Gary Root, president of Atlanta Light Bulbs Inc., Tucker, Ga., has acquired The Bulb Man Inc., Buffalo, N.Y., for an undisclosed dollar amount.

Atlanta Light Bulbs focuses on providing products and customer service for extremely hard-to-find items manufactured by major U.S. brands as well as European companies. The Bulb Man Inc. will follow in this direction, Root said.

“Bulb Man's expertise is marketing energy-saving products in the New York area,” Root said. “New York has very nice state rebate opportunities (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority), and The Bulb Man staff is very knowledgeable in this area. Bulb Man also handled many national accounts.”

Atlanta Light Bulbs has a strong market presence in Georgia and the South, Root said. The acquisition of The Bulb Man will give the company a presence in western New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

With this New York addition, Atlanta Light Bulbs Inc. now has three locations, including Tucker, Buffalo and Marietta, Ga. Root said he is in a growth mode and continues to look for additional specialty lighting locations.