(Closed) Chinese lantern question

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We used throwies in our paper lanterns.  Here’s what I learned:

  1. Don’t get the regular "white" LEDs b/c they’re too cool; opt instead for "warm white" LEDs.
  2. For less of a pinpoint light, get LEDs with the largest angle you can find (ours were 120 degrees).
  3. The more lumen an LED produces, the more light you have.
  4. To calculate lumen, you’ll need the LED angle and the mcd, both of which will be given in ebay listings.  Here’s a lumen calculator.

Wow, I totally geeked out there.  It’s a bit confusing, but I hope it helps!


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