1000Bulbs.com Honored by Dallas 100 Award from SMU Cox School of Business

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For the seventh consecutive year, internet lighting retailer 1000Bulbs.com has been honored by the Dallas 100™ Awards, placing 44th amongst 100 of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the Dallas area for the year 2013. Co-founded in 1990 by the SMU Cox School of Business and the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, the Dallas 100 Awards are now in their twenty-third year of recognizing the growth of independent companies and the entrepreneurs behind them.

In order to qualify for the Dallas 100, a company must meet criteria based on a number of factors such as legal status, location, sales history, credit report, and character. The guidelines for this year’s awards are as follows:

  •     Are independent, privately held corporations, proprietorships or partnerships (not subsidiaries or divisions of a parent company) as of May 1, 2013. Must have at least 3 years history and not be a non-profit organization,
  •     Be headquartered in the Dallas Metroplex area,
  •     Have sales of more than $500,000, but less than $75 million in fiscal year 2010,
  •     Have a three-year sales history which reflects growth during the three-year sales period, and
  •     Have a credit report and character satisfactory to the Dallas 100, determined at the sole discretion of the Dallas 100.

Founded in 1995 as Service Lighting and Electrical Supplies by CEO Kim Pedersen, 1000Bulbs.com now has one of the largest selections of lighting products in the country. Having recently expanded to include home décor lighting, designer furniture, antique model replicas, automotive lighting, and hydroponic supplies, 1000Bulbs.com now has over 30,000 products on its website. “We’ve come a long ways, but have much further to go,” says Pedersen. “We’re consistently striving for the best experience for our customers and not resting on just being a good retailer.”

Since first being recognized by the Dallas 100 Awards in 2007, 1000Bulbs.com has increased its annual sales by 83 percent, continuing to establish itself as an influential force in the retail lighting industry. Now employing over 200 workers, 1000Bulbs.com occupies more than 220,000 square feet of office and warehouse space in Garland, Texas.

About 1000Bulbs.com:

1000Bulbs offers everything from simple, household light bulbs to cutting-edge specialty lighting systems. Nationally recognized for growth, innovation, and customer satisfaction, 1000Bulbs.com is an influential force in the lighting industry. Follow @1000Bulbs on Twitter for the latest company announcements.

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Contact:
Paul Coppage
1000Bulbs.com
972-288-2277 Ext: 277
pcoppage@1000bulbs.com

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Leapfrog Lighting Announces a Distribution Partnership with 1000Bulbs.com for its Line of Spec-Quality Light Bulbs

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Ottawa—As of December 3, 2013, Leapfrog Lighting’s product line will give 1000Bulbs.com customers a quality spec-quality lamp choice—bulbs traditionally specified by lighting designers, architects, retailers and galleries.

Leapfrog Lighting fills that special need, for customers who require the most consistent quality, such as lighting designers and architects,” explained Jeremy Foster, Director of Marketing at 1000Bulbs.com. “We’re pleased to be able to provide our customers with a premium spec-quality line of lamps. We were impressed with the level of testing and quality control at Leapfrog Lighting.”

“We are excited about our new relationship with 1000Bulbs.com,” said Stephen Naor, CEO at Leapfrog Lighting. “1000Bulbs.com is nationally recognized for customer service and product. Its client base covers nearly every application category in lighting.”

Many users—beyond the professional designers and architects—demand the total light quality of spec-quality lamps. At a time when the lighting industry is discussing adding color rendering standards to LED lamp certification, Leapfrog Lighting goes beyond this standard to include testing for optical performance, color consistency and glare factors.

“We recognized that Leapfrog Lighting lamps have a slightly higher price for LED bulbs, but we decided to work with Leapfrog when we considered the overall quality, particularly for spec applications.” said Mr. Foster of 1000Bulbs.com

Leapfrog Lighting’s Mr. Naor explained that lighting is a major factor in the enjoyment of life and productivity of environment. In retail and commercial environments, the value of low-glare, even light distribution and consistent color are all equally important to workplace productivity, morale and satisfaction. “Leapfrog Lighting’s mission—our entire focus as a company—is to provide the most uncompromising performing LED lamps for commercial, industrial and retail applications,” said Mr. Naor.

The current Leapfrog Lighting product line, carried by 1000Bulbs.com, includes PAR20, PAR30,  PAR38 and MR16 lamps that provide industry-leading output power through high-efficiency LED source and driver electronics. The innovative lens design creates a pleasing, glare-free light suitable for use in all indoor and unexposed outdoor down-lighting applications. The lamps also deliver the high CRI and ultra-consistent color temperature control critical to multi-lamp applications in hotels, restaurants, schools, office buildings, museums, galleries, retail operations and other public spaces. With a life expectancy of 40,000 operating hours, these UL-registered lamps will provide more than 27 years of service at 4 hours per day.

Leapfrog LED Light Bulbs

About 1000Bulbs.com:

1000Bulbs.com is an award-winning Internet-based lighting retailer. The company offers everything from simple, household light bulbs to cutting-edge specialty lighting systems. Nationally recognized for growth, innovation, and customer satisfaction, 1000Bulbs.com is an influential force in the lighting industry. Follow @1000Bulbs on Twitter for the latest company announcements.

 

About Leapfrog Lighting:

Leapfrog Lighting, is best known for specialized commercial-application LED light bulbs, for applications where consistent quality is important, such as: retail and display, interior and architectural design applications, industry and commercial space, facility management, hospitals, galleries and museums. Follow @LeapfrogL on Twitter for the latest company announcements.

 

LED Market Background:

LED lamps are expected to achieve 25.8% market share in 2013 according to Digitimes research in “Trends in LED lighting market.” (http://www.digitimes.com/Reports/Report.asp?datepublish=2012/2/13&pages=RS&seq=400&read=toc) Many industry insiders, according to GreenTech Efficiency (http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/The-Path-to-an-80-Percent-Market-Share-for-LED-Lights), believe an 80% market share is feasible by 2020

 

 

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1000Bulbs.com Launches Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals Early

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With Black Friday and Cyber Monday quickly approaching, shoppers are already browsing the Internet for quality products at drastically lowered prices. Internet lighting retailer 1000Bulbs.com will be offering light bulbs, automotive headlights, Christmas decorations, and more at discounted prices starting on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. All deals will be extending through Cyber Monday, December 2, 2013.

For shoppers looking to find high-quality lighting for a fraction of the original cost, 1000Bulbs.com is having Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials on a selection of LED and halogen light bulbs. For the price of $4.49, 1000Bulbs.com will be selling the ETi Foreva A19 LED bulb which uses 8.5 watts, the equivalent of a 50 watt incandescent bulb to produce warm white light. Additionally, the ETi 5-watt A19 LED bulb will be on sale for $2.99. With a light output that matches 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent bulbs, the energy-saving ETi LED light bulbs are ideal for residential lighting applications such as table and desk lamps. The standard A19 shape of the ETi LED bulbs allow them to easily replace incandescent bulbs currently in household fixtures, saving customers money on their electric bills with their lower wattage consumption and impressive lifespan of 30,000 hours.

In time for Christmas, prices on select holiday lights and decorations have also been lowered. Starting at $6.90 each, these safe Flameless LED Wax Pillar Candles can be bought for 25 percent off their original price using the coupon code “CANDLE25″. 

For customers wanting to light commercial spaces, a selection of Philips PAR20 and PAR30 halogen bulbs will be discounted as well. Originally $2.99, the Philips 50-watt PAR20 halogen spot light will be available for $1.99. With a rating of 3,000 life hours, this long-lasting halogen bulb is ideal for a number of applications, including office, retail, and display lighting.

Just in time for Christmas, prices on select holiday lights and decorations have also been lowered. Among the holiday decorations on sale are flameless LED wax pillar candles. Sold in a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles, the soft, glowing flicker flame of these candles will create a cozy, relaxing atmosphere. Starting at just $6.90 each, these safe, flameless candles can be bought for 25 percent off their original price using the coupon code “CANDLE25”. To keep these battery-powered LED candles lit, Rayovac AA batteries can also be purchased for only 25 cents each.

To see all of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals offered from 1000Bulbs.com, visit: http://www.1000bulbs.com/blackfriday

About 1000Bulbs.com: 1000Bulbs.com is an award-winning Internet-based lighting retailer. The company offers everything from simple, household light bulbs to cutting-edge specialty lighting systems. Nationally recognized for growth, innovation, and customer satisfaction, 1000Bulbs.com is an influential force in the lighting industry.

Feel free to leave a comment or reach out to us on FacebookTwitter, or Google Plus!

Contact:
Paul Coppage
1000Bulbs.com
972-288-2277 Ext: 157
pcoppage(at)1000bulbs(dot)com

 

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LED Light Suit Costume DIY Tutorial

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Have you been wondering how to make the same costume as the little toddler in the very popular and recently viral, “Baby LED light suit Halloween costume preview” video? Due to popular demand, we have brought you this quick tutorial on how to make an LED light suit costume. A video will be created this coming week, but in the meantime, here’s our guide.

Materials:

  • Hoodie
  • Sweat Pants (one with pockets is best)
  • Adhesive spray, fabric glue or tape.  Be careful with the clear tape as it may become illuminated from the light. However, that could give you an interesting look if done correctly.

Unfortunately, we don’t sell these last two items, but you can pick them up at any electronics store, such as Fry’s.

  • 9V battery snap, with 3-inch wire leads. You might want two of these just in case.Wires
  • (8) AA cell battery holder, standard snap terminals. You may want two of these as well. AA Cell Battery Holder

 

 

 How to make the LED Light Suit:

Step 1. 

Attach the 9V battery snap to the AA cell battery holder.
Battery pack with wires and red circle

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2.

Cut off the end of the y connector. Attach both of the 12-inch Y-splitter interconnection cable wires to the 9V battery snaps wires. We suggest that you use electrical tape and possibly caps to keep them connected.

connecting wires

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3.

Once the wires are connected, simply attach the piece of  LED tape light to make sure it works. Be sure to have the arrow on the Y connector on the top left side when you connect the tape light. Otherwise, it won’t turn on.

Arrow up with red circle

 

Once it’s connected, this is what it should look like.

Tape light turned on

 Step 4.  

From this point on, how you connect it all together is up to you and will vary based on height and size. We suggest that you connect the 36-inch interconnection cable to one of the Y connections and lead the 36-inch interconnection cable up through the inside of the sweat shirt.  We did this to make the right arm connect.

Sweat shirt with cables connected

Step 5. 

For the center, hood, and left arm, we had all of the LED tape lights connected to each other. The middle strip of lights on the hoodie leads up to the beginning of the hoodie on the left side. Once you’ve connected all of the tape light around the hoodie you can connect the hoodie to the left arm. We left this clasp undone so that taking off the hoodie would be easier.

How it all connects

Step 6:

For the legs, it’s pretty simple. Your last two connections from the Y connection cable should be used for your legs. We suggest that you have the strips go all the way up to the waist band for the best stick figure effect.

LED Tape light legs

Now you’re all set! Have a great Halloween! If you liked this tutorial or have a question let us know by sending us a message or leaving a comment.

Note:

The 2-inch interconnection cables are for maneuverability. It’s not required, but we do suggest that you have 1 or 2.

Some tips:

  1. If you buy the 24-volt high output tape light, the light from the strips will be too bright for you to take any photos. You quite literally will light up the entire room and become a blur in photos and video. However, if you do decide to go this route, it will still work as a regular light suit if you purchase a dimmer.
  2. Each of these tape light pieces is only five watts, so there’s no danger in harming yourself if you have a lot of them connected to each other. For example, we connected nine at once with no problem.
  3. Tape the battery pack and put the strips on the hoodie one at a time.
  4. Make sure the right sides are connected to each other.
  5. Using the 3-inch interconnection cable sometimes loses the current if more than one strand of tape light is used.
  6. Try to leave some wiggle room in the neck area so the LED tape light doesn’t get disconnected every time you move your head up and down.

 

If you haven’t seen our version of the LED light suit baby, check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok3ZCvtv0IM

 

Warning:  Just remember to use care when around electrical equipmentWe are not liable if you accidentally shock, electrocute, or harm yourself in any way from using this tutorial. That being said, it’s highly unlikely that will happen.

 

Bonus: LED Light Suit Painting

LED Light suit painting

 

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1000Bulbs.com Strengthens Partnership with EiKO Automotive Light Bulbs Line

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When it comes to motor vehicle safety, having top quality, high-performance lighting is of the utmost importance. Providing this type of safe and reliable lighting is EiKO, a globally recognized lighting company known for having an impressively broad selection of products. Internet retailer 1000Bulbs.com is expanding their existing partnership with EiKO to include a wide range of automotive lighting for domestic cars, motorcycles, and snowmobiles.

Founded in 1978, EiKO has built their reputation on manufacturing specialty lamps and high technology lighting for electrical, commercial, automotive, audio visual, medical, stage and studio, and photographic industries. With six strategically placed warehouses throughout the United States, EiKO ensures that products arrive to distributors, like 1000Bulbs.com, within 48 hours of purchase. Outside the U.S., EiKO has offices located in six different countries, selling their products to a global market through distributors all over the world.

 

1000Bulbs.com is now offering a line of EiKO’s automotive lamps such as miniature indicator lamps for vehicle interior and exterior lighting, halogen headlight capsules, sealed beam headlights, motorcycle lamps and snowmobile lamps.

 

This line of original automotive lighting is designed to meet or exceed the performance of each vehicle’s original lights. EiKO’s halogen headlight capsules use high-performance tungsten filaments, producing a brighter, whiter light. Miniature automotive metal-based lamps feature a nickel-plated brass base to prevent corrosion over time and guarantee reliable performance. The incandescent and halogen sealed beam lamps offer quality optics for better visibility.

In conjunction with an expanded partnership with EiKO, 1000Bulbs.com customers will soon be able to shop for EiKO automotive lighting using the 1000Bulbs.com Automotive Bulb Finder. Currently in the development stages, this bulb finder will allow customers to enter the year, make, and model of their vehicle and the appropriate automotive bulbs will be filtered to fit the customer’s specifications. In addition to making your bulb buying process simple, 1000Bulbs.com is also committed to offering quality products at affordable prices. This is why all EiKO automotive bulbs that can be found using the 1000Bulbs.com Automotive Bulb Finder, will be sold for a lower price than in local retail stores.

 

About 1000Bulbs.com: 1000Bulbs.com is an award-winning Internet-based lighting retailer. The company offers everything from simple, household light bulbs to cutting-edge specialty lighting systems. Nationally recognized for growth, innovation, and customer satisfaction, 1000Bulbs.com is an influential force in the lighting industry.

 

Feel free to leave a comment or reach out to us on FacebookTwitter, or Google Plus!

Contact:
Paul Coppage
1000Bulbs.com
972-288-2277 Ext: 157
pcoppage@1000bulbs.com

 

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