How FireFly Works. 

 
 

Download The App

Download the app on your smartphone or tablet. Pair it with your module and start building your show. Want to keep things simple? We have a number of pre-designed shows for you.

View Pre-Designed Shows

Get Plugged In

Place up to 15 fuses in the specially designed FireFly Clips provided and plug the connection cables into the module. The red/green light will illuminate, showing connectivity. Test your cues in the app to make sure everything is just right before launching your show. The beauty of these fuses are that they are reuseable! 

It’s Go Time

FireFly’s Bluetooth® works up to 50 feet away. So, launch your show, take a seat and enjoy what you’ve created. The beauty of a wireless firework firing system is that for once, you get to see the show, too.

Product Usage Tips

Get the biggest bang out of your FireFly experience.

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  1. Download the app, import your music, and begin designing your show. In Show Designer mode, a product catalog provides fuse and effect times for recommended products. If you want more control on firing times, manual mode allows you to launch fireworks individually with the press of a button.
  2. Read each firework’s package to ensure proper distance from other fireworks. If the product emits showers of sparks, for example, it could ignite other products. Use the 3-meter cable to ensure adequate spacing.
  3. Space your fireworks on a level, flat surface. Once you have your final placement, be sure the module is powered OFF and connect the product fuses to the FireFly clip with the module. The fuse should make connection with the heating coil. If the fuse is short or bent, consider using a small piece of tape to secure it.
  4. Turn FireFly on and check that the red/green lights are illuminated and the fuses are securely connected. Don’t move the fireworks once the fuse has been connected to ensure the fuse stays secure in the FireFly Clip.
  5. Test your show to ensure the cues sync to your song and the module lights illuminate at cue placement.
  6. Ensure you have Bluetooth® connectivity (effective distance 30-100 feet, depending on your device) then launch your show. The show will download to the module, so once it begins you can safely join your guests and enjoy your masterpiece.
  7. Use the Emergency Stop feature if needed. You must be paired to Bluetooth® to achieve this. Do not approach the show if it doesn’t seem safe.
  8. After each show, hose down the fireworks (but not the module) to eliminate the risk of fire.
  9. Before starting the next show, clean the FireFly Clip heating coil by opening the clip and firing on manual mode with no fuse. If more significant debris is present, use a soft brush or cotton swab and alcohol to gently clean around the heating coil.

Fireworks Safety

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Buying Guide Basics:

There are a few ways to purchase fireworks and get the most for your money. It depends on your needs and what you hope to accomplish. Anyone can purchase great booming fireworks but did you know that you can have a great display with just a few key fireworks items? First, let me start by saying that we have taken a lot of the guess work out of it for you by bringing in items that we think will produce the best shows for less money.

 There are thousands of items from the manufactures and we carefully hand pick according to:

  • Performance
  • Shot amount
  • Length of time
  • Price
  • How well it will fit into a show display

 

 *It's not always about the biggest box or something that seems to be a great item. It can look great and perhaps even boom great but cost more. If so we probably won't bring it in. We will have something just like it (and probably better) that costs much less.

 We will be specifically talking about displays and packages for building basic consumer displays. Items for shows are things that are ignited once (Cakes). Think of them as small shows.

There are many ways to approach building a great display. We will cover a few economical ways in this section.

In this first example we will construct a nice show on a budget.

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A good starter show on a small budget:

To start with there are items that we will refer to as show starters. These are the beginning items to get the show started.  Starters can refer to something like missile bases or 200g cakes. The small 200g cakes are a great way to get the show started and very cost effective. One small 200g cake might have something like 96 shots! You can pick up about a half dozen cakes for the cost of one large cake.

So lets say you start with a small cake and then add a fountain after this. A great way to start since these 2 items won't cost more than a few dollars. Next on this list might be something like a small artillery shell. These can be purchased for as little as a few dollars as well. So far we have 3 items in our show that will make a nice starter and last a few minutes all for very little money! Once you shoot the small artillery you may want to go back to another 200g cake and this time shoot 2 together. 2 small cakes can be very effective side by side and give the illusion of a much bigger show depending on type used and cost very little money. You may want to add a 25 shot missile battery in this show for extra excitement.  Now it's time to step up a bit and perhaps go to a bit larger 200g cake that might have more shots and more colors. Still very affordable and surprisingly puts on a great show for its size. Another nice fountain might look good for extra brightness. Higher amounts of shots can sometimes be more desirable than bigger less shot items. We are more interested in duration (in most cases) rather than size. (For show displays) So far we are off to a great start!

Now we want to get to the climax. This might include 1 nice 500g cake or perhaps a 60g canister shell. A cake will last a few minutes while a 60g canister shell will be one big boom. It is probably more economical to get (2) 60g canister shells and ignite them one after the other which will also make a great addition to the display. You can get a 6 pack of 60g canister shells for less than a larger 500g cake. However 500g cakes put on a better show with more effects and last longer. So the choice is up to you. The climax or the middle of the show can be as long as you wish the show to be.

Have a plan and choose the correct items. You can probably build your show for less than a tank of gas in your car. 200g cakes are the most cost effective and the best choice for a great looking display. Don't worry so much about what one little 200g cake does. It's about how they are used.

So far we have a great choice of small and medium items that won't break the bank. Let's talk about the finish or finale. This can be as elaborate or simple as you choose. Obviously elaborate cost more. But for our purposes we want to build an affordable show on a budget. In this case a nice finale piece would be something with a lot of shots (large cake or zipper) or perhaps 2 medium sized cakes. The choices are endless. Most affordable would be 1 medium finale cake. This would provide a nice finish. A finale cake is one that throws lots of effects into the air at once thus being the finish of our show.   

multiple effects

A medium sized show with a modest budget:

We have all types of fireworks display show pieces to fit every budget. If you want more bang and bigger effects we might start with a few 200g cakes. You cannot go wrong with these as starters. They are most affordable and have decent effects. Start with a small 7 shot and follow it up with perhaps a 200g zipper cake. This will look very busy and exciting. Use perhaps 3 small artillery tubes together behind the zipper. Once that goes off then perhaps follow with a nice 300 shot missile base while that is going fire off a 60g canister along with 3 more. So far we have constructed a very powerful and exciting array of fireworks! This is still VERY affordable. The finale can be constructed of as many effects as your budget allows. For this example (2) 500g cakes can be used together. 2 different ways of approaching this are having 2 exact same finale boxes or 2 different. The choice is yours. Both have exciting effects. If you had 2 of the same you could sit them apart from each other covering more air space and looking grand! Or 2 very different finale boxes and wire them one after the other.

 

If all of this seems in depth and confusing there is still yet another way.

Blackcat fireworks has devised an innovative way to accomplish a great show in one box!

They are called "Shows in a box" One big box does the whole show. Various affects such as fountain effects, small cakes, large fountains, large cakes and more in one box by simply lighting a single fuse. Shows in a box are becoming more and more popular. They are easy, economical and put on a great show! Come see our selection of shows in a box!

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Ask us for more details.

 

We offer a wider variety and better quality fireworks selection for the performance pyro enthusiast! Hard to find items and items designed to put on the best consumer show. We are able to offer deep discounts (up to 30%) for those who want the best show at minimum cost. Discounts depend on quantity purchased. We also have large ticket items that will be offered at these discounts. We buy in bulk and can now pass the savings on to the customer!  Things like Finale boxes, Mortar racks, Shows in a box, fuse, firing systems are just some of the special items we carry. We carry up to 11 different brands of fireworks. If you are looking for something then we probably have it. If not then we probably have something better! Come early for the best selection! We have the best prices! Contact us for more details.

For a limited time we will be offering bulk discounts on select items. Artillery items such as Diablo and Excalibur will be available at these bulk discounts. Minimum order of 2 of the same items to get these discounts. The more you purchase the more you save! This is great for people who are putting on a big display and need mulitiple items of the same thing! Talk to one of our knowledgeable staff for more details.

Blazing 7 Fireworks product selection just got a little bit better! We just got in some great new products from sky bacon and winda!  Sky bacon has some really great banging products! You wont find these brands anywhere close! We are the exclusive dealer in the San Antonio Area!

We also offer a huge line of Brothers products now ! Top quality fireworks! Come by and see them now or check out the online videos and see for yourself!

                     

For those who want to put on the best show we now stock mortar racks and firing systems! You will be amazed at the difference a little organization can make when setting off a show!


Ask a staff member for more information on how to use these units!  

 

What You Should Know About Fireworks Safety

Here are a few tips to keep you safe while having fun with fireworks this season.

Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Council on Fireworks Safety offer the following safety tips:

• Always read and follow label directions.
• Always have an adult present.
• Only buy fireworks from reliable sellers.
• Use fireworks outdoors only.
• Always have water handy (a garden hose and a bucket).
• Never experiment or make your own fireworks.
• Light only one firework at a time.
• Never re-light a "dud" firework (wait 15 to 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water).
• Never give fireworks to small children.
• If necessary, store fireworks in a cool, dry place.
• Never throw or point fireworks at other people.
• Never carry fireworks in your pocket.
• Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.
• The shooter should always wear eye protection and never have any part of the body over the firework.
• Stay away from illegal explosives and illegal fireworks.