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1.3G VS 1.4G FIREWORKS AND WHAT IT ALL MEANS

We are frequently asked a question more than any other; ‘what is the difference between 1.4g and 1.3g fireworks?’ Now, this is where it begins to get a little more complex. Up until 2017, all fireworks in the UK were classified under British Standard (BS) and everyone learned over the years what each of the different classes included and meant in relation to pyrotechnics.

Under British Standards, there were two available to the general public; garden fireworks with a 5m safety distance and display fireworks with a 25m safety distance. Both garden fireworks and display fireworks could be classed as 1.3g or 1.4g consumer fireworks.

1.3g is the more hazardous and they will contain more explosive power than 1.4g fireworks – this can be up to 5 times more powerful.

You can always tell if a firework is 1.3G or 1.4G by the CLP on the firework itself:

1.3G Fireworks CLP begins with DANGER (See the example picture below)

1.4G Fireworks CLP begins with WARNING (See the example picture below)

CLP - 1.3G Fireworks and 1.4G Fireworks

Today, the new CE standards are EU wide but there are still certain products that despite being permitted under European Law, our Health and Safety Executive decided to maintain the ban on some old favorites like aerial shells, bangers, screech rockets and of course air bombs.

Under CE the new classes are:

F1 INDOOR FIREWORKS – THIS WOULD INCLUDE THE ICE FOUNTAIN
F2 GARDEN FIREWORKS WITH A 8 – 15 METRE SAFETY DISTANCE
F3 CONSUMER DISPLAY FIREWORKS – 25 METRE SAFETY DISTANCE
F4 PROFESSIONAL DISPLAY FIREWORKS – THESE CAN ONLY BE USED BY SPECIALLY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS

NEC (NET EXPLOSIVE CONTENT) – this indicates the amount of explosive content (the quality of the content is also important to remember) there is in a firework piece. For example, one of our most popular cakes weighs a total of 7.7 kilos but has a maximum explosive content of 1 kilo. Generally, the term NEC is used but some refer to it as NEM (NET EXPLOSIVE MASS) or NEQ (NET EXPLOSIVE QUANTITY).

Although it is not always as apparent as some may think if you check into some of last year’s products with the 1.4g label like the 90 shot Aquarius barrage from Black Cat fireworks which is pretty, loud and at 6 kilos not a lightweight and contains 0.8 kilos of flash powder but is still classified as requiring a 25m safety distance because it is over 500g in NEC. However, when it comes to rockets, there is a huge difference and we would recommend 1.3g for decent effect rockets.

Today, due mainly to the changes implemented, the maximum NEC on any single barrage is 1 kilo but this rule does not apply to compound cakes which are viewed as a number of smaller cakes which are fused together.

If you are in doubt or need any assistance, please do not hesitate to get in touch as we will be only too happy to help.

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19 Shots of Perfection

Mixed 19 Shot Cakes by Epic Fireworks

We stock some of arguably the best barrages in the UK.

Are you fed up with paying a fortune for the monster of a firework from your local retailer and it fires twice and gives up? Do you want high-quality products at a very reasonable price? Are you having a firework display this year and are looking for some fireworks that you know you can depend on? Then look no further.

Epic has added a new selection of 19 shot barrages to their selection which will be the talk of the pyro industry this year. We already had some excellent 19 shot barrages contained in the Epic 19 A box: Maverick, First Dynasty and Fragma so we wanted to give some variety and came up with these little beauties:

Epic 19 Shot B Selection

Diablo – 19 shots with multi-coloured pearls which break into peonies of red, green, blue and pink with electric crackling tips and VERY loud reports.

Dragons Dream – Dragon’s Dream 19 Shot. 19 large bore shots – Very loud reports when peonies of pinks, greens, blues and lilac bursts high in the sky ending with a huge triple shot burst of lilac.

Serpents Bite – Serpents Bite 19 Shot. Pearls rise high then break into peonies of blue, gold, red & green ending with triple pink and green starbursts and huge crackling clouds.

Goblins Gold – Goblins Gold 19 shot. Flashing multi-coloured comets rise high into the sky and burst into massive brocade effects with sparkling pink, blue and silver glitter. Continuing to fire consistently big breaks until the finale break of four shots filling the sky with stars of all colours. These are brilliant either fired as a single or in multiples for an even more sky filling effect. Another of this season’s sure-fire winners.

Devils Den – The Devil’s Den 19 shot. 19 powerful Shots. A faster-paced barrage of multi-coloured peonies which break into reds, greens & pinks with a silver electric crackle cloud finale and loud reports.

Mad Monster – Mad Monster This is 19 shots of fast firing mayhem. Pearls break into massive peonies ending with a multi-shot strobing star finale. Loud and luscious you must include this in the middle of your display.

So what are you waiting for? Come along to our Head Office in Tankersley (J36 M1) and collect some of these for your display this year.

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Quality 1.3g Single Ignition Fireworks

Epic fireworks hold the biggest range of 1.3g top quality single ignition fireworks in the UK and even better, they are available all year round.

With over a hundred 1.3g SIBS in stock, you will have plenty to choose from.

Whatever the occasion, we will have something to suit your taste and budget. Give us a call, our fabulous sales staff will be happy to discuss your needs and create a bespoke pack for you.

Call, email or contact us via Facebook and we will do everything in our power to ensure that your party goes off with a BANG.

Top quality single ignition fireworks – available all year round – http://www.SingleIgnitionFireworks.com/

Purple and Green

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