Get Low Illumination
My name is Seth Manlove, and I’ve been in love with illuminating spaces since a young age. I’ve always been fascinated with lighting design and thus created my company “Get Low Illumination”. I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and moved to Brooklyn and L.A. throughout my 20’s. Here I was able to explore the design world further, and I realized how I wanted to make my mark in the lighting design industry.
In L.A., I worked at the Art Department which made me a jack of all trades for connecting different types of media. When I moved back East, I put everything I learned and business plan into motion!
“Get Low Illumination” officially launched around a desk light design that uses a back-lit film for the lampshade to create art illumination. These lamps let you add a splash of illumination and style to any room. Bright enough to work on a computer at night, but when the situation calls for it you can “GET LOW” with a dimmer switch on the cord.
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I came up with this table lamp design because there was nothing like it in the marketplace. After spending two years prototyping, I was finally ready to launch the product. I raised my initial funds through Kickstarter. With the funding, I was able to produce more products, start an Etsy shop, and sell out of several online and in person retailers. In addition to selling through those outlets, you can also find me at craft fairs and markets in Philly!
I now have three different lighting designs I use, and I am continually working on new designs. I’m looking to purchase some more equipment to help me increase my output. I would like to start approaching larger stores to sell my product, but will not be able to do this until I can produce more inventory.
What is the purpose of this loan?
This loan will help me grow my business by producing more inventory with better equipment that I don’t currently have. Once I secure this equipment, I will be able to speed up the process, and have each unit cost less – enabling me to get into retail stores. Once I’ve been able to increase output and the number of retail stores I sell to, I will be able to hire additional employees!
Years in operation: 6 months – 1 year