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  • "Night Sky Lanterns" (TM) 100% Biodegradable White Sky Candles (Pack of 5)
  • Eco-friendly and 100 per cent biodegradable
  • Free of wires
  • Non-drip easy-to-light fuel cell
  • Made from high-quality, flame-retardant materials
  • Comes with fully illustrated instructions

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  • Boxed-product Weight: 499 g
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Item model number: SKYCANDLE5PK
  • ASIN: B004QWYZVI
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 6 Mar. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,579 in Garden & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Garden & Outdoors)

Product Description

Product Description

Night Sky Lanterns Chinese sky lanterns are a fantastic alternative to fireworks when you want to create a beautiful nighttime spectacle for special occasions. Sky lanterns are completely silent and, when released into the sky, create a serene ambience.

Each Sky Lantern is made from 100 per cent biodegradable materials, contains no wire and comes with an easy-to-light non-drip fuel cell, creating a high-quality all-round product. Each lantern comes with clear instructions, written in both English and French, on how to launch the lantern.

Sky Lanterns are not toys – they do contain a naked flame and it’s important that you always purchase good quality lanterns from a reputable website or retailer in order to ensure that you’re not purchasing low quality products. We’ve written this short guide to give you 10 steps to ensure that you have a fun, but safe experience when using lanterns:

Do not launch in conditions that make lighting the lantern difficult, i.e. wind speeds above 5mph.

If you are going to launch a lantern, make sure that the wind conditions are fairly still. Most people walk between 3-5mph, so if the lantern is blowing around and you know you would have to run to catch it if you let go, then it’s not safe to launch.

Do not launch a damaged lantern as this may be dangerous and cause injury. Authentic Chinese lanterns are a handmade product, so unfortunately, the odd sky lantern may be damaged when you open it. If you see a rip or a tear in the lantern, just discard it or ask for a replacement. Don’t attempt to fix the lantern by adding tape as this adds additional weight which will make it more difficult to launch. Stay safe and bin it!

Never launch in an area that could cause a fire such as near crops and hay bales etc. You should never launch a sky lantern near anything that can catch fire easily. A good quality sky lantern will use a thick paper in order to retain the heat, this means that the lantern will not come back down to earth until it is fully extinguished. That being said, if you’re near an area where you could easily cause a fire, then we would recommend not setting the lantern off.

Obstacles in the lanterns’ path such as trees and buildings should be at least 30 meters away Do not launch sky lanterns near any object that they can get caught in. Once a sky lantern has enough heat in, you will be able to feel the pull so you know that it’s ready to launch. As soon as you let go, they’ll start to ascend very quickly. If you’re stood underneath or close to a tree, it is possible that they could blow left or right at get tangled. For this reason, ensure that you’re at least 30 meters away from any obstructions.

Do not release the lantern in an area where the glow could be mistaken for a distress signal There has been the odd report that coastguards can mistake sky lanterns from distress signals. If you’re near the coast, simply let the coastguard know that you’ll be setting off sky lanterns.

Prior to use, ensure lanterns are stored in a cool, dry and secure place away from children Don’t leave the Sky Lanterns lying around in the heat. Generally, the fuel cells on high quality sky lanterns are made out of folded paper impregnated with a paraffin wax that doesn’t drip. If the lanterns are exposed to warm temperatures prior to use, the Wax can start to melt into the paper and damage the lantern. We’d also recommend keeping them out of the paths of children!

Do not light or release a lantern wearing flammable clothing. For additional safety, gloves should be worn. The lantern should not be left unattended at any time. A simple but fairly obvious one! If you’re lighting a sky lantern, don’t wear something flammable. Fire + Flammable clothing = Bad times!

Never launch a lantern within 5 miles of an airport or airfield without permission from the CAA The Civil Aviation Authority don’t normally have an issue with you launching sky lanterns if they know in advance. If you’re launching a large number of sky lanterns, or you are within 5 miles of an airport, give them a call and let them know your intentions. By doing this, they know what time you’ll be launching the lanterns and they’ll be informed.

Launching a lantern in an inappropriate location or manner may cause damage to persons or property which could make you liable for criminal damage and prosecution. This really is just drilling down on the above points. Do not launch a lantern if you’re under the influence of drugs, alcohol or any other substances. Use your own judgement, if it doesn’t seem safe to launch a sky lantern where you are, then don’t launch it. If the weather conditions are good, you’re away from obstacles and the lantern is in perfect condition, then you’re probably safe to go ahead! Just follow the instructions for use on the sky lanterns you purchase and you’ll be set!

Only purchase good quality sky lanterns Sky Lanterns work in a very similar way to hot air balloons, when you light the fuel cell, the heat is captured within the flame retardant paper and once this is properly filled, the sky lantern will start to rise. If you use a high quality sky lantern in the right conditions, it will not come back down until it is fully extinguished. Cheap sky lanterns use very thin paper. If you hold your hands on the outside of cheap sky lanterns, you’ll feel the air escaping. This means that when you come to launch the lantern, it will reach a certain altitude and then start coming back down to earth. Cheap and poor quality Sky Lanterns damage our industry. Our company, Night Sky Lanterns only supplies high quality lanterns and we will continue to do so. We constantly monitor the news from DEFRA, the NFU, WFU and take part in any studies related to Sky Lanterns. We want to improve the market and help to improve the quality of lanterns as a whole. Each of our sky lanterns is manufactured to the highest standard. We include safety instructions with each and every sky lantern we produce along with instructions for use!

Box Contains

  • 5 x Night Sky Lanterns white sky candles
  • 5 x Fuel cells (pre-attached)
  • 1 x Fully illustrated instructions (in French and English)


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    Bought these for my wifes 40th birthday party so that guests could write wishes on from their family. Good product with excellent delivery as promised. A few of the lanterns struggles to fly, though I think that this was our issue as it was a very cold night and difficult to get enough heat into them to make them lift. A few of the lanterns were a little stuck together and ripped on opening. A bit of tape and patience made them work again!

    Overall though, they were a really popular part of the party with people writing some lovely wishes on and sending them off into a winters night.
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    These lanterns were lovely and fascinating for the children to watch as they disappeared into the night sky! I would definitely buy them again.
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    By A on 14 May 2013
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    I bought a pack of 5 back in March and tried to use them on a cold evening on the beach.
    We tried 2 and never got them to fly off. The paper is really thin so you have to be extra careful when taking the packaging off.
    We made a tiny hole in both and it was really windy so this may be why they never took off.
    We'll have to try on a day with no wind to see if they work better.
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    Bought these to use at Diwali, and they looked beautiful as they drifted into the night.

    Do note that they are quite big, and two people are needed to open it and ignite the wick before it fills with enough warm air to allow it to float away. Be careful that the paper doesn't catch fire as well, though one of ours still flew despite have a hole and another was patched with tape and was still a success.

    The only downside is that these couldn't be done on a windy night, but that's probably true for all lanterns of this kind.
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    I bought these for a special occasion but if anything could go wrong with them.....................it did! Being so large took ages to try and inflate which by this time starting setting the lanterns alight. It had been a mild night and spoilt the occasion. Would not buy again.
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    Very disappointed with these lanterns. They were extremely difficult to light and hold at the same time as they are very large. I bought 5 of them, managed to only get one of them to set off into the sky.
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    These were terrible. They had a sticker over that you had to take off to open each one up. When you peeled the sticker off they ripped. We weren't able to set any off because of the hole in them and they were so hard to light. Spoilt our day, as it was my deceased mums birthday and we wanted to set these off in memory of her
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    Ordered for new years eve 2 days before hand and arrived the next day. Well packaged to avoid damage and did the job beautifully. Easy to light although avoid any breeze whilst doing this as fliiping them the right way round cab be hairy! My children loved watching them float off in to the night sky.
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