Featured in USA Today Money Section:
IRVINE, Calif. — Like lurking tigers peeking through the darkness, more muscle cars are getting their own sets of piercing eyes. In this case, the halo-like glow emanates from colored LED lights that rim their headlights like irises surrounding black pupils. At a recent Dodge and Chrysler car gathering on an abandoned airstrip here, owners treated these so-called halo lights as automotive must-haves for those who want to turn heads. Every city pretty much has that Friday night spot where everybody goes," says Justin Hartenstein, product development director for Oracle Lighting Technology, one of the manufacturers. Muscle-car drivers "go into the parking lot and flip on the halos," then watch as the crowd gathers. He says Oracle, part of AAC Enterprises of Metarie, La,. Although it carries many kinds of auto lights, halos remain the big sellers. "Halos are what we're known for," he says. Hartenstein says Oracle's kits are designed for do-it-yourselfers and come in single colors or a rainbow of continuously changing colors. While the lights have proved most popular with owners of big, powerful cars with round headlights and sinister-looking front-ends such as Chrysler LX vehicles and the Chevrolet Camaro, his company makes them for other brands — from the modestly priced Toyota Scion tC coupe to the plush, pricey Bentley Flying Spur... Read Entire Article HERE
Winner of the JEDCO Small Business of the Year Award:
The JEDCO Small Business of the Year Award is presented to a business that exhibits positive growth in revenue and employment.This year’s recipient has certainly experienced a significant rise in both of those areas. AAC started as an Ebay store in 1999, and quickly carved out a unique niche by developing specialized automotive lighting products. This unique niche set the business up for success. In 2005 Entrepreneur Magazine featured AAC in an article on how to run a successful Internet Business and things began to take off from there. In 2010, AAC Enterprises purchased and renovated a dilapidated 10-thousand square foot warehouse in the heart of Metairie where the unique lighting products are currently designed, developed, and shipped all over the world. Just two years ago, the company had just six employees. Today, they employ 20 with plans to hire more staff in the near future. Their sales have grown 212-percent over the past three-year period with sales projected to surpass $4M this year. AAC’s success hasn’t gone unnoticed. They were recognized three years in a row in Inc. Magazine’s list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.... Read Entire Article HERE
AAC Enterprises Honored in 2012 American Business Awards:
New York, NY – June 19, 2012 – AAC Enterprises Inc was presented with a Bronze Stevie Award in the Consumer Products Company of the Year category in The 10th Annual American Business Awards last night.The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program.All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned,” the trophies were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Monday, June 18 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. More than 500 nominees and their guests attended. The presentations were broadcast live by the Business TalkRadio Network.More than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others....Read Entire Article HERE
Featured in Inc Magazine's Inc.500 List:
NEW YORK, August 24, 2010 -- Inc. magazine today ranked AAC Enterprises Inc. (DBA, ORACLE Lighting) #324 on its 29th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, GoDaddy, Zipcar, Clif Bar, American Apparel, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500. "Fast growth at any time is a big achievement; fast growth during the past few years is just short of miraculous,” said Inc. editor Jane Berentson. "The Inc. 500 consists of these just-short-of miraculous companies, the ones that through ingenuity and ambition have increased revenue, hired employees, and grown fast in difficult economic times.” The companies on this year's list employ more than 45,000 people. Complete results of the Inc. 500, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at Inc.com/500. Despite the ongoing recession, the 2010 Inc. 500 offers a glimpse of the future of the U.S. economy.
BEP Frontman Will.i.am's Custom Delorian on Top Gear BBC:
If you caught this week's episode of Top Gear BBC you likely saw host Jeremy Clarkson interview BEP frontman Will.i.am about the new car he is building with the help of our friends at West Coast Customs and actually showed a previously unreleased photo of the vehicle sporting a set of custom ORACLE Halo headlights custom built specifically for this vehicle application. The vehicle is a completely re-vamped DMC Delorian powered by a Supercharged LS3. We were happy to assist with the lighting design for this build. This project was particularly exciting for us because of the exciting design and passion that Will.i.am has for automotive culture and style.
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in Rides Magazine Centerfolds Section:
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Feature in GM High Tech Performance Buyer's Guide:
The new ORACLE Concepts SMD Sidemakers offer great styling, increased lighting performance, and are easy to install. Based on the Camaro concept design, these sidemakers have a thin row of high-powered ORACLE LEDs that make a unique lighting effect. The sidemarkers contain over 100 LEDs and are six times brighter than the factory markers but consume less energy and put of almost no heat. Each ORACLE Sidemarker Set includes (2) Front and (2) Rear "PLUG AND PLAY” ready-to-install markers. Simply remove the stock markers and plug these in- it is as easy as that! Each kit includes a written instruction guide and an installation DIY video is also available from the manufacturer. Installation does not require any special tools and does not require the bumpers to be removed. Install start-to-finish can be completed in under 15 minutes. You can take your customization a step further by opting for the tinted lens version, this looks exceptional on dark Camaro colors such as Cyber Grey Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, and Black. ORACLE also offers these units pre-painted to GM specs so you know the paint will be a perfect match!
The DUB Magazine Project (MTV2) Shaquille O'Neal Ford Mustang:
Operation Mend Project w/ Mecum Auctions and West Coast Customs:
ORACLE Lighting recently teamed up with West Coast Customs, Operation Mend UCLA, and Mecum Auctions on a build to help raise money for the charity that helps wounded Military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan by providing them with plastic and reconstructive surgery, mental health support, and other specialty care. "Operation Mend was established to help treat U.S. Military personnel severely wounded during service in Iraq and Afghanistan." All of the proceeds from the sale of this Camaro will be donated to Operation Mend. You can read more about them: UCLA Operation Mend It has truly been an honor to be a part of this build and to give back to all of the active and reserve military that fight for our country. Our hat goes off to you and we all thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
DUB Magazine Feature: ORACLE Halos:
ORACLE SMD Halos are an attractive and legal alternative to nasty factory Daytime Running Lights. Using the latest Surface Mount LED technology these Halos are extremely bright and visible even in direct sunlight and have a lifetime of over 50,000 hours of continuous use. Starting at just $169 for many vehicles this kit gives you major "head turning” factor for the money! The ORACLE ColorSHIFT Halo Kits can change to ANY color with the push of a button.You can drive legally on the street with white Halos then switch the halo lights to multiple color settings ( Blue, Red, Green, Purple, etc.) for car shows and night time meets.
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