30 Inch Paper Lanterns Facts and Features
30 Inch Paper Lanterns, in their 30 inches (75 cm) diameter and 29 inches (73.7 cm) height, are best to consider as the largest lantern size to illumine outdoor spaces that need decorative lights that can be hung from a height of 15 feet from the ground, to bring a soft glow to hallways, stairwells, and interiors covered with 15-foot ceilings, and to decorate a space with a width and length measurement that sums to 30 feet.
Intended for simple and creative lighting applications, these 30 inch paper lanterns can be illumined with up to 60 watts standard light bulbs or LED battery lantern lights, and you can choose the:30 inch paper lanterns with rice paper or eyelet cover as wedding lanterns, party lantern lights, and hanging paper lamp for the dry outdoors and for indoor and sheltered locations; and,
30 inch nylon lanterns as accent to your set of rice paper lanterns and for outdoor lighting, especially when you want to hang them for a continuous period of time.
Easy to assemble
and bound to foster a festive ambiance, auspicious wishes for good luck, happiness, and prosperity, and colorful glow of lights to your home, wedding, and special occasions, these 30 inch paper lanterns also look smart and classic in their even-ribbed design, modern and captivating in their criss-cross ribbed design, and femininely-chic and dainty in their floral eyelet cover, which uniquely spreads floral shadows in all directions when lit.
Decorating with 30 Inch Paper Lanterns
30 inch paper lanterns sport a large spherical shape and a size that is popular among cultural celebrations, theater productions, and special occasions in Asia, like the Chinese New Year and Lantern Festival. Each lantern weighs about 0.25 lbs. so you can safely hang them, even in clusters, from a 3 to 5 lb. fishing line, a small lantern hook
, or lantern cord kit.
When decorating large spaces with 30 inch paper lanterns, you can start by filling up the vast and empty ceiling space horizontally or vertically by hanging 30 inch paper lanterns at an interval of 7 to 7.5 feet from each other. You can simplify this task by having C7 Seven Feet Spacing Custom-Length Light Kits
, which have already been installed with lamp sockets at 7 inch spacing throughout their length. While you can use smaller-sized lanterns on the same 7" spacing light kit together with your 30 inch lanterns, we suggest hanging your smaller-sized lanterns on a separate light string so that your 30 inch lanterns will shed a uniform glow when lit.
To make your ceiling decor look more fun and festive, you can use these 30 inch paper lanterns together with other colors and sizes of paper lanterns, like the 20 inch, 18 inch, and 16 inch paper lanterns; surround each 30 inch paper lantern with strands of party string lights
or rope lights
; or, have paper parasols umbrellas
, especially Saa umbie
, hung in-between them for a stylish Asian decorating theme. You can also view our gallery of wedding lanterns and other tips about hanging paper lanterns on our Paper Lanterns FAQ
.*In party decorating and event styling, interiors with 15-foot ceilings are usually found on party venues that can accommodate between 200 to 500 guests.