Sparklers are a hand-held firework that burns slowly, they can be made vertical, or be themed, such as Halloween bats and ghosts. Adults and children at UK local bonfire and firework displays, often use sparklers, when allowed, But mostly when celebrating the 5th they are used at home, They are also used on Independence Day, and Phool Jhadi and sometimes during the Diwali festivals.
Here are 10 Sparklers facts You Probably Didn’t Know
A sparkler is made by a thin metal rod approximately 8 inches, 20 cm, It is dipped in a thick batter of slow-burning composition and then it is allowed to dry.
By taping 300 sparklers or more with tape, leaving one slightly extended to be used as a fuse. Can cause some very serious injuries. In 2008 there was 3 death from the Sparkler bombs, the blast can approach the power of a stick of dynamite.
The temperature of sparklers can reach up to 2,000°C, wow hot, Look at it this way, iron metal can melt at around 1510°C that is just (2750°F) and steel melts at around 1370°C. Crazy, I know. This is why you should always wear suitable gloves.
Since sparklers are a firework, You can be fined up to £5,000 or imprisoned if you buy or use fireworks illegally.
Always keep a bucket of sand or water for after you use your sparklers, as they can be very hot to touch for a while after they have been used, These can cause some significant burns.
If you own your firework shop, you would be surprised to know that you would need a licence to sell them.
The law is clear, like with all fireworks you cannot set off or throw them, yes this includes sparklers, in the street or other public places.
Sparklers are fun, But they are not just used for bonfire night, in fact, they can be used for birthdays, weddings and other such celebrations and festivals.
Did you know, 3 burning at the same time produce the same heat as a blowtorch, now that is seriously hot, again and they can cause some bad burns to anything.
They are not just vertical, They can come in many sizes, and shapes for occasions, such as love hearts, Halloween themed and many more. Did you find this post helpful? please share it with your friends, would you like more? join us on our Facebook group.