I have bought quite a few Chinese Lanterns over the years, admittedly they were `cheap' from bargain shops - but did the job. These however, were brilliant. They took a little to get going (because they were huge and tricky to hold), but once they set off they burned for ages and we watched them for miles. Previous ones I have bought tended to disappear after a few minutes. I would always purchase my lanterns here again. Good value for money, excellent delivery, no complaints what so ever!