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Our history

65 years ago, Michel Leblanc invented the illuminations...

Since its beginnings in 1958, Leblanc illuminations, a pioneer company, has written the history of the illuminations market.

  • 1958 | Creator of the illuminations market

    Michel Leblanc creates in the Meuse (France) the company Leblanc illuminations. He was the first to create wooden decorations equipped with porcelain sockets.
  • 1960 | First aluminum decors

    Leblanc illuminations is the first actor in its market to produce luminous decorations on an aluminum frame. A resistant and recyclable material which allows a great diversity of creations.
  • 1982 | Illuminations of the Champs Elysées

    Leblanc illuminations is the first company to have illuminated the most beautiful avenue in the world.
  • 1988 | The first to use the rope light

    The rope lights gradually replaces the sockets in the realization of our decorations.
  • 1994 | Royal establishment

    Leblanc illuminations goes international with
    the establishment of Gala Light which will become Leblanc illuminations UK.

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  • 1996 | LED pioneer

    Leblanc illuminations anticipates the need for energy savings by being the first in Europe to introduce LED garlands in its illuminations.

    Discover our most beautiful creations

  • 2001 | Leblanc illuminations and Chromex merge

    Pooling know-how around light. Since 1943, Chromex has been a reference in professional lighting equipment.

    Learn more about Chromex products

  • 2007 | Let's go to the Great North!

    Leblanc illuminations Canada opens its doors and makes the Canadian snow shine.

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  • 2008 | First to use video for Christmas lights

    Leblanc illuminations reinvents Christmas lights with the first 3D animated and personalized decor thanks to video technology.
  • 2008 | The eastern rush

    The foundations of our main production center are laid. Leblanc illuminations România is launched.

    Meet our international partners

  • 2010 | Leblanc reaches the heart of hospitals

    Leblanc illuminations and The Pink Blouses association join forces to offer each year a Christmas full of lights to hospitalized children.

    Discover our commitments and partnerships

  • 2013 | Viva iluminacion !

    Creation of the subsidiary Leblanc illuminations Mexico, with the subsequent illumination of the city of Puebla and many shopping centers.

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  • 2014 | ISO 9001 certification

    Leblanc illuminations is the first company in its sector to be ISO 9001 certified.

    Find out about our certifications and labels

  • 2014 | Maestrio controls power consumption

    With Maestrio, program the hours and period of operation of the illuminations, zone by zone, with a few clicks on a smartphone.
  • 2015 | 3D printing

    Leblanc illuminations innovates by using 3D printing for its prototypes.
  • 2015 | Partner of Megève

    Leblanc illuminations illuminates Megève, this small Savoyard village of international renown, and becomes its official partner in 2017.

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  • 2016 | FFS Partner

    First 4-year partnership signed with the French Ski Federation and the French Skicross Team, then renewed until 2024.

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  • 2016 | Virtual reality

    Virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D scanning: Between real and virtual, Leblanc puts new technologies at the service of your imagination.
  • 2017 | A perfume of success

    Leblanc illuminations combines light and fragrance for a unique experience.

    Discover our immersive experiences

  • 2018 | Happy birthday

    Leblanc illuminations celebrates 60 years of shared pleasure.
  • 2019 | An application to save Christmas

    With Loomie, the most entertaining application, Leblanc illuminations puts the public at the heart of the illuminations.

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  • 2020 | Connected illuminations

    Leblanc illuminations becomes the exclusive distributor of Twinkly Pro, the range of string lights controlled by smartphone.

    Discover Twinkly Pro technology

  • 2021 | CSR 26000 label

    Leblanc illuminations has become the most labeled company in its sector, with its CSR 26000 label and its ISO 9001 certification. 

    Find out about our certifications and labels

  • 2021 | e-deco, a green revolution

    This 3D printing process allows for a new, more durable daytime dressing of the decorations.

    Discover the e-deco revolution

  • 2022 | Experiential show

    Leblanc illuminations creates a unique experiential light show: a unique combination of lighting, light decorations and lighting equipment.

    Discover our sound and light show

  • 2023 | A legendary race track!

    A special year, a grandiose celebration and breathtaking light displays. Leblanc illuminations is proud to be a partner of the centenary of the 24h of Le Mans.

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Our most beautiful projects
Cities, stores, theme parks, hotels, companies... Discover a selection of our most beautiful projects around the world.
Our partnerships
Leblanc illuminations is proud to be associated with prestigious names and to support important causes.