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Using Haze Effectively in Church Sanctuaries

As churches grow into more advanced lighting capabilities, it’s not uncommon for them to consider adding a little haze to their room. Here's what you need to be aware of before adding this effect to your venue.


Jim Kumorek  ·  January 10, 2017

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As churches grow into more advanced lighting capabilities, it’s not uncommon for them to consider adding a little haze to their room.

What is haze? It’s nothing to fear - haze just creates a fine mist of particles in the air that allow the beams of light from their lighting fixtures to be visible.This allows a lighting tech to create beautiful and dramatic effects, and can be useful for all types and styles of churches.

However, whether you’re building a new facility, or desiring to use haze in an existing facility, there are things to be aware of before you begin—especially if you want to remain in the good graces of the local Fire Marshal.

First, I’d like to thank Brandon Pendley of Pendley Productions (Atlanta, GA) and Sam Spangler, a Church Technical Leaders forum participant from Texas, for sharing their knowledge and experience on the subject.

Are there problems with haze?

In short, haze (and fog) can trigger the sensors in your fire alarm system, causing disruption to your services. It can also create a possible hazard to your community as the fire department becomes unavailable to a real emergency while it rushes to your church for a non-existent fire. Look out, because this scenario exposes your church to potential fines from the town.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jim Kumorek
Jim Kumorek is the owner of Spreading Flames Media, providing video/media production and writing services to the A/V/L, technology, architectural and hospitality industries. He has led audio, video and lighting teams in churches as both staff and a volunteer for over 10 years.
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