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LASER

LASER BEAM QUESTIONS


Question: What does a Laser beam look like?
Answer: They look like extremely bright, long neon tubes that are suspended mid-air in zero gravity. They can move very very fast to music (note specific). They are an alien non-natural light source. Unlike conventional or slower moving intelligent light sources, laser light is 100% man made coherent light, that does not exist in nature. You will never see anything straighter on the planet. Captivating to say the least, they will stop traffic.

Question: Can you Shoot Beams onto a dance floor or into an audience at an event?
Answer: No, FDA regulation prohibit such activity. All laser beams must be 10 feet above human access. Please report any company that does this to FDA, CDRH - Frank Mackison 1.301.594.4646 x145 or http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/index.html

Question: Don't we have to have Special Insurance, FDA & FAA Federal papaerwork, a governmental variance, fill out stacks of paper and go through a bunch of red tape to do Laser Shows?
Answer: Yes, but you do not see any of it. KLS will provide you with a turn key show. You will not be aware of that side, unless you ask to see it.

Question: Can Lasers work in Rain, Sleet or Snow?
Answer: Yes, Providing the Laser is in a protective enclosure. More Oft than not, it can actually help make the show look brighter.

Question: Can a performer be in or near a Laser effect?
Answer: Yes, but no skin can be exposed to light. They also need horizontal separation from beam. Example is a "Laser Cone" Interlock devices must also be used.

Question: Can you see a Laser Beam outside in the daylight?
Answer: General answer for most applications is no. However, an extremely large Laser will be seen if performance parameters are limited and weather conditions are correct. A very expensive effect for minimal visual yield.

Question: Can you see a Laser Beam inside a brightly lit Exposition Hall?
Answer: Yes, But an Outdoor laser must be used. Also a hazer machine will be needed to haze the room.

Question: How does a laser work?
Answer: Go to our "KLS Links" Page to see a wonderful site called "Lasers, and how they work."


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LASER GRAPHIC QUESTIONS


Question: Can you put our logo up in laser light?
Answer: Yes, any size providing the projection distance is at least twice the size needed. In other words, a 10' image will need a 20' throw.

Question: Can you put our logo on a cloud?
Answer:: Yes, but we get paid whether there is weather or not. Plus the other factor is the audience must be close to 90 degrees under the cloud, pending it's density. If the cloud is not very dense, the result could just be a blur from off angle.

Question: Can you put our Logo onto trees?
Answer: Yes, but the audience must be 90 degrees or perpendicular to the logo. If off angle they will not see it.

Question: Can you put our Logo onto a backdrop?
Answer: Yes, but it will work best if the backdrop is not black. Also, If the backdrop has folds in it, the audience must be 90 degrees or perpendicular to the logo. If off angle they will not see it.

Question: Can you put our Logo onto a building?
Answer: Yes, but only where there is no glass or windows. It will not be seen there. If windows are present, the building must also be closed and or policed to prevent someone from looking out a window and expose their eyes to laser light.

Question: What are the best surfaces for Laser Logos or graphics?
Answer: Light colors, flat non-glossy or dull surfaces (white to med. gray best).

Question: Can you make a hologram of our logo 3D and float in mid-air?
Answer: This question probably comes because many people have seen special effects such as the "Princess Leia" scene from Star Wars. While 3D volume effects such as cones and planes can be very exciting, but cannot produce this type of effect. For this effect, light would somehow have to stop in mid-air, which is impossible unless the light hits a surface. It is impossible with today's technologies to do a true 3D holographic mid-air projection. But depending on the project, there are other 3D methods which may meet your goals.

R2D2 - Bending The Law's Of Physics


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PYRO

PYROTECHNIC QUESTIONS

Question: Don't we have to get: Special Pyro Insurance, a Local Permit, a State Permit, have ATF Licenses, a TN State Exhibitors License, a TN State Operators Certificate, Fire Inspector fees, Storage fees, Show site Inspection, Product demonstrations, Drawings, Stacks of paperwork and go through a bunch of red tape to do Pyrotechnics?
Answer: Yes, but you do not see any of it. KLS will provide you with a turn key show. You will not be aware of that side, unless you ask to see it. Effective May 1, 2007, statewide, it will be a Class B Misdemeanor in TN. to use any size pyro effect (1.4, 1.3 or Flame Effects), inside or outside, without meeting the above requierments.

Question: What if I see a pyro show in a high school, church, nightclub or any overly crowded venue with no Fire Inspector present?
Answer: Attempt to talk to the owner to make sure they have a Fireworks Permit and a Fire Inspector present. If unsure, please call the local police/fire dispatch and they will notify fire authorities. In Nashville that number is 615.862.8600.

Question: Why did the Rhode Island Club Fire Happen?
Answer: This was an illegal display with over 40 code violations. It was a gross negligence towards human life, law and fire codes. Yes, lawless musicians are terrorists too. For a detailed KLS explanation [Click Here].

Question: Can Pyro be done inside?
Answer: Yes, 90% of buildings can accommodate 1.4s class, (Indoor) Pyro.

Question: Can Pyro be done outdoor?
Answer: Yes, we provide 1.4 class (Indoor) and 1.3 class (Outdoor aerial shells). Our 1.4 shows can be done outside and allow you to have a much closer proximity to your audience. As well as less restrictions.

Question: Can Pyro work in Rain, Sleet or Snow?
Answer: Yes, but under severe wind it will not be permissible. If show is canceled due to inclement weather, we still get paid.

Question: What happens if the show is canceled?
Answer: For whatever reason the local "Authority Having Jurisdiction" cancels the show (inside or outside) we still get paid.

Question: Can a performer be in or near a Pyro effect?
Answer: Yes, only under 1.4 (Indoor) and the verbal consent of that performer, and "Authority Having Jurisdiction's" discretion. Finally, the pyro operator makes the last call at the moment of firing based upon current stage safety conditions. This call, will not affect payment.

Question: How far must the Audience be from the stage for Indoor Pyro?
Answer: An Audience member must be 15 feet from the pryo device. 25 feet for Concussion devices.

Question: Can "Air Bursts" Be fired above an assembled Audience?
Answer: Yes, according to NFPA 1126 subsection 6-2.14 parameters. Local Authority Having Jurisdiction, permission pending.

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Contact

Toll Free
800.MR.LASER
Kozmic Lazer Show, LLC
615.391.3226
Nashville, Tennessee
mrlaser800@aol.com