Blog Sky Lanterns

by Rob Selen

How to launch our chinese flying paper lanterns?
Sky lanterns are not that different from hot air balloons, it is the heated air that makes this chinese lantern fly.

Launching or sky lanterns is not difficult, all it takes is enough hot air inside the balloon. It is obvious that heating the air as shown on the left will not work out, these lanterns are grounded forever! However, the guy on the right either knows his natural sciences or simply did read the attached manual: this is how you do it! One person holds the lantern from the top while the other lights the fuel from below.

Hint: the more of the four angles you will light the sooner the lantern will fly, normally it takes about 90 seconds.

Making our lanterns fly is not that difficult at all!

Nordic World Ski Championships 2013

by Rob Selen
The launch of our lanterns was an important event during the opening ceremony of the Nordic World Ski Championships on February 20, 2013. Our lanterns had the perfect setting, the happening was broadcasted live on RAI sport from the Stadio del Fondo di Lago di Tesero, Val di Fiemme.
Viessmann, one of the leading international manufacturers of heating systems, was one of the main sponsors of this global event. Security being one of their main focus points they have ordered our flying lanterns to light up the opening ceremony of this big event. For this special occasion we have personalized these sky lanterns with Viessmann's logo. A perfect way of making publicity, not only for them but also for us!
After Viessmann many companies have chosen this personalized flying sky lanterns to light up the heavens, it is a suggestive and fun way of making publicity. Even if you don't have a big budget but want to be sure that your logo ends up in many posts on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or other social media: order our sky lanterns with your logo and make them fly!
After many years of research our sky lanterns are constructed in such way that they are very easy to use: all it takes is opening them, light up the fuel cell and within 90 seconds this small hot air balloon will take of and will will bring your logo to a height of approximately 600 - 800 meters.
Some find the combination of open flame and thin paper scary, rest assured that we have thought that over! The first sky lanterns used normal paper, if the flame touches the paper it is likely that it will go up in flames. This can happen while heating them up, but it can also happen in the sky: nobody wants a second 'Hindenburg disaster' during the promotion tour, right? For those that don't know the story, the Hindenburg was a huge Zeppelin filled with hydrogen gas that took fire in 1937 and fell burning out of the sky.
Learning from the Hindenburg we treat the paper of our sky lanterns in order to make it fire resistant, so this no longer can happen. The lanterns heat up, you let them go, they fly until they reach 600 - 800 meter height, the flame goes out and the lantern slowly floats back to earth. Materials used are biodegradable

Sky lanterns for publicity purposes

by Rob Selen

On the second dicembre of 2010, some time after the shoot of this publicity movie for ENI with our Sky Lanterns, we have received an email from the art director of this spot. Since he is Italian we have translated the content.

Hi guys,

I know the lanterns from the spot we made in Rome for ENI (I am the Art Director) where we have used them. I live in Mallorca in the countryside and have thought to use your lanterns one special evening, for instance New Years Eve, think my 2 year old daughter will like them better than the usual fire crackers. Hope you will send me the same white ones as we used last time

p.s. at below link you can watch the spot of ENI with the lanterns, kind regards, Cesare Daneser> are Daneser>

voordeel verpakking 20.

p.s. op onderstaande link kunnen jullie de film zien die we destijds gedraaid hebben voor ENI met de vliegende lantaarns. Een vriendelijke groet aan jullie allemaal.

Cinese cultural year in Italy

by Rob Selen

East meets West

On the 5 and 6th of October 2010 the Chinese premier Wen visits Italy Rome to open the cultural Chinese your in Italy.

Rome colors red and gold during these days, it is our cloth lanterns that hang from the lamp posts near the colosseum.

It's our 75 lanterns 140 cm diameter that hang from the lampposts in the Fori Imperiali Rome

The Chines embassy has given these lanterns as a gift to Rome.

BACARDI Sky Lantern

by Rob Selen

Bacardi Island

This global commercial was shot in Malta and Vancouver. Director: Sam Brown. Creative team: Mark Waldron / Dave Godfree. Agency: RKCR/Y&R. Creative director: Damon Collins. Year: 2009

The idea is very original, if no island to party we'll make a party. Magnificent detail are the sky lanterns of course that lift off from the island.

Music, dance, Bacardi, Sky lanterns, in short: PARTY.

Some years later we have printed 1000 sky lanterns with the Bacardi logo, unfortunately we have never seen where they have been used for...