Paper lantern lights
and light bulbs have the power to brighten up and highlight the unique and spectacular Asian character of your Chinese lanterns, shoji lamps, and Japanese table lamps, which, in turn, gives your home and every corner you place them at an aesthetic Asian delight. So if you are decided now to use your Chinese lanterns as a hanging paper lamp or as a string of lantern lights, here our recommended lantern light bulbs, which you can also use as replacement bulbs for shoji lamps, table lamps, and decorative lighting fixtures. You can also find on our light kits section
a wide selection of lantern light kits and lantern string lights that work perfectly with these lantern light bulbs and that will realize your different lighting needs.
Lantern Light Bulbs Facts and Features.
Ecobulbs (3W: 120 lumens, 7W: 280 lumens).
Offering the brightest amount of light among our selection, Ecobulb is a high-performing compact fluorescent decorative replacement lamp and uses just a mere 3 watts to cast the equivalent light output of 15 to 20-watt standard light bulbs, or 7 watts to cast the same amount of light like the 40-watt standard light bulbs. Ecobulbs are also compatible with all the light kits
in our stock, can be used to illumine paper lanterns 12 inches and above, and, among other uses, are perfect to use when you want your paper lanterns:
C7 Light Bulbs (7W: 35 lumens):
- As accent light, or to accentuate a particular area of a room, such as a tabletop;
- For patio lighting or to light the hallway of your home with a soft and warm glow of light; or,
- To be hung on string lights and offer a bright illumination without overheating.
Also known as holiday lights, Christmas lights, or decorative lights, C7 light bulbs are available in different colors, can be used with most of our lantern string lights, and can be used indoors and under the dry outdoors. When hanging paper lanterns on string lights, our C7 candelabra base bulbs are a popular choice and you can use them with:
C9 Light Bulbs (7W: 25 lumens).
The perfect light bulb to choose when decorating building outlines or lighting a string of paper lanterns from a height or a tall mounting surface, C9 light bulbs are long-life and heavy-duty lantern light bulbs and they are good for indoor and outdoor use, highly-visible even from a distance, and can be illumined using our C9 Custom Spacing String Lights.
Safety Precautions in Using Light Bulbs for Paper Lanterns
Carefully unpack your lantern lights from their package as they are covered with glass, which may break when dropped or roughly handled.
Always screw and unscrew each light bulb by its base.
Use low-wattage bulbs or low-heating bulbs for paper lanterns, especially with rice paper lanterns and eyelet lanterns, as they are made of very delicate paper materials.
Ensure that a lantern's light bulb hangs steadily from its lamp socket and that at no time can the lantern light bulb touch the delicate paper material covering when lit, or the lantern light bulb may transfer heat to the latter and pose the risk for fire.
At the first signs of odor, erratic behavior, or smell from your paper lantern lamp or lantern light string, disconnect it from its power source and allow the lantern light bulb to cool before unscrewing it from its socket.
Install electrical wiring properly and never leave your paper lantern lights unattended when lit, or illumined for too long.
Contact a professional to ensure safe installation of your paper lanterns with electrical light kits and lantern light bulbs.
Asian Ideas, Inc. assumes no liability for problems that may occur from improper installation and use of our lantern light bulbs. Our decorating, installation, and lighting tips do not constitute professional advice and may not meet the electrical requirements in your state. If you are uncomfortable with any of our suggested procedures, please contact a professional. Thank you.