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WHY USE LASERS?

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There's no light like it. The most vivid, saturated color palette available. A contrast ratio unsurpassed by the best film and video technologies. The ability to reach out in three dimensions and shower an audience with cascades of beams or embrace them in waves of moving light.

  • It's about enchanting an audience with dreamlike visions. 

  • It's about exciting crowds with visual effects that move faster than any other light-form.

  • It's about engaging clients and customers with captivating images that move with a liquid-smooth animation style.

Today's laser displays are creating visions that others only dream of.

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What are the main kinds of laser effects used in light shows?

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There are two main classes of laser effects, beam effects and screen effects. In a beam effect, the laser beam traveling through the air creates the effect.  A screen effect is any image or optical effect that requires a screen or other projection surface to be visible.

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What kind of beam effects can I see at laser shows?

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There are two main types of beam effects, static and dynamic. Static beams are usually turned on an off and may be bounced from mirrors to create a beam matrix or sculpture in the air. Dynamic beam effects are moving beams that may include sheets, fans, cones or blades of light moving above and through the audience.

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When you see laser animations at shows do they just scan the pictures in ?

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In traditional character animation each picture has to be individually hand drawn (digitized) usually from artwork prepared by an animator.  The images (frames) are then played back in rapid succession creating the illusion of movement just like a classic Disney movie or Saturday morning cartoon. Some of the animation can now be done automatically with the aid of a very sophisticated  laser show design program.

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Can I put my hand into a laser beam at a show?

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Generally, NO! You can safely put your hands into any beams that are scanned onto the audience as they are dynamic and the power levels are safe.  Static beams (unmoving beams) can be dangerous and can cause burns or ignition of clothing - never put you hand into a static laser beam. You should never attempt to reflect a laser beam with a mirror or watch crystal as this may direct it into someone else's eyes causing vision damage.

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Do you have to be licensed to do laser shows?

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The rules and regulations on public laser shows and displays differ from country to country although most countries follow the IEC-825 regulations.  In the USA laser projection equipment needs a 'variance' and each show must be reported and have a 'site variance' issued by the CDRH.  If you plan to have a public laser show, be sure to hire a licensed laser show company. They will take care of all the required paperwork, notifications, and safety measures needed for the event.