Fog and Color Converge with the Vesuvio RGBA

Posted on August 28, 2014

Our new Vesuvio RGBA brings a stunning and unique twist to fog effects – color!  This high-output unit not only blasts out voluminous amounts of fog, it’s also equipped with 28 red, green, blue and amber LEDs that wash its bursts of haze in dazzling RGBA hues, for an amazing and unusual atmospheric effect.

The Vesuvio RGBA’s combination of two eye-popping effects will add huge punch to any production, concert, festival or nightclub. On the fog side alone, it is an impressively mighty machine, producing a towering output of 40,000 cubic feet per minute.  Its proprietary pump technology generates a thick column of smoke with instantaneous spurts and cutoffs that simulate cryogenic and pyrotechnic burst effects.

Add to this a bank of 2-watt color LEDs (7 red, 7 green, 7 blue and 7 amber) that emit a bright 720 lux at 5 meters – something you won’t find on the typical fog machine!   Users can blend RGBA colors to dramatically illuminate the fog, creating eye-popping multi-colored columns and bursts of smoke that will bring a whole new level of atmospheric effects to concerts and productions. For extra excitement and versatility, the Vesuvio RGBA is also equipped with an electronic dimmer and a variable 0 to 12.5 Hz strobe.


When used with Chauvet’s QDF, Quick Dissipating Fog fluid, it gives you get a huge instantaneous burst, which vanishes in seconds. Its large-scale rainbow-like fog effects have a magical, surreal quality will make your production stand out visually and transform it into something truly special and exciting. On top of that, the addition of the amber LEDs allows you to create an amazing flame effect.

Beyond creating breathtaking effects at shows, the Vesuvio RGBA was designed to address the reliability and durability needs of the production market. Its 1.6 kW heater has a quick re-heat time, and it features a 2.5-liter (0.7 gallon) tank for dependable extended use.  Its long-running LEDs will last for up to 50,000 hours without replacement. The unit is housed in a strong, sturdy case that provides road-worthy protection against damage during transport.

For flexibility and ease of use in productions of all types, the Vesuvio RGBA features both DMX operation (9 channels) and on-board control.  It is equipped with 3- and 5-pin XLR data input/output connectors, as well as Edison plug to Neutrik powerCON power connection.

The Vesuvio RGBA weighs 30 pounds (13.6 kg), and measures 13.2 x 19.2 x 9.1 inches (336 x 488 x 231 mm).  It works with a variety of Chauvet fog and haze fluids, but Chauvet QDF is recommended for thick smoke columns that dissipate rapidly.