The Replacement Lightbulb Company
A Very Simple Plan, or What’s This All About, Then?
Tempting though it is to fill our first blog with all sorts of puns about lightbulb moments, how we’re going to shine a light on what we do and how we can help your business, we promise to avoid further clichés.
Instead, we’d like to offer you a warm welcome to Brighton-based Replacement Lightbulb Company’s website and an introduction to what we think is a unique proposition.
We thought we’d tell you how the business came about and how (in our opinion, anyway) the best ideas are often the simplest ones.
Picture The Scene
You work in an office, part of a small business. You like working here: your colleagues are tolerable, indeed you almost like them, you enjoy your work and your boss isn’t an idiot. It’s a modern office and there’s plenty of technology to support your working day and make you productive.
There’s an annoying flickering light behind you. And there’s an almost imperceptible but low-level buzzing noise coming from light fitting. Bzzzz….ping, and you’re starting, ever so slowly to lose the will to live. Oh, and there’s one of those strip lights on the staircase which stopped working a couple of weeks ago. Someone needs to fix it before someone misses a step and goes flying.
Your company doesn’t employ a handyman or an electrician as they’re a bit expensive and both these apparently easy tasks involve climbing up a ladder and replacing non-standard bulbs. In fact, you’re not even sure if you’ve got them in your supply cupboard. And, you read (correctly, as it happens) that since 2001 an average of 50 people every year die from falling off ladders.
Picture This Scene, Too
Your warm, cosy home is your pride and joy. You’ve spent time and effort on renovations, making the kitchen the heart of the household and a specialist builder and electrician have created a rather fabulous “wet room” to replace your old avocado bathroom suite.
One teeny tiny thing, though: you’ve just noticed that you’ve got loads and loads of lights in the house. They’re all different types, styles and sizes and you can’t even begin to know what each of them are called, where to get new ones and whether you’ve got the first clue as to how to replace them. Even the long-lasting LED ones will need to be changed. Those fancy recessed ones in the ceiling don’t look easy to get at either.
Ah. Problems? Afraid so.
Enter…The Replacement Lightbulb Company
The gap in the market, until now at least, has been considerable. A lack of product, technical and safety knowledge puts you, those you work with, as well as your family at the edge of what’s safe. What’s more, as you may know, the fines imposed on companies who even unwittingly put their employees at risk can be punitive. Not to mention your safety at home, or that of your elderly parents, for example.
Here at The Replacement Lightbulb Company, we do just one thing but we do it very well indeed: we, er, replace lightbulbs. That’s it.
All lightbulbs: LEDs, spotlights, halogens, tubes, big, small – whatever type, size or shape. If they’re blown or broken, we replace them. We’ll supply and fit them in your office and your home and we support the needs of care and residential homes, hotels, restaurants and cafés. Inside or outside, we have the product knowledge and skills that you need.
The Replacement Lightbulb Company maintains a wide range of lightbulbs and our highly trained staff will not only know exactly what you need. They’ll know how to replace them, too.
And yes, we follow all those official “health and safety gone mad” guidelines that everyone gets cross about – until that is, there’s an accident – or worse.
Our Service Ethic
We always prefer happy customers, so we aim to deliver and install your new lightbulbs within 24 hours. We’ll always follow up with you afterwards to make sure that everything’s OK and 100% to your satisfaction.
So…here we are. And there you are. Hello.
We’ll be publishing another blog very soon and on a regular basis, to share our knowledge, as well as hints and tips. All sorts of useful information to illuminate and brighten up your day. Sorry, couldn’t resist.
The Replacement Lightbulb Company
February 3rd, 2017