Hanging Lights to Paper Lanterns
These lantern light kits are feasible to be used on locations with power outlets and they allow you to light your lanterns without the worries of the battery wearing out in the middle of your wedding or parties.
How to Attach Lantern Light Kits to Paper Lanterns?
The C-hook provided on each of our paper lanterns' metal wire expander helps you to attach and secure a lantern light bulb onto each paper lantern easily. To do this:Secure the electrical light kit in place;
Screw on the lantern light bulb;
Insert the paper lantern cord through the top aperture of the paper lantern;
Secure the lantern light kit's wire through the C-hook, ensuring that the lantern's light bulb will fall at the center of the lantern's height and firmly stays in place so that it does not touch or come in contact with the lantern, especially when lit.
Your Chinese lantern will hang from the electric cord, so no additional hanging accessories, such as nylon strings, clear fishing lines, or lantern hooks are necessary. You can also attach an extension cord if the length of your primary lantern light kit's plug runs short in distance to the power outlet.
You can follow the above four-step process when hanging and illuminating our round paper lanterns, square paper lanterns, cylinder paper lanterns, polygon paper lanterns, oval paper lanterns, and little roma lanterns using our single-socket light kit, double-socket light kit, triple-socket light kit, mini electrical lantern light kit, C7 and C9 custom-spacing light kits, and commercial-grade electrical light set.
Compatible Lantern Light bulbs for Paper Lantern Cord Kits.
Basically, the choice of lantern light bulb follows with the type of paper lantern cord kit that you will use in hanging and lighting paper lanterns. The following is the summary of our available paper lantern light kit, their compatible lantern light bulbs, and the suggested, or maximum, lantern size that you can use for each of them.Mini Electrical Light Kit: This 6-feet UL-listed paper lantern cord kit is suggested for the 6 inch, 8 inch, or 10 inch paper lanterns and is designed to be illumined with candelabra base light bulbs that have a maximum load of 25 watts.
Single-Socket Electrical Light Kit: This 10-feet UL-listed lantern lamp kit is suggested for paper lanterns that are sized 12 inches and above. For optimum illumination without overheating, we recommend using up to 40 watts standard light bulbs for 12 inch to 14 inch lanterns, and up to 60 watts standard light bulbs for paper lanterns that measure at least 16 inches in diameter.
Double-Socket Electrical Light Kit: A 17-feet paper lantern cord kit with two (2) sockets for standard light bulbs. To avoid overheating, we recommend using this lantern lamp kit with up to 40 watts standard light bulbs when hanging 12 inch to 14 inch lanterns, and 60 watts standard light bulbs when hanging 16 inch to 20 inch paper lanterns.
Triple-Socket Electrical Light Kit: This 19-feet paper lantern cord kit with three (3) sockets for standard light bulbs is suggested for 12 inch to 20 inch paper lanterns. To avoid overheating, we recommend this lantern light kit to be used together with up to 40-watt standard light bulb when hanging 12 inch to 14 inch lanterns, and using up to 60-watt standard light bulbs when hanging 16 inch to 20 inch paper lanterns.
Commercial Grade Electrical Light Set: This 48-feet long medium base indoor and outdoor paper lantern light kit is suggested for paper lanterns that measure 12 inches and below using standard light bulbs with a maximum of 25 watts per socket.
C7 Custom-Spacing Light Kit: This 4-feet to 7-feet paper lantern light kit is designed for hanging a string of paper lanterns. It is suggested for indoor and dry-outdoor lighting and to be illumined with candelabra base bulb (maximum of 7 watts per socket) or Ecobulbs, for brighter lighting.
C9 Custom-Spacing Light Kit: This indoor and outdoor lantern string light is suggested for paper lanterns that measure 16 inches and below and permits illumination for each lantern using a C9 7-watt lantern light bulb.
Lantern Light Kits for Indoor and Outdoor Use.
Our lantern light kits are practical for both indoor and outdoor lighting, but if you are looking forward to hang and illumine your Chinese lanterns outdoors over a long period of time, you can choose our PVC-insulated commercial grade electrical light set, C9 custom-spacing light kit, or rope lights.
Practical and Safety Tips in Using Electrical Lantern Light kits and Rope Lights.
Plan the layout of your paper lanterns and rope lights in advance, especially when hanging them to wedding and party places, because sometimes you may need to attach hooks for mounting your paper lantern lights and their accessories to the ceiling, walls, or trees.
Be aware of the maximum wattage that your lantern light kits can accommodate and the wattage of the light bulb that your Chinese lantern, shoji lamp, table lamp, or Saa umbie can handle for optimum lighting while helping to avoid the risk of overheating.
Ecobulbs can generate the same light output as standard bulbs for your paper lanterns and allow you to run long strands of lanterns without short-circuiting fuses.
Properly install your paper lantern lights and rope lights and place them away from combustibles, like fabrics, to avoid the risk of electric shock or fire.1
Give your paper lantern lights and rope lights a little space for ventilation as they also give off a small amount of heat.
When hanging paper lamps at home, make sure that they are high enough from the reach of children and pets.
Whether you are illuminating rice paper lanterns, silk lanterns, nylon lanterns, shoji lamps, table lamps, Saa umbie, or rope lights, remember not to let them sit long enough, never leave them unattended, and completely pull their plug after using.
Completely extinguish your tea light candles after using.
If you are looking to hang paper lantern lights on wedding and party venues without a stable fixture to hold your lantern light kits, you can also opt for creative ways, like using 6- to 8-feet wooden poles anchored in flower buckets. To use them, insert a screw eye or hook onto the top of each wooden pole; place a pole at the center of the bucket, and then fill the latter with gravel to keep the pole steady. You can then run your lantern string lights in-between poles through the screw eye or hook.2
1Kelsi Johnston. Guidelines and Tips for Working with Rope Lights.
http://www.ehow.com/info_7901847_guidelines-tips-working-rope-lights.html. Accessed: June 22, 2012.
2Martha Stewart Living. Garden Glow. July 2004.
http://www.marthastewart.com/272346/garden-glow?center=276985&gallery=275010&slide=168854. Accessed: June 22, 2012.