Laser shows as an alternative to fireworks or to enhance firework displays
Sometimes it is not possible or not allowed to do fireworks at an event – a laser show can be a great alternative. But a laser show is not only a great alternative – it’s an even greater enhancement of a fireworks display: The smoke that is produced by the firework shells on detonation forms a great projection surface for laser beams. It is usually not possible to bring smoke and haze very high up in the air, but the smoke from fireworks provides a great number of particles in the air to reflect the laser beam and thus make it visible. This means that a combination of fireworks and laser show are a spectacular symbiosis
What is a Laser Show?
A laser show defines the use of laser light for entertainment purposes. This means generally that the light of one or more laser beams get deviated so fast, thus effects occur. There are two types of laser shows: First, the so called beam show or indoor show, where laser beams are directed into the audience (known as audience scanning) or above the viewer. Secondly, the graphic show, often also called projection show: With the help of very fast deflection of one or more laser beam patterns, graphics, texts, logos etc. are projected onto a solid surface. Depending on size and complexity of the laser shows, beam and graphic show can be combined for e.g. story telling or to add an extra dramatic moment to the show.
Also a laser show can be live controlled, a so called live laser show. This kind of laser show is the most used one, because there is no extensive programming needed. Furthermore the show can optionally adapt to every music played. The disadvantage of a live laser show is that it is not always easy to keep the synchronicity of the music. But more challenging is the individual and different control systems of different laser projectors within the scope of a live laser show event: In this case knowledge and ability of a laser operator is required, which only can be acquired by expert knowledge.
Where can Laser Shows be used?
Laser Shows can be used for different kinds of events. The classical application at a nightclub is no longer the only kind of application: Laser shows (in combination with a multimedia show) are already an integral part of cruise ships; also many amusement parks use a wide range of show laser applications for entertainment. Even major car manufactures insert laser shows at their product presentations. Fact is that laser shows become more and more popular as a great alternative to normal fireworks at city festivals: This amazing outdoor laser show will be an unforgettable experience for everybody! An experience which more and more brides and grooms like to share with family and friends at their wedding. Sport clubs all over the world – American Football, Baseball, Soccer, Basketball or Ice Hockey – use the emotionality of a laser show at half-time breaks to entertain the sport fans as well as a way to display advertisement and information. Also for advertising laser become increasingly important. Extremely eye-catching laser projections are taking over the part of old-fashioned billboards, which are losing customer coverage. The strongest video projectors are often too weak to project over long distances. At this point a laser light is particularly well placed, because of the small divergence only minimal energy is lost at the whole projection distance. Therefore projections onto a mountain or at a building are also possible.