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WHAT MAKES A GOOD FIREWORKS SHOW?
No matter what is the size of your display, a good fireworks show is one with a variety of effects--a sampling of items from each category--and a strong finish. We recommend building your fireworks display from the ground up (literally!), by starting with Fountains or a large spinning Wheel. Next, move to aerial items, progressing from smaller to larger fireworks and gradually increasing the intensity of your display. For your finale, make a statement with one or more of our high-impact Multi-Shot Cakes. Keep in mind that a good show always has a strong finish: a truly 'grand' finale will make your fireworks display one to remember!
SHOULD ALL FIREWORKS BE BURIED IN THE GROUND OR IN A BUCKET OF SAND?
Not all fireworks must be buried before lighting, but a majority of them should be. It is very important to familiarize yourself with your fireworks prior to setting up your display. Determine in advance whether you must bury an item so that you do not have to fumble around in the dark to learn the proper safety precautions. Please refer to our Fireworks Lighting Instructions for specific information on the set-up and ignition of Vivid Crackers. Please also read our General Safety Instructions prior to setting up your display.
UNTAPE FUSES: ADVANCE PREPARATION FOR YOUR FIREWORKS DISPLAY?
We recommend that you remove the tape or protective covering from all fireworks fuses in advance of your Display. This will ensure a smooth, uninterrupted flow to your show, as each piece will be ready for placement and ignition when your event begins.
ALWAYS KEEP YOUR UNUSED FIREWORKS COVERED AND AWAY FROM YOUR IGNITION AREA
It's tempting to keep your unused fireworks items close at hand so you can grab a new firework as the previous one finishes (thereby maintaining a flow). But be careful not to keep your unused fireworks too close! The reason is that if a stray spark or shot hits your yet-to-be-used pile, you can lose all your fireworks in one giant blast. This could easily result in an injury. You should always keep your unused fireworks covered, either with an inflammeable tarp . Keep these fireworks well away from your lighting area. We encourage you to enjoy fireworks by playing safe!
HOW LONG DO FIREWORKS LAST / WHAT IS THE SHELF-LIFE OF FIREWORKS?
» Fireworks have a shelf life of at least 5 years so long as they are protected from dampness, excessive humidity or moisture. Although a firework will likely continue to function beyond this time, chemical degradation may result in less vivid colour or a slightly lower shooting height.
» Ideally, you should store your fireworks in a cardboard box placed within a cool, dry environment with a fairly consistent temperature. You should also ensure that they are inaccessible to children. Stored in this way, your leftover fireworks will be safe and ready to use at your next celebration.
» Do not store fireworks in a sealed plastic cooler, plastic tub, or tupperware container: these materials prevent air circulation and may cause condensation, which can damage your fireworks.
» If possible, you should leave long-term storage in the hands of your supplier: even if you order your fireworks well in advance of your planned event, why not set a delivery date closer to the time of your display? Vivid Carckers will be happy to store your products until you are ready to receive your order.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I RECEIVE A DUD OR DAMAGED PRODUCT?
Vivid Crackers guarantees the good condition of any product you purchase from us. Although it is extremely rare for fireworks to fail or misfire, we have a no-questions-asked return policy in the event that one of your items is damaged or fails to work properly.
WHERE CAN I LIGHT FIREWORKS? CAN I GO MY LOCAL PARK OR SCHOOLYARD?
Legally speaking, Consumer/Family Fireworks can only be set off on private property, with the consent or permission of the property owner. This means that you can hold your display at your home, cottage or commercial property, or at a privately-owned wedding facility, golf club, banquet hall, etc. This being said, however, it is common practice-- coast-to-coast to gather together at local schoolyards, parks or 'street parties' in celebration of Diwali, New Year or other official fireworks holidays. If you choose to join your neighbours in celebrating thusly, we simply urge you to use the same courtesy, common sense and safety precautions that you would use in your own backyard. Be considerate of others and always clean up after your use.