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Silent Fireworks

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Some people are asking us about silent fireworks. They either want to buy them for themselves or encourage other people to use them in their displays.

We understand this. The world is a noisy place. Some people and animals are scared of loud noises. And we know that there are lots of fireworks where the visual effect is beautiful.

But there are some misunderstandings here.

The first is that there is no such thing as silent fireworks. All fireworks have to make a noise if they are going to work. The simplest ground firework will hiss, or sparkle, or crackle, or pop. Even a sparkler makes a noise.

And any firework which needs to get up into the sky is going to make more noise. It needs a small explosion (from at least some gunpowder) to get it into the sky at all. A rocket will have to whoosh. A small cake will have to pop each time it sends an effect upwards. A bigger cake will have to go bang. A mortar (in a professional display) will have to give out that heavy thump to launch.

And you cannot have an effect in the sky (a quiet crossette, a louder burst, or a huge flower-shape) without some noise.

So nobody can make or sell silent fireworks. The best you will find are low-noise fireworks.

Some of our customers love loud fireworks. Others don’t. Most want a mixture.

That’s why every product in our on-line store has a noise level in its description. They range from the quietest to the loudest with plenty in between.

Go for level 1 or 2 if you want to limit the noise. Go for 4 or 5 if you want to make a noise (but please tell your neighbours first, and always be considerate about animals).

Just don’t expect anyone to sell or use silent fireworks.

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