A Short History of Balloon Lighting

October 19, 2017

The history of balloon lighting is, unsurprisingly, relatively short. Until the mid-1990s, the use of balloons for lighting was barely considered throughout Europe. For that reason, examining the history of the product isn’t particularly arduous. Here, Balloominations UK Ltd takes a look at how the concept came about, at how that “bright idea” was brought to life, and at where development could take us from here.

Where it all began

In 1994, Pierre Chabert started selling balloon lights for the first time. Despite the entirely original nature of Chabert’s work, it didn’t take long before a wide range of international markets were started using the Frenchman’s inventions. Industries such as film, construction, and agriculture all started to incorporate the balloon light into their everyday work.

The breakthrough

According to a number of sources, the first truly high-profile case of balloon lights being used came on a film set. As you can read in one of our previous blogs, the Titanic utilised balloon lighting to create an eerie, atmospheric ambience during its outdoor scenes. Since this breakthrough, the products have made appearances at Sydney’s Olympic Games, and assisted with the rescue at the World Trade Centre.

Today’s use

If you’ve read any of our pieces before, you will no doubt be aware that balloon lighting is used to great effect in a variety of different industries. For example, balloon lights are frequently put to use in agriculture, construction, and even emergency situations.
Balloominations are currently striving to continue the development of these incredible products. We’re undoubtedly at the forefront of the industry, especially when it comes to inflatable innovation. For example, we are currently in the process of developing a new type of balloon lighting. We’re not happy to simply accept what someone’s already thought up, and are constantly aiming to improve the products we provide. It’s this attitude that has granted us such an enviable reputation.
Here at Balloominations, we’re more than familiar with a wide range of balloon lighting products, and aren’t happy with simply admiring the history of balloon lighting. If you’d like to put the innovations and technologies of our company to use, then get in touch with us. You can call on 01584 811 580, or fill out one of our online contact forms.