Traditional pyrotechnics and fireworks require combustion and extreme levels of heat to operate. This makes them incredibly dangerous in lieu of how beautiful they are. They create fire hazards and expel carcinogenic particles into the air, which severely limits where they can be used. As a result, they have been relegated to outdoor venues and large arenas to preserve the safety of the audience.
In contrast, Cold Spark Machines do not use flammable elements to create a sparkling, firework-esque display. Instead, it uses a mixture of small grains made up of zirconium and titanium. Those grains are loaded into a small rectangular machine using small pouches with a safety interlock system. They are heated to 62 degrees fahrenheit, cooler than body temperature!
Because of this they run no risk of burning or catching anything on fire. Because these are a safer form of firework, they can give performers, managers, and audience members a piece of mind.
An operator has the ability to control both the height of the sparks (up to 16 feet in the air) and the volume of the sparks by adjusting values on the controller. This makes incredible displays easy to create, unlike traditional fireworks which require every effect to be a single-shot pyrotechnic device. You can program a number of tricks like chases, bumps, and other cool effects to launch right when you would like it to. The only downside is the noise the machines create, though it is to be expected and is no louder than the machines for similar special effects. They certainly are quieter than traditional fireworks!
As one of the safest and most dazzling special effects in the industry, Sparkular can take a drab event and breathe new life into it. Whether you’re having an indoor concert or an outdoor performance, you can blow your audience away with this unbelievable cold spark fountain display.