Everything started with Vilagitas.eu
At the summer of 2012, after long hours spent in the company of beer, I persuaded my friend Lis László that is a good idea to leave his sure and well-paying job. My offer was to start a venture in a part of lighting technology that hardly existed in Hungary at that time.
In July 2012, we rented a decrepit little 30 m2 office in Zugló that we painted and laminated floor, so we tried to make the space livable. We planned the design and made a database for many months and at the waning days of 2012 November, we opened our webshop. We will never forget the triumph that we felt at that very day, when our first order, for 2000 Fts, arrived.
Our financial plan was simple but bold: We would only sell such lighting products that we, with 10 years of experience behind us, would offer with good conscience to our customers. It would not matter how much profit we could have made from selling questionable products, we will not belong to the multitudes of shops that offer products of questionable quality.
The plan worked…
Since then, our life changed completely. Until February 2016, we had 2 million unique visitors on our website and we completed more than 50 000 sales. During this period, we became the leading e-commerce shop in the field of lighting and our staff grew with it, now eleven people stand at our customers’ service. In our new, almost 300 m2 area office, we built a special logistic system, so we can send any of our almost 25000 products to any of the 60 Fox Post Points in Hungary, or right to your home by the next day.
It was a rocky road but during this thrilling ride we were very careful that we only employed such co-workers on our staff who shared that passion and humility in dealing with our customers that we had on those first days and that we have even to this day.
We grew up in these three years
Like every successful business in the field of e-commerce, after a while we had our fair share of copycats sites that tried to copy our looks and fool people with similar domain names. None of them lived for long, of course. However, the combination of this problem and the matter of handling ever more retailers and a growing number of international customers urged us to change our domain name to a non-Hungarian keyword, that would be a copyrighted brand. We wanted to stay in the field, and the new domain name came from the combination of the measurement unit of luminous flux (Lumen) and the popular byword for e-commence (internet shortened to net), so it came to be Lumenet.
We planned the design with outmost attention, we choose the typographic Logo from nearly 400 graphic designs and the new look of the site was made by an excellent team that has many awards.
And all the professional expertise that we have, we poured into this website, which we hope will be international soon. After a broad one year of development, on 11th of February, 2016, Vilagitas.eu merged with our new brand name, where we provide an even higher level of customer service. Our old customers did not need to fret, the switch was seamless and they retained all of their data, including their discounts. You do not need to worry if you have a problem with a product purchased from Vilagitas.eu, since the voluntary guarantor, Light1 Shop Kft, did not change, only the brand.
As usual, our staff will do everything in its power to count You in our trusted customers and that we can pass on the most of our passion and our quality lighting products to you. Visit our website and shop frequently and…
Love the Light!