New Delhi: As the festival of lights approaches, many people are looking for ways to enjoy the traditional fireworks without harming the environment. Delhi, along with many other cities in India, has been facing severe air pollution levels for the past few years. The Supreme Court has banned the sale and use of conventional firecrackers in the national capital and other regions with poor air quality. However, there is an alternative that can provide the same thrill and excitement of bursting firecrackers without emitting any smoke or harmful gases. This Diwali, you can try electronic firecrackers.
Electronic firecrackers are devices that can be operated through remote controls once plugged into an electricity source. Resembling light fixtures, these devices produce the sound and light of a firecracker without actually “bursting”. They are also equipped with twinkling LEDs to create a cracker lighting scenario. These smart devices can be customized to replicate the sound of different kinds of firecrackers, such as Chakri, anaar, phuljhari, and bombs. Electronic firecrackers are safe, easy to use, and cause negligible pollution. Another upside of these devices is that they are quite affordable and can also be reused for a couple of years.
The working of electronic firecrackers is quite simple. These devices consist of small pods connected to each other through wires. LED lights are attached to these pods. When you plug in an electric firecracker, the high-voltage generator inside the pod sparks at random intervals. These sparks create a crackling sound similar to firecrackers. The sound along with the light provides an experience similar to an original firecracker. When you change the setting on the remote, the interval at which the generator sparks changes accordingly. Although these devices are not as loud as the firecrackers, they can provide a Diwali feel.
Electronic firecrackers are available at almost every major market across the country during the festive season. You can also buy these devices from various e-commerce websites, such as Amazon and Flipkart. The price of these devices varies based on the size and options it offers. An average electronic firecracker is available for purchase at around Rs 2,500.