We recently joined a styled shoot at Dunedin’s newest venue The Fenway Hotel. It was the perfect setting to try out our new cold sparkler units.
Here’s what you need to know:
Cold Spark Blitzz FX Machine, also known as a cold spark effect or cold sparkler fountains, is safe to use, spark machine that emits a cold to the touch fountain of sparks up to 15’ high, which are not subject to catching fire. This device does not feature any pyrotechnics, but instead offers a safe, simulated pyrotechnic experience.
Equipment we used:
Furman PL-PLUS DMC Power Conditioner
12 gauge outdoor rated 50’ extension cord per unit
ProX Blitzz FX Cold Spark Machines
Material: Titanium and Zirconium Proprietary Mix
We learned a lot about power requirements during the setup.
You absolutely can NOT use a GFI/GFCI protected circuit or 2 or 3. The overload protection is delicate during the machines warm up process and will trip the circuit.
You need (1) 15amp non-GFI circuit to power up to (4) four Blitzz FX units
Power Conditioning - We would highly recommend protecting your investment.
Why we chose the the ProX Blitzz FX:
One of the main reasons we chose the Blitzz FX as our main Cold Spark Machine is that ProX ( an American Company based in NJ), stands behind their product 100% and has offered responsive customer service since the purchase of these units. By choosing the ProX Blitzz FX, we were guaranteed the latest in cold spark technology, high safety standards, and value.
What we were looking for in our Cold Sparkler Fountain Machines:
We wanted a compact size and weight, without compromising the build quality, safety, & volume of the sparkler show. These units are a smaller version of the original Blitzz machines and the sleek design is self-contained inside a small black metal box. These have a longer run time (90 seconds) than most units currently on the market (30 - 60 seconds). They produce very little to no smoke and produce no odor, which is almost unheard amongst the Cold Sparkler industry. The granules used in these machines have no explosive content. It is also self-cleaning, so there is no mess afterward. This machine is fully programmable and easy to set up., you have the ability to control the height and duration of the sparkler display.
You can control multiple units with ProX's wireless remote system. These can be set up in circles, at different heights, and so much more to give you the impressive show you have always wanted. Whether you are providing this display at a concert, a festival, or even a birthday party, the functions are completely customizable.
Safety is our number one priority.
We needed a unit that was safe and effective indoors and outdoors. The Cold Spark Machine is a non pyrotechnic effect - it does use combustable material, it does not catch or create fire. The effect reaches a temperature of 62.5º F and just incase of an emergency, these units include a precautionary safety shutoff feature. The Cold Spark Machine fountain system allows for safe creation of the stunning desired sparks effects.
Cold Sparkler Fountains Material:
The ProX Composite Ti Stage Effect powder is a proprietary combination of Titanium and Zirconium. It contains no combustive content. The material produces a Cold Spark Effect at approximately 62 (sixty-two) degrees Fahrenheit (16.7 degrees Celsius) The product is designed for use ONLY in the ProX Cold Spark Machine and must be used as directed in the equipment instruction manual.
The ProX Blitzz FX machine works by heating up small grains of a proprietary mixture of metals, which are loaded into the machine from small pre-measured pouches. Every 7 ounces (200-gram) packet gives the operator approximately 10 to 15 minutes of firing time, in 90-second increments with a cooldown time, which means no reloading the device after a single shot. These grains produce cool-to-the-touch sparks, and there is no possibility of igniting a fire as it does not use flames or gunpowder. The effect also produces virtually no smoke, and leaves no foul odor in the air, making this a great effect for indoor use.