The New Year is upon us. With New Year celebrations, fireworks lighting up in the sky is a long-standing tradition. Soon however, LED drones might take its rightful throne.
Fireworks are a must – in many places, fireworks have significance in legends. In Asia for instance, fireworks at the start of the year drives away the bad energies. This paves the way for a fresh start of sorts – the New Year means leaving the bad vibes behind. In many more countries, fireworks are a form of celebration. It illuminates the nighttime sky. The loud explosions and bright lights wake up the senses. For those still up at midnight, the fireworks can be a jolt of energy.
Drones vs Fireworks
In recent years, a new trend has cropped up. With the use of a drone, these firework displays received a much-needed modern upgrade. Intel for instance has created Shooting Star drones specially made for these events. These drones have built-in LED lights that can be controlled from a computer. Add these together in say, hundreds at a time, and you can recreate firework displays. This one however has zero noise, zero risk of fires, and zero smoke. The drones fly in patterns, changing colors as programmed. The LED can create dazzling images in the sky, form shapes, letters, and even moving cartoons.
LED Drone Drawbacks
Of course, these also have drawbacks. Like fireworks, these drones cannot perform under rainy weather. Some of these drone events were postponed because of unexpected rain. Another issue is the availability. Fireworks can be purchased easily enough; a hundred drones – not so much. It can be a bit of an investment if you plan to purchase them outright. Renting them, or hiring drone specialists like Intel, would be your best bet.
Is the future in LED drones’ hands? What do you think? Will these flying machines replace fireworks as the king of late night celebrations?