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Chinese Hanging Lanterns are becoming increasingly popular and are being used for many purposes. Grand opening events for businesses, birthdays, anniversaries, festivals, weddings and sporting events are all ideal times to use Chinese Hanging Lanterns . However, in order to use them some basic safety precautions should be met. Part of the safety precautions that should be considered is the condition of the area where you plan to launch the Chinese Hanging Lanterns . If you plan on using Chinese Hanging Lanterns at your special event, consider the following safety precautions for determining the best conditions for launching the sky lanterns.

If the weather is not ideal, wait on launching Chinese Hanging Lanterns

The weather should ideally be very pleasant. Of course Chinese Hanging Lanterns are best seen in the evening when it is dark outside so wait for a night where it is still with only a slight or no breeze. Chinese Hanging Lanterns should never be launched if it is windy because it could damage property or pose a risk. Rain is also a detriment to launching the Chinese Chinese Hanging Lanterns . If there is inclement weather, it is best to wait on the launch of the sky lanterns until it is calm, still and dry outside. When it is you will get the best results and you will have the safest possible experience.

Launching Chinese Hanging Lanterns properly will keep you safe

Chinese Hanging Lanterns such as the white cylindrical sky lanterns found at or the white traditional sky lanterns found at are individually wrapped so they can be easily stored. Make sure you store them in a dry area away from where children can reach them. When it is time to launch the Chinese Hanging Lanterns , unwrap the lanterns and make sure they are not damaged in any way. If the paper lantern is damaged, do not use it. Make sure you wear non flammable clothing and even gloves for added protection when lighting the fuel cell and releasing them. Make sure you never leave a lighted paper lantern unattended.

Check the area for safety hazards

The area in which you choose to launch the Chinese Hanging Lanterns is especially important. First, you want to choose an area where you can see the lanterns for the longest possible time. But, you also want to choose an area that is safe for use. Be conscious of fire hazards such as trees, hay bales or plants. Make sure the area where you plan to launch the Chinese Hanging Lanterns is free from obstruction such as buildings or trees. Make sure they are at least 30 metres away. Ideally you should launch the Chinese Hanging Lanterns in a clearing that is free from brush and debris. You can make sure it does not pose a safety hazard to anything in the area and you can see them for many kilometres.

Don’t let Chinese Hanging Lanterns cause confusion

Chinese Hanging Lanterns are sometimes in the news because they were mistaken for UFO’s. Because of their glow, it can sometimes be confused for something else. So make sure they are not launched within five miles of an airport or air field or where it may be misconstrued as a distress signal. Chinese Hanging Lanterns are a lot of fun and are safe for use as long as some simple precautions are taken to launch them properly.

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