Spotlight: Unique LED Products

Join us as we talk with Linda Frycz, co-owner of Unique LED Products, about how her and her husband, Darrell, started this truly unique local business here in Cleveland, Ohio. 

How did your business get its start?

Somewhere around the winter of 2010, Darrell found some plans on line on how to build a CNC Router. Of course I said “What are you going to do with that?” He said he had some ideas, and it started. He started buying parts and building. I didn’t really know what the heck it was going to be but I trusted he would have a plan for it when it was done.

Fast forward, 2 years later he was done building the router. It never had a chance to collect dust because Darrell put it into use almost immediately.  His thought was to make an acrylic lighted sign. He looked and looked for a light bar that would work and he couldn’t find anything which would be up to his standards. So he started designing a light bar that we still currently use with some modifications. The first sign was made and presently hangs in our front window, still burning bright 5 years later!

With a request from a co-worker the first night light was manufactured. They really loved the night light so we wanted to see if anyone was selling personalized acrylic LED Night Lights and we could not find any. So then, we decided to try and sell them online. To our surprise they started selling at a fast rate and I had to jump in and help more than I already was. Before you knew it, I had to quit my fulltime job.

We started working with a marketing company that asked us if we ever thought about having our products Patented. We didn’t really think we would be able to, consequently we never tried. Upon their suggestion and referral to a Patent Attorney we thought we would check. Come to find out we were able to apply for patents on our night light design and light bars for our signs. In December of 2015 we received Patent Pending and in May we filed for the Patent.

Since the first homemade CNC Router, we have had the need to add an additional Router, a Laser Engraver and a UV Printer. This has allowed us to branch out of the Acrylic Lighting World to include other personalized products. Along with signs, night lights, and awards, we now offer key chains, cork and tile coasters, and more to fit your personal and business needs.

How long have you been in business?

5 years this July.

What do you like most about your job?

Supplying people with personalized items!

What do you like best about working in Cleveland?

There is so much opportunity for businesses here.

What makes Unique LED unique?

Everything we do is Custom and Personalized. We will try and design most anything at the customer’s request.

What does keep it local mean to you and your business?

Getting us involved with local businesses. Before we joined we were mostly an on line business.

How did you come up with your business name?

Because we sell Unique LED Products.

Are you offering any special services right now?

We recently introduced the USB Rechargeable Illuminated name tags.

Ways you can use the illuminated display badge:

  • As the best, most noticeable name badge ever
  • As a place card for events, conferences, weddings, displays, etc.
  • As catering cards. What better way to showcase your great cuisine?

We have a lot of items already designed but if someone is looking for something they don’t see that we have done already they should ask us. All of our products came from a customer asking for something.

 

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