Sky Lanterns helps you make a wish

I suppose many decades ago before the skies were clogged up by pollution, kids and adults alike could wish upon a star each evening, but in modern times, we might actually have to go to the planetarium to do so – or do we? With the Sky Lanterns, you can always use these paper blimps as a replacement. Each Sky Lantern features a wax fuel cell that feeds a flame which in turn helps it rise to the sky. No worries about where the Sky Lantern ends up though, since this is a fully biodegradable lantern that won’t harm the environment once it has outlived its usefulness. Each Sky Lantern can glow for up to 20 minutes and rise up to 1.5km in the sky. IMHO, it is a pity to see £39.95 burn up and fly away though.

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  1. “No worries about where the Sky Lantern ends up though, since this is a fully biodegradable lantern that won’t harm the environment once it has outlived its usefulness. ”

    Umm…except for the fact that you’re releasing (what is intended to be) a flaming paper bag to sail out over the night sky. I recognize that it’s intended to burn up, but if this thing sets down on a thatch roof or wood shake roof, your neighbors could be quite displeased with you, no matter how biodegradable this thing is…

  2. Nice idea, until an ill wind brings it down in a dry field of drought parched California. Somehow, I don’t think lighting a candle and sending it aloft would be on CDF’s list of smart things to do.

  3. They want how much for those things? I grew up in Thailand and people would release hundreds of these on one of the local holidays. I am pretty sure they cost a couple of dollars apiece.

    And yes, when the blows just right and the bag catches fire it is cool.

  4. I don’t think lighting a candle and sending it aloft would be on CDF’s list of smart things to do. At least you have a planetarium to enjoy.

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