Fauxfire® Roadie

Technifex’s FauxFire® Roadie is a patented simulated flame system that uses theatrical smoke and specialty lighting to create the most realistic fake fire / flame effect in the world. Safe and stunning artificial flame!

The FauxFire Roadie is a portable version of Technifex’s standard steam FauxFire system. The FauxFire Roadie is housed in a durable road case for easy storage and transport and uses theatrical smoke instead of the steam our standard FauxFire unit requires.

Also Available for Rental.

NOTE: The FauxFire effect is not generally sold for outdoor applications because there is usually limited control over air currents (wind) and ambient light levels. However, the system can be utilized outdoors at night, if the conditions are controlled.

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Patent Numbers (U.S.A)
6,685,574 B2 | 6,802,782 B2 | 7,762,897 B2 | 6,953,401 B2
Patent Numbers Canada:
2,467,949 | 2,590,8288

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Specifications

  • Power Requirements:
    • 4′ Unit – (2) 110V, 15Amp circuits
    • 6’ Unit – (2) 110V, 15Amp circuits
  • Placement:
    • For proper airflow, an air gap of a minimum 4” (10cm) from the back to the unit to any wall or scenic must be maintained for the entire back of the unit.
  • Dimensions:
    • 4′ Unit = 51.5”(1308.1mm) wide x 18”(457.2mm) deep x 34.7”(881.1mm) tall
    • 6’ Unit = 77”(1955.8mm) wide x 18”(457.2mm) deep x 34.7”(881.1mm) tall
  • Weights:
    • 4′ Unit = approximately 360 lbs. (full tank)
    • 6’ Unit = approximately 475 lbs. (full tank)
  • Flame Height:
    • The height is adjustable from 3” to about 12” high. Ambient light conditions can affect the visible height of the flame.
  • Smoke Fluid Type and Consumption:
    • Each unit contains an internal reservoir that holds approximately 5 Gallons (35.9 Liters) of smoke fluid. The FauxFire Roadie uses approximately 4 Liters/10hours. The actual time before refill will vary based upon the flame height that is set and the size of the FauxFire unit.
    • The FauxFire Roadie uses a special Technifex blend of smoke fluid.

See FAQ sections for more information.

Roadie FAQ

  • What standard sizes are the FauxFire Roadies available in?
    • 4′ Unit = 53” wide x 19” depth x 36” tall (lid off 32” tall)
    • 6’ Unit = 78” wide x 19” depth x 36” tall (lid off 32” tall)
  • Are custom sizes available? 
    • Yes, Technifex can engineer and fabricate custom units, however additional charges will apply.
  • What is the weight of each unit?
    • 4′ Unit = approximately 360 lbs. (full tank)
    • 6’ Unit = approximately 475 lbs. (full tank)
  • What flame height will the Roadie produce?
    • The height is adjustable from 3” to about 12” high. Ambient light conditions can affect the visible height of the flame.
  • How much smoke fluid will a unit use in a day?
    • Each unit contains an internal reservoir that holds approximately 5 Gallons (35.9 Liters) of smoke fluid. The FauxFire Roadie uses approximately 4 Liters/10hours. The actual time before refill will vary based upon the flame height that is set and the size of the FauxFire unit.
    • You’ll need to know how many days/hours you plan to run the units so we’ll know how much smoke fluid to send you. The time calculated should also include time spent testing the unit, demonstrating it to clients, and adjusting it to your desired “flame” height.
    • The FauxFire Roadie uses a special blend of smoke fluid. Contact Technifex for additional information.

Venue

  • What are the power requirements for the Roadie?
    • 4′ Unit – (2) 110V, 20Amp circuits
    • 6’ Unit – (2) 110V, 20Amp circuits
  • Can the units be placed up against a wall or scenic?
    • For proper airflow, an air gap of a minimum 4” (10cm) from the back to the unit to any wall or scenic must be maintained for the entire back of the unit.
  • Are there lighting conditions that must be considered regarding placement of FauxFire?
    • The unit should be placed in an area where you have controlled lighting conditions to maximize the simulated fire effect.
    • We also recommend a black or dark colored background.
  • Is there anything special I should be aware of when using a smoke based effect? 
    • Make sure the venue allows the use of theatrical smoke machines (Technifex can provide details). The smoke fluid is diluted and evaporates extremely fast. MSDS for the type of smoke fluid used is available upon request.
  • If the FauxFire Roadie uses theatrical smoke, won’t it smoke the entire area the system is used in?
    • We have designed the system so that the smoke emanates from the top of the unit for only a few feet and then dissipates very quickly. The smoke will not build up in any environment, whether at a trade show, theater, private party, or any other confined area. The smoke is non-toxic and water based.
  • What if the smoke machine quits working?
    • A back-up smoke machine can be supplied, at additional cost.

Artistic/Marketing Considerations

  • Can I link multiple systems together?
    • The Roadie is designed for placement of multiple units, side-by-side, to create one continuous line of fire.
    • If you have more than one FauxFire unit, they can be linked together to turn on/off the lights as well as dim them. To do this, you will need an external lighting controller (not supplied by Technifex).
  • Can the flame be different colors?
    • When you place an order for the FauxFire Roadie, just specify whether you would like a single color (flame color), or RGB.