This lamp shade / paper lantern / light shade is made from authentic rice paper. Easy installation Permanent room lighting When used as permanent room lighting, paper lanterns / light shades / lampshades are simply clipped over the standard light pendant cord. No electrical connection is required to the shade so no DIY skills are required. If you have an existing ceiling fitting you may be able to plug in a short converter, available from some electrical suppliers to convert it into a pendant type fitting. The convertor is a short cable with a pendant fitting on one end and a fitting to plug into a normal light fitting at the other end. Temporary decorative lighting using battery powered lights. A battery operated LED light or torch can be suspended from a cord and the lantern / shade simply clipped over / tied to the cord. Battery powered LED lighting is ideal for festive and event lighting as it is quick to set up. Decorative use only. Paper lanterns can be used solely for decorative purposes in which case they can simply be suspended from a cord. Value packs of 12 paper lanterns and Party Packs (12 Paper lanterns in 4 colours) are also available. Typical uses for paper lanterns / Light shades / Lamp shades include: Room lighting, Decorative lighting / decorations for:- Festivals: Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Eid, Diwali, Hogmanay, Chinese new year etc. Parties, Weddings, Events, Shows, Launches, etc.