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Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights hit an
emotional chord with millions of adults who fondly remember
chasing Fireflies when they were children. Now those
adults have created their beautiful backyards, they can't
wait to recapture their childhood memories . . . sharing
them with their own children, friends, and family.
Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights are a
new and totally unique product to the Retail marketplace.
Perhaps what we hear most from consumers is, "I
can't believe I've finally found these. . . I've been
wanting something like this for years and didn't know
where I could find them!" Strange as it sounds,
there is a pent up demand for a product that accurately
and reliably recreates the flashing, flickering, and
fading of Mother Nature's real Fireflies.
Firefly Magic® Firefly
Lights are easy to install and use environmentally friendly
Solar power. We also have low voltage models for Landscapers
Two products in one! Firefly
Magic® Solar Powered Firefly Lights can
also be used indoors or where there's no sun, by quickly
and easily replacing the two rechargeable batteries with
two standard AA Alkaline batteries.
Taylor, inventor of Firefly Magic® Firefly
Lights lived on a ranch with a pond in North Texas with
his wife Kim. During the spring and summer, fireflies
also know as lightning bugs, would begin lighting up
the evening near the water's edge. Growing up in Southern
fireflies flashing in the evening was a new and fun experience
for both Kim and Stephen, as he commented, "Someone
should invent little lights that exactly recreate the
look of Fireflies for kids who don’t grow up with
them." Kim acknowledged the idea as they continued
to watch Mother Nature's tiny little creatures with their
glowing lanterns dance across the pond.
Years later, Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights
were born, and the kernel of an idea that began by a
pond in North Texas has grown into a fun and amazing
backyard entertainment lighting product that everyone
Stephen began research on a species of beetle called
Lampyridae, also known as Fireflies or Lightning Bugs.
The objective was to develop a method to accurately recreate
the random and unique flash patterns of real fireflies.
This development process included acquiring information
from some of the World’s leading university researchers
For the uninitiated, fireflies use their flash patterns
to communicate with a potential mate for reproduction.
With over 200 firefly or lightning bug species in the
United States, and 2,000 in the World, the variety of
flash rates and colors was amazing.
Stephen's efforts culminated with the invention of a method for
accurately emulating the visible electromagnetic spectrum
emissions of member species of Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera:
Lampyridae by convergence of a programmable software
program, a data memory, a data processor, a clock frequency
timer, and visible light emitting device or devices.
Subsequently, the United States Patent and Trademark
office issued Patent number 7,212,932 to Stephen Taylor
the inventor, and Managing Partner of Sigma Two Group
In addition, Patent number D580,074 has also been issued
to Stephen for the unique design of the 'Firefly LED'
used in Firefly Magic 'Fireflies' and he also owns the
patent rights for flying fireflies, Patent number 6,851,208.
Having developed the technology to accurately mimic
Mother Nature’s real fireflies, the next challenge
was designing products that could use the advanced technology
for a variety of commercial and residential applications.
A milestone came when Stephen was contacted by Sara
Lewis, Professor of Biology and head of firefly research
at Tufts University in Massachusetts. Dr. Lewis wanted
a device so accurately mimicking real fireflies, that
it could be used as a lure for a specific species. Working
closely with Dr. Lewis, Stephen developed battery operated
devices that were used in the scientific study which
was published in the American Naturalist.
The first ‘electronic fireflies’ were manufactured
in California and sold exclusively from the Firefly Magic
Website. As popularity increased, a number of home improvement
channels featured the product, including HGTV, Fine Living,
DIY Network, Animal Planet, and the National Geographic
Channel on their program Science of Summer.
Sales to commercial venues including zoos, theme parks,
nature museums, hotels, casinos, restaurants, and even
stage and movie productions increased dramatically. At
the same time, consumer purchases on the Firefly Magic® Website
for backyard ‘Fireflies’ also continued to
increase, as well as requests from retailers and landscapers
who wanted to carry the product.
However, with limited manufacturing capacity in Southern
California, as well as high production costs, traditional
retail channel distribution was not possible. The choice
for Sigma Two Industries was to either continue with
limited production or expand capacity. The decision was
to increase capacity.
Expansion into the Retail Marketplace
It is planned that in the future Firefly Magic® Firefly
Lights will be availbale at many national retail stores.
Using the newest and most reliable laminated solar panels,
along with high tech microprocessors and custom developed
and patented Light Emitting Diodes, the new, high quality
Solar & AA Battery powered Firefly Magic® Firefly
Lights are a truly unique entertainment lighting product
for backyards, gardens, and even indoors.
We hope to build a network of retailers across the US
who want to bring fun, excitement, and enjoyment of Firefly
Magic® Firefly Lights to their customers.
With the broad appeal of the amazing electronic 'Fireflies'.
OF THE STORY”
When Stephen first got his idea that evening by the
pond, he was the international business development manager
for a semiconductor materials company. It was only after
that company was purchased, and the international management
team released, plus a recession hitting the country,
that Stephen was forced to start something new. His wife
Kim suggested he begin working on the ‘Firefly
Idea’. Without that loss of his job, and Kim's
encouragement and efforts, these magical little ‘Fireflies’ would
not have come to life!
For consumers interested in immediately
obtaining Firefly Magic® Firefly Lighting
for their backyard or garden, just visit http://www.FireflyMagic.com