dealssky lantern - light up the night for $0.00 + $3…

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I really like the idea of these, but seems like sending flammable stuff up into the sky is a bit dangerous?

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i've seen these in thailand for new years eve, and as fun and amazing as they are... the fire dept was fully engaged, putting out fires in power lines, trees, etc. I can't imagine if the authorities could trace the launch of a cluster of these back to someone that they'd be very happy.

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Why did I just buy 10 of these?

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The price for one isn't all that bad, but $29.99 for 10 is excessive...you can easily find lots of 20 on eBay for $25-$30 shipped.

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@mistamoose: It's probably dangerous if you launch near trees, buildings, etc. I imagine that once it's in the air and above things it can catch on fire, it won't be coming down until it runs out of hot air, I.E. when it's no longer flaming.

I would be very mindful of where you launch from though.

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@cleverett: so buy one individual then buy a lot of ten for 3.99
if you buy one you get an option to buy additional for the same price, and shipping doesn't increase.

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@moosezilla: That's good if it works...the OP said it was $29.99 for shipping an additional 10.

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I bought these last time they showed up here, first time we tried it was too windy (very thin paper) the it hit the ground and burned out, the second time it was calm and beautiful and we set off three. It is fire, and does take an extended direct exposure to flame to start, but the lantern paper is resistant and if you're not an idiot, its as safe as any fire. I made a video of the last one we lit: http://youtu.be/Md_bO5Afnpg

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I have lit these in a major metro area in the Pacific Northwest. I lived close to a lake, and set it loose off a bridge. It is gorgeous, and the fire comes from basically a very tiny candle. Yes, there is open flame, but it isn't enough to set the paper lantern on fire. So unless you are in a drought area, I don't really see the danger of setting anything else on fire. In for as many as I can nab.

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@mistamoose: You think that the sky would catch fire from one of these ?

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I wonder if one might be able to hook up some very thin wire to the bottom of the balloon/lamp in 2 to 4 places, then tie it off or stake it to keep it in your area? Might give you some measure of control over the thing, rather having it take off and burn down your neighbor's house, that is, if you live in an urban area. We're in Pittsburgh - lots of trees.

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Seems like a brush fire waiting to happen.

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You can add sets of 10 for 24.99 to your order at checkout (no additional shipping)

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@kat0075: I liked your video!

We found if you gently shake it open and hold them from the top while lighting all 4 corners of the element, the warm air rises into the lantern, and you don't have to wait as long for it to pull away. Someone else suggested running the hair dryer to warm the air inside the lantern before lighting. But yes, open fields, over lakes, definitely away from trees and buildings.

I received about 20 for Christmas last year, and we light one or two whenever we have a windless evening.

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Jeez, when I posted these (10 for $30 with shipping) a while back I got "they're too dangerous!" comments and voted into the negatives. People are so fickle! Personally, I think they are cool. Congrats on finding the crowd more receptive than I did.

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So do these disintegrate quickly or is there a litter problem?

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We tied them down with kite string at about 30 to 45 feet. There was little wind and they just floated up there. As several people at the party said, It was like we had strung lights from the heavens. So for all the negative people, there are ways to get around it.

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The local Houston news channel just did a story last night about a claimed UFO sighting in the area. Turns out that someone had launched 5 of these and riled up the natives.

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@kschom: Sorry about that. You need to click the 'Assorted Colors' option...