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Options for a budget friendly balloon light?

Roger Alexander

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The only balloon light brand I know of right now is made by Sourcemaker. Are there any budget friendly alternatives? Maybe a chinese knock off? Looking for the large tube lights that float overhead to use for night exteriors.

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Airstar will sell you a balloon, but they are not cheap. 

There is also another company, but I can't recall the name.  I have not seen any balloon lights available which were made cheaper.


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53 minutes ago, Stuart Brereton said:

You may already know this, but pretty much the most expensive part of any balloon light is the helium that goes in it.

Use hydrogen instead. What can go wrong?

Hindenburg disaster - Wikipedia

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Or attach it to a drone. Lighting drones are becoming more common, and with shockingly high power levels. Obviously, there are all sort of issues with it, from time of flight, total illumination time available, and restrictions over where you can do it, but it can work wonders.

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