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the light bulb co. 361 44th Street SW Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Lighting West Michigan since 1964


The light bulb co. is a family-owned, locally-focused business. We provide lighting solutions for industrial, commercial, and residential clients.


The light bulb co. was founded more than 4 decades ago when our parents moved from Sheboygan, Wisconsin to Grand Rapids. Our dad purchased the lighting division of a larger family business – and the rest is history!


At the start, we supplied inventory for small hardware stores. As the economy changed and those stores disappeared, we began to connect with businesses directly. Today, we provide lighting solutions (and expertise) for a wide range of clients – including store owners, restauranteurs, property managers, and doctors’ offices. Plus we have a retail showroom for walk-in customers.


Our goal is to educate our customers about the best lighting options for their needs – and to provide the best customer service experience in town. We love our community, and plan to continue serving West Michigan for decades to come!


Whatever you’ve landed here for, we’d love to see you in the showroom or hear from you.



Ben Smies Co-owner Eric Smies Co-owner
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the light bulb co.

361 44th Street SW

Grand Rapids, MI 49548

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