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Koda Wins an Innovation Award

For the year 2020, the magazine dispatched judges to the virtual National Hardware Show® held last October 2020 in search of unique and eye-catching merchandise with real retail potential. In 2020, a total of 31 products were chosen, one of which was our LED Linkable Shop Light. Unlike other awards, judges for the Innovation Award do not come from the magazine's editorial team. Still, they are actual retailers who have real-world experience with what sells and what doesn't.

Evolution of the Light Bulb

LED lighting is a game-changer in the evolution of the light bulb. The first usable LED products to hit the market were HP’s LED display and Monsanto’s LED indicator lamp in 1968. These first LEDs were red lights that were only bright enough for use as indicators. These breakthroughs were the beginning of LED lighting.

Light the Way for a Better Tomorrow this Earth Day

Another Earth Day is nearly upon us, coming up on April 22. Unfortunately, due to restrictions from COVID-19 and requirements to socially distance to keep everyone safe, participating in large Earth Day events will be a challenge this year. This does not need to halt the celebration altogether, though.