Below are 18 of the most common effects used to make fireworks – brought to life with animation.
These effects are normally mixed together in a varying order and colour to make a single firework.
Bees Firework Effect
A stream of light that expands and stretches into the night’s sky.
An organic-looking effect, these fireworks truly make the skies come to life.
Brocade Firework Effect
A classic fireworks effect boasting woven clusters that culminate in a bright, star-shaped burst.
Chrysanthemum Firework Effect
A spherical effect that does its namesake proud, these fireworks seemingly appears out of nowhere to portray a stunning representation of a Chrysanthemum flower.
Comet Firework Effect
A fireworks projectile that leaves a persistent glittering trail in its wake, making for a truly elegant display.
Crossette Firework Effect
A clever criss-crossing effect, created by each firework splitting into separate projectiles.
Glitter Firework Effect
A stunning, explosive spray of glittering light, the shape of which is not too dissimilar to that of a passion flower.
Palm Firework Effect
An initial dramatic explosion consisting very bright stars that slowly fade into the shape of a palm tree’s branches.
Pearls Firework Effect
Bright glowing stars that rise silently into the night’s sky before dissolving.
Pearls do not leave a trail, offering a modern, almost futuristic effect to displays.
Peony Firework Effect
A classic firework effect consisting of an arching sphere of stars.
Peony firework effects normally change colour as they expand.
Pistil Firework Effect
An initially bright and compact burst that stretches outwards before gently dissipating.
Pistils are often added to a Chrysanthemum or Peony fireworks for maximum effect.
Silver Fish Firework Effect
Fireworks with an initial fish-shaped explosion that quickly spreads apart into a dancing shoal, glittering and scattering into the night’s sky.
Snail Firework Effect
A set of stars that explode with initial ferocity, leaving behind an expanding snail shell shape.
Stars Firework Effect
A burst of bright stars that scatter in all directions, producing an almost firefly-like effect.
Strobe Firework Effect
As its namesake suggests – a fast, flashing effect that lights up the night’s sky with glittering awe.
Tail Firework Effect
A streaming projectile that leaves behind a comet-like trail.
Waterfall Firework Effect
A wide, bright arch that illuminates the night’s sky, stretching downward in dramatic fashion.
Whirl Firework Effect
A unique effect that literally spirals about the night’s sky, creating a dizzying, standout display.
Willow Firework Effect
Often utilised for the most stunning displays, Willow effects literally ‘fall’ from the rocket or shell, gently weeping back to earth much like the tree after which this firework was named.