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Set Phrases on Stun or Houston...we've got a product

Posted by James Ellis on January 21, 2018 . 0 Comments

The ongoing saga of an idea’s journey to market and more.
"Captain, I think you should see this," said Communications Officer O’Hara, turning her monitor toward Kerk as he approached from the Captain's chair. He put his decidedly old fashioned half glasses on halfway down his nose and peered down over her shoulder.
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Word on the street is...

Posted by James Ellis on August 14, 2017 . 0 Comments

Word on the street is...

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Seven months have passed since we first opened the virtual doors of HighLightBulbChanger.com

Time flies when you are worrying large holes in your duodenum... and our first inroads into the market place have had enough time and effectiveness to elicit responses from users and reviewers....full disclosure, we have of course had some returns... one person could not figure out how to use it, one said it was not long enough and yet another said it was too heavy.... we are addressing these issues as we find appropriate, but no one has said it was a shabby product or that it did not do everything we said it would.


On the contrary ... we have had many compliments from satisfied costumers, especially those...

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Please do not eat the Highlight Bulb Changer

Posted by James Ellis on August 02, 2017 . 0 Comments

Please do not eat the Highlight Bulb Changer

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Risks of Running Your Own Business? Who Knew!

The process of obtaining Product Liability Insurance has precipitated a foray into the zany world of 'safety warnings'.....as inevitably appear on consumer products in general and the Highlight Bulb Changer specifically.
Our own caveat requirements will probably be fairly reasonable, given that our product is designed specifically to make the entire bulb changing process SAFER for the user... safety glasses, gloves, turn off the electricity to the fixture, hot bulb reminder, etc...... also it is made of PVC and therefore does not conduct electricity.
It will be interesting to see what other warnings the Underwriter suggests in order to reduce liability.
I can tell you this, however. Judging from...
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There are three lightbulbs in a room...

Posted by James Ellis on May 02, 2017 . 0 Comments

There are three lightbulbs in a room...

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I have always enjoyed logic and lateral thinking puzzles...

...as I find that they encourage creative thinking, imaginative points of view as well as the logical manipulation of what data you do have, since the puzzles usually provide no more and no less than the information needed to solve the problem.

Here is a classic poser involving my favorite subject… lightbulbs!!

There are three light bulbs in the basement, each one of which is connected to one of three switches on the ground floor of the house. Your task is to figure out which bulb is connected to which switch.

The bulbs are currently...

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Lighten Up Part Seven: How Many Physicists Does it Take...

Posted by James Ellis on April 03, 2017 . 0 Comments

Lighten Up Part Seven: How Many Physicists Does it Take...

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The HighLight Bulb Changer: Satire For The Creative Mind

Q: Why did the lightbulb cross the road?

A: The chicken has learned to read.
A: The word on the street is that the chicken has acquired a HighLight Bulb Changer™ and the lightbulb is in need of a change. 

Q: How many lighthouse keepers does it take to change a lightbulb?

A: Just the one… lighthouse keepers are famously and legendarily lonely…..so…..there is no one to help…(sigh)
A: Just one if he had a 100ft tall HighLight Bulb Changer™ with a 3 ft Grabber.

Q: Why did the Quantum Physicist cross the road?

A: Not necessary….he already exists on both sides of the road simultaneously…..and not…..simultaneously.
A: The word on the...

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Lighten Up Part Six - You and the Night and the Lightbulbs

Posted by James Ellis on April 03, 2017 . 0 Comments

Lighten Up Part Six - You and the Night and the Lightbulbs

Don't miss previous instalments of Lighten Up: The Highlight Bulb Changers Origin Story

Q: How many bassists does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: Five-one to do it and four to beat back all the guitarists who are trying to elbow him out of the spotlight.

A: None. The keyboardist does it with his left hand.

A: It doesn't matter. Nobody will notice anyway.

A: Just one, but the guitarist has to show him first.

I think I mentioned in my last blog that I was a professional musician during the Disco Era. I still am a professional musician, composer and music producer in my other life. You can get an idea about that life from my really ‘long in the tooth’ website (due for...

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Lighten Up Part Five: Let's Disco Down to the Corner

Posted by James Ellis on April 03, 2017 . 0 Comments

Lighten Up Part Five: Let's Disco Down to the Corner

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The HighLight Bulb Changer: Roots in the Disco Era?? You Don't Say!

I was a professional musician before, during and after the Disco Craze of the 70’s and have a long and intimate relationship with the Glitter Ball’s captivating, almost hallucinatory effects. (I personally can look at this simple gif and feel myself floating away.)

Nothing in the world feels any better than dancing your way into love and laughter when the sparkling ball begins its flashy magic. Although it became iconic with disco, the glitter ball has been used consistently since the turn of the twentieth century and was certainly around when I was a kid.

The first documented appearance of the disco ball...

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Lighten Up Part Four: Let's Accessorize!

Posted by James Ellis on April 03, 2017 . 0 Comments

Lighten Up Part Four: Let's Accessorize!

Don't miss parts onetwo, and three of Lighten Up: The Highlight Bulb Changers Origin Story

The HighLight Bulb Changer: A Step Further

One of the really transforming ideas that we have had for the HighLight Bulb Changer™ was to include an ACME plastic thread drive spindle extending from the pole assembly, which allows the use of anything with an ACME thread receptor… all of the things the pictures above and below, for instance, and a lot more. This allows the HighLight Bulb Changer™ to incorporate all of the existing bulb changing technology and expand the repertoire of bulbs that it can change geometrically.

In addition, we have found that the attachments can also be used both upward and downward with the Grabber itself, simply...

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Lighten Up Part Three: The Journey of a Good Idea to Market

Posted by James Ellis on February 22, 2017 . 0 Comments

Lighten Up Part Three: The Journey of a Good Idea to Market

Don't miss parts one and two of Lighten Up: The Highlight Bulb Changers Origin Story

The HighLight Bulb Changer: Going To Market

Now is the appropriate time to introduce the actual beating heart of the project, Ken Bertoli of Cube Design, our beloved and much-admired designer big time stylin' yo. Without Ken, a good idea remains just a good idea. Needless to say, Ken knocked it out of the park on the plastic redesign that resulted in Proto 3, the final design to date and the one in all the sales materials.

Here we welcomed onboard, James Ellis, a man of considerable financial mojo, valuable insight and my very cool nephew, Jarvis’s son. We immediately pressed James into service by...

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Lighten Up Part Two: The Highlight Bulb Changers Origin Story

Posted by James Ellis on February 01, 2017 . 0 Comments

Lighten Up Part Two: The Highlight Bulb Changers Origin Story

The HighLight Bulb Changer: Bringing The Team Together

At that point I did what any good inventor does when he or she gets an useful inspiration...I called my brother-in-law.

It has been one of the real pleasures of my life to have known Gary Nunn. He is a master Civil Engineer out of Ga Tech, who after a highly successful career at DuPont, has become a world-class, globe-trotting consultant for all matters polyester and other things I don’t understand.

Gary got right on board and had soon produced the first working prototype of the HighLight Bulb...
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