Tethering Wish Lanterns | Our Advice

Our customer service team spend a part of every working day answering questions either emailed or called in about a number of different questions. One question they have requested a blog on is whether we recommend tethering wish lanterns.

Wish Lanterns when used normally follow the sequence below

  1. Remove from packaging and unwrap your wish lantern. Gently pull the paper into the shape of a mini hot air balloon
  2. Hold the bamboo ring on the bottom of the lantern and flange the fuel cell material so that air can get at all parts of the fuel cell
  3. While holding the rice paper, light the fuel cell and let the lantern gradually fill with hot air.
  4. Once filled with hot air, hold onto the bamboo ring. Lift the wish lantern above your head and let go when you feel it pulling upwards.

Tethering Wish Lanterns

Once you have let go of your lantern it will ride gently into the night sky and after ten/fifteen minutes the fuel cell will start to extinguish. When there are no more flames the Wish Lantern will gently descend and land.

It is important to understand how our wish lanterns work, and unfortunately tying them with string is only going to have a time-limited effect (15 minutes at max). Wish lantern stock a range of other products such as our Bio Dove Balloons or Wish Stars that are more suited to being attached to fixtures around your party.

Please contact us for more information on our innovative range of outdoor lighting products that will add the WOW to your party day

Rob Laughton

Rob Laughton

Rob Laughton is one of the founders of Birando in the UK and USA - the original manufacturers of the Wish Lantern. He is passionate about the quality and style of his product range. The best designed products backed by quality production.

One Response to Tethering Wish Lanterns | Our Advice

  1. Catherine Catherine says:

    I very much want to use these floating lanterns but do have a fear of letting them float away. I read that tying a string to it would limited their life span, but my question is –will they still float?

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