Type of Fireworks

Fireworks have changed over the many years, In fact, fireworks have come more used since ancient China. Now there are fireworks available to the public, That can suit almost every need and occasion. In the UK, fireworks are mainly used for Guy Fawkes Night, Diwali and new years.

Here is a summary of the various types of fireworks available to the general public that you might buy to use for these celebrations. Each firework title will send you to a dedicated page, Where you can read more about that type of firework and its various specs.

Type of Fireworks

Firework RocketsFirework Rockets
Rockets are the most common known type of fireworks, The rocket can be bought, Singly or they can come in a pack, or even in a selection box. This type of firework requires a launch tube, stacked safely into the ground. Or they can be placed in a rocket rack.

Roman CandlesRoman Candles
are a rectangular cardboard tube, Filled with individual balls which shoot out different effects after ignition. Roman Candles can either be stacked Or safely buried into the ground. You can buy Roman candles individually and also they can be found in selection boxes. For a complete information on Roman candles click the title.

firework FountainsFountains
Fountains main shape is a triangle. They can also be made into other various shapes, For example, (Crazy clock, Shaped more like a clock face, instead of a triangle. ) Fountains once lit, can emit various effects, the most common effect you will find in a fountain is showers of sparks and this can also be in various colours.

Catherine WheelsCatherine Wheel’s
Catherine Wheels come in 2 commonly available types, a tube filled with powder and then coiled is the original type of Catherine Wheel. The second type of Catherine Wheel available is the driven Catherine Wheel which uses small motors similar to fountains to propel the Catherine Wheel.

fireworks Mine'sMine’s
Mines Are short lived with the most dramatic and a very much spectacular effect. Mines are also known as ‘pot á feu’. Mines are shot from a mortar and they shoot coloured effect into the sky with a huge variety of flashes and bangs. The mine is typically the loudest type of firework and can reach a record-breaking sound of 120 decibels.

Cakes / BarragesCakes / Barrages
come in varied shapes and sizes. Typical cakes/ barrage shots can be as follows 16, 19, 25, 36 or 49. There is a legal limit of the weight of a cake, So this is why when a cake is huge they have a are small individual shot. Barrage works, in the same way, but with most barrages what makes them famous they can add the perfect touch to an end display, these are called Finales.

Selection BoxesSelection Boxes
A very much enjoyable favourite among the firework initiates, and kids alike. A box containing assorted fireworks such as Catherine wheels. Rockets Roman candles. These type of fireworks is a must if you are new to fireworks.

9800889424_48214651fd_oIndoor fireworks
Are ideal for play around parties. Such as the indoor sparklers party poppers. And so on. Most of the time These are classed for the novelty side of fireworks. You will find indoor fireworks under the Category 1 firework classification.

9995205794_43b254ac35_oSparkler
Sparklers consist of a variation in size metal stick, when lit, emits a constant stream of sparks. These sparks can show many different colours. From the traditional silver/gold red blue green and many other colors. Today you can find the different shaped resembling type of characters. For example. There are now Halloween sparklers for sale that are shaped in a ghost like.

Further information


Are you working through Fireworks Beginners guide, return back to it here for Lesson 4:. Or, if you prefer to Use the exploring links in the above menu.

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