Custom Microlights

Alright, it’s been awhile since we’ve given shed any light on the new custom microlights that we promised so long ago… so here’s a little update.

For starters, manufacturing your own custom microlight is quite a process, and not something that just happens in a snap.  First, we had to meet with the manufactures, and from there they took a bunch of our products overseas to the factory with them. After that, they have to search for similar products, or see if we have to create our own custom mold. Then, we have to either find or create the software to go on the chips, and if it’s a completely custom model, we have to import a MASSIVE crate of these things… there are other options, but that’s how we’re supposed to get the best pricing on these things (therefore give you the best pricing)…

We’re still in the stage where we determine if everything has to be completely custom. The communication with the manufacture has kind of dwindled, so we’re going to call them up tomorrow and see what’s going on with our lights. On a lighter note… :) … we are adding more and more products to the site, regardless of the microlight standings.

We just added the Flashing Pins section, and are adding more categories as we go. We’ve also added a few color combos to the LED Gloves / Light Show Gloves section. We’re not at a complete loss! Stay tuned and check back often for updates!

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New LED Microlights

Today was an exciting day for Lite Bright Raves, as well as our future rave glovers. We had a meeting with THE supplier of video game accessories, from atari to PS3. They make controllers, skins, mario / nintendo action figures, and basically any accessory for a console. They also import consoles and games, but that isn’t their focus. Anyways, the company is ran by two brothers who both have their minds in the right places. We took a tour of their facility, and they have a MASSIVE warehouse, with about 35 employees. If you are in to video games I recommend stuffing your mouth full of cotton before visiting this facility, as to prevent drooling all over the place.

One of the brothers is back and fourth from Hong Kong, and even though he was booked up he was able to make time for our company to meet with him. He’s returning to Hong Kong on Monday (today is Friday), and he has ties with the largest LED manufacture in Taiwan. This is where it gets exciting!

We presented him with our current inventory of rave gloves, custom rave gloves, light show gloves, and our LED shutter shades. After we reminisced about our pasts and enjoying the rave scene and then a session of playing with the light up gloves, we talked business. Apparently, there is a new LED technology that presents brighter whiter and more vivid lights, that was literally just released a couple weeks ago…

Lite Bright Raves is going to have it’s own custom microlight! It will be brighter, lighter,Brightest LED Ever have better color, last longer, and be more durable than any custom microlight on the market today due to the new LED technology, which means even more awesome LED gloves. Think of it like having the power of the sun, fueled by nuclear fusion reactors at your finger tips. It may take awhile before we make it available (since we have to test the light and make sure it’s all we think it’s going to be – we don’t want to sell something that our customers wouldn’t be happy with, or if it melts your fingers). This is all looking into the future maybe by a couple months, but we are really excited about it!

We will have custom LED gloves, our own brand of pre-made light gloves, wired and non wired gloves, and more things we haven’t really thought of yet. Now if you’re wondering to yourself “Uhh.. don’t you already sell all of those things?” -Yes, we do. But when we get this product in, it will be more reliable than any other product currently available (from ANY retailer currently out there), brighter, and to just get to the point: Better light show gloves for less money!!!

There we go.. cheaper, brighter, stronger. There used to be an old saying “Cheap, Fast, Good. Pick any two.” Not so much any more: we will have cheaper gloves, fast shipping, and good quality.

We don’t plan on opening up a store front, for those of you wondering. We prefer the online sales, since we don’t have to worry about being robbed, overhead, insurances… it’s just a big headache. Plus, we can take orders from our living rooms instead of putting in a 9-5 and battling traffic. As you can see, online stores are much easier to run! Plus, the customer service you receive is from real caring people, rather than disgruntled employees.

Look forward to our new microlights, they’re going to be friggin awesome. We’ll keep you updated through our blog, and an occasional newsletter on the status of them. Right now we expect to have them around the middle of May, since we have to create the mold, designs, quality assurance, pricing and many other variables. Honestly, I just pulled that mid-May date out of my .. thin air.., but that’s how long I think it’ll take. I’ll post an update in the comment section if I hear any different.

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What to expect at a rave

So you’re thinking about going to a rave, but don’t know what to expect. Well, here’s a bit of information that may save your life.

First off, understanding the type of culture at a rave scene is very important. You must know that there WILL be drugs at the rave, regardless of where your going or how controlled the scene is. You can have a fantastic time at a rave, and most people at the rave will be happy people just looking for a great experience as you are. We don’t condone using drugs, but it would be silly to think that there won’t be any at the rave. If people ask if you’re ‘rolling’ say that they’re ‘rolling,’ it mean’s they’re using ecstasy, or want to acquire it.

Don’t get mixed up, it’s illegal and you can get in a lot of trouble. However, if you so choose to engage in illegal activities, DRINK SO MUCH WATER. Drink a ton of water before you go to the rave. Drink water after the rave. Prepare for expensive water in the rave, from $4.00 per small bottle. People die at raves because they ‘roll,’ and don’t have water, don’t drink enough water, or spend all their money on drugs and can’t afford water. It’s stupid, and seriously a waste of life. Personally, I think it’s absolutely stupid that the people selling the water charge so much, because people who are doing drugs (which vendors KNOW is happening) can’t afford or choose not to spend that much (because it’s ridiculous), and end up getting hurt or injured, or die, due to high water prices and ignorance (not knowing they will die if they don’t drink water).

Now what about the fun parts? Well, there’s a wonderful experience waiting to happen at your next rave!!! Now that we’ve got the dirty truth out there, what about the good? There’s quite a bit you can get out of a rave. Great times. Good friends. Memories forever.

What to wear at a rave
(Or what to expect to see people wearing):

You will see about as much skin as at a nude beach, even if it’s below freezing temperatures. People go to raves and dress sexy, or very scantily clad. There’s also the type of person that prefers to hide it, and wear SUPER FUZZY PANTS, bright colors, and flashing lights. In fact, most people have some type of flashing lights or blinky on them. For the most part, the more flashing lights, the more popular you will be. A great addition to ANY costume or outfit is our rave gloves or LED rockstar stunner shades. Everyone that’s seen us wearing them has commented and immediately tried to buy the pair we were wearing on our heads! Another popular item for the ladies is our light up bunny ears and bow tie (Or for the men, if you’re really out there). You can get away with wearing basically whatever you feel like, and not be judged on this one night of awesome.

How will people treat me at a rave?
For the most part, once the music is going and the night is in full swing, you will make a lot of friends. People will ask if you’re rolling too, and then give you big hugs regardless of your answer. People will ask you if you have any water, and if they look like they need it, you might be saving their life if you can spare some. People will ask you for light shows if you’re wearing our gloves, which basically means “Wave your shiny gloves around in my face, because I’m completely wasted or high and it will make me feel awesome.” If you don’t want to do that, just say you don’t know how and move on with your night. For the most part, people will be wayyy more friendly than you’ve ever experienced. Oh, if you’re a girl, you will probably get approached by every man in a 12 mile radius not wearing a shirt, and they will tell you what they are about to do is amazing. Whatever they do (light show, tricks with glowsticks, etc…) it will probably suck, but humor them anyways! :)

What can I bring to a rave?
Well, I hope it would be obvious, but definitely not weapons. Also, drugs will be confiscated, but people will manage to get them in somehow (they always do). Generally, raves are a safe place to be and are inhabited by people who just want to have a good time, and people who really appreciate loud awesome music. Sometimes the rave security won’t allow you to bring in your own bottles of water, because they think you’re “doing drugs” regardless if you are or not. It’s stupid, really, and they just want you to buy their water for $4.00+ a sip. If you have a flashing pacifier, or “binky“, they will take them away. This is due to the ‘rolling’ individuals, if they take E every feeling is intensified 1000x. This makes their mouths feel like amazing, so they take away their mouth toys to discourage drug use. It makes sense, but it’s really stupid, because it’s going to happen anyways.

Other thoughts about your first rave
Don’t buy drugs from anyone. They are illegal, and strangers can sell you bad things that aren’t what you expect, and you can end up in a really bad place. Just be safe, have a good time, stay hydrated, and bring a group of friends. Getting lost in a massive sea of people is never a good thing, especially if you’re tired, hurt, or drunk and need to drive. Always have a designated safety for the ride if you plan on drinking or doing something you’re not supposed to! Hurting yourself is your own decision, but hurting someone else is the worst thing in the whole world, and can get you sent to jail for the rest of your life.

Drive safe. Have fun. Enjoy the music. Take pictures. Make friends. Set a checkpoint if you get lost (You will not be able to hear or feel your cell phone vibrate, the music is SOOOO LOUD and vibrates the entire city).

But most of all, be safe!!!

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Custom Rave Gloves

So we’ve attended a few raves, seen many Light Show Gloves, and there seems to be a mass of noob glovers out there that complain their cheap gloves break in one day. Most people buy the premades with wires, and usually they break after a few intense light shows… this isn’t because they’re crappy gloves, it’s because they only spent 15 bucks on what they think is supposed to be a professional glove set, which you can find some retailers selling for over $200, which is a fair price for the product they offer. You wouldn’t spend $15 on a golf club and expect it to be top notch, would you?

Generally, the cheaper sets are meant for people ‘trying them out’ or ‘learning to glove’ – not for the seasoned professional who just ran out of money. If you spend $15 on a glove set and expect it to last for months of gloving… you’re not going to be very satisfied. The old saying “You get what you pay for” definitely applies here.

We shopped around ourselves and found the best custom (and most customizable) glove set we could, and now we’re selling them. They run about $55, are really easy to use, and you can specify exactly what color you want in every finger-Build your own glove set, no wires, choose every finger.

 

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Ravers Rejoice!

Lite Bright Raves has decided to launch a blog. Keep checking back for the latest in rave news, shiny light up rave supplies, rave gloves, light show things and more. :)

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