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Traditional Chinese-style Flying Lantern. Send your lantern soaring to celebrate New Year, Weddings, Birthdays, Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali or any other special event like just being in love. It will fly for up to 20 minutes and can rise over a mile in the sky where it will still be visible all around!

Traditionally used in Chinese and Thai celebrations, these are a beautiful and fascinating way to light up the sky thats becoming increasingly popular throughout the world for any kind of event.Flying Lanterns are traditionally known as Khom Fay or Khom Loy in China and have been used for nearly two thousand years. It was believed that wishes written on lanterns would rise up to the heavens and come true.

The Sky Glow Flying Lantern is made from flame-retardant, bio-degradable materials and the frame is made from Bamboo a wood that is quickly replenished. A quieter, gentler alternative to fireworks, flying lanterns are the safe, simple and perfect way to create an amazing visual display in the sky!
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#1
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#2
Someone has told me these are illegal due to putting of aeroplane pilots - anyone shed any light on this?

PS. Great price for a pack of 10.
#3
Whether they are illegal or not, they are a public nuisance.

Even if they were not lit, they are a source of litter - lit, totally irresponsible
banned#4
Sky lanterns are great, Hot from me.
#5
These lanterns are perfectly legal & great fun. Less 'litter' than from fireworks.
#6
Don't know if there's been a little scare mongering but these things do strike me as a little irresponsible. Checkout this BBC News Article:

Chinese lanterns pose danger to livestock, NFU says

"They may be very pretty, but they're incredibly dangerous and I would like to see them banned." :w00t:
#7
great find, dont let them off near airports, might have to nab some for celebrating england winning the world cup.
#8
Go public nuisance!

However, I am in two minds. I wrote my order on the thin paper, taking care not to break it. I lit the lantern, sent it into the sky, but it never arrived.

I ended up having to phone them up to get my Foo Yung.

Pfft!
banned#9
We send these over to the neighbours when the winds in the right direction they spent a fortune on the new stables that blocked our view last year.Works far better than sending a solicitors letter.
#10
Is it possible to tie some fishing line to these? I like the idea but don't want to be called irresponsible.
1 Like #11
Yeah, I imagine they said that about people who campaigned to get rid of bear baiting and witch hunting!

If sending little bits of burning paper into the sky is your idea of joy then I am a killjoy.
I thought the magic of lighting a fire had lost it's appeal somewhere in the Neolithic when the flaking of flint to light the fire ceased to be a sight of religious spectacle!

Personally, since I passed the age of 2, I find I need something a little more stimulating than that to qualify as joy. Still, stuff I consider just plain boring - things like turning on the bathroom light or lighting the oven - they must just thrill and astound - the hours must just fly by.
#12
I bought these for £15.00 Oct 2009.

Heat added..and I love the thought that numptys think they are ALIENS
#13
Aka 'Let's Set Someone's Field On Fire' !
#14
nihcaj
Whether they are illegal or not, they are a public nuisance.

Even if they were not lit, they are a source of litter - lit, totally irresponsible


sky police
#15
set fire to some paper for £7 ? is that a bargain these days ? i have a few boxes of matches in the cupboards you can buy off me for a few pence each should provide you with hours of fun.
#16
These are so stressfull as you watch them fly over the houses and wonder where it will come down and which house will go up in flames.
#17
ordered
#18
Great for treating your hamster to a free balloon ride :thumbsup: Just strap him in tightly!
#19
Got to say that I am not a fan of these lanterns either. No matter how pretty they are, it's just littering at the end of the day.

But more importantly when fields are harvested for silage these lanterns are ground up with the rest of the vegetation. The ground bamboo and wire that goes into making the lanterns can then lacerate the throats of livestock which eat the silage leaving them to suffocate in their own blood. ... lovely.

Do read the Beeb article linked above:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8490524.stm

I did hear a response from one of the companies who make these lanterns and they said they were going to start manufacturing them out of safer materials ... maybe worth checking that these lanterns do not pose a threat to livestock.

:thumbsup:

Feel free to call me a spoilsport, but I just don't like the idea of animals suffering needlessly, or for that matter areas of our countryside being burnt down - which has much the same effect. I am not a farmer or landowner, so cannot confirm or deny the facts reported in the BBC article, but it's worth thinking about.

P.S. Nothing against the OP for finding and reporting this deal, but I'm just supporting others who have raised awareness to this issue.
1 Like #20
jhw
Great for treating your hamster to a free balloon ride :thumbsup: Just strap him in tightly!


LOL :-D
#21
These are great for setting the roof of your neighbours on fire :w00t:
#22
do they have the same problems in china where they let off millions of the things each year? seems no different to fireworks apart from the livestock issue.
where do people think fireworks go after they have done their job. they dont completely vanish... they litter aswell
#23
These are outstanding - highly recommended.
#24
simonspeakeasy
These are outstanding - highly recommended.


+1 (plus far safer than fireworks) :thumbsup:
#25
cabal101
do they have the same problems in china where they let off millions of the things each year? seems no different to fireworks apart from the livestock issue.
where do people think fireworks go after they have done their job. they dont completely vanish... they litter aswell


Do you really think that animal rights are respected in China given their human rights record ... what an odd comparison you make? I can confirm that animals live short, brutal and pitiful lives in China for the most part.

And as for introducing fireworks into the equation ... yes, probably fireworks can be just as bad, but they are not generally constructed from wire and bamboo as far as I am aware, which are the materials that appear to be causing the problem.

:thumbsup:
#26
We set these off on the anniversary of my Grandpa's passing......i thought they were lovely x
#27
irshybar
great find, dont let them off near airports, might have to nab some for celebrating england winning the world cup.


prob best buyin an ABE t-shirt then lol
#28
These would really struggle to set a house on fire, now tents at festivals that is far more interesting. always a little worried at glastonbury when they set reams of them off from the hill.
#29
Quote: "the lanterns can then lacerate the throats of livestock which eat the silage leaving them to suffocate in their own blood. ... lovely "

Sell the meat as halal then.


So you're telling me that these are potentially more dangerous than the barbed wire fences that surround many fields with livestock in. They have thousands of spikes on them and I don't recall hearing of thousands of animals bleeding to death after slicing their jugular on a fence.

Get real - the chances of an animal cutting its throat on a piece of wire is extremely low. They are not stupid and tend not to eat bits of wire as far as I know. Unless the wire is sticking 12 inches out of the ground it is unlikely to reach most animals throats as they stretch down to eat. The wire is very flexible and would bend if pressure was put on it. When the animal felt something sharp pressing on its neck I doubt that it would carry on applying pressure to the offending wire.

Predictable responses from the PC brigade!
#30
How Are You Getting These At £6.95 Delivered I Am Getting £4.50 On Top For Delivery?
#31
edit: forget this post
#32
davek
Quote: "the lanterns can then lacerate the throats of livestock which eat the silage leaving them to suffocate in their own blood. ... lovely "

Sell the meat as halal then.


So you're telling me that these are potentially more dangerous than the barbed wire fences that surround many fields with livestock in. They have thousands of spikes on them and I don't recall hearing of thousands of animals bleeding to death after slicing their jugular on a fence.

Get real - the chances of an animal cutting its throat on a piece of wire is extremely low. They are not stupid and tend not to eat bits of wire as far as I know. Unless the wire is sticking 12 inches out of the ground it is unlikely to reach most animals throats as they stretch down to eat. The wire is very flexible and would bend if pressure was put on it. When the animal felt something sharp pressing on its neck I doubt that it would carry on applying pressure to the offending wire.

Predictable responses from the PC brigade!


A predictable response from the 'I can't be bothered to read the article and will make an ill informed comment' brigade :-D

I don't think farmers generally harvest their fences and grind them into silage :lol:

I would not consider myself to be a part of what you refer to as the 'PC brigade', but I do care about animal welfare and recalled this issue from when it was highlighted in the national news. I just thought I'd lend support to those that had already mentioned it and received sarcastic responses.
#33
montblanc
Aka 'Let's Set Someone's Field On Fire' !


Surely whilst the flame is lit the ballon will rise, and once said flame is extinguised, the ballon will fall? (slowly) :?
#34
I think these are horrible personally. I would never ever buy one.
#35
dunnel
How Are You Getting These At £6.95 Delivered I Am Getting £4.50 On Top For Delivery?


Same here but stil not a bad price just not great with the £4.50 added.
Now just realised it is £4.50 per pack! Not a good deal anymore
#36
dcx_badass
[SIZE="5"]The Sky Glow Flying Lantern is made from flame-retardant, bio-degradable materials and the frame is made from Bamboo – a wood that is quickly replenished. A quieter, gentler alternative to fireworks, flying lanterns are the safe, simple and perfect way to create an amazing visual display in the sky! [/SIZE]

So guys STFU.


No need to swear :w00t:

Just because something is biodegradable does not mean it does not pose a risk in the sense that has been highlighted in this thread ... another referral to actually reading the BBC article me thinks before comment is made. Bamboo and wire are the materials causing this issue according to the news report and these lanterns do (according to the item description and reviews on amazon) include these materials in their construction.

:thumbsup:

Thanks for sharing the info. though.
#37
davek
Quote: "the lanterns can then lacerate the throats of livestock which eat the silage leaving them to suffocate in their own blood. ... lovely "

Sell the meat as halal then.


So you're telling me that these are potentially more dangerous than the barbed wire fences that surround many fields with livestock in. They have thousands of spikes on them and I don't recall hearing of thousands of animals bleeding to death after slicing their jugular on a fence.

Get real - the chances of an animal cutting its throat on a piece of wire is extremely low. They are not stupid and tend not to eat bits of wire as far as I know. Unless the wire is sticking 12 inches out of the ground it is unlikely to reach most animals throats as they stretch down to eat. The wire is very flexible and would bend if pressure was put on it. When the animal felt something sharp pressing on its neck I doubt that it would carry on applying pressure to the offending wire.

Predictable responses from the PC brigade!


Think you've misunderstood, the animals eat the wire and bamboo in their feed, they don't injure themselves by leaning or garotting themselves, still rep for making me laugh at your comment. Guess you should keep quiet now, before someone points out that your post was a predictable response by someone none too bright.
#38
jhw;8318046
Great for treating your hamster to a free balloon ride :thumbsup: Just strap him in tightly!


andywedge is going to love you for that post! :w00t:
#39
trickytree
Same here but stil not a bad price just not great with the £4.50 added.
Now just realised it is £4.50 per pack! Not a good deal anymore


you need to make sure there from amazon and delivery will be free i just ordered 2 packs free delivery
#40
Voting hot just 'cos of the do-gooders out there.

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