It’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
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.
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.