Since 1989 Boogey Lights® has been lighting motorcycles - Harley Davidson®, GoldWing®, Yamaha®, Suzuki®, Kawasaki® and many others including cruisers and custom choppers. In fact, Boogey Lights® was the first company to use neon lights to light bikes. At that time our custom neon tubes were revolutionary as a motorcycle accessory. In the early days we traveled around the country attending motorcycle rallies installing our neon lights made specifically for our unique application. At first the focus was on Gold Wing motorcycles because the neon glass tubes could be easily attached to the Gold Wing fairing and hidden underneath the plastic casings. The lights too were protected by the plastic casing surrounding the engine of the Gold Wing. Eventually over time we were able to shrink the neon tubes which made it possible to fit them into tighter spaces for use on VTwins but still, neon tubes were fragile. It didn't take much force or flexing to break them even when encased in clear plastic tubes. The other problem with neon lights was the relatively large power consumption requirements. It was possible to drain the battery if you left your lights on for too long. Even so, the demand for lighting bikes using our unique neon tube technology continued to grow through the 90's and into the early 2000's.
While Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) were invented in the early 60's, the size and cost to manufacture were prohibitive for most commercial applications. However, with the rapid advancement in technology in the 90's and early 2000's, things began to change. The manufacturing process for LEDs significantly improved which for the first time made it possible (and affordable) for small LED lights to be placed on the bottom of gas tanks to light the chrome of big VTwin engines. Now, it was possible to light VTwin engines and do so in a way that looked good without having to use bulky, fragile neon glass tubes. The other advantage to LEDs was the relatively low power consumption. You could leave your lights on for hours with the bike parked without having to worry about the battery dying. The early LEDs were assembled in waterproof PODs or sticks consisting of 3 or 5 LEDs. As the technology improved, LEDs began to be integrated into low-profile strips consisting of 12, 21 or even 39 LEDs. When it became clear that LED technology had many advantages over neon, we made the switch from neon tubes to LEDs. It took a few years to phase out all of our neon tube products but eventually by 2006 all of our lighting products were based on LEDs.
It was also about this same time (2002) when we launched our first website. Like so many other businesses, the internet was a game changer. It made it possible for customers to view our product line, rally schedules and obtain technical support. While the internet is used by just about everyone today, it wasn't that way in the first half of the 2000's - particularly among bikers. So we continued to attend rallys around the country installing our lights and working with a growing network of dealers who were also selling and installing our lights. During this time LED technology significantly improved in terms of cost, size and brightness. Also the options for remote control units multiplied. Initially we offered simple on/off remote controls. Now however you can purchase a wireless remote control with all sorts of fancy options. And soon, we'll offer a controller that can be operated by your iOS® or Android® smartphone. Times certainly have changed since the early days!
Today, Boogey Lights® offers a full line of do-it-yourself motorcycle lighting kits, parts and installation supplies for sale online. Our flexible LED strips and LED pods are hidden from view and wired directly to your battery using our own fuse and switch. They will in no way interfere with your bike's electrical system and draw minimal power (milliamps) so they can be left on for hours while the bike is parked and not run down your battery. If you prefer to have a professional install our lights, we have a number of independent dealers and professional installers who attend some of the biggest motorcycle rallies in the country (e.g. Biketoberfest, Bike Week, Sturgis, etc) who can install our lights while you wait. And of course, there are Boogey Lights® dealers around the country who install our products in their shop year round. Even with the increased competiton, we've remained the acccent lighting market leader by offering the best and brightest LED lighting products backed by our no-hassle original owner LED lifetime warranty and outstanding customer service. We encourage you to take a look at some of the CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS we have on our site. Our customers love us because our products are awesome and so is our customer service. They’ll also tell you our lifetime LED warranty is for real!
On May 1, 2014 Boogey Lights® (Boogey Inc.) was acquired by Online Ventures LLC. Shortly thereafter the Boogey Lights® distribution center was moved from Knoxville TN to Florence KY which is in the Cincinnati Ohio Metro area. Online Ventures is an entreprenuerial marketing organization that specializes in finding unusual or niche product lines and then building an infrastructure to support them. Our team has a proven track record of building significant businesses. We take off-the-shelf technology and couple that technology with the incredible marketing reach of the internet. Now, Boogey Lights® is expanding it's product offering to include LED lighting for non-motorcycle applications such as golf carts, ATVs, boats, RVs and even some home accent lighting applications (e.g. patios, pools, gazebos, bar lighting, cabinets, etc.). Of course our commitment to being the best motorcycle accent lighting company remains as strong as ever with a renewed emphasis on providing a superior quality product coupled with best-in-class customer service and a kick-ass warranty. We're also going to be much more agressive in building the Boogey Lights® dealer program as well as increasing our visibility at rallies around the country.
If you're an existing Boogey Lights® customer and have a photo to share of your ride, we'd love to see it. You can upload your photos to us using our CONTACT US page. We also have an official BOOGEY LIGHTS® FACEBOOK page too where you can share your photos. If you want to see some examples of what other customers have sent us, check out our Boogey Lights® PHOTO GALLERY. We welcome your comments, good and bad, as well as any suggestions as to how we might better serve you. And if you see us at a rally, we hope you'll stop by and say hello!