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    Hi
    Anyone use this product with nylon chinese lanterns?
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    I'm trying to source nylon chinese lanterns that will work properly. According to Daniel from lanternlock 'The hole with
    the rings (to hook onto the stretcher) needs to be 4 3/4" +-1/8" and the smaller hole needs to be 3 1/4"-4" to fit a Lanternlock properly.'

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    Yep. I use the 24".


    Don't know what part of the world you're in, but Filmtools out here in Burbank has these in stock pretty much at all times with different lantern sizes.
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    Awesome photo Phil thanks!
    So just to confirm this is what you use?
    http://www.filmtools.com/lindcraft-2...tern-l24s.html

    Just wondering what difference there is between 'faux silk' and nylon
    http://www.paperlanternstore.com/24whnyla.html


    Also was curious what type of lamps you normally use with them.
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    Paper lantern store has some of the best selection of nylon versions. I would be surprised if these didn't work:

    http://www.paperlanternstore.com/whnyla.html
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    I don't use lanternlocks (I make my own out of Home Depot parts), but I buy paper lanterns from asianideas.com. The same vendor also carries nylon lanterns in various sizes. (I have no affiliation other than being a satisfied repeat customer.)
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    they work great, use them all the time!
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    I would advice everybody though to spray the lanterns with some flame retardant.
    especially if you are planning to use 500W or 1k bulbs...
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    1 of my reasons, besides durability, to go the faux silk-nylon route. I assume heat isn't so much an issue but would like to get some idea of recommended maximum wattage for a 24" synthetic ball, with both CFL's and tungsten bulbs.
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