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Introducing Bright Lab

I’m so happy to introduce my new company…

Bright Lab Lights |

Bright Lab! Bright Lab makes strings of customizable cotton lights. I started working on this project with some friends after unsuccessfully looking for a good US source and we’re so happy to finally be able to share them today. Seriously, this has been a long time coming! Bright Lab Lights come in 40 colors so you can completely customize every string for your room or party. Take a peek here, I’d love to know what you think.

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Photos: Styling by Kendra Smoot and Photography by Alpha Smoot
Top and Bottom Photo by Paul Ferney


  1. Erika

    August 12, 2014

    So cool! Congratulations!

  2. Gretchen R

    August 12, 2014

    Modify option……GENIUS!! Congratulations these are rad!

  3. Amy

    August 12, 2014

    Excellent! I want an entire rainbow!

  4. Jackie

    August 12, 2014

    Instantly obsessed. Love them!!

  5. Mette

    August 12, 2014

    Can we order from Europe?

  6. molly yeh

    August 12, 2014

    this is SO COOL! i think i need these for my wedding…

  7. Bird

    August 12, 2014

    Oh so colorful! I love them so much… I have one of this lights in shape of roses… they are a dream come true.

    Love from Germany and the -fatcatconnection-


  8. Kai

    August 12, 2014

    We bought many of these lights from the La Case de Cousin Paul store in Paris near the Sacré-Cœur. You may want check the copyrights on these lights to avoid potential legal risks.

  9. Alyssa from The Sparkly Life

    August 12, 2014

    What an awesome, awesome idea. They are SO cute!!! I love that you can customize your colors! I am an avid amateur kids-party planner (and actually thinking about starting to do it as a side business, as well…), and I will definitely be buying some of these in the future. THANKS!

  10. sabrina

    August 12, 2014

    WOW! I’m in love!

  11. Alyssa from The Sparkly Life

    August 12, 2014

    ps: i am also the beauty director of Brides and I’m totally passing the on to the team here. SO awesome for weddings… 🙂


  12. Margaret

    August 12, 2014

    Great news!
    But I cannot seem to find out how long the two different options are. 24 lights vs. 48 lights is less useful than how many inches/centimeters long they are.
    Do you happen to know the lengths?
    (I will keep digging through their site for the information!)

      • jordan
      • August 12, 2014

      Sorry we are working on making it more clear. The 24 Ball strand is 5 ft with a 5 ft cord. The 48 Ball strand is 10ft with a 5 ft cord.

  13. Jordan

    August 12, 2014

    Congratulations! The colors are so inspiring! Liz said you had some new projects and I’m so glad to see how awesome they actually are!

  14. Bianca

    August 12, 2014

    So exciting!! Love love love!

  15. Kirsten

    August 12, 2014

    Just ordered a set of Party Girl. My daughter is turning 13 in October and these will be an awesome decoration for her party!

  16. Michelle

    August 12, 2014

    I had (and loved!) these when I lived in Paris, so thank you for making it available now that I’m back in the States!

  17. Margaret

    August 12, 2014

    UPDATE: Found the cord lenght buried in one of the premade sets!

    -24 Balls: 5′ with 5′ cord
    -48 Balls: 10′ with 5′ cord


  18. Katryna

    August 12, 2014

    OMG I AM SO HAPPY!! I have been on the hunt for beautiful cotton string lights since I moved into my apartment a year ago. With no affordable options I pretty much gave up. THANK YOU

  19. Kai

    August 12, 2014

    Found your your post below back in 2011. Apparently you already knew about la case de cousin paul.

      • jordan
      • August 12, 2014

      Yes! I first was introduced to the lights 10 years ago on a trip to Asia and then saw them again in Paris! I was so frustrated that there were no good US sources so we did it ourselves!

  20. ilse c.

    August 12, 2014

    Love these, Jordan!

  21. Sarah W

    August 12, 2014

    These are awesome! I have just spent way too much time playing around with various colors and the randomizer. So much fun! As soon as I can decide on a color combo, I’m getting some!

  22. Joan

    August 12, 2014

    There is a company like this in Europe as well. I’ve always wanted some of their lights, but they do not ship to the US. Now I have a solution!

  23. Melanie

    August 12, 2014

    I noticed you do not have Pinterest as a sharing option on the images above? Can I pin your photos on Pinterest? I’d love to share them 🙂

  24. Gabrielle

    August 12, 2014

    Can you explain how these differ from the ones in you boys room that you bought in Paris. I recall your saying those had a unique spiral cord design.

  25. Olya

    August 12, 2014

    Very cool, Jordan! Congratulations! We’ll be ordering!

  26. emily

    August 12, 2014

    These are very interesting..are they battery powered or is there a plug at the end?

  27. Carleen

    August 12, 2014

    LOVE!! Just put in my first order!! I can’t wait to have these for my classroom! 🙂

  28. Danielle

    August 12, 2014

    sooo cute! I want them all!

  29. Grace

    August 12, 2014

    Nice! Are you at all affiliated with Cable & Cotton? I purchased lights from them a while ago that look very similar to these. They also had a similar concept where you get to choose the number of lights and the color scheme.

  30. Jonahliza

    August 12, 2014

    Thank youuu. I can never find cool and custom string lights, in the states. Just what you said. Can’t wait to pick some out!

  31. Anne

    August 12, 2014

    What a great business idea! Love the randomizer! Would love to see a picture of the lit-up version of all the strings and/or individual colors. I have found that I don’t like some of my favorite colors when they are lit up.

  32. Jane B.

    August 12, 2014

    Hi Jordan!

    Do the pictures here on your blog and on your Bright Lights website show the US light string? Can you add a picture to your website showing the strand uncoiled to the listing in the Spare Parts section?

    I’ve bought many light strands from Cousin Paul over the years. The European lights run on a single strand while the US light strand is doubled over (and not as nice looking in my opinion).

    The picture of the coiled strand in the Spare Parts section of your website looks like the cord is doubled over but the pictures of the light strings hanging up in various rooms on your website show a single strand.

    Thanks for clarifying!

      • jordan
      • August 12, 2014

      The cord is a circle. The ones in the photos are all the same ones that are for sale.

  33. Ana

    August 12, 2014

    I love them! Do you ship them internationally? I’m from Spain…

  34. Brandi

    August 12, 2014

    Congratulations! Here’s to many sales and great success!

  35. Erica Lynn

    August 12, 2014

    Congratulations on the new endeavor! They are so charming, and I adore all of the colors that are available. I can’t wait to take a closer look.

  36. Traci Barr Segal

    August 12, 2014

    Wow! Just wonderful. I had to purchase mine from Thailand and it took weeks for them to arrive. I also saw some at Japan town but I felt that they were much too expensive, as they were an import. I’ve been using strands of lights for years in my homes, and I’m delighted that I can add these,
    for years to come.

  37. Lulu C

    August 12, 2014


  38. 204 Park

    August 12, 2014

    How exciting – congrats!! These are too cute, us ladies who love to throw a fun party just might need to invest in some of these! :)XO, D

  39. Kelly

    August 12, 2014

    Very exciting and fun! It would be great to see photos on the website of the lights glowing in the dark. It seems as though all the photos are daytime. Congrats!

  40. Reni

    August 12, 2014

    So fantasmic!!

    the little lion girl

  41. Laura Emsley

    August 12, 2014

    These lights are amazing!!! You can never go wrong with fairy lights in a room. Another product to add to my ever growing wish list….I’d choose your 4 shades of green with a silver to go in my bedroom.

    Lovely items! Well done guys.

    Laura xx

  42. LARY@Inspiration Nook

    August 12, 2014

    Love these! Might have to buy some for our wedding decor! 🙂 Congrats!!!

  43. Natasha

    August 12, 2014

    Oh congratulations, I hope it will be a major success. That gif is very cool.

  44. Dariela

    August 12, 2014

    Very nice!! Love them! Are they suitable for outdoors too?

  45. Evie

    August 12, 2014

    so fantastic and fun. congratulations!

  46. Ruth Thomas

    August 12, 2014

    Faboulous!…..would love to have these in my store in Japan…..let me know when you go international! xo Ruth

  47. mel

    August 12, 2014

    Can the strands be linked together end to end? I’m so in love with the metallics!

  48. AmyR

    August 12, 2014

    I just HAD to order a set for my studio after seeing them on your Instagram! I think they’re adorable and will prolly order more when I re-do my kids room! These are too fun! 🙂

  49. Danyelle

    August 12, 2014

    I can’t tell you how happy this is! Congratulations to you, Jordan! I love the site, it’s so much fun to use!

  50. JJ

    August 12, 2014

    THESE ARE AMAZING! I’ve been playing around with the customization for hours already:)

    Really though, I’ve always wanted a set from France, but now i can just get these! And at such an affordable price, with great colors.

    CONGRATULATIONS! Your work never ceases to amazing and inspire me. thanks.

    J xoxo

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