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Light Bulb on a Rope


Our bulbs on a rope are designed to light your stars only when a temporary solution is required, and where there is no electricity supply. 

Instant and easy to hang, they are perfect for : parties, BBQs and celebrations, camping and campervan lights, festival lights, wedding decorations, and lantern parades. With an extra long rope, they are ideal for hanging star lanterns at a variety of heights for temporary decorative use. 

Bulbs on a Rope are NOT suitable for lighting your star over a longer period – as the battery life is short ! If you want your hanging star lit over a longer period, we recommend using one of our star light cable and bulb kits 

Important note : LED Bulbs on a rope use 3 x AAA batteries ( not included ), including re-chargeable batteries. Because they are battery operated, you will need to replace the batteries after approx. 20 - 30 hours of use. This is why we recommend them ONLY for short term decoration.

 Bulbs on a Rope turn on and off by pulling the rope itself. This switch mechanism can be used when the star is placed over it, but some people find it easier to remove the star when switching on and off. See our GUIDE and video here 

  • Rope length 100 cm
  • Colour : white
  • Lamp type : LED cool white ( included ) 
  • Requires 3 x AAA batteries ( not included )
  • For indoor, and dry outdoor use only 
Assembly Instructions

To open, hold star flat, place one hand inside one of the outer points and gently ease point outwards.

Carefully repeat the first step with remaining points. Ensure each point is fully open before moving on to the next.

Using the two cords provided, gently bring the two outer points together. If illuminating, place over light source and tie cords firmly to secure in place. Do not pull the cords to open your star.

For use indoors and in sheltered outdoor environments

Safety Info

Recommended for use with LED bulbs up to 7 watts. Ensure bulb doesn’t touch any part of the Starlight. Do not exceed 40 watts. 

Do not use near naked flame. Make sure all electrical fittings are safe before use.

Can be used with battery operated LED “string” or ‘fairy’ lights, providing they conform to the appropriate safety standards, and no part of the unit produces heat.

Your Paper Starlight conforms to BS EN 60598-1: 2015  

Light Bulb on a Rope

$10.00 USD

How do I use my star?

Use as a lampshade over any pendant light fitting or as a lantern with a set of battery operated LED fairy lights inside.

Our stars also look fantastic unlit as 3D decorations.

To preserve materials, we encourage using our stars over a light source you may already have – but we do supply cable kits and fairy lights just in case you need them!

Our stars are perfect for use indoors, or in dry outdoor environments.

What lamp should I use inside?

They have been tested to use with a maximum wattage bulb of 40 watts. 

However - LED lamps between 2 and 5 watts are the best – the higher the wattage and lumens ( e.g. 5 watts ), the brighter it will be. For a more ambient glow, use a set of LED fairy lights or a lower wattage lamp ( e.g. 2 watts ).

The effects of the star will be different depending on which colour star and which type of light you use inside.

Our stars conform to the British Standard for luminaires BS EN 60598

How do they work?

They come flat. You simply open them up one point at a time and tie the two cords together to form a perfect star.

Instructions are provided with each lantern and you can watch a video which shows you how to open and hang it.


Fast shipping

All orders received before 2pm will be dispatched the same business day. Orders received after 2pm will be dispatched  the next business day. Choose from standard or express delivery at the checkout. We also ship internationally.

Order tracking

Tracking numbers are automatically sent as soon as your order is packed. Please check your junk folder if you do not receive one 72hrs after placing your order.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about your order, please contact us.

Beautifully Handmade

Paper Starlights are still handcrafted using artisan techniques. We never mass produce, instead focusing on small batch production, limited runs and quality seasonal collections.  


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