufacturers from over 30 leading suppliers.
Swefog’s Duramax 1k8 and environmentally friendly Smarbib fluid containers is present to showcase the large variety of haze effects achievable with different density fluids and how output can be increased using a higher density fluid when in larger venues or outdoor.
John explains that the XTR fluid is recognized for its optical clarity and calmness. With a water-based hazer it produces really high-end atmospheric effects without clouds. Fantastic for light- and laser-shows indoors, as well as in small to medium sized venues where performers and designers fancy a very low haze density. The MD haze however is twice as dense which both doubles a hazer’s potential output and the effect becomes visually more noticeable, preferably used outside or in large venues where the added character of the atmospheric effect looks magical. Finally, HD fluid, commonly known as Swefog’s fog fluid can be used in the Duramax 1k8 as well when a gracious fog-like haze with clouds and dramatic depth is desired. Coupled with a few fans HD Fluid can be used for optically clear and subtle haze as well and will allow for four times higher output compared to the lower density fluids. The versatility helps the lighting designer on tour adapt to different stages, performances and conditions easily.
Horsham Performing Arts Centre in Australia is a venue where the Duramax 1k8 hazers recently have been installed and the ever-changeable atmospherics makes performances unique in regards of effects. Any scenery, plot and lighting design can be enhanced and complemented by suitable, theatrical haze effects, allowing the lighting designer to tell a more colorful and captive story on stage.
Duramax 1k8, the hazer itself, is built into a durable flight case and uses the mentioned Smartbib fluid system which not only is a more environmentally friendly packaging solution compared to traditional plastic cans, but is leak-proof, prevents use of wrong fluid and increases shelf life. A new design with launch mid 2018 will reduce plastic use even further from the current 35% saved plastic to 78%. Inspired by the fantastic preservation work that is being focus upon for Australia’s marine wildlife. More than 268,940 tons of litter is estimated to be floating in the Earth’s oceans currently, equal to the incredible weight of over 302 000 Great White Sharks or 1 680 000 Sea Turtles. Classified as vulnerable and endangered species respectively family of species partly due to plastic waste.
Choosing to buy products with minimal impact on our environment or joining challenges such as choose to refuse single-use plastic during July, are great ways to reduce waste in nature. But most importantly make sure to sort recyclable materials in the right local waste containers.