Sky lanterns are small paper lanterns that have been used more traditionally in Asian wedding ceremonies, but are slowly making their mark on the more traditional wedding scene as a way to do something a little differently or to bring an Asian feel into things. Traditionally speaking, sky lanterns are made of rice paper that has been oiled for the translucent effect. They are stretched around a small wooden or bamboo frame and the frame holds a small candle or another type of combustible material, many times a fuel cell. When the heat is generated from the fuel cell or the candle, smoke ensues and the lantern is lifted into the air, remaining there for 15 to 20 minutes until the effect is gone. This is similar to the hot air balloon effect, with the gases from the flame or the cell and the smoke that ensues allowing the object to remain lifted into the air.
Please note - our Sky Lanterns are high quality, fire retardant and 100% biodegradable, not to be confused with inferior versions. Sky Lanterns can be used to celebrate all special events, festivals, weddings, new year, birthdays, summer parties, the list is endless. Anytime you need a quiet stylish alternative to fireworks Sky Lanterns are the obvious choice. Our Sky Lanterns are the very best quality available; they are extremely safe and very easy to use, being made from flame retardant paper with a bamboo frame that are both fully bio-degradable. To launch: simply remove the Sky Lantern from its outer sleeve, unfold it and attach the small wax fuel cell. Hold the Sky Lantern open and upright, light the fuel cell then release the Lantern. In calm windless conditions Sky Lanterns will rise to heights greater than 1000m and stay aloft for up to 20 minutes.
Sky lanterns, also known as Kongming Lantern are airborne paper lanterns traditionally found in some Asian cultures. They are constructed from oiled rice paper on a bamboo frame, and contain a small candle or fuel cell composed of a waxy flammable material. When lit, the flame heats the air inside the lantern, thus lowering its density causing the lantern to rise into the air.
The sky lantern is only airborne for as long as the flame stays alight, after which
the lantern floats back to the ground.