Family-owned and locally-focused, we've been lighting West Michigan since 1964

Family-owned and locally-focused, we've been lighting West Michigan since 1964.

The Light Bulb Co. was founded more than five 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! What can we help you with?

Meet Our Team

Family-owned and locally-operated, our staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and understands the unique challenges posed by various lighting projects.

Ben Smies
Eric Smies


Give us a call at 800-636-1361,
send us a message, or stop
in and chat with us!


There are a lot of light bulbs
out there. We will help
you find the best solution.

WE deliver

Too busy or not local?
We deliver throughout West Michigan and ship nationally!

Enough about us. Let's talk
about your lighting project.