1000Bulbs.com is a privately owned, Texas-based online retailer, providing light bulbs and related lighting products. The company was launched by CEO and Founder Kim Pedersen in 1994. The company is internet-based and one of the early adopters of online retailing. The company has won multiple awards for its customer satisfaction and line of products. 1000Bulbs.com distributes to consumers nationally across America including Alaska and Hawaii, but also ships internationally to countries such as Canada, England, and Australia. In 1979, Kim Pederson responded to a newspaper ad for a lighting sales position and sold lighting door-to-door throughout the Midwest. Soon after, he moved to Texas to work for a national lighting distributor.