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VaporFlame is the leading manufacturer of realistic fake flames for the stage. Our patented and innovative technology uses only air and water to create a realistic flame effect, without the use of heat or flammable fluids. This makes our products safe to use and touch. We are ideal for indoor and outdoor productions. Our crew is dedicated to creating special effects that are both visually stunning and safe for all occasions. With our unique technology, you can create the look of real fire without any of the risks. So if you’re looking to create a realistic flame effect without the worry, VaporFlame has you covered.
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Compressed Air & Water
Creating flames with compressed air and water mean no expensive or dangerous fuels. We use regular water for eye-catching effects! Since we use water as our only "fuel" VaporFlame is safe to use close to performers, scenery, and with fire alarm systems.
VaporFlame is a small yet innovative special effects manufacturer. They provide personalized service to meet their customers' needs and specialize in custom projects. With their passion and dedication, VaporFlame is sure to create an unforgettable experience. Read more about their recent projects and see what they can do for you.
Safe To Touch
Our patented process is safe and dry, so there is nothing to burn, no smoke in the air, and nothing to collect on your stage. Performers and scenery can easily move through the flame effects creating new and exciting staging opportunities.
Easy to Use
VaporFlame is the ideal special effects manufacturer for anyone looking to add an extra wow factor to their production. Incorporated into scenery or mounted on a lighting truss, our impressive range of special effects products are not only easy to use, but also connect to lighting consoles via DMX 512 protocol, offering tech-savvy users a range of features and functions.
The Possibilities Are Endless
What do I need to create realistic fire effects?VaporFlame uses compressed air and water to create a plume of vapor. The plume is lit up by an LED light to create the effect. We have packaged an air compressor and water pump into a road case and call it our VFE, or "engine". This provides the air and water you'll need for your effect in a mobile package. The air and water are carried by our valved air and water hoses. They have a single valved connector which attaches to the VaporFlame unit. You can also use your own air compressor and water source if you have one. We have a bare hose connector that will attach the VaporFlame to your own air and water supply. What you'll need: (The short answer) The VaporFlame effect A source of compressed air & water A hose set to deliver the air and water to the VaporFlame unit A light to light it up A DMX device like a lighting console to control the VaporFlame and the light.
How do I set a flame effect up?You need to connect the parts of the system to power, connect the light and VaporFlame effect unit to DMX control, and connect the air/water supply to the VaporFlame with hoses. Power everything up Bleed the air from the water line by connecting the bleeder hose and let the water run through to get rid of all the air. Connect the air/water supply to the VaporFlame effect unit with the Air and Water hoses. Position the VaporFlame effect so that the plume is lit by the light Turn on the light and the VaporFlame from the DMX console. Beside to turn on channels 1 AND 2 of the VaporFlame. (Channel 1 controls air and channel 2 controls water.) When you are done, use the air supply to clear the water from your water hose. This keeps everything clean. Connect the water hose to the air supply Connect the bleeder hose to the air/water hose. Run air through the water hose to clear out the water
Can I touch the fire effect?You sure can! Because we use air and water, there is no heat. You can touch or walk through the plume without and problems. Just a note: If you are very close to the nozzle tip, you may get wet, but at the top of the effect, you can touch the flame without getting wet. Some of our designers use the effect as a wall of flame to walk through to amazing effect!
Is this flame effect safe for performers and scenery?It is! Because we are using water as our only "fuel", there is no haze fluid or smoke to irritate performer eyes or throat. We have been approved by Actor's Equity reps on several occasions as safe to use around performers. Additionally, there is no risk of burning a performer, or fire hazard, making us a great choice to build into scenery. In fact our specially designed fixture was built with performers and scenery in mind! The nozzle that creates the effect is at the end of a 5-foot hose allowing you to build the flame effect into scenery, or even mount it on a costume to great effect.
Will VaporFlame get my stage wet or is it safe around other gear?Short answer-No. Long answer- The VaporFlame is designed so that the water is broken down so small that the droplets evaporate instead of collecting on the floor or on other gear. It's actually what makes us unique! The VF8c was designed for The Phoenix Suns preshow. Their requirements were strict that there be no water of any kind on the court. We were happy to help! There are air and water adjustments on the unit. This changes the ration of air to water in the effect. Too much water or not enough air will make the effect plume thicker, but also wetter. We included these controls so that you can adjust the effect for your application or environment. Give us a call if you have questions.