What materials are used in creating Zigong Lantern Group lanterns?
We use high quality delicate silk to form the exterior of the lantern. We use steel rods for the interior, LED bulbs, and a special adhesive to bind the silk to the interior rods. Everything created is handcrafted and custom made lantern art.
How long does it take to make a lantern?
It depends on the size, how many sets, complexity, and design. If it’s for a large scale exhibition, it could take as long as 7-9 months, including the designing process, materials purchasing, factory fabrication, container shipping, and installation.
How many lanterns do you have or how many can you produce?
Unlimited. We have a very large group of skilled artisans, and constantly hiring in order to continue our production expansion model. Every year, we gain more projects; meanwhile retaining our existing clients. Hence, we constantly hire, and never experience a time where we are unable to produce. We keep up with the market, we retain our existing clients, and we constantly gain more clients. We are able to produce unlimited supply of lanterns, at any time. Since everything is custom designed and produced, we do need enough time for production and shipping. We receive phone calls and emails constantly asking for lanterns for a festival they are having in 30 days; and unfortunately, that’s not how it works; it must be prepared and organized well in advance. You cannot produce an award winning holiday lights program 30 days before your event begins.
Can Zigong Lantern Group produce any type of lantern?
Yes, we can. Our design team is made up of expert designers, with substantial experience. We will only operate with the best designers, and we can even produce a lantern based on receiving 1 photo or image. We can simply design based on an image, and replicate it, into a lantern. There is nothing we can’t do.
Can Zigong Lantern Group create lanterns that move? or any automated or mechanical lanterns?
Yes, we can also create lanterns that move. Some are automated, some can change colors, and some can be created with special effects, such as smoke/mist. We can produce anything in your wildest dreams. We are always ready for the next challenge.
Do Zigong Lantern Group Chinese Lanterns cause fires?
No, they do not cause or catch on fire. They are only operating with LED bulbs. The product does not contain any type of fire, and they are not the ‘lanterns’ you are thinking of. Again, this is an LED lamp, not an actual lantern with a flame.
Are Zigong Lantern Group Chinese Lanterns bad for the environment? Do they cause pollution?
No, they do not cause pollution and they are environmentally safe. We use LED bulbs, and we recycle any excess materials. When our exhibitions are complete, we break them down, and fortunately, since we are a US based company, we have a storage/factory facility locally inside the USA, where we transport all of our materials. Our Chinese Lanterns do not cause pollution either. You are thinking of the flying paper lanterns and/or floating water paper lanterns. We do not produce those; and yes, those do cause substantial pollution and waste. Again, our lanterns are silk lanterns that illuminate using LED bulbs; created for permanent or long-term usage, recycled, recreated, or maintained/refreshed.
We saw a Chinese Lantern Festival in another city. Is this your festival? Are they the same company or same product?
Unfortunately, even though we were the international originals, there are other smaller groups that are trying to imitate our exhibitions. They are not the same, and their lanterns are definitely not the same either. We invest substantially inside our design, materials, and quality. We also focus more on ethics, and environment. We did take notice that these other smaller groups try to use names and slogans similar to ours, and even tried to claim some of our previous exhibitions to land partnerships worldwide. This is one reason why we had to trademark our brand name and slogans worldwide. Their models are based strictly on profit, using low quality materials, low quality designs, cookie-cutter designs, low wage staff, and ultimately reducing the value of authentic Chinese Lanterns. If you care about the art, then, please join ZIGONG LANTERN GROUP® and help us to continue to build our brand and image worldwide. We know our product is superior, highest quality, authentic lantern art, and the original overseas lantern arts exhibition.