About Portable Lighting Solutions – Thank you for looking at our revolutionary new concept in the balloon light. My name is Craig Shellman. I invented the next best thing since sliced bread for the balloon lighting industry.
I have been a heavy equipment mechanic for 38 years ending up working for a large road and bridge builder for the last 19 years. Over the course of life, I have had to do plenty of nighttime break downs and have always used a flashlight or whatever to get the job done. It sucked.
In June of 2018 I was on an asphalt paving crew working nights. It was my first experience on the night shift, every night, all night. I needed a bright, lightweight, easy to deploy, strong light, to put up with the rigors of construction lighting. Ever since then, I took it upon my own to come up with a strong design, and bright, but glare free for those who must work in these dangerous low light situations.
I tried different ideas from a basic bird cage with light bulbs to reflective apparatuses. Then in December 2018 it hit me. It was like the flux capacitor thing, it really was.
I envisioned the concept of what have here for a locking slide of my light. I locked myself in my garage for 8 days and developed my latch design with a Dremel tool and pieces of tubing. That is when I knew I had a solid design and knew I had to take it to the next level.
In January of 2019 I approached a machine shop in town to transform my parts to Computer Aided Design (CAD), manufactured parts. Between the help of my machine shop and my new Senior Design Engineer, we were able to knock it out of the ballpark. Throughout 2019 I ended up purchasing various pieces of equipment to prototype/build the Quasar 300. After another 16 months of prototyping, testing, and redesigning, I know I have produced the best portable balloon light on the planet!
I am sure you will see its revolutionary design is far superior to the others.
Thank you for looking at my light.
Craig Shellman – President /CEO
Portable Lighting Solutions, Inc.