fireworksFireworks have been popular for hundreds of years. Once upon a time, they were for display shows only, which continue to be very popular. Today, however, you can go to a variety of shops – online and brick and mortar – and buy fireworks yourself, even 500 gram multi shot fireworks. However, just because it is easy to access something, does not mean it is completely safe and you will not get in trouble for using them. This is why it is very important that you know what to look for.

Categories of Fireworks

There are four different type of categories. The first is for indoor fireworks, and the fourth is for professional firework displays. Hence, if you want to set off some fireworks at a part on the 4th of July, it is likely that you will be looking at categories two and three.

Category 2 fireworks are those that have a fuse that burns for at least three seconds, and no more than 13. Additionally, spectators must be at least five meters removed from the firework. Category 3, meanwhile, have a longer fuse, with a minimum of five seconds, and a maximum of 15. Additionally, spectators must be at least 25 meters removed from it. Other differences between the two categories are down to debris fallout areas. An easy way to understand which fireworks is which, is that category 2 options are usually sold in bundled boxes, whereas category 3 options are individual pieces that you can’t just buy anywhere.

The best way to find out how well your fireworks will perform is by judging how heavy it is. Heavier fireworks give better displays.

How to Plan a Fireworks Display

If you want to have a fireworks display at a party, then there is one major tip that you have to follow: plan ahead. Time and again, people say that the fireworks were nice, but that they see the same thing again and again. Instead, you should choose a nice array of different fireworks to create something spectacular. And if you’re throwing a party and everybody will bring some fireworks, it may be better to pool all your money together and go to a specialist store instead.

A good specialist store will be able to look at your budget and discuss your particular needs, developing a package that will suit you. In most cases, people will simply pick fireworks based on their name and what the picture on the box looks like, but this won’t give you the most impressive display. Rather, you need to figure out what will work and what won’t, and it is best to leave that up to the professionals. They will also, for instance, be able to judge which categories of fireworks you can use. A category 3 is likely to give you an awesome effect, but if you don’t have the space to be 25 meters away from it, you can’t light it either.

Fireworks are supposed to be fun and beautiful. Make sure you purchase the right ones to get the most out of them.