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Johnny boy

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I was sitting around and saw this in a videogame

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I thought "man, those lights look cool as f*ck I wonder how much they are to buy"

I couldn't find any online.

I thought "do these really not exist? I mean...maybe they do but they aren't advertised...so they basically don't exist"

I bet they wouldn't even be that hard to make. A fluorescent or LED bulb in a frame, attached at joints that can be set to different angles...I bet it wouldn't even be that expensive too, and you could probably charge a lot for them. And I bet you could use instagram to sell them. Give them out to creators who photograph cars, have them shoutout your website with a discount code, easy. Possibly big enough margins to advertise too. Someone buys them and posts photos of their car, people say "damn where did you get those lights?" and boom...productocracy. At least that's the theory.

So, I'm gonna try to make them. Maybe it goes to shit, maybe it ends up being pretty cool.

Like I always say, verify demand before wasting too much time or money, so the total cost for my prototype is around $150 and it'll take me a day to make. Then I'll get it out there and see if I can sell any. I think they're cool as f*ck and would be a perfect ecom business.

In the spirit of "abundance mentality" I will be documenting all of it. Go ahead and steal it if you want, I don't think anyone will properly execute. Even with the barrier being about $150.

I have a few goals here

1. Practice my business skills, I don't do any ecom stuff so I want to sharpen those tools for future opportunities.
2. Maybe make some cash?
3. Laugh at all of you dropshippers who make a post on here and won't even share what PRODUCT you're even trying to sell. Major scarcity mindset lol.

I would usually wait before posting since I like to not mouth off about my ideas. I like to gain momentum before getting ahead of myself. BUT... I think this thread would be more interesting if I explained everything as it happened.
 
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Form follows function. Part of the validation phase (for me) would be looking into state of the art lighting for car photography and make sure that you can meet the requirements with the product. So I'd introduce some research into the execution phase before building the prototype. Apart from that ... good luck! Could be fun, could be successful.
 

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Form follows function. Part of the validation phase (for me) would be looking into state of the art lighting for car photography and make sure that you can meet the requirements with the product. So I'd introduce some research into the execution phase before building the prototype. Apart from that ... good luck! Could be fun, could be successful.
I have no idea I’m just gonna make it look cool. I’m using already made linkable integrated led fixtures. Way less involved than you’re thinking.
 

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RGB lights have been all the rage in 2020-2021 for decorating rooms. I’m sure you could find people who’d use these.
 
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This exists already and I do it in my video setups.

They're called light wands: Amazon.com : light wand

And most have a 1/4 20 screw bottom and/or top. You just connect several together to make a longer wand. You can buy adjustable ball heads to essentially make the angles you want and connect more. You don't have to buy ball heads, I just had a bunch.. but you can use other products with the 1/4 20 screw to make angles.

I do something similar with battery banks ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KGDX626/?tag=tff-amazonparser-20 ) also and string them together via the 1/4 20 screws to make "monopods" or stands for my camera and lighting rigs too.
 
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This exists already and I do it in my video setups.

They're called light wands: Amazon.com : light wand

And most have a 1/4 20 screw bottom and/or top. You just connect several together to make a longer wand. You can buy adjustable ball heads to essentially make the angles you want and connect more. You don't have to buy ball heads, I just had a bunch.. but you can use other products with the 1/4 20 screw to make angles.

I do something similar with "battery wands" also and string them together to make a "monopod" for my camera and lighting rigs too.
Yeah I’ve seen light wands too

If you’ve made this already can you send a pic?
 
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Yeah I’ve seen light wands too

If you’ve made this already can you send a pic?

If I get home before the 1st ( traveling atm ), I will send one.

However, I'm off the forum as of the new year ( see prior posts of mine elsewhere on the forum ) so if I don't make it back home in the next few days I can see what I can do afterward
 

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I was sitting around and saw this in a videogame

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I thought "man, those lights look cool as f*ck I wonder how much they are to buy"

I couldn't find any online.

I thought "do these really not exist? I mean...maybe they do but they aren't advertised...so they basically don't exist"

I bet they wouldn't even be that hard to make. A fluorescent or LED bulb in a frame, attached at joints that can be set to different angles...I bet it wouldn't even be that expensive too, and you could probably charge a lot for them. And I bet you could use instagram to sell them. Give them out to creators who photograph cars, have them shoutout your website with a discount code, easy. Possibly big enough margins to advertise too. Someone buys them and posts photos of their car, people say "damn where did you get those lights?" and boom...productocracy. At least that's the theory.

So, I'm gonna try to make them. Maybe it goes to shit, maybe it ends up being pretty cool.

Like I always say, verify demand before wasting too much time or money, so the total cost for my prototype is around $150 and it'll take me a day to make. Then I'll get it out there and see if I can sell any. I think they're cool as f*ck and would be a perfect ecom business.

In the spirit of "abundance mentality" I will be documenting all of it. Go ahead and steal it if you want, I don't think anyone will properly execute. Even with the barrier being about $150.

I have a few goals here

1. Practice my business skills, I don't do any ecom stuff so I want to sharpen those tools for future opportunities.
2. Maybe make some cash?
3. Laugh at all of your dropshippers who make a post on here and won't even share what PRODUCT you're even trying to sell. Major scarcity mindset lol.

I would usually wait before posting since I like to not mouth off about my ideas. I like to gain momentum before getting ahead of myself. BUT... I think this thread would be more interesting if I explained everything as it happened.
Best of luck man! Let us know how it goes, I'm interested to know. I'm eager to learn a thing or two.
 

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