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The fabulous destiny Š of Léon Cibié.

With a passion for engineering and electricity, Léon Cibié joined a small electrical installation company as an apprentice. At that time, mains electricity was still a luxury and the lucky few able to afford it called on specialists for its installation.

He happily became a technician and was highly enthusiastic about all new technologies, particularly those in electrical applications in the aviation and automobile industries.
At the beginning of the First World War, he was asked to develop and manufacture lighting systems for night-flying aircraft.

He then broke new ground by inventing the world¹s first mobile lighting system, in which the generator was controlled by a voltage regulator and was used to light takeoff and landing strips.

The Cibié company was founded in 1919. At that time, the major industrialized countries, and especially France, were developing their automobile industries.
Most manufacturers still produced ³retail² parts for garage owners. Cibié nevertheless accepted the challenge and Renault was its customer for over 20 years.

Pierre Cibié was born in 1908. After graduating from Ecole Polytechnique, he became the company¹s lighting specialist and presented his first lecture in 1929 to the Academy of Sciences. He provided the family business with his technical expertise and knowledge of the law regarding lighting. He was also responsible for developing the European code.
He was also an aviation enthusiast and held a pilot¹s license, even winning the Le Touquet aircraft rally when he was 18 years old.

At the end of the Second World War, the Cibié factory was located in Rue Haxo, in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. At this time, the public was still unaware of the Cibié brand.
Following the liberation of France, and the death of Louis Renault, the company was nationalized.

The Renault 4CV entered production and Cibié was then appointed Renault¹s sole supplier of production headlamps for all vehicles (for both the Renault 4 and the Juva 4).
The factory in Rue Haxo was now too small to keep up with the massive growth in Renault production and it was transferred to Bobigny, where it covers nearly 12,000 m2.
In addition to Renault, Cibié¹s customers now include Peugeot and Simca as well as many others.

As well as producing headlamps, the company also specializes in producing fog lamps. The first halogen headlamp, which used quartz halogen, dates back to 1966.

It was then that Marie Claire Merenda, the daughter of Pierre Cibié, joined the family business and took charge of the communication department. Cibié then became a partner of the leading rally teams in the Cévennes Rally, Monte Carlo Rally, etc.


Bulbholder for Cibie Airport and Tango Lamps
Bulbholder for Cibie Airport and Tango Lamps
£21.23 (in stock)
Bulbholder for Cibie Oscar Plus Lamps
Bulbholder for Cibie Oscar Plus Lamps
£22.58 (in stock)
Covers for Cibie Oscar and Oscar Plus Lamps
Covers for Cibie Oscar and Oscar Plus Lamps
£21.14 (in stock)
Light Unit Oscar Driving Lamp
Light Unit Oscar Driving Lamp
£64.58 (stock limited)

Light Unit Oscar Long Range

Light Unit Oscar Long Range

£65.15 (in stock)
Light Unit Oscar Main/Dip LHD
Light Unit Oscar Main/Dip LHD
£75.71 (in stock)
Light Unit Oscar Main/Dip RHD
Light Unit Oscar Main/Dip RHD
£67.18 (in stock)
Light Unit Oscar Plus Driving Lamp
Light Unit Oscar Plus Driving Lamp
£41.35 (in stock)

Light Unit Oscar Plus Sport Lamp
Light Unit Oscar Plus Sport Lamp
£41.35 (in stock)
Light Unit Super Oscar Driving Lamp
Light Unit Super Oscar Driving Lamp
£44.42 (in stock)
Light Unit Super Oscar Long Range Lamp
Light Unit Super Oscar Long Range Lamp
£56.02 (in stock)
Cibie 35 Airport Driving Lamp
Cibie 35 Airport Driving Lamp
£64.62 (in stock)

Cibie Oscar Driving Lamp

Cibie Oscar Driving Lamp

£116.73 (in stock)
Cibie Oscar Foglamp

Cibie Oscar Foglamp

£107.17 (in stock)
Cibie Oscar Long Range Lamp

Cibie Oscar Long Range Lamp

£129.64 (in stock)
Cibie Oscar Main/Dip Lamp LHD
Cibie Oscar Main/Dip Lamp LHD
£145.00 (in stock)

Cibie Oscar Main/Dip Lamp RHD
Cibie Oscar Main/Dip Lamp RHD
£133.60 (in stock)
Cibie Oscar Plus Driving Lamp
Cibie Oscar Plus Driving Lamp
£123.83 (in stock)
Cibie Oscar Plus Spotlamp

Cibie Oscar Plus Spotlamp

£123.83 (in stock)
Cibie Super Oscar Driving Lamp
Cibie Super Oscar Driving Lamp
£110.22 (in stock)


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