This afternoon Louise sent the following announcement to everyone on her interest list seeking new replacement lamps for the Aristo VCL4500 variable contrast cold light head:
"I know all of you have been anxious about getting replacement lamps for the Aristo VCL4500 model. It’s been a long road and we are very close to getting the lamps into full production. Right now I’ve been given the go ahead to accept orders for the Aristo VCL4500 Series of replacement lamps. Attached is a quote that you can review. Any questions - let me know and I’ll try to answer."
[Click here to see the attached quote. --Ken]
"Right now we are about 5-7 weeks out, possibly sooner. Putting your order requests in with your address and CC to hold it does help to put pressure on the production end to keep moving. (then I can be a squeaky wheel on your behalf to keep pushing them.) Your CC card will not be charged until the lamps are ready to ship.
"On the quote tended - the freight cost is for UPS ground/Continental US only - for one lamp or if you purchase two lamps. It is most advisable to purchase two lamps as a set. You will need to keep the bars that Aristo mounted the lamps onto. We are supplying the lamp only.
"For those of you that are overseas - I would need to quote the shipping cost individually based on your physical address - please no PO boxes.
"(No US Parcel Post will be used for shipments - too many lamps lost or broken over the years.)
"I look forward to hearing from you.
Louise M. Kessler
LCD Lighting, Inc.
37 Robinson Blvd.
Orange, CT 06477
Tel 1-203-799-7877 ext 3163
[Edit: Just a thought here. If you do decide to place an order, it might be safer to simply scan your credit card and send Louise the image if you are ordering via email. Text representations of your card information might not be such a good idea, as emailing Louise directly is not a secure ordering channel.]