Everything You Need to Know About Choosing Atmospheric Stage Haze Machines

When you want to create special effects, a haze machine helps with your plans. The right haze machine offers consistent performance for the square footage that you want the haze to cover. On eBay, you can find new and used haze machines with a variety of features.

What are some of the features of the haze generators?

The available features are:

  • Coverage - The machines can cover 4-72 cubic meters per second.
  • Input voltage - The units can operate on 120 or 240 volts of power from an outlet.
  • Cord length - The power cord lengths range from 3-10 meters.
  • Remote control distance - The remote controls for the machines operate at a distance of 3-50 meters from the unit.
  • Built-in lighting - Some of the machines are also able to display colored LED lights while producing haze.
What are the available control options for the haze machines?

The control options for the affordable haze generators include:

  • Analog - You set the performance using analog controllers on the atmospheric haze generator.
  • DMX - This allows you to operate the machine using an infrared remote control and digital management functions. You can also use the analog controls on the machine's housing.
  • Manual - The machine's housing has manual controls with digital functions that allow you to change the output, capacity, lighting, and other features of the unit.
What is the fluid capacity for stage haze machines?

When you have a long performance or event, you may want a higher fluid capacity for the haze machine. The capacities range from 0.25 to 2.00 liters. The output rate of the machines is 2.0 to 4.5 milliliters per minute, for a total operating time of 12 minutes to more than 12 hours. The output rate can be adjusted in a range of 1 to 100% of the machine's capacity.

How do you choose a haze machine for a stage?

When shopping on eBay for an affordable haze machine, consider its:

  • Brand - Some options are American DJ, Antari, Chauvet, Elation, and Martin. There are also unbranded haze machines available.
  • Portability - Choose a unit that has a handle for portability or that is designed to be fixed in position.
  • Haze and smoke combination - Some of the units can make haze, smoke, or both.
  • Condition - Choose from new, manufacturer's refurbished, or used options.