Steel Southern Lights is an American manufacturer that makes light bulbs, incandescent bulbs, and more, but the company has been a source of controversy over the past few years due to poor customer service and a high-priced price tag.
Now, a startup has come up with a plan that would give consumers the option of buying their own steel light bulbs and incandescents for as little as $8,000.
The idea is to offer the bulbs and the incandeses for as low as $1,000, the Verge reports.
According to the Verge, the company’s CEO and cofounder is Mark Zantoff, who has a history of making controversial comments about women.
“I think it’s important for people to know that we do care deeply about women, that we’re incredibly concerned about issues of domestic violence, sexual harassment, and domestic violence,” Zantown told the Verge.
“We think it will be good for the world, for women, for the workplace.”
The idea behind the plan is that the company will sell the bulbs to individuals, businesses, and organizations who can use them for the lighting needs of their businesses.
Zantun’s plan is to start with small groups and expand to larger groups.
Zentoff told the Huffington Post that the bulbs will be produced in the United States, but he would not be able to say for certain if the bulbs are coming to other countries.
ZANTUN IS A PROBLEM-CHILD MACHINE When Zanton announced the idea, he said that the goal is to have the company in about 150 cities by the end of 2020.
In his proposal, Zantoon outlined several benefits of the plan, including “saving a ton of money, and increasing women’s participation in the workplace,” as well as reducing the cost of the bulbs by up to 30%.
The Verge also reports that the startup will provide a list of lighting companies who would be able buy the bulbs for as much as $50,000 a pop.
“The first $8M of our sales would go towards hiring 50 people,” Zentson said.
“In the second year, we’ll have an even bigger demand.”
He also said that he would be working on increasing the availability of the lights.
ZENTON TAKES A SIDE-BARGAIN ON WOMEN When it comes to the lighting market, Zenton has taken a side-bar approach.
When asked by The Verge if he was a sexist, he responded, “That’s up to you.”
Zantons remarks were widely criticized on social media and were seen as a reflection of his position as CEO of the company.
In addition, some have questioned whether the bulbs would work as advertised.
One user wrote on Twitter, “I can’t imagine the women of this world who have to use these lights.”
In response, Zantedon said that there are some issues with the bulbs.
“It’s not going to work.
The problem with these bulbs is they’re not going out of production, so they’re going to be hard to get out of people’s homes,” he said.
He also criticized the backlash against his company.
“What I have found is that a lot of people don’t have a great understanding of how it’s going to effect women and children,” he told The Verge.
He added, “This is a problem that can be solved.”