He is selling the incandescents for $50 a case, or 42 cents a bulb. A case contains 120 bulbs
“Several people are going together to buy them,” Stumpf said.
When Stumpf went on vacation June 10, the business had sold about 12,000 to 13,000 bulbs. By Tuesday, almost 30,000 bulbs had been sold, Stumpf said.
The bulbs have brass bases, which means they won’t corrode in aluminum lamp sockets. The bulbs are available in 100, 75 and 60 watts.
With the demand, Stumpf said he was fortunate to find a supplier who could bring in the cases he needed.
“I’m only doing prepaid orders,” Stumpf said. His office is already crowded with cases of bulbs, he said.
“I’m getting orders from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia,” Stumpf said.