Domino's Pizza (another Michigan-based company) who really sprang to fame by offering a 30-minute delivery guarantee (discontinued in the early 1990s) has gotten attention once more for pizza delivery. This time it's because they're delivering pizza by canoe on a river in England.
That may not be what's growing their brand so quickly these days, but it's nice to see that they're still innovating, even if it's just a test and even if it doesn't last.
So what does this have to do with light bulbs? Simple: at Lighting Supply, it's one of our points of pride that we're fast on delivery. Because we know that often, with the commercial lighting products we sell, a project may need new ballasts, lamps, or fixtures ASAP to keep to a deadline.
We don't promise 30-minute delivery, but we do deliver locally the next business day when an in-stock order is placed by 5 p.m. EST (business days). Nationally, that same order would be packaged and shipped the same day. Because when we say "fast shipping," we don't mean it'll go out in 2-3 days.
We know that sometimes price is the deciding factor in a purchase. But when you take pizza as an example, most pizza joints have similar prices for their products. So other factors help you determine the restaurant that gives you the most overall value. Factors like quality of the food, location convenience (if it's not being delivered), friendliness of the staff, and even things like a quality website or app for placing orders.
In a similar way, we work hard to distinguish ourselves for you by carrying reliable brands (rather than every import available) and offering some of the best prices you can find on those trusted brands. Then going beyond that with things like fast delivery, customer-friendly policies, and a customer service team that wants to go above and beyond for you.
Because lighting is central to our lives. And in the business world, you have better things to do than spend the day looking for lighting products that you could easily find at Lighting Supply; or wondering when your lighting products will be shipped; or getting upset that someone sent you a brand you didn't order.
So you won't find us delivering your light bulbs by river. But you'll find us doing many other things to make lighting supplies an easy part of your day.
Electrician's / electrical contractor's everywhere, rejoice: there's a new Halloween tradition just for you, this electrician's Halloween poem.
Oh, we hope English teachers and Edgar Allan Poe fans and Halloween enthusiasts everywhere will love it. But we think those who work with light bulbs will have a unique appreciation for the lighting references.
Written in the style of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" (a parody of "The Raven"), we no longer have a raven antagonizing the narrator, but a T12 fluorescent bulb. And we no longer hear the familiar refrain, "Nevermore." Instead, the T12 taunts the narrator with its single word: "T4."
For those who are unfamiliar, T12 bulbs are older, larger fluorescent bulbs, largely replaced today by narrower and more efficient T8 and T5 bulbs as well as linear LEDs. A T4 bulb is even narrower than these, but is not used as a T12 replacement.
Without further ado, here is our electrician's Halloween video, followed by the transcript of the poem. Please share with those you think will love it!
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