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How it Works


If you would like to send your Loved One to the stars with a

'swoosh, a wow and a bang' - this is how it works.

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How it Works


If you would like to send your Loved One to the stars with a

'swoosh, a wow and a bang' - this is how it works.

How Does Farewell Fireworks Work?

If you would like to celebrate the life of your loved one by sending them to the stars with a ' swoosh, a wow and a bang '  via a personal, spectacular, environmentally-friendly fireworks ceremony, then we need to meet to discuss your preferences and requirements.

My office is situated in Elanora on the Gold Coast, Queensland.  I prefer to meet with you in a face-to-face situation so I can get a feel for you and your loved one.  If this is not possible, we can certainly liaise by internet or the telephone.

I will gently extract the information I need to arrange a celebration ceremony that you will be proud of and explain, in great detail, all the exciting fireworks options that are available to you.


Celebration services are usually conducted at sunset which means your guests arrive in the daylight.  You may have as many (or few) attendees as you like and your celebration can be conducted just about anywhere.  For example you may like to conduct your service:

  • ­ on the beach
  • ­ in the hinterland
  • ­ on a private rural property
  • ­ within the grounds of a crematorium
  • ­ on the water via a barge
  • ­ at a favourite Council Park or Pet Park

your options are endless and only limited by your imagination.


Until you start researching fireworks you are probably not aware of the vast array that is available.  To give you a brief idea, some of the effects that are available include:

­ Aerial Shells • Airbombs­, Airbomb Barrage • Ball Rockets • Battery • Bees • Bengal Flares • Blinker • Blossom • Bombette • Bouquet • Butterfly • Cake • Candle • Catherine Wheel • Cherry Bomb • ­Chinese Crackers • Chinese Lanterns • Comet • Crackling Comet • Crossette • Double Break • Falling Leaves • Fan Cake • Fish • Flame Projector • Flaming Balls • Flower Pot • Flying Saucer­ • Fountain­ Heart­ • Hummer • Ice Fountain • Kamuro • Maroon Shell or Rocket • Mini Rocket • Multi Shot • Palm Tree Effect • Peony • Pin Wheel • Rainbow • Ring Effect • Rocket Pod/Volley • Roman Candle • Salute Shell • Screech Rocket • Spinner­ • Star • Strobe • Tadpole • Thunderflash • Titanium Salute • Turbillion • V-Firing Cake • Waterfall

and are available in a huge array of colours.  Of course, the above are just words and are hardly going to excite you at this stage.  For a written description go to our Fireworks Written Description page or you can link to the Skylighter Fireworkx gallery to see actual examples.  (www.skylighter.com.au)


As a Justice of the Peace, I can conduct the ceremony for you and talk about your loved one, or you may prefer to do this yourself or invite your friends to tell a story – or all of the above.  It is your celebration – you can have whatever your heart desires.  Ceremonies can be as long or as short as you choose.  We offer four celebration packages:

• Platinum • Gold • Silver   • Bronze

In conjunction with myself, all fireworks ceremonies are carried out by Skylighter FireworkxSkylighter Fireworkx are the biggest, best, professional, award-winning fireworks company in Australia.  A brief example of their successful fireworks events include:

Brisbane New Years Eve­ • Royal Queensland Show­ • Montreal Team Australia • Australia Day Brisbane • Brisbane River Fireworks­ • Macau International Display • Ohio USA Display • Townsville New Years Eve • Gold Coast New Years Eve

And they do amazing Wedding Fireworks spectacular displays such as: Movie World • Hamilton Island • Glengaiff Victoria Park • Roma Street Parklands • Gold Coast Weddings • Mt Cootha (to name but a few).


You have the freedom to choose they types and colours of fireworks for your display.  Director of Skylighter Fireworkx, Max Brunner is an expert in his field and together we are able to suggest what we feel would give you best value for your money for your spectacular ceremony.  There is even an 'old fashioned' plunger available, like in the Road Runner cartoon used by Wylie Coyote where YOU can push to plunger with the exact firework/s that contain your loved one to shoot them to the stars with a 'swoosh, a wow and a bang!'

Due to the pyrotechnic site risk analysis checks, legislative and procedural policy forms that need to be submitted and notifications to neighbours (where applicable), four (4) weeks notice is required prior to your preferred celebration ceremony date and payment in full is required prior to the ceremony.


Contact us today and we will assist you to organise an unforgettable celebration of life for your loved one.


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Fireworks


Fireworks


Skylighter Fireworks is Queensland’s leader in integrating special effects into event productions. From Flames, Co2, Glitter, Streamers, Fog and Confetti we do it all.

We use cutting edge innovation and customer service to deliver the most spectacular special effects, with safety and precision.

 

Our special effects have been seen in many sporting, concert, film and tv and theatre productions.


Below are some of the options for firework effects to choose from for your Beloved Pet or Loved One.

Aerial Shells • Airbombs­, Airbomb Barrage • Ball Rockets • Battery • Bees • Bengal Flares • Blinker • Blossom • Bombette • Bouquet • Butterfly • Cake • Candle • Catherine Wheel • Cherry Bomb • ­Chinese Crackers • Chinese Lanterns • Comet • Crackling Comet • Crossette • Double Break • Falling Leaves • Fan Cake • Fish • Flame Projector • Flaming Balls • Flower Pot • Flying Saucer­ • Fountain­ Heart­ • Hummer • Ice Fountain • Kamuro • Maroon Shell or Rocket • Mini Rocket • Multi Shot • Palm Tree Effect • Peony • Pin Wheel • Rainbow • Ring Effect • Rocket Pod/Volley • Roman Candle • Salute Shell • Screech Rocket • Spinner­ • Star • Strobe • Tadpole • Thunderflash • Titanium Salute • Turbillion • V-Firing Cake • Waterfall


Written Description Of Fireworks Available For You.

AERIAL SHELL: Typically the Category 4 firework used only by professionals. An aerial effect enclosed in a paper or card 'shell' and launched from a mortar tube by a lifting charge (also contained in the shell). Effects vary from plain bangs (maroons) to expansive and pretty colours or multiple effects. Responsible for most of the quality aerial effects seen in a professional display.

AIRBOMB: Any shell effect launched from a firework that bangs, normally loudly. Also the general name given to the small tubular fireworks that launch this effect, formerly a common firework in garden displays capable of quite a loud bang and sometimes with a glowing star effect on ascension.

AIRBOMB BARRAGE: Multiple airbombs fused together into one firework, the advantage being you only light one fuse to let the barrage off

BALL ROCKET: Popular style of rocket which mimics an aerial shell 'on a stick'. Generally, but not always, gives a bigger and louder effect than a standard plastic head rocket.

BATTERY: Several fireworks (e.g. candles) fused together for added effect, with a single fuse to light.

BEES: A swarm or cluster of points of light that move and dissipate under their own power. Similar to FISH, but less vigorous and generally less persistent.

BENGAL FLARE: A firework that creates a bright light, normally for some time. These can vary from Bengal Flares which are ground based and create an intense flame (as opposed to a shower of sparks which is a fountain), to rocket launched effects. An 'aerial' flare effect is ' a star that burns brightly and for a long time. Distress flares, which are not fireworks, use a parachute to ensure the flare stays airborne for some time.

BLINKER: A small ground based firework that strobes (flashes).

BLOSSOM: A pretty or colourful effect likened to a flower, or an effect that opens up and expands, like a flower blossoming.

BOMBETTE: A shell effect within a cake or candle, launched by a lifting charge. Can contain a variety of effects.

BOUQUET: A number of fireworks (normally candles) fused together, lighting one fuse sets them all off for a long duration or concentrated effect.

BUTTERFLY: A professional shell effect which sees two cones of effects eject in opposite directions, creating a symmetrical butterfly effect.

CAKE: A multi-shot firework in which the effects or shells are placed in tubes so they are aligned in a horizontal plane (rather than stacked vertically as in a candle). For example, a typical 8-shot cake would have eight tubes each with one shell in, but a typical 8-shot candle would consist of one tube, with eight shells stacked vertically.

CANDLE: A firework consisting of a shell or effect in a card tube. A lifting charge propels the effect into the air. The common name for these is 'roman candle'. Today’s candles can have many shots stacked on top of each other and candle batteries (several candles taped together and linked by a fuse) can create a devastating barrage. A battery of single shot candles, if packaged as a whole, are normally called a cake. Virtually all multi-shot fireworks today are either candles or cakes.

CATHERINE WHEEL: A firework which rotates rapidly to create a spinning wall of sparks. A pinwheel is a small plastic disk with a tube of powder coiled around it. The tube burns, creating sparks and thrust which turns the wheel. Larger wheels have tubes mounted around the edge which burn like a rocket motor, creating sparks and thrust to spin the device. A wheel is attached to a post by a nail through the centre, and as with many set pieces.

CHERRY BOMB: The American equivalent of our old garden banger, shaped like a cherry.

CHINESE CRACKERS: A number (typically 100, 250, 500 and so on) of small bangers strung together and connected by a rapid burning fuse, which when lit, creates a chain reaction of bangs. Widely seen on the Continent during festivals and street celebrations.

CHINESE LANTERNS: Large balloons made from flame retardant paper with a wick on the bottom. This is lit and fills the lantern with hot air and it eventually lifts off. Completely silent and very pretty. Probably the cause of 99% of UFO reports in the last few years.

COMET: A star or other projectile which leaves a glittering, persistent trail behind it.

CRACKLING COMET: A comet that leaves behind a tail of crackling effects rather than just quiet glitter.

CROSSETTE: An effect that splits in the sky, for example a coloured star which then splits into four or five other coloured stars.

DOUBLE BREAK: A firework or shell that has two, rather than one, effects. Also a rocket that bursts twice with two different effects.

FALLING LEAVES: A professional effect where a cluster of persistent coloured stars hangs in the air and drifts slowly down.

FAN CAKE: A cake where the tubes are angled, sending shots left and right of the display area in a fan. Normally a whole bank fires at a time, mimicking a real candle fan but with better timing.

FISH: A wriggling effect that 'swims' away in the sky. Can be coloured and are a nice low noise effect.

FLAME PROJECTOR: A professional device shaped liked a mortar tube that is filled with flammable contents and activated electrically to create a fireball or flame effect.  Short-lived but effective.

FLAMING BALLS: The American word for 'star'. 'SHOOTS FLAMING BALLS'

FLOWER POT: Where an aerial shell explodes in its tube by mistake, it creates a mine effect often referred to as 'flower potting'. These look spectacular but the rigid tubes and stringent safety employed by professionals mean that they rarely pose any safety concerns.

FLYING SAUCER: A device made from gerbs or motors mounted in a circular fashion which create lift and spin – a flying wheel in effect (professional device).

FOUNTAIN: A static firework that creates a vertical column of sparks in a fountain effect. These are normally placed at ground level but a greater effect can be achieved by mounting them at a height (e.g. on a post or plank). Some fountains also contain crackling effects which can be quite loud. 

HEART: An effect that creates a heart shape. Typically created by professional shells, but mimicked with some success by consumer rockets.

HUMMER: A firework shell or projectile that makes a “humming” noise. The noise is created by the way it burns and the shape of the housing. High pitched hummers sound like screeches or whistles, low pitched ones like bees.

ICE FOUNTAIN: A fountain with COLD FALL OUT and low smoke, normally designed for indoor or stage use.

KAMURO: An effect that hangs and trails in the air not unlike a willow, often strobing or twinkling. Commonly used in finale sequences to fill the sky with long lasting effects that often persist to near ground level.

MAROON: A very loud bang typically created by a maroon shell (e.g. at large professional displays) or maroon rockets. Professional maroons from aerial shells can be heard many miles away.

MINI-ROCKET: A small screech type rocket.

MULTI-SHOT: A firework that has more than one shot.

PALM OR PALM TREE EFFECT: A cascading, persistent effect normally created with gold or silver coloured sparks. Fireworks creating this effect in several directions cause a 'palm tree' pattern.

PEONY: Well-used term to describe an effect which is essentially an expanding sphere of stars.

PIN WHEEL: A type of Catherine wheel.

RAINBOW: Sometimes used to describe a firework’s effect when it changes colour. Anything with a rainbow effect should display numerous colours such as red, green, yellow and orange.

RING EFFECT: A two dimensional, expanding ring (i.e. a circle) effect created with multiple stars. Commonly seen in professional displays.

ROCKET: A firework that takes off and displays its effect in the air. Normally comprises a head (with the effect in), a motor (for lift, that’s the bit the fuse goes into) and a stick (for stability and ease of launch).

ROCKET POD/VOLLEY: A tube or box containing multiple small rockets fused together. You light the main fuse and the contents all fire together to create a big rocket salvo.

ROMAN CANDLE: See CANDLE.

SALUTE: A loud report (bang) typically created by a salute shell, or a salute rocket. Basically the same as a MAROON.

SCREECH ROCKET: A small rocket (normally classed as a garden firework) whose main effect is to screech loudly in flight then terminate in a report (bang).

SPINNER: Normally the name given to an aerial effect than spins rapidly. These are usually silver in colour and some make a noise or give off coloured stars.

SPIRAL: A professional shell effect that creates a spiral shape in the air.

STAR: A firework effect which is normally a glowing star or flaming ball. It can be in any colour and may terminate in a report, or break into other effects. The star itself is quiet, so any firework consisting only of 'stars' shouldn’t make too much noise.

STROBE: An effect that flickers or flashes, or ground based firework that flashes on and off rapidly, creating an effect like strobe lighting.

TADPOLE: A bright “wiggly” effect, normally with a tail.

THUNDERFLASH: A pyrotechnic device that, once activated, explodes with a loud bang and a flash.

TITANIUM SALUTE: A very loud bang (salute) with a bright flash (titanium).

TURBILLION: Normally a star with an erratic flight which creates a spiralling glitter effect.

V-FIRING CAKE: A cake that fires two columns of effects to the left and right of the display area in a “V” shape.

WATERFALL: A cascade of normally silver sparks, created by a horizontal string of small fountains strung up between two or more posts. A better effect is achieved the higher it is situated.