The first Light Bulbs Unlimited store in Florida opened in Fort Lauderdale in 1987 and immediately became a bright point in the South Florida landscape. Many of the first visitors were motivated more by curiosity than need and most were amused by the concept that anyone could make a living just by selling light bulbs. It did not take long, however, for people to appreciate what a valuable resource the store was to the community and just how seriously the staff at LBU took their motto—“If we ain’t got it, we’ll get it.”
Over the years, the team has remained responsive to its customers’ needs, and this has led to Light Bulbs Unlimited becoming more involved in the lighting fixture business. The LBU showrooms house an eclectic collection of modern and contemporary lighting fixtures and fans, elegantly displayed on custom-built ceiling clouds and wall panels. The brand has retained its unique identity as the “light bulb store” by installing library ladders for access to a prominent floor-to-ceiling wall of binned light bulbs. LBU does whatever it takes to find the light bulb you need!
Today, the Light Bulbs Unlimited Lighting Showroom Group consists of nine established locations across South Florida, Orlando, Naples and the Treasure Coast. LBU gratefully acknowledges that its steady growth would not have been possible without the ongoing support of its loyal customer base in Florida, and it is for this reason that it is committed to maintaining and improving the level of customer service throughout the organization. Its sales staff members are enrolled in its training program—LBU University—and attend lighting shows and seminars to ensure they stay on the cutting edge of new lighting technologies.