Business LED lighting company, Bulbs.com, and SemaConnect, a subsidiary of Blink Charging (NASDAQ:BLNK) (BLNK.W) finalized a distribution agreement for electric vehicle chargers for commercial, residential and fleet applications.
Bulbs.com wanted a partner that could help it serve its customers and connect them with the right products for their electric vehicles. SemaConnect provides that, offering charging stations for both drivers and station owners, as well as an open network platform.
“As a growing number of businesses prepare to meet the needs of their EV driving customers, they’re looking to trusted partners for reliable electric vehicle charging solutions. SemaConnect’s distribution partners like Bulbs.com are essential to the national rollout of Level 2 and DCFC stations,” said Tony Sargent, senior vice president of sales at SemaConnect.
Bulbs.com is an online supplier of LED lighting products. It’s been around since 1999 and has a headquarters in Worcester, MA. The company has provided providing lighting products to over 200,000 commercial customers over 300,000 geographic locations in ten different sectors. The connect with SemaConnect is through its electrical vehicle charging infrastructure solutions. It’s a complete EV solutions partner making transportation electrification possible through its charging stations.
SemaConnect was founded in 2008 and has installed thousands of smart charging stations at companies like CBRE, JLL, Hines, Greystar, Electrify America, and SP Plus. It’s also the charging company of note for multiple different municipal, parking, multifamily, hotel, office, retail and commercial fleet customers across the United States and Canada.
Adding the electric vehicle charger category allowed Bulbs.com to expand its product offerings to a wider commercial customer base. This is in addition to its usual customers in the residential sector, which seek lighting, fire safety, batteries, more.
The increased demand for charging products has appeared in the company’s EV sales category over the past few quarters. Q1 EV charger sales increased by 106 per cent versus Q4 of last year.
“Our partnership with SemaConnect brings together two companies with an understanding and focus on commercial customers; the Bulbs.com team is excited to move ahead and work with SemaConnect on this generational opportunity,” says Mike Connors, CEO of Bulbs.com.
Bulbs.com has built a fruitful relationship with SemaConnect to satisfy the needs of the EV sector. Bulbs.com has been able to leverage the unique design of the stations, smart engineering and software to maximize uptime.