How to Properly use Roman Candles



Pre-Show Setup
  • Set your Roman Candles into a bucket of sand or into the ground with the fuse end pointing up at a 45-60 degree angle.
  • Make sure you have a clear, open space to light
  • Have a hose, fire extinguisher, or water supply on hand in case of emergencies
  • Make sure your audience is a safe distance away, a minimum of 100 feet
  • Keep Roman Candles in their packaging until you are ready to use
Using Roman Candles
  • Be sure to wear Safety Glasses and Safety Gloves when lighting
  • Use a Phantom Pyro Torch, punk or extended lighter to light
  • Use a flashlight at night so you can see the fuse
  • After you light the Roman candle move a safe distance away
  • Track the trajectory of the flight path of the Roman candle to make sure it comes down cold and does not start a grass or brush fire
  • Never re-use a candle that fails to light the first time, use a hose or other water source to soak the candle and safely dispose of the candle outdoors


  • Do not use with Alcohol
  • Never attempt to take a candle apart
  • Never hold a Roman candle during functioning
  • Never put your head or any part of your body over a candle