In the nightclub industry, almost every venue hosts their customers indoors. Overall, it’s really the only way to control the climate and keep your guests comfortable. Though some venues have outdoor patios, it makes it very difficult to control temperature, precipitation, or pesky insects. However, since most clubs offer bottle service for VIP customers, a major concern is whether or not smokeless bottle sparklers are available. To answer all your questions, I’ve put together this definitive post. Here’s what you need to know.
What are Smokeless Bottle Sparklers?
To begin, it’s important to understand what makes a bottle sparkler “smokeless”. In general, the most important aspect to keep smoke at bay is to eliminate any color pigments. Color pigments are one of the biggest contributors of smoke in all types of fireworks, so the only color you can create without producing massive amounts of it perform in the color gold. Gold is the natural color that is created from all base pyrotechnic compounds. So, when something creates gold sparks, you can be certain that it doesn’t contain any color pigments.
Additionally, the materials that the item is constructed of plays a role as well. Most people are used to traditional handheld sparklers which are essentially just a stick dipped into a sparkler compound. These sticks are made from either steel wire or wood such as bamboo. Metal wire doesn’t burn, so it won’t contribute any smoke to the performance. However, bamboo does burn and smolder; so it creates a small amount of smoke which can be problematic indoors. Fortunately, gold bottle sparklers don’t contain any wood or color pigments, so they are the very definition of smokeless bottle sparklers.
Are All Bottle Sparklers Smokeless?
Since the majority of bottle sparklers come in the color gold, most of them fall under the umbrella of a “smokeless” product. However, there are some versions that create color flames, and they will create far too much exhaust to be used safely indoors. These color versions are best used as birthday candle sparklers so you can just use them outside. However, if you have an outdoor patio, it’s also possible to use them at your bar or nightclub. However, no version that creates colorful sparks should ever be confused as smokeless and should be avoided by most club owners.
Are “Smokeless” and “Low Smoke” the Same Thing?
Some companies out their advertise products as “low smoke” bottle sparklers instead of “smokeless”. This is one of the most common questions I receive, so I wanted to tough briefly on this topic. Technically, anything that is being burned is going to create a small amount of smoke. This is strictly from the chemical processes going on and is literally impossible to avoid. However, it is commonly accepted that it’s such a small amount that it’s not even visible. So, they are virtually smokeless. So, though some companies say “smokeless” while others claim “low smoke”, they are in fact the exact same product.
Can Smokeless Bottle Sparklers Be Used Indoors?
This is a bit of a loaded question because there are a lot of factors at play. First and foremost, you need to make sure you have plenty of open space inside your venue before you attempt to light anything on fire whatsoever. Additionally, you need to make sure your local laws support using them in confined spaces. Lastly, you need to make sure you have the ability to follow all the bottle sparkler safety guidelines completely. However, in terms of suffocation or inhalation concerns, smokeless bottle sparklers are completely safe to use indoors under almost any circumstances. Obviously, I wouldn’t suggest lighting hundreds of them at once. But if you are being reasonable, there’s almost zero risk of having problems from their emissions.
Alternatives if You Can’t Find a Smokeless Option
Of course, many people are skeptical that a bottle sparkler can be smokeless regardless of the science. Furthermore, some areas of the country have made them illegal to use indoors. Fortunately, there are alternatives that you can choose instead such as LED sparklers that are completely free of any emissions. If you have even the slightest hesitation about using the real deal, that’s the product I always point our customers to. Additionally, they have a lot of great benefits including the fact that they’re reusable. Overall, they may actually be a better fit for your club and your customers compared to traditional versions.
Hopefully this post has answered your questions and explained how smokeless bottle sparklers are possible. Just make sure you choose ones that perform in the color gold and you shouldn’t need to worry about any visible smoke filling up your venue. Science is a beautiful thing, and it allows us to enjoy items like these. However, it’s always best to do your own research so you know exactly what you’re getting into. Good luck and I hope you find your way to massive profits!