Drones now provide a refreshing alternative to the use of fireworks. Yes, especially in the Fourth of July, areas all over the United States now celebrate the holiday with drones lighting up the skies. Firefly for instance made a splash this week.
These lighted drones offer a lot more versatility when it comes to celebrations. They can create intricate images in the sky that can last for upwards of 30 minutes. They can also change these images whenever they want by switching colors and positions with other drones. As a set, these drones create dazzling figures in the night sky that can match that of a firework.
Safety and Superiority
Drones also have a higher safety measure. Without having to rely on gunpowder for the theatrics, drones have a lesser risk for accidental fires. No gunpowder also means the absence of any explosions or detonations, giving off a quieter vibe during the celebrations. As you can see, pets, children, and the elderly would be able to enjoy the festivities more.
The drone display market has been largely controlled by tech giant Intel. With their Shooting Star Drones – specially designed for this purpose – they light up skies in big events such as the Olympics. This Fourth of July, a company called Firefly Drone Shows set their creations center stage. The drones easily created the US flag up in the night sky, and with a safer execution, spectators were able to enjoy the show more. With over a hundred drones at their disposal, they presented a magnificent show.
A Look into the Future
So what does this mean for fireworks? With bans ranging from neighborhoods to entire cities (and beyond), it would seem the dominant reign of fireworks is in the past. The new alternative, drone shows, offer a brighter, longer lasting performance with minimal risks. Drones are also becoming cheaper and more available globally, which can provide opportunities for smaller companies such as Firefly to do these types of shows as well.