The History of LumaBase
Every year on Christmas Eve, our hometown of Downingtown Pennsylvania lines its streets with luminary bags, adding that magical glow so closely associated with the holiday season. Back in 1989, father, son and daughter entrepreneurs assisting the local Historical Society with this event came up with a way to improve upon the cumbersome, messy, sand-filled luminarias being used.
Their bright idea turned into the LumaBase. It quickly became clear how much more convenient these new luminarias were, and JH Specialties, Inc. was formed. Enthusiasm for the LumaBase spread quickly through our small town, and expansion was the obvious next step. Working very hard to show our idea, we gained exposure on QVC and Target stores with a “complete” luminaria kit.