(Closed) How many LED light bulbs to use in a paper lantern?

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Bump. Same question as Fifi, have any Bee’s used LED bulbs with paper lanterns, have any pictures?

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am having the same problem!  I have tried two different LED lights… some from Wal-Mart and others from Save-On Crafts.  Here is the link to Save-on Crafts…

 http://www.save-on-crafts.com/floralytes.html

Let me know what you find out!  I’d love to light up my paper lanterns, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

i was at biglots today looking for scrapbooking stuff and they had all these paper lanterns round, square with lights included.   they were like 6 12 in high lanterns (square) for $12 and 3 medium round lanterns for $8.       

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I just bought the 3 bulb led light from lunabazaar.com, and will hopefully receive them soon.  I’ll be sure to report back!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Ok – follow up:

I just got the 3 LED light kits from Lunabazaar.com. So, first you should count on about 2 weeks for shipping, which I wasn’t really expecting. Anyway. They look great and are easy to use, but I noticed that the “clear” emits an almost blue light. I don’t mind, but I know there are color sticklers out there. Not sure if you can find other LED’s that are more clear in color, or if its just the nature of LED.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Oh and I am using 8 and 10 inch lanterns. The 3 bulb LEDS are nice and bright in them.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Someone did a post recently about lighting paper lanterns with "throwies" which is a much cheaper alternative. I just purchased the supplies for 100 lights on ebay for $30 including shipping, and

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Someone did a post recently about lighting paper lanterns with "throwies" which is a much cheaper alternative. I just purchased the supplies for 100 lights on ebay for $30 including shipping, and they easy to make.

Google search "throwies" to get instructions.

I am planning on using 1 ultra bright light per lantern, but I only want them lit very softly, and I haven’t tried it yet.

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2008

 I also am planning onusing lanterns but the large 24" and 30".  Has anyone used this size and did the 3 led lights work brightly enough in them?  I also wondered if the throwies worked out?

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent

I’m working on the throwies now and I’ll blog about it soon… we found that 3 of the "diffuse" white LEDs light a 14" lantern really well (could probably be bigger and still work).  The "clear" white LEDS- not so much.

Post # 14
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Wannabee

Tiramisu, I’m pretty sure I know what ‘throwies’ you are talking about, but aren’t they mostly designed to stick to metal surfaces?  Would someone please enlighten me as to the method for installing them in paper lanters?

Thanks! 

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Wannabee

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