We started in 2003 with one member of staff, a few 'waving Santa' lights, a huge bag of enthusiasm and a mail order catalogue. We've grown a little since then and now make lights & decorations with our quest to keep finding innovative and quality products for our customers.
Our success and future is down to one thing: satisfied customers. We are totally committed to sourcing quality products and delivering exceptional customers service as we strive toward our goal to become the largest retailer of decorative and festive lights in Europe.
We strive to bring our customers party lights and accessories that are great value, great quality and fun. Selling online helps us keep our prices competitive but it's the quality that keeps our customers coming back. Most of our product include a 12 month guarantee and are designed to last. But what's really important is that our products are fun, so we work hard to bring you innovative and unusual items that aren't available anywhere else and are guaranteed to make you smile.
2003 saw the highest temperature ever recorded in the UK (38.5 ??C), Morgan Spurlock documented his 30 day fast food diet and most notably, the Christmas Lights Company was born.
With somewhat limited retail knowledge and a handful of traditional Christmas lights, Tim Naughton started what is now Lights4fun on his kitchen table at home in Harrogate. Flashing, waving & climbing lights (you know the ones) filled the 2003 Christmas Lights Company catalogue and after a sales book full of happy customers, 2004 saw a continued growth but with some expected issues.
Tim started his quest because he was fed up with poor quality lights from local garden centres and stores, thus ensuring various frustrating evenings of changing bulbs in British winter weather. After 2003 Tim soon realised that there was a huge demand for better quality Christmas lighting, however the product from the UK was still the same as years before. Skip forward 2 years and in 2005 the Christmas Lights Company was changed to Lights4fun, and Tim was manufacturing in China.
Hoorah! High quality and better prices and a brand spanking new website Lights4fun.co.uk appeared in 2005. (We also had a rather colourful logo which you'll find on our Facebook page timeline).
From 2005 to present day, Lights4fun has moved offices 3 times, delivered nearly 1 million parcels to our fantastic customers, and continues to grow a family run business. We've broken down the years into sizable chunks below where the journey continues and old fashion mistakes are exposed.