The 1000Bulbs.com blog is where we collect the joined knowledge of our techs, sales-people, and writers to give you the inside information on how lighting works and how to best implement it in your business or small home. From new technologies to traditional techniques, we outline all of the tips, tricks, and techniques used in the industry. Our blog covers how-tos for home lighting, DIY craft projects, breakdowns of industry terminology, and an extensive set of hydroponics articles. Between the information on LEDs and water-saving hydroponics, you could reduce your own home emissions and costs with just some work. This is why we’re here, free-of-charge, as a resource to you. Nationally recognized for growth, innovation, and customer satisfaction, 1000Bulbs.com is an influential force in the lighting industry that was forged from humble beginnings.
In 1979, Kim Pedersen responded to an ad for a lighting sales position. From his Elkhorn, Nebraska base, Kim sold lighting door-to-door throughout the Midwest until 1982, when he relocated to Dallas, Texas to work for a national lighting distributor.
In 1994 Kim believed that the time had come to start his own business. With a small amount of personal savings, Kim began his operation from a spare room in his home with an old door over two sawhorses as a desk. Selling by day, his evenings were consumed by the requisite paperwork; invoices were produced on an old typewriter. Resolve and determination were strengthened by the daily demands, and one day often transitioned to the next without a break.
In 1995 Kim began investigating the then-new Internet as a portal to the marketplace. The next year 1000Bulbs.com was launched. Since then we’ve seen astounding growth and quickly become a force to be reckoned with in the lighting industry.
Rebecca Killam – Content Engagement Manager
Rebecca is the Content Engagement Manager at 1000Bulbs.com. She has a background in marketing and writing with a degree in international business and Japanese. When she is not writing about how the right lighting can help organizations reach their goals, she is memorizing kanji or caring for the world's clingiest cat. Check back often for new DIY projects, company updates or contests!
Ashley Hunter - Senior Copywriter
Ashley is a Senior Copywriter for 1000Bulbs.com with a background in graphic design and a degree in marketing and web programming. Aside from bribing her latest plant hostage to live, she spends her time dreaming of Christmas lighting displays that will most likely blackout the neighborhood. Read more about her gardening and lighting discoveries every week.
Joshua Santa Cruz - Copywriter
Joshua is a Copywriter for 1000Bulbs.com. He has a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso, and spends most of his time exploring new ventures. Standing at 6’ 2”, “Where is the ladder?” is a question Joshua never needs to ask because he doesn’t need one to replace a light bulb. Check back for weekly lighting publications and works which would make even Thomas Edison proud.