In the Fall of 2010, then MBA Classmates, Swapnil Bora and Corey Egan, took their vision to make light better to the annual Business Idea Competition at the University of Texas at Dallas. Their idea for an app controlled LED light won first place and came with a $5,000 prize which funded the company and ilumi was born.
From there, Swapnil and Corey traveled throughout North America in the Spring of 2011, building their idea for better lighting.
In 2013, Swapnil and Corey turned to crowdfunding platforms Indiegogo and Kickstarter to help bring the idea for ilumi to light. With the support of 1500 amazing people across the world and over $200,000 raised, the ilumi nation was born.
ILUMI TESTS THE WATERS OF ABC'S SHARK TANK
To take ilumi to the next level, Corey and Swapnil took their Smartbulbs to ABC's Shark Tank. The result, the world's smartest lights got a whole lot smarter!