Sky Lantern Resources
About Our Sky Lanterns
Is launch permission required?
- In most cases, no, but it is advisable to contact your local authorities including the coast guard, if applicable, for advice on possible regulations.
- Do not use near main roads or in area where Sky Lanterns could be misinterpreted as a distress signal.
What is the most appropriate launch site for the Sky Lanterns?
- We recommend using Sky Lanterns in a clear open space free from obstructions, i.e. power cables, trees or buildings.
- For maximum visibility, a clear sky is preferable. Keep away from sites with flammable gases and liquids.
What happens once the fuel source has been exhausted?
- Once the Fuel Cell has expired, there is no flame or fuel material left, so the lanterns float gently back to the Earth.
- Falling Lanterns with extinguished fuel cell pose no fire risk.
What can be used to write good luck wishes upon the Sky Lanterns?
- For best results, we recommend using a large felt-tip pen on a flat, even surface, free from dirt and moisture to write on your Sky lantern.
- This is to ensure that the paper does not tear when written upon. To ensure best results minimal pressure should be applied to the lantern.
How high do the Sky Lanterns fly, and for how long?
- One Sky Lantern burns and flies for approximately 5 - 10 minutes, in optimal weather conditions, the Sky Lanterns can reach heights between 200m and 500m.
- Factors affecting Sky Lanterns flight include: Lantern Size, Heat Source (fuel cell), Ambient temperature at launch site and various heights above launch site (Air Temperature). Location of Launch site, Wind Speed direction at launch site and above in the air.
What are the suitable weather conditions for launching Sky Lanterns?
- Best Conditions, for launching: Still weather conditions with little wind. A maximum wind force of (4 - 7 miles per hour) must not be exceeded at the time of launching your sky lanterns, due to the risk of flying off course.
- We do not recommend using Sky Lanterns when it is raining. Light drizzling may still allow them to fly, but we strongly discourage using them in heavy downpours.
The Sky lantern and fuel cell may in no way be modified or altered from its original state.
Sky Lanterns are made from biodegradable materials; Rice or Mulberry paper, on a Bamboo frame, which means they decompose in the shortest of times.
Please adhere to the safety guidelines and instructions laid out before you at all times.