Sky Lanterns can be traced back more than 2000 years to ancient China. Known as Khoom Fay these small, silent hot-air balloons have their origins in military use for signalling. Today Sky Lanterns are used across Asia to celebrate many different events during the year, from the full moon of the twelfth month of the Thai Lunar calendar to the traditional festivities of Chinese New Year.
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.