Can I get coloured smoke / fog fluid to make coloured smoke / fog?
This is one of our most frequently asked questions!
Smoke fluid that produces a coloured smoke in a smoke machine does not exist, and it is unlikely it ever will. We have tried it extensively, but because such a huge amount of coloured dye is required, it blocks the heat exchanger almost immediately. Everything the smoke touches turns the colour of the dye.
So the only way to make coloured smoke is using coloured lighting or our pyrotechnic coloured smoke pellets or electronically detonated cartridges available from Pea Soup.
But...some smoke fluid is coloured!
This is purely an indicator so that users who are using a range of different smoke fluid types with different dispersion rates do not get them mixed up and can quickly see which type of fluid is in the machine's tank.
HOWEVER, as a smoke fluid manufacturer ourselves, we do NOT add any coloured or scent additives to our own smoke fluids as research suggests this is not beneficial to health or the machine.
So the only way to make coloured smoke is:
- use coloured lighting
- use coloured pyrotechnic smokes
Coloured filters on lights projected at conventional white smoke from a smoke machine produces what appears to be coloured smoke from the white smoke particles refracting the coloured light. New intense coloured LED lighting makes this easier and almost infinitely changable.
Pyrotechnic coloured smokes use coloured dye (along with other chemicals) to achieve an ACTUAL coloured smoke. Visible even in bright daylight. As a chemical compound is burned to achieve this, it is not necessarily as nice to breathe in as smoke machine smoke (actually a fog), so needs to be used in well ventilated areas.
Details on our coloured
Our low cost smoke
pellets are available
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