Traditionally, the paper in sky lanterns is very thin rice paper or oiled rice paper for the clear-looking effect and to create a lighter object to be lifted into the air. The frame is most always made of thin bamboo strips in traditional Asian weddings or ceremonies although many other companies and people make them of another light wood. It is said that bamboo wood is best, as it is light and allows the lantern to lift into the air as safely as possible and stay there for as long as possible. A piece of cloth with kerosene is placed in the bottom of the lantern, and that is what ignites the flame once it is raised into the air and causes it to remain in the air for a set amount of time.
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.