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.
“Why don’t you mark your boxes ‘FRAGILE'”? “How do you guys ship so many light bulbs without breaking them?” “How do you ship really long light bulbs?” “Why does it cost so much to ship light bulbs?” “Why don’t you use packing peanuts?”
People ask these questions all of the time. In fact, when sitting at a bar, having a beer and talking with friends or eating a burger at a cookout, this stuff comes up. (They also ask us what in the world made us start selling light bulbs, but that’s another story)
The truth is we have two priorities when shipping our bulbs: Preventing breakage and using recyclable materials for shipping. So here are the answers that people seek when they ask us about shipping.
“Why don’t you mark your boxes ‘FRAGILE'”?
Truth? The post office and UPS don’t care. We could write “PLEASE these are light bulbs! Be careful!!!” and they wouldn’t care. FRAGILE means nothing to the shippers. Sad, but true.