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Luminarie with oil lamps, end of XIX century

The word ‘luminaria’, from the Latin word ‘lumen’, literally means ‘object that gives out light’, but in a wider meaning it is also used to indicate the ‘lights’ festivity’. We can’t date exactly its birth but in all probability its diffusion is in the baroque epoch, together with the affirmation of the Confraternities. Anyway since its origin the ‘luminarie’ are certainly associated to the religious celebrations in Saints honour, Patron Saints Feast and consist in oil lamps often provided with lampshades, made in coloured paper. In the 1700s the light decorations were ligneous scaffolding, leaned to the building’s front end that supported innumerable coloured glasses, containing oil and a wick for the lighting. Later, for the illumination oil lamps made in earthenware were used: they were in a small cylinder of white, red and green paper. The diffusion of the luminarie in Italy came up in the 1800′s, when the scaffoldings came unhooked from the buildings’ front end becoming self-supported powered by gas.

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Main Street in Santa Caesarea – photo of end of XIX century

Marianolight is one of the Italian Historical Companies recognized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce. It has been established in 1898, when Salvatore began the ‘paratore’ job, then  followed by Eliseo and now by Lucio Mariano. Mariano Light still brings the secrets of an ancient art in the Third Millennium, due to the technical ability, the fantasy and mostly the passion of three generations. From the carbide’s lamp to the electricity, from the incandescent lamp, white or coloured, to the LED light, Mariano Light transformed the ‘luminarie’ in light’s architecture, suitable not only for religious festivities but also for any commemorative event.

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Scorrano, Patronal Feast of Santa Domenica, July 1958

 

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Sogliano Cavour, feast of St, Lawrence, August 1952

Marianolight works in its 8000,00 sqm property, with manufacturing facilities of 4.000 square metres,developing new technologies, in order to be at the top with manufacturing, which includes woodwork, metalwork, Plexiglas and plastic materials. In these facilities, where we have our corporate offices, we also have the new production line which includes LED and RGB technology. From this state of the art structure, our departments of  design, manufacturing, sales and installation, work hard and  with their professional people  answer the questions of all our customers, identifying those needs that can make any type of event successful all over the world.

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The Chamber of Commerce of Lecce, for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of its establishment, has rewarded the centenarian Companies enrolling them in the Register Nation of Historic Enterprises, including Marianolight. The Historic Enterprises are the national pride because with their activities they have contributed to the economic history of Italy. The precious heritage of experience and entrepreneurial values by Salvatore Mariano, who started the business of ‘paratore’ (person who adorns with lights) in 1898 passed to his son Eliseo, who has transmitted to Lucio Mariano, who, combining tradition and innovation, spreads and exports the label ‘made in Puglia’ throughout Italy and around the world.

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