Flying Lanterns let off in the Coromandel region over the summer season have sparked concern amongst coastguards.
The skylanterns used in Coromandel were a red variety confused for flares that we don’t currently sell, however Wishlantern feel an obligation to clarify the process for safely using our product at your event this season. Each and every one of our Flying lantern includes clear and consise safety information to minimise user error.
Wishlanterns are completely safe, however, like anything that includes a naked flame there are safety procedures that should be followed.
If you are using these in areas where there is a chance they could be mistaken for a flare we encourage you to contact your local coastguard to inform them that you intend to let your Wishlanterns off. Giving them some forewarning will help them to identify and eliminate false callouts and allow them to focus their efforts on genuine issues.
It is also unwise to allow children to launch lanterns and although it may seem like a good idea at the time if you are under the influence of alcohol please let a sober friend set them off.
Paying attention to the wind speed and not releasing in winds greater than 8km/hr is recommended. For our full launch and safety information please refer to the insert that is included in your Wishlantern packet or check out our Safety page.
Wishlanterns are a fantastic alternative to fireworks and with a little common sense and planning lanterns can be a wonderful addition to your summer festivites this year.
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