In the age of subscription-based boxes and kits for everything from eyewear to clothes, pet supplies, and medication, one company is using this popular approach to tackle the lighting in our homes. One of the hardest parts of finding lighting that works is that you can’t easily test bulbs after hitting the hardware store and return what you don’t like.
BFranklin aims to change all of that. Headquartered in Armonk and started by a team of local businessmen, including Richard Hulme and former New York Ranger goalie Mike Richter, BFranklin is using the Warby Parker approach to lighting. Sign up on the BFranklin website to receive a free “Try-Light Kit” (shown above), which includes a dozen LED light bulbs, ranging in size and style, to test in each room of your home. You can keep the bulbs for up to 30 days.
The current bulbs in your home are likely incandescents; switching to LED bulbs may yield an annual savings of $300-$500 in electrical costs.
The kit you get from BFranklin takes away all the guesswork by providing not only the bulbs but also a guide to help you decide which ones to use and where. You can keep track of what you like and don’t; then, simply send your kit back, visit their website (www.bfranklinhome.com), and order the ones you love.