Lasers for festivals

What is an outdoor laser show?

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Powerful, impactful, robust, and bright! Just like the shows they're used at, festival show laser systems are tough, high intensity, powerhouse machines used to drive the laser shows at most of the popular music festivals around the globe, from EDC, to Coachella, Tomorrowland, and so many more.

What is a festival laser?

A festival laser, is a high powered laser system that can project over very long distances. These types of laser systems are typically built in a weatherproof housing, and include custom laser control hardware (such as Pangolin's FB4) that can interface with a lighting console.

How much do festival lasers cost?

Festival lasers have a large range of prices, which generally start around the mid $3,000s for much smaller festivals, going as high as $50,000 and up for large festivals.

Prices of these laser systems are generally dictated by several factors, including power output, laser control hardware, the laser's housing, accessories, and more.

Should I rent, or buy my laser system?

This is a great question to ask yourself! The cost associated with getting high powered show laser systems for a festival isn't cheap, so making the decision between renting or purchasing your lasers could mean a difference of thousands of dollars.

To help ease your ability to make a decision, here are some of the pros and cons to both decisions. Please understand that these are not the only reasons one may have for picking either decision. These pros and cons are just a general ideas to help you get closer to making your own decision.

Pros and cons of purchasing

Pros

  • Permanent stock of laser systems for future events
  • Rent out your units to make money back
  • Ensured availability
  • Ability to resell, or upgrade

Cons

  • High upfront costs
  • Future maintenance costs
  • Equipment insurance (optional, but preferred)
  • Storage/Housing costs

Pros and cons of renting

Pros

  • Low upfront costs
  • Reduces or eliminates the need of permanent storage
  • Reduces the liability of theft

Cons

  • Shipping costs to you, and back to rental company
  • Availability, as rentals may not always be available

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