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Light Bohrd: A Bright Idea

Updated: Thursday, October 31 2013, 11:29 PM CDT

This bland warehouse in Round Rock is home to one of the brightest ideas 'round the world.

"We both just knew this was the one idea we were going to act on," admitted Jennifer Forgey, co-owner of Light Bohrd.

Chris Forgey is not only a mechanical engineer, he's also the father of two skateboarding boys. In search of a way to make his sons' hobby cooler and safer, the light came on. Thus the concept of Light Bohrd was born.

"We are providing illumination without wires or switches or the need for batteries," explained Light Bohrd founder Chris Forgey. "Everything is fully embedded."

Chris and Jennifer, his wife of 19 years, founded Light Bohrd in November 2011.  Today the company consists of just five employees - that includes Chris and Jen. Small business, big vision.

"I knew we were going to be able to create something the world has never seen," said Forgey. "I don't know if we foresaw all of the different products we've gone into."

In its factory off Gattis School Road, Light Bohrd manufactures and sells an illuminated helmet and the Urban Commuter, the world's first long board with an integrated headlight and tail light.

"I've actually had girlfriends call me and say 'thank goodness somebody was on a Light Bohrd in the neighborhood because otherwise we wouldn't have been able to see the other four riders," Jennifer shared.

Although Light Bohrd had already been developing innovative products, nobody really understood just how bright its future was until Under Armour got on board with Light Bohrd.

"It served as validation for us," said Jennifer. "We had a vision and had a goal - and we stuck to it."

Light Bohrd's prototype of a motion-activated running shirt beat out more than 4,000 other applicants to win Under Armour's innovator challenge. The prize is worth $25,000, but the exposure is priceless.

"This is absolutely a global opportunity for us," admitted Chris. "It was a milestone and you have to move on from there. The hard work has only just begun."

With their cutting-edge ideas lighting the way, the Forgeys are excited about the road ahead.

"I can see the future," Chris said and smiled. "I just hope I'm part of it."

by Adam Winkler


More information on Light Bohrd:

LightBohrd.com

Address: 3920 Gattis School Road, Suite 101, Round Rock, TX 78664

Phone: 1-800-796-3406

**Beginning November 9th, Light Bohrd's retail store (same address) will be open on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.
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