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Roman Candles

Roman candles are a classic addition to any fireworks display. Even if you’re not familiar with the name, you will have seen this traditional type of firework in action. With its cylindrical shape, reminiscent of its candle namesake, it discharges interval shots into the sky. The number of shots can range from a single one to hundreds.

You have landed in the right place for all your Roman candle needs. At Galactic Fireworks, we have an assortment of high-quality Roman candles for sale. Competitively priced, varied, and impressive, these fireworks make a great addition to any display.

What is a Roman candle?

A Roman candle is a traditional type of firework that has been around for centuries. Also known as a firework candle, this product takes on a cylindrical shape. Within the cylinder is a defined number of shots, which can take the form of exploding shells or stars. Once ignited, these shots go off, one by one until it explodes magnificently.

While Roman candles fireworks may have been used centuries ago, they have been refined and improved a lot over that time. Now, you can find Roman candles that incorporate 100 shots or more from a single tube. There are also options that feature multiple tubes for an even more intense, sky-filling spectacular. One of the main advantages of this firework type is its affordable price. We have Roman candles which start from just £5.99.

It’s not just the number of shots that differ between Roman candle options. You’ll also find these fireworks come in a variety of effects and sizes. Some will utilise different colours than others, while certain fireworks will mix up the effects of each shot. Plus, while Roman candles are generally quiet, there are some options that add noise to proceedings – our aptly named Thunder Strike Candles are an example of that point.

When buying a Roman candle firework, it is these aspects you have to think about. Do you want a quiet or loud candle? Do you want multiple shots or one big bang? What sort of effects and colours would work best? To answer these questions, make sure to think about your firework display as a whole and what you hope to achieve.

If you’re struggling to decide, or you are not sure what type of display to construct, you can always go with one of our firework boxes and packs. Some of these kits include Roman candles as standard.

How does a Roman candle work?

Roman candles are one of the easiest fireworks to understand from a structural point of view. To break it down, let us describe a single shot candle. This firework type is simply an open-top cardboard tube that has a star sitting inside. Once the fuse has been ignited, it will run until it lights a lifting charge. This charge then pops the star out of the cardboard tube, which sees it launched into the night sky, where it explodes.

Of course, different factors can affect the general function of candle fireworks. A bigger cardboard tube can support the launch of larger stars, for instance. Additionally, tubes can include multiple shots, which would then involve the lifting charge having to be ignited the same number of times for each star to be launched separately.

Roman candle options from Galactic Fireworks

Not only are Roman candles traditional, but they also remain one of the most popular firework options out there today. As a result, it’s not hard to find retailers that sell candles. So, what makes Galactic Fireworks stand out from the crowd? Why should you choose us over the rest?

One of the main reasons is the choice of candles we have available. We have products that fit every budget and occasion. There’s also no need to worry about quality – we only supply Roman candles fireworks, which leave a positive lasting impression.

At just £5.99 each, our Snappy Days and Stinging Bees are among our most popular candle products. These budget-friendly fireworks include a whopping 100 shots in total, which are reeled off in rapid fashion across 25 action-packed seconds. With the price in mind, you are also getting every shot for 6p. Bargain!

Another bargain is found with our five-pack Red Dwarf candles. These small, single-shot candles pack a punch and are a worthy addition to any back garden display. With a mixture of colours and effects, each burst – also accompanied by bangs or crackles – will enchant your audience.

What if you want to go all-out with your Roman candles? What if you want something that can match up to those high-powered firework rockets we also sell? In that case, there are two main options: Thunder Strike and the Gatling Gun.

Our Thunder Strike candles come in a three-pack. These huge fireworks take the traditional candle experience and ramp it up a few levels. With a crescendo of sound and colour, these eight-shot candles live up to their name to deliver a spectacle that will spellbind your audience.

As for the Gatling Gun, this is the most premium Roman candle firework available at Galactic. While the £34.99 price tag is higher than our other candles, you get a lot of value in return. With a construction that incorporates multiple tubes, the Gatling Gun fires off an incredible 300 shots in total. This is all done in 50 blazing seconds, which is an average of six shots per second!

What are the benefits of Roman candles?

You have learnt about Roman candles. You know how they work and what products we have for sale at Galactic. However, you still haven’t been fully convinced. You are not sure if they should be part of your Bonfire Night celebrations or public event.

Let us persuade you by going over the main benefits of using Roman candles:

Affordable options

Even with the most expensive options at Galactic, you’re not going to break the bank when buying Roman candles. With over half of our candles priced below £10, there’s something to fit every budget. Plus, even if you wanted to get the best of the best, you’re not going to spend much. Our Thunder Strike candles come in at £10 a pop, while the ultimate candle, the Gatling Gun, is £34.99.

A visual feast

They might be relatively cheap compared to some of our high-end firework cakes and rockets but don’t misconstrue that as a lack of quality. Roman candles, particularly those sold at Galactic, are capable of hitting the heights in more ways than one. They are a captivating, visual feast that will delight guests both young and old. Whether it is one big single burst or rapid-fire shots, you can light the night sky with an array of colours and effects.

Fun for all the family

We have to accept it: some people are not fans of certain fireworks. This is certainly the case when it comes to those that produce loud noises. Even if it can be anticipated, a loud bang can be a startling experience – especially for younger spectators. This is why the family-friendly nature of Roman candles has to be spotlighted as an advantage.

Yes, there are some candles that produce loud sounds. However, most opt for a low-noise approach. By doing so, this makes them an ideal choice when searching for a firework that everyone can enjoy.

A safe choice

Firework safety is always imperative when putting together a display. Yes, you want an impressive showing of lights, patterns, and sounds, but ensuring nobody gets hurt is the first rule when working with fireworks. Fortunately, Roman candles are among the safest options available.

At least, that’s the case when they are set up correctly. Never ignite and hold any of our Roman candles. You want to ensure they are secured to the ground. You can use a launch tube for that added layer of safety. When lighting the fuse, it is also recommended you opt for a long lighter. Lastly, make sure you and everyone else remain at a safe distance from the firework before it starts.

Galactic Fireworks: The UK’s #1 destination for Roman candles

Whether it is for New Year’s or a fun little garden party, Roman candles are a great addition to any fireworks display. Although for maximum impact, you want high-quality, reliable candles which pack a punch and paint the night sky with a dazzling mix of colours and patterns.

That’s where we can help.

At Galactic, we have an assortment of Roman candles for sale. As the leading fireworks supply business in the UK, it is our mission to offer customers the best of the best – and that’s what we have achieved with this selection of candles. Carefully curated by our fireworks experts, these candles come in various sizes and provide different effects, ensuring there is something for everyone.

If you require any assistance in picking the right Roman candle fireworks, feel free to give us a bell. We are available by both telephone and email, and we’ll help you with any enquiries you may have about all things fireworks!