Saturday, May 01, 2010
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Have a Hazey Christmas!
Pea Soup's Phantom Hazer was used to provide the atmosphere on the BBC David Tennant / RSC production of Hamlet to be shown on Boxing Day, BBC2 TV. Just one Phantom "replaced a DF50, Cirrus cracker and a couple of Jem 24/7's due to the director of photography prefering the quality of haze from this unit."
With the safest haze in the world, the finest haze particle size in the world and the longest haze hang time in the world, we are understandably very proud of our Phantom!
Made in the UK to ISO:9001 quality assurance, it comes with a 5 year warranty and beats the nearest spec system in price terms by over £3,500.00
Monday, October 12, 2009
New Range of Le Maitre Smoke Machines
The G Force range are to replace existing models the Speedfogger, G300 Mk III and offer a new version of the famous G300 MkII which has sold thousands of units worldwide.
The G Force 1 replaces the Speedfogger as a 1.1kW continuous output unit, but now with external fluid reservoir for increased versatility in installations.
The G Force 2 replaces the G300 MkIII as a high output 2kW unit.
The G Force 3 is designed as an updated version of the G300 MkII, a 2.2kW high output unit. It has a smaller chassis, twin pumps and twin fog outlets and is considerably less in price.
Please note, the G300 MkII is still available and will be for the forseeable future.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Neutron XS & MVS Hazers - Price Drop
We'll beat any price on Le Maitre Hazers, but no-one can beat our knowledge and our service.
See our hazers
Clearance Smoke Machines
Due to popular demand, we now have a clearance page listing all the ex-demo and end-of-line smoke generators that are available for greatly reduced prices.
There are some superb machines which are 'as new', from Power Mist Turbo to a Colt 3 and a Rosco 900.
But as with all bargains, it's first come first served. We only have one of each.
Check out our clearance page now!
New improved Rocket Smoke Generator
The unit is a sleek, more compact design and has a new ergonomic handle with fog output control button built-in. It also gives the user greater control of fog output and improved comfort over long periods of use.
Everything else inside the unit is the same - the same un-parralleled smoke particle size, 5 year warranty and a lifetime guarantee on the heat exchanger.
We love it!
Coloured Smoke Grenades, prices reduced
Not only have we reduced the price of boxes of smoke grenades by £6, we now offer more choice. Coloured smoke grenades are now available in multi-packs & assorted boxes.
Colours available now include white, red, green and yellow. Ideal for special effects, film makers and photographers, but also suitable for air flow visualisation and leak testing, providing a coloured smoke for indication.
See the full range of pyrotechnic smoke grenades on our website.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Avoid price increases, bring forward orders to March
As we've mentioned here before, due to currency fluctuations machines made in the far east have increased and look set to do so again soon. For whatever reason, the Asian manufacturers are paid in American dollars. Euro-currency-using manufacturers (although there is only Look Solutions in this category) hiked prices £100+ per machine earlier this year.
There's never been a better time to Buy British!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Discounts on Le Maitre Smoke Machines and Hazers
There's an extra £40 off 230v Mini Mist Turbo,
An extra £80 off a Neutron XS Hazer,
Another £41 off the world famous Peasouper dry ice fog machine
and £61 off our PS007 Continuous Output Smoke Machines
Buy from Pea Soup and we'll save you a pretty penny!
Give us a call today for expert advice and personal service.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Pyrotechnics are delivered differently to normal orders, as they are explosive and therefore hazardous. Delivery on pyro is normally £15 for up to 10kg. This offer only applies to orders placed in December. UK mainland delivery only.
It's very realistic, fire retardent and also re-usable!
We can send out snow until 22nd December (delivery on 23rd).
On 23rd December we can still send it out, but there will be an additional carriage charge for an AM delivery on 24th December (but next year you won't leave it so late, will you....? :0)
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Smoke grenades delivery price drop
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Pea Soup at the movies
Pea Soup supplied the large, self-contained heavy fog generators that are used to create a low lying mist for a UK installation of this film in a 4-D theatre in a theme park.
Hellboy 2 recently premiered in the cinemas. Pea Soup provided smoke machines for this movie. And if you're into horror - then look out for The Wolfman coming next year, which we also provided smoke machines for!
Perhaps one day you may see our name on the credits...!
Friday, July 04, 2008
The Ultimate Hazer
Different to the DF-50 and Swefog units, our unit actually heats the oil so that the haze is sterilised - any bacteria that may be present are killed.
The particle size of the haze particles are 0.2 micron - which is the finest in the industry, beating MDG. It also means that it leaves no residue, because the particles are so small and light, they only settle 8mm per hour due to gravity.
It can also produce large amounts of very persistent smoke, so it's really 2 functions for the price of 1, and can easily fill huge volumes.
The haze hang time is well over 3 hours - not something any water based hazer can claim.
The unit was £1,500.00 and is now £1,395.00 with the DMX version down from £1,960.00 to £1,670.00.
The price of the smoke oil consumable is also reduced from £50 per 5 litres to £30 per 5 litres.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Darfur refugee camp exhibit in Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square is to be transformed into a refugee camp to highlight the plight of millions of people displaced from war-torn Darfur.
The United Nations refugee agency is setting up the camp beneath Nelson's Column so Londoners can experience the daily conditions suffered by refugees because of the five-year conflict.
The installation will feature four five-metre by three-metre canvas dome tents used by the UN, which can sleep more than a dozen people. Smoke and the sounds of gunshots aim to make the Experience Darfur exhibition more lifelike. Cooking equipment, blankets, soap and buckets used in the camps will also be displayed.
The exhibition will be opened by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, to coincide with World Refugee Week. About 300,000 people have died and two million made homeless during the civil war in Darfur between rebels and militias backed by Sudan's government.
Pea Soup have supplied the smoke machine for this exhibition.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Rosco Fog Machines and Fog Fluid
The Rosco Alpha 900 is a superb little machine, with a huge long remote cable (9 metres) and remarkable output for such a small unit. Because we love it so much, we've knocked £36 off the price and are now stocking 110v versions as well as 230v versions. The Rosco Alpha 900 was £235, and is now just £199.
Its big brother, the Rosco 1700 is the replacement for the Rosco 1600 (which in turn was a replacement for the legendary Rosco 1500). It is a very rugged machine with a timer remote which can be mounted on the back of the unit, making the system 'self-contained'. The Rosco 1700 was £389, and is now just £365.
Bigger again, the Rosco 1900 was £559, is now £510.
For low lying heavy fog effects, the fog output of any Rosco machine can be passed through the ColdFlow which uses liquid CO2 to chill the fog to sub-zero temperatures making it lie low. This machine has been £1,249 and is now £1,080. If you would like to order one, please let us know as soon as possible as they can be several weeks in production in the USA.
Rosco fog fluid offers a range of effects, from persistent fog to a stage fog effect which disappears after the initial blast.
3 x 1 litre fluid was £47, now £29
2 x 2.5 litres fluid was £53, now £39
2 x 4 litres fluid was £79, now £49
25 litres fluid was £169, now £135
We hope you'll consider Rosco Fog Machines when considering your purchase, and we think that our new prices they're hard to beat.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
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Thursday, March 06, 2008
Heavy Fog at the touch of a button!
The much sought-for low lying heavy fog effect using only fog fluid and power. No CO2, no dry ice, no dewar vessels - just thick blankets of heavy fog on demand.
And all for approx. 3 times less than the leading model on the market!
The complete system with high output fog machine, mains powered fog cooler and 20 litres of low fog fluid is just £1960 ex. VAT. Why spend 3x this when you can have 3 of these systems to give your location maximum fog coverage?
You can either use one of our suggested fog machines with the unit, or use one of your existing fog machines
Product price news
Our ICE100 heavy fog machine is proving very popular with schools and drama societies. It's one of the cheapest ways of creating one of the more costly stage effects - heavy fog.
Refillable aerosols for our PS23 and PS25 hand portable smoke machines have been reduced by more than 66%. This makes the system even more affordable for international customers who are charged a 'hazardous' surcharge by freight companies due to the pre-pressurized aerosols being considered hazardous by them.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
We supply ALL hardware and pyro in the Le Maitre Pyrotechnics range
The most notable additions to our product range,
DNG100 Fog Chiller - a self-container fog chiller for use with an Antari fog machine, this is the cheapest and easiest way to generate clouds of low lying fog without dry ice or CO2.
ICE100 Low Fog - a fog machine with ice compartment which cools the fog. A cheap way to make low fog for smaller applications.
HZ400 Oil based hazer - lowest priced oil based hazer for use indoors or out, on stage, theatre, TV, film.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Whilst the new G300 does not have the hazer function of the existing G300, it is less than half the weight and creates the same continuous high volume of smoke with a considerably reduced price tag. This makes it the viable alternative to the existing G300 for those who would never use the hazer function but still need a very high output machine. It also makes a viable alternative to the Speedfogger.
Now it is possible to get many of the features of Le Maitre's top-of-the-range smoke machine for less than ever.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
2007/8 Seasonal Time
In the New Year we will be adding a dry ice fog machine to our hire stock. This is THE heavy fog effect for that highly atmospheric 'walking on clouds' affair you see on X Factor and in stage shows around the world.
From all of us here at Pea Soup, we wish you all the best for 2008!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Le Maitre Spare Parts
Just contact us for what parts you need and we'll get you a price ASAP.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
We supply a huge range of consumables, including pyrotechnics for theatrical productions, confetti and glitter, confetti cannons, artificial snow, fake flames, liquid nitrogen cannons for nightclubs, real fire projectors and flame throwing magician's wands.
For more information, call us or follow the links above.
With quantity discounts available, this realistic snow is ideal for shop windows, Christmas party decorations and theming.
Get some before it melts! (It won't really...)
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
Pea Soup supplied the hand portable smoke machine which creates a curtain of fog for celebrity guests to walk through onto the main set, as well as pyrotechnic smoke grenades for the "Beat The Boys" segment in which Ant & Dec race wacky dual-control cars against celebrities.
SFX Ltd. based at Pinewood Studios modified the grenades to be electrically and remotely fired on the rear bumper of the vehicle.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Smoke Grenades Price Discount
They are now £39 ex. VAT per box.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
From incorporating into costumes, models or set pieces, you will find these small machines are the ultimate solution for mobility and concealment. The higher powered version is also suitable for air flow or leak testing in locations where no power supply is available.
The Tiny Fogger, Tiny Compact and higher powered Power Tiny are now available.
Friday, May 25, 2007
Time Out New York
We're in this month's Time Out New York (issue 609, May 31 - June 6) in the 'Device Squad' necessary objects column. The product is our 12V DC in-car smoke screen.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
GMTV's Toon Attik
Our continuous output smoke machine, the PS007 with ducting is used in the Barrel of Doom feature.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
New Rosco 1500 on eBay
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
There is no such thing as 'generic smoke fluid'
When you buy a smoke machine, the instruction manual you receive with it will tell you that you must use fluid that has been made by the same manufacturer for that machine. Using other types of fluid will invalidate the warranty and could damage the machine. Other fluids may work in the machine, but by no means all. They may create a sub-standard smoke that is unpleasant to breathe and could damage your health. They could also damage your machine. If you do use another manufacturer's fluid in your machine and need to get it repaired under warranty, the first thing the service engineer will do is use a special indicator to see if you've used the correct fluid or not. You will either then be charged for the repair, or it will be sent back to you unrepaired. If you want to see your smoke machine last a long time, we recommend you use the manufacturer's fluid. It will be optimised for use in your machine.
The main reason smoke generator manufacturers state that the chemical used should be their own is that generators are designed around a specific mixture of chemicals, with specific boiling ranges. Using a smoke fluid that for example is based on propylene glycol /water, which has a relatively low boiling range, through a generator set for glycerine / water (with a much higher boiling range) potentially can crack the chemical, forming unpleasant and potentially toxic compounds (acroleins, aldehydes etc). Even changing the % of water in a mixture can have an effect.
A couple of years ago all the major manufacturers prepared a joint letter stressing the dangers, or more accurately potential dangers of mixing and matching smoke chemicals, stressing that so called generic smoke chemicals simply could not be relied upon to produce a consistent and safe smoke in every generator.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
The special effect which is triggered when members of bar staff at Malmaison in Liverpool enter the staff only area of the bar.
Two automatic metal doors quickly slide back to let them through, revealing a waist-high wall of fog which disperses within seconds.
The effects utilises two PS007 continuous output smoke machines and extra quick dispersing fluid.
Monday, January 15, 2007
Liquid Nitrogen Fog Cannons
Many of you may have seen the large freezing liquid nitrogen fog cannons that blast a huge cloud of fog onto the patrons of nightclubs around the world.
We now offer these units for sale - please see our liquid nitrogen fog cannon page for further details.
For a smaller scale effect at a lower price, we also have an alternative method of creating this effect, which you can find on our fog cannon page.
Friday, January 12, 2007
They chose the Peasouper, which has a long standing reputation for creating the classic dry ice fog effect.
It will be used on their promotional video, currently being filmed.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
A Rosco ColdFlow and Rosco 1750 were used and will remain part of the theatre's impressive arsenal of equipment for future productions.
Friday, December 01, 2006
Pea Soup Ltd. is now a VAT registered company, which means a number of things to different customers.
The price you now see on our website excludes VAT at 17.5%.
VAT Registered UK Customers:
Our prices have decreased.
VAT Registered Customers within the EC:
Our prices have decreased. You would not be charged VAT on any order you place as long as you provide evidence of your VAT number e.g. business letterhead when ordering.
Individuals or companies in the EU who are not VAT registered:
Our prices have increased - you will pay VAT at the UK rate of 17.5%
Individuals and companies outside of the EU:
Our prices have decreased. You would not be charged VAT at all.
Non-VAT registered UK individuals:
Our prices have increased. We're really sorry.
Friday, September 15, 2006
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Sunday, August 06, 2006
Volcano museum set piece on eBay
Sadly no longer in production, the Rosco 1500 was replaced by the Rosco 1600, which was replaced by the Rosco 1700, which has been replaced by the Rosco 1750 - available direct from Pea Soup.
Monday, June 05, 2006
Pea Soup Ltd. supplied the smoke machines and hazers for the forthcoming Paramount movie spectacular "Stardust" starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sienna Miller and Ricky Gervais. It's a fantasy adventure about a young man who promises his girlfriend that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing away from their country idyll into a magical realm. Out 10 August in the US and October in the UK.
More info at:
Wednesday, October 15, 1997
Smoke's no joke!
Neil's co-host, Sam Hughes, secretly triggered a high powered smoke machine (which is used by specialist burglar alarm companies to make it impossible for theives to see what they are trying to steal) during their show - resulting in a worried Neil announcing on air: "There's a load of smoke in the studio so we are just going to play another record.". Almost immediately firemen in breathing apparatus burst through the door and tried to pull Neil out, but he wouldn't budge.
After the show, he said: "When I first saw the smoke I was convinced it was a fire. My first thought was to get Sam to safety. But once we were in the corridor I realised it didn't smell like a fire so I returned to the studio to carry on the programme."
On his return to the studio he found that he couldn't see anything for the smoke - and all of the equipment was non-operational due to control of the desk having been taken by his colleagues next door.
The confusion created by the prank wasn't limited to the studio. Because only three people were aware of the plan, the rest of the Invicta FM staff, along with workers from the neighbouring offices on the business park, evacuated the premises when smoke triggered the fire alarms. Even presenter Johnny Lewis, who was broadcasting his Invicta Supergold show from an adjoining studio, quit his desk and headed in search of a fire extinguisher.