MusikFest, a non-stop, 10-day summer music festival, used Look Solutions Unique2 Hazer for performances by Dark Star Orchestra and Petula Clark at Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
The performing arts center serves as the home of Lehigh University’s music and theater departments as well as a road house for outside productions and a rental venue for shows like MusikFest which played four nights this August.
Zoellner Arts Center acquired the Unique2 Hazer for its equipment inventory after lighting coordinator Liz Lammer saw it at the LDI trade show last October. “I really liked it and decided we had to have it,” she recalls. “The old machine had an issue when you powered it down; it would continue to spit out fog or haze as it cooled down. The Unique2 actually stops hazing when you tell it to. Our old machine could only run for a certain amount of time, then it had to recharge. The Unique2 ran constantly both nights for about three hours each night. We are extremely happy with it! The haze itself also has a fuller look.”
Look Solutions’ Unique2 Hazer offers minimal warmup time and minimal noise; a variable output which can be adjusted in 99 steps to produce effects from the finest mist to a thick haze; an efficient fan for quick haze distribution; DMX 512 control; and a Haze-Density Control System which allows an individual profile for a show to be programmed.
The Unique2 was deployed in similar applications for both Dark Star Orchestra, a cover band for The Grateful Dead, and pop icon Petula Clark. The system was used as a hazer to accent light-beam effects from VARILITE 1000s, ETC spots and PAR cans, so it was constantly on during the concerts. The VARILITEs were used as moving heads for the Dark Star show.
“The Unique2 was easy to use, quiet and provided a constant haze,” says Lammer. “And when we needed to increase the haze output at a certain point, it was easy to adjust.”
Lammer adds that, “it’s very convenient to have the Unique2 in our stock. We never know when someone will want to use it, and it’s small enough to store easily. We like it a lot!”
Based in Germany, Look Solutions manufactures high performance fog machines, haze machines, battery-powered mini foggers, low-foggers, accessories and fluids at reasonable prices. Look Solutions USA, located in south-central Pennsylvania, serves customers in the US, Canada and Mexico. For more information, or to request a demo machine for evaluation, visit www.looksolutionsusa.com or call Hunter Totty, Business Manager, at 1-800-426-4189.