Roman Candles

Roman Candles

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We especially love Roman candles, a nostalgic favorite known for its easy setup and launch — and barrage of wooshing sparks. From small to large — and extra large — Roman candles offer a simple way to upgrade your fireworks shows. See what our customers are doing with them! Need help making a selection? Our customer care team can help with the details, or check out our Help Center.

What are Roman candles?

Roman candles are a classic kind of firework that fires off one or more exploding pyrotechnic stars (or shells). The stars are loaded into a “candle” or tube made of special heavy-gauge cardboard.

Candles vary in length from 1 to 3 feet with anywhere from 5 to 10 shells. The fuse is placed into the tube and fed to the end. Light it up and sit back! The fuse lights up the shells one at a time and shoots into the sky with bursts of colors, whistles, and sparkles.

What does a Roman candle do?

Roman candles are packed with fun. They put on a dazzling show with just about every change of color, boom, crackle, and sizzle imaginable. It’s everything you want in a classic firework.

Roman candles eject one or more stars or exploding shells and there’s a variety of sizes to choose from. If you’re a beginner, start small and work your way up to larger-diameter Roman candles.

How high do they shoot? They can soar in the air to 35 feet! Red, green, blue, and yellow stars everywhere!

Are Roman candles dangerous?

The best rule of thumb is to “play it safe”. Most Roman candles are not made to be safely held in your hand. Always read and follow the directions that come with your pack of Roman candles. If it says not to hold them, stick the Roman candle in the soil. Or put it in a glass jar or other container. Here are some helpful safety tips, especially for parents with kids.

What are the best Roman candles?

You bet! When you buy Roman candles online it’s so much less expensive, too — especially with our bulk prices. Easily browse Roman candles and even find videos of the products in action. Our fireworks are top-notch quality with plenty of choices. Here’s a great place to get started. Not sure what you’re looking for? Check out our most popular Roman candles.

Looking to add more to your celebration? Light up the sky with aerial pyrotechnic Sky Shows or explore more Ground Effects like fountains and firecrackers.

How to light up and use your Roman candles

The Roman candles come in different lengths from one foot to three. They come with anywhere from 5 to 10 shots or balls. The shot is loaded into a tube made of heavy gauge cardboard. Sometimes there are more than one ball in the Roman candle. They are stacked on top of each other with a lifting charge separating them. The fuse is inside the tube. When lit, it ignites one charge at a time.

Roman candles can be lit off from your fireworks launch pad or mortar tube. A cinderblock works well, too — and some Roman candles can even be staked right into the ground.

Safety tip — always use fireworks in a large clear area outside. Do not stand over the top of fireworks at any time.