Storms are coming- are you prepared?

stormy weatherIt’s Kansas, and it’s storm season here. If you’ve never been to Kansas, I recommend visiting this time of year to experience the majesty of a Kansas thunderstorm. It’s different than any thunderstorm I’ve ever experienced. Of course, we also have tornadoes, hail, and other weather hazards that make this time of year very interesting to say the least. We Kansans are experts in being prepared for bad weather, right down to our portable weather radios and water rations stowed away in the basement.

So what can we do to help you be storm and emergency ready? We carry all sorts of tools that you can add to your emergency kit.

  • LED Flashlights– These are great because they offer very bright light, last forever and require few battery changes. They are also small and very portable. I keep one by my bed, one in my son’s bedroom and one in our emergency kit
  • Extra Batteries– Obviously, these are important for your weather radios, flashlights, and honestly we always need AA batteries for one reason or another. Buying wholesale and in bulk is a great way to save money and a trip to the store
  • Smoke/Carbon Monoxide detectors– Necessary and life saving tools. 

So go get prepared- and if you do visit Kansas, stop by and say hello! We might even give you one of our cool “Get Lit” glasses!

What about those banned bulbs?

incandescent bulb
we are not illegal!

We get this question all of the time. Short answer is this: No, they are not illegal or banned. The long answer is this: The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 set maximum wattage requirements for the production of incandescent light bulbs to make them more efficient. This act effectively banned the manufacture and import of traditional incandescent light bulbs. However, there are exceptions, like rough service bulbs, outdoor and signage bulbs, and other less common types. Give us a call at 888-757-9591 or take a look at our selection here. We carry a wide selection of incandescent products.

If you love the light of a traditional incandescent bulb and you haven’t made the change because CFLs seem too blue, or LED light seems to harsh, we recommend that you revisit some newer technologies. LED and CFL bulbs are better than ever before and LED pricing has finally matched the consumer marketplace.

Vintage look- Modern technology- Beautiful LEDs

We talk to customers all of the time that want the look of incandescent bulbs but the energy savings of LED. They don’t like the look of the traditional LEDs when they are in exposed fixtures. I understand- I love LEDs and use them in my house, but for my fixtures where the bulb can be seen, I like the classic look of a filament bulb.

So that leads us to vintage look LED filament style bulbs. They are wonderful substitutes for the old style incandescent and they look GREAT.    I went out to our showroom today to get some pictures of these bulbs in action, and they are impressive to see. The advantages of LEDs for these types of applications are many- but one major one is longevity. Ever had to get on that ladder to replace a chandelier bulb that burned out?
You might never have to do that again once you switch to LED
. We carry them in clear and the antique amber bulbs. Check them out today!