According to UK’s Newcastle University, the birth of fairy lights date back 135 years, it was at the Savoy Theatre in London when the term ‘fairy lights’ was first coined for them.
The Savoy, opened in 1881, was the first public building in the world to be lit entirely by electricity, a creation by North East inventor Sir Joseph Swan incorporating 1,200 incandescent light bulbs.
Taking the use of fairy lights one step further, a year later, Swan was commissioned by the theatre’s owner – Richard D’Oyly Carte – to create miniature lights to adorn the dresses of the lead fairies on the opening night of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe.
The show opened to critical acclaim and led to ladies dresses being adorned with lights powered by small battery packs hidden beneath the folds of the cloth becoming the must-have fashion accessory at the time of high society ladies.
Today, fairy lights are synonymous with weddings and Christmas celebrations through to brightening up outdoor events and illuminating pathways. This is brought about because fairy party lights are durable, come in an array of colours and can be installed fast and in a variety of pinned or free hanging ways at any venue type. Then, they are easily taken down and stored or used in another locations without any need for cleaning or maintenance to be done on them.
Event organizers love them as they these lights are lightweight bulbs on a heavy duty black wire that’s durable enough to be used indoors or outdoors all year round to create a soft ambience or special colour effect.
People often think of them as white hanging string lights, but they are easy to install in any manner thinkable and hard to break, also low in maintenance. They are available generally in 4 to 10 meter lengths with filament, cool white or multi-colour bulbs.
Everybody wants a little extra sparkle to brighten up their event or an added touch of ambience to your home décor. Let your imagination run wild!
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