Fairy Lights got their name literally from the fairies!
In 1882, The Savoy Theatre in London housed a production of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta Iolanthe and for the opening night the owner Richard D'Oyly Carte equipped the principal fairies with miniature lighting. The electric star lights that the principal fairies wore on top of their heads aroused much excitement. The term 'fairy lights' subsequently came into common use after this show.
130 years on and fairy lights are an integral part of any big event or celebration and common place in many households, being used in windows, roofs, doors, table decorations and of course on Christmas trees.
Our Selection of Fairy Lights
FairyLightUK has a fabulous selection of lighting solutions which can help make your party dreams a reality. Whether you are planning your event indoors or outdoors, in a huge venue or an intimate space, we have fairy lights that can enhance the atmosphere of your event and provide the ideal ambience for your guests. Weddings, Christenings, dinner parties or even just get together at home can be improved with a little mood lighting from fairy lights. Used properly, it’s amazing to see the results you get from very little effort. The magical atmosphere will be a real talking point for your visitors.
We provide cluster lights, welcome lights, Christmas lights, icicle lights, curtain lights and battery operated lights. Available in different shapes, sizes, colours and string lengths, our fairy lights are sure to match any party particulars.
Popular Seasonal Fairy Lights
The most popular colours this season are of course Autumn colours and then moving towards Christmas we are asked for gold’s, reds and greens. Don’t just think of static fairy lights either – our fairy lights are multi-functional with flashing, twinkling or chasing effects.
Ordering Your Fairy Lights
Maybe you just want to add a bit of sparkle to your home – we have no minimum order so you can order as many or as few fairy lights as you need. Don’t worry about delivery either. Even though our lights are delicate our professional team pack your lights carefully in many layers of protective wrap, ensuring they arrive boxed and in perfect condition, when you receive them.
Our fairy lights are known for their quality, reliability, safe delivery and value for money on all our range of lighting products.
LED Fairy Lights
Indoor LED fairy lights give you the peace of mind that vunerable members of your family like your children and pets are safe. The LED lights can be left on unattended as they dont get hot, so they are safe around your soft textiles and furniture. They are also good for the environment lasting ten times longer than old fashioned fairy lights and using much less electricity.