French Floating Wicks
It was in 1838 that Mr. Jeunet developed the first industrial machine to produce night lights and founded his company. The Jeunet company grew rapidly throughout the 19th century and launched its products under the brand Les Veilleuses Françaises.
The night light is a small vegetable-oil lamp, composed of a float and a cotton wick. A very economical alternative to a classic candle, it gives off light and creates a warm atmosphere. It is also used for prayer or meditation.