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Best Options For Fireworks


The most well-known type of firework, when it is launched into the air, the Rocket can reach an enormous high point. Depending on the type of rocket used the height can vary from 30 – 60 metres before exploding in a loud blast (also called the report).

Roman Candle

Roman Candles are typically made consisting of a cardboard casing and stuffed with individual balls that shoot stars periodically after the ignition. Like rockets Roman Candles can be used separately or as part of an Cake. Roman Candles are able to release stars using just one colour, or a range of colors. There are a variety of sound effects can be used with these fireworks, including crackles and hummers.


Fountains are an excellent choice for those who wish to see the beautiful aesthetics of fireworks however without the loud and often awe-inspiring sound effects such as bangs and whistles. They are referred to as fountains because, once they’re lit, they emit an explosion of sparks. The size of the Fountain container will dictate how big the Shower as well as how long it will last Some Fountains last for many minutes.

Catherine Wheel

Catherine Wheels get their name from St. Catherine who, according to legend, was going to be slain by the wheel that spins. The sounds associated with Catherine Wheels are crackles and whistles which are released when the wheel spins. Catherine Wheels are great to observe on their own, but they are also able to be set up in different arrangements.


The effect of the Mine firework can be brief but it’s definitely stunning and dramatic. Also called ‘pot a feu’, the mine is fired from an explosive mortar at the ground and shoots colored stars towards the sky using numerous flashes and bangs. Mines tend to be the loudest of all fireworks, with the noise occasionally reaching 120 decibels.


Cakes consist of a group of fireworks that can be lit in a series which allows for a customized mini-show in one small package. They usually consist in Rockets, Roman Candles or mixtures of both. Cakes have an internal fuse system that permits the fireworks to ignite instantly, whether all at once or in a set sequence. A lot of Cakes will simply last for several seconds, while some can burn for a long period of time as well as some with the vicinity of a thousand tubes. Many professional displays use so-called finale cakes, which contain batches of shells and can often weigh in excess of one hundred pounds prior to being fired!

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Barrage fireworks are pre-packed, ready Cakes that include a variety of firework types to create the most unique effect. It’s no surprising that these are among the most coveted fireworks in the UK and allow people to purchase a brilliant display in a small box. Similar to Cakes Barrages can contain a mix of fireworks, which include Mines or Roman Candles. In short, people wishing to run their own show can buy several Barrages and simply ignite one at a time for a prepared fireworks display.


Sparklers are made up of a tiny metallic stick that is lit and emits continuous sparks. Modern versions are made from wood and have a paper tube attached and when lit, they emit sparkling sparks that change colour due to using different ingredients.