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Magical Flying Lantern - £2.79 @ play.com
Magical Flying Lantern - £2.79 @ play.com

Magical Flying Lantern - £2.79 @ play.com

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Night Glow Flying Lanterns, also known as Sky Lanterns, will add an exciting new element to any event. Their mysterious glow can be seen climbing several miles in the sky for around 20 minutes. Flight ceases when all the fuel has been burnt and the flame subsides then as the air in the lantern cools it will gently float back to the ground for a safe landing. The Lanterns will fly to more than 1,000 meters in altitude, providing an amazing show for all ages.

Night Glow Flying Lanterns are safe, fun and spectacular for any outdoor event, great at Barbecues etc.

Fuelled for 15-20 minutes of flying time.

41 Comments

Original Poster

seems cheap and rac code might work aswell

last time was 421°

Was in Thailand when it was the King's 80th birthday and there were 1000s of these let off one night, one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen.

Not sure it'll have the same effect in drizzly UK! :w00t:

It's a bit like an expensive flying candle, must cost them a few pence to make it

Pls try to include price & retailers name in the title, thanks

Banned

DarkKnight;6200371

It's a bit like an expensive flying candle, must cost them a few pence to … It's a bit like an expensive flying candle, must cost them a few pence to make it



made in china, they hire people at $1 a day. u can imagine how much this costs them.

Great for forest fires...

Original Poster

ok boss thanks

Trickyjabs;6200333

Was in Thailand when it was the King's 80th birthday and there were 1000s … Was in Thailand when it was the King's 80th birthday and there were 1000s of these let off one night, one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen. :)Not sure it'll have the same effect in drizzly UK! :w00t:



I'm sure we were hotter and had more sun then Ibiza for one day this summer:thumbsup:

This what a lot of folk mistake for UFO's:roll:

thats not magic!

There's no mention of what the 'frame' for these lanterns is made of on the play website. It's important to consider that some of the cheaper lanterns may use metal frames which are very bad for the environment, especially for cattle etc in the fields where these things land. Sure the paper is 100% biodegradeable, but is the frame?

I bought some of these before they look good floating up in the sky but the block of wax fuel never lasted 15 - 20 mins, none the less still interesting when you let a few of together. I got a pack of 5 big lanterns for £9

Nightskylanterns have a 25% sale on these at the moment, ten of the metre high ones for £20.69 plus if you put this code in i think its another 5% off.."LIGHTUPTHESKY" which brings it down to an even better price..not sure on the postage though if any:oops:

I send these up with a few strips of Mylar holographic foil attached, It gets our local USAF airbase on red alert every time.

play.com/Gad…tml

10 pack is only £15.99 - cheapest i have seen it and you can apply RAC % code on this bringing even lower!

Jumpingphil;6201726

The only time there appears to be a problem is if some idiot sets them … The only time there appears to be a problem is if some idiot sets them off...




There's a few of them about...

£24.99 for 10 on iwoot, 10% voucher makes 'em £ 2.25 a pop. just bought 10 for £15 on the dreaded bay.

seen these on four weddings the other day - they looked so rubbish

They had these at camp bestival 2008. Loads of people let them off when the Flaming Lips played and one of them just burnt...

I live directly under the landing approach for Heathrow Terminal 1, 2 & 3 ....if these things can really achieve 1000m, then these are gonna be great fun

solidamber;6202691

I send these up with a few strips of Mylar holographic foil attached, It … I send these up with a few strips of Mylar holographic foil attached, It gets our local USAF airbase on red alert every time.



How? I wanna do it!:)

STAY WELL CLEAR - these things are a massive fire hazard. They're really cheaply made and I nearly ignited a whole forest after following all the instructions to the t. It made about 100 metres, then burst into flames before crashing back down to earth. Problem was, the fuel was not spent - it just kept burning. Luckily we were able to find it and stamp it out. Also litters quite badly as well, as there's a metal frame inside.

YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!

Jumpingphil;6201726

Shouldn't be a problem as thing is in the air while the fuel is … Shouldn't be a problem as thing is in the air while the fuel is burning.They only come down once the fuel is extinguished so there shouldn't be any risk of fire.The only time there appears to be a problem is if some idiot sets them off when there is a moderate to strong wind blowing and there are objects in close proximity that these things can hit and get turned over.Instructions do say to only set off when there is very little or no wind.:thumbsup:



Sorry, but you're wrong. I did them in perfect conditions and the whole inferno crashed to the ground. Beautiful but very dangerous. Can't emphasise this enough.

They also do the same lanterns £15.99 for 10.
The frames are bamboo, at least they were on my order.
play.com/Gad…nre

bargainhunter2009;6202878

seen these on four weddings the other day - they looked so rubbish



yeah i saw that too what a disaster it looked lol, i was browsing one of the wedding forums after the ep and someone posted a vid of the same ones at there own wedding and they looked lush floating up! ]vid is here on facebook.

I've seen these around for less than £2 each as posted on here a couple of weeks ago. Shop around nd I'm sure you will find them cheaper.
I've had some and they are ok, just beware where you let them go - not near airports or fields of dry crops etc.

You can make your own cheap enough - just look on the net: i.e. youtube.

these were great at leeds fest.

Three reasons to vote cold:

1. They are a fire hazard
2. They cause litter
3. They are chavvy (especially at a wedding).

sharon_uk;6203858

yeah i saw that too what a disaster it looked lol, i was browsing one of … yeah i saw that too what a disaster it looked lol, i was browsing one of the wedding forums after the ep and someone posted a vid of the same ones at there own wedding and they looked lush floating up! ]vid is here on facebook.



Cool, that was so funny on 4 weddings though! Serioulsy rank! But can prob be nice for some

bigsky;6206376

Three reasons to vote cold:1. They are a fire hazard2. They cause … Three reasons to vote cold:1. They are a fire hazard2. They cause litter3. They are chavvy (especially at a wedding).



+1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Think they are awful

Really good, Never had a problem with any! We send them off once a year (4) of them near xmas for our beloved ones who are no longer with us!

Voted Hot

timbotones24794;6202928

How? I wanna do it!:)



It messes with their radar. has the same effect as chaff en.wikipedia.org/wik…re))

solidamber;6202691

I send these up with a few strips of Mylar holographic foil attached, It … I send these up with a few strips of Mylar holographic foil attached, It gets our local USAF airbase on red alert every time.



You must be a laugh riot. What do you do for an encore, vandalise local USAF WW2 war graves?

HankMcSpank;6202913

I live directly under the landing approach for Heathrow Terminal 1, 2 & … I live directly under the landing approach for Heathrow Terminal 1, 2 & 3 ....if these things can really achieve 1000m, then these are gonna be great fun



Yeah, if you really want to put many people's lives in danger. How about a laser pen to blind the pilot while you're at it?

MKultra;6211066

You must be a laugh riot. What do you do for an encore, vandalise local … You must be a laugh riot. What do you do for an encore, vandalise local USAF WW2 war graves?


Well you have to keep them on their toes, don't want them sitting on base eating donuts all day.

Jumpingphil;6205858

Oh I'm sorry, but I have let off over 30 of these and only had a problem … Oh I'm sorry, but I have let off over 30 of these and only had a problem with 1 which got caught by a gust of wind and knocked into my house turning the lantern over.I shouldn't have let that one off as I was aware it was a bit windy.:oops:In my experience, if they are let off when there is no wind, you shouldn't have a problem with them.There wouldn't be a market for these if they all behaved like yours.It sounds like to me that you were doing something wrong.:thumbsup:



My dear boy/girl. It has perhaps evaded you that in the UK, the wind does tend to be a factor 355 days a year. I can see what you are saying, but I am saying that most people in this fine land are spectacular morons, will set these off in a cornfield, next to power lines, near airports, in conditions that are "a bit windy", or, god forbid, still conditions that then turn to be gazumped by a small hint of said wind.

In other words, the conditions you describe are very very rare indeed, and therefore I wanted to warn people that they don't all have the 1 in 30 chance you've had of it going wrong (still pretty high odds of starting a fire if you ask me). There really shouldn't be a market for these things - why do you think they are only really sold on play/fleabay etc? There's a big market for crack cocaine as well, but doesn't make it safe.

OK, I'll rest my case. Do what you like, but just thought readers might like to have a little think.
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