Check the video here that shows the difference in power between black powder and flash powder.
Fireworks come in all shapes and sizes and all manner of packaging. But it is whats inside that counts.
Flash Powder and Black Powder, they may sound similar but there is a big difference. Black powder is your good, old-fashioned, no-nonsense gunpowder that we all know and love, it does the job and is reliable but doesn’t do anything fancy.
Flash powder, on the other hand, is the good stuff. Flash powder is what makes a firework go bang, it’s like the active ingredient. Without flash powder, it is not possible to make a firework bang loudly or explode and send light and colour flying through the air.If you want to see impressive effects get flash powder if you want to see stars just farting and falling go for black powder.
So, how do you tell the difference? Well, you know those fireworks you buy from the supermarket every year that manage to disappoint you time and time again. Those are black powder. You know the fireworks your neighbours use that are always much louder and really explode and look awesome? Those are flash powder. They are not illegal or more expensive, just a little harder to come by. That’s where we come in. We deliver fireworks all over the UK and we guarantee the best quality fireworks available to the general public in this country.
These 2 simple formulae demonstrate just how it works:
Black Powder = Rubbish Burst
Flash Powder = Quality Burst
Ok, they are not formulae as such but you get the idea. Always check what is inside your firework before you buy. If in any doubt, don’t buy it.
Another good rule of thumb is 1.4G and 1.3G, these are forms of classification used by the government to determine the explosiveness of a firework product. Another great and easy to remember the pair of formulae now:
1.4G = So so
1.3G = Awesome
Watch this video and it will explain all. If you have any questions leave a comment or call the Epic Team and we will happily talk you through it. Fireworks should be excellent all the time, our mission is to bring you the best fireworks allowed by law in the UK.