Fireworks Drought Forecast 2014

July 4th, 2014 falls on a Friday!

Why is this significant?  Traditionally, sales “skyrocket”  (pun intended!) when the 4th falls on a Friday, and after the near disastrous selling season of 2012 when much of the country suffered severe drought with many states banning the sales and/or use of fireworks this year so far appears to be all systems GREEN, as in profits.

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Fireworks Explosion in Washington.

Sad news in the fireworks industry today.

Entertainment fireworks in Washington State reportedly had an accident while some of their crews were prepping for an upcoming display, taking one life and injuring two others.  Entertainment fireworks has been in the business for decades with an excellent safety record and some of the most experienced operators in the business today.  In fact, they offered one of the more respected safety training classes in the western U.S. and have successfully fired many high profile displays.  As respected, active members in all facets of the pyrotechnic industry our heart goes out to those involved and we hope this serves as a harsh reminder to the thousands who will be working long days in the coming weeks with pyrotechnics to take ALL safety precautions.

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The Best Fireworks Brand.

There are over 100 “brands” of Fireworks in the world, almost all are produced and exported from China.  China is home to hundreds of fireworks factories, most of them in the Hunan Province and centered around Liuyang City.  The average cycle of a firework from China to your backyard is quite complicated and can take up to 9 months from the time an importer orders it before it arrives on a steel ocean container at their warehouse.  Orders to China must be large, often times 400 cases is the minimum for just one item!  Factories are making around 3,000 individual firework devices that include fountains, reloadable aerial shells, repeating cakes, roman candles, parachutes, sparklers, snap pops and many more popular items.

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How are Fireworks Made – Basic Chemistry

This will be a brief but informative overview of how fireworks are made.  Fireworks are made of chemicals.   When an external stimulus like heat is applied, the chemical bonds of the chemicals are broken and excess energy is released.

When certain chemicals are “excited” their electrons are released as “photons”.   Photons are particles of light.   Photons vibrate at specific frequencies or wavelengths and those wavelengths translate to colors.

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Common chemicals used in fireworks are as follows:

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Do it yourself consumer mortar rack plans.

Summer, and firework season is right around the corner.  Since we expect the $0.99 cent high quality consumer fiberglass mortars back in stock soon so we thought it would be a good time to post our plans on how to build a rock solid, safe mortar rack for launching re-loadable artillery shells.  While there is no substitute for proper safety distances (We recommend a minimum of 200′ from spectators to fireworks) building a safe, solid rack to launch many shells from is far superior to using the mortars that come with the kits over and over again.

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Best Deals on Fireworks Online!

Check out this weeks specials!  buy glow necklaces online in a 50ct tube for only $5.99

Perfect for birthdays and safety at night for bikers, joggers and tons of other uses!  Get them before they sell out offer ends 4/18/14.

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Glow Sticks on sale $5.99 50ct pack assorted colors!

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Best prices on chinese wish lanterns anywhere!

 

Check out this great video on our you tube page of hundreds of wish lanterns being launched!  chinese wish lantern launch

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Hot New Fireworks for 2014 Now Arriving!

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Pull String Fireworks

Pull String Fireworks

Not really fireworks, and not even classified as fireworks these fun little items go by the name, pull string fireworks, pulling tricks, booby traps and several other names they have come to be known by.

Pull String Fireworks often come in packages containing dozens. You may be surprised to learn how these multi-colored, small, cheap and noisy items work. Everyone has seen them in action: Give the string a tug, jump when it pops, then watch an unsuspecting friend jump back a few feet! Pull String Fireworks are packed with a tiny amount of gunpowder. The amounts are so minute that they aren’t even classified as fireworks, which is why they can be sold indiscriminately in grocery stores. More powerful firecrackers, such as M-80s and cherry bombs, are limited by federal law to 50 mg of gunpowder and under. A booby trap has much less than 1 mg of total powder weight.

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