By the Light of the Grill

When summer winds down and daylight gets shorter, it’s easy to get caught grilling in the dark. Flashlights help, but they’re hard to hold if you’re trying to flip burgers. So what’s our secret to nighttime grilling success? Gril-Lit. After too many poorly lit grilling attempts, founder Bob Gibson led a team of product designers and engineers and created a hands-free, adjustable solution to the grill-in-the-dark problem. Their grill light is designed to mount to the handle of most grills. It’s heat- and weather-resistant, and it automatically turns on and off. When you open your grill’s lid, five bright LED bulbs illuminate the cooking surface. When you close the lid, the lights extinguish. Now there are no more excuses for overcooked steak.

Gril-Lit

Automatic Grill Light

By the Light of the Grill

When summer winds down and daylight gets shorter, it’s easy to get caught grilling in the dark. Flashlights help, but they’re hard to hold if you’re trying to flip burgers. So what’s our secret to nighttime grilling success? Gril-Lit. After too many poorly lit grilling attempts, founder Bob Gibson led a team of product designers and engineers and created a hands-free, adjustable solution to the grill-in-the-dark problem. Their grill light is designed to mount to the handle of most grills. It’s heat- and weather-resistant, and it automatically turns on and off. When you open your grill’s lid, five bright LED bulbs illuminate the cooking surface. When you close the lid, the lights extinguish. Now there are no more excuses for overcooked steak.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Bob
    Bob

    I'm Bob Gibson and by day I'm a designer and President of the BOLTgroup (a leading product and brand innovation firm), and by night I'm a Griller. If you’ve ever tried grilling at night, you know all about the challenges of after dark grilling. To those that haven’t, trust us. Hands full, grill area dark, just a little harder than it needs to be. Gril-lit is the only fully adjustable automatic grill light. Attach it to the grill handle and it turns on when the lid is open, turns off when the lid is closed. I’m excited to be launching Gril-lit today on Daily Grommet and I’m here to answer any questions you have.

  • Sunshine
    Sunshine
    9/7/2012 4:39 PM

    Is this made by USA workers?

  •  Bob
    Bob
    9/8/2012 9:26 AM

    @Sunshine the Gril-lits are designed in the USA and manufactured in China.

  •  greg
    greg
    9/8/2012 1:51 PM

    @ Bob how much would it be if made in usa and projected price coming from china. thx greg

  •  Bob
    Bob
    9/8/2012 3:47 PM

    @ greg our early estimates would have priced the Gril-lit 40 - 50% higher at retail.

  •  Jess
    Jess
    9/8/2012 7:54 PM

    Really wish you could manufacture here in the USA.

  •  Tom
    Tom
    9/8/2012 9:54 PM

    I would really like to buy one if it were american made.

  • Jenna
    Jenna
    9/8/2012 11:57 PM

    I, too, would purchase if made here in the US. 50% more seems high, but well worth it to keep (or bring back) jobs here.

    I look forward to seeing an update of change of locations...

  •  Bob
    Bob
    9/9/2012 8:32 AM

    @Jenna @Tom @Jess Thanks for the comments. All of us at Gril-lit are interested in jobs in the US as well as providing our customers with good value. By providing the Gril-lit at a competitive price we employ sales, design, order fulfillment and management jobs right here in the US.

  •  Patti G
    Patti G
    9/15/2012 4:07 PM

    I ordered one for my birthday present (Sept. 7) and was delighted when it arrived only a few days later. However, my delight turned to chagrin when the screw wasn't long enough to connect the two "handle collars" around the handle of my Weber Silver/Genesis. I didn't want the hassle of returning it, so went in search of a longer compatible screw.

    At the first hardware store, it appeared the screw was an 8-32 pan head machine screw, so I bought one that was 2" long, but trying it at home brought disappointing results, as it didn't fit in the threaded hole.

    Another hardware store determined that this was a 4mm - .70 metric screw (thanks, China) , but they didn't have the length of screw I needed.

    A third store had the correct diameter and thread body in the longer lengths, but not in the pan head; so I got the "truss head" screw type, and it's exactly what I needed. It actually will be a better screw because of the head being a little broader.

    I'm delighted again. But, I'd like to suggest providing a longer screw to begin with, or providing a 2" AND a 3" length screw IN ADDITION to the original screw in the packaging to make this a truly "omni-fit" bracket.

    It's a GREAT idea. It was a little more than I wanted to spend, but now that the attachment problem has been resolved, I'm expecting great performance, too.

  •  Bob
    Bob
    9/18/2012 2:52 PM

    @ Patti G I'm sorry the Gril-lit clamp did not fit your grill handle as designed....but I like your solution. We will have the factory include extra screws in future shipments. Thanks for your help!

  •  Patti G
    Patti G
    9/22/2012 12:56 PM

    @ Bob, you're welcome! I love the light, now that I've used it a few times. My neighbors are interested in getting one, too.

    One question...

    My grill will be outdoors all winter, but will have a cover over it. Will the Gril-Lit withstand the cold temperatures, or should I remove it for the winter?

  •  Bob
    Bob
    9/29/2012 1:54 PM

    @ Patti G I keep mine on the grill all year long....but I grill through the winter. You can leave the clamp on the grill and slip the tube out.

    Keeping inside might make it last longer but it's made to be outside.

    In any case I'd take the batteries out.

  •  Patti G
    Patti G
    10/16/2012 5:04 AM

    @ Bob, thank you for the information. I plan to grill outside through the winter, too, but I tend to slow down with the colder weather.

    I'm so pleased with the Gril Lit. I recently grilled in the waning light of early fall with a neighbor and she was so impressed she'd like to order 2 or 3 as Christmas gifts for her adult children.

    Absolutely a clever product. Thank you for taking the time to design it!

  •  AK Gary
    AK Gary
    9/22/2012 12:48 PM

    Ordered one for my husband and he is THRILLED. But tell people when installing NOT to put the top ON the grill while you install the main part- cuz when you open the grill - hmm, it'll drop off the deck into the pachysandra and disappear. Called Bob and he sent a new top out to us lickety split. So nice. We are amazed every time we use it about the ingenuity in the design. THANKS! Great gift for grilling guys!

  • Jim
    Jim
    9/28/2012 12:15 PM

    I would really like to get one of these. Can you tell me when they will be available again?

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    9/29/2012 4:26 PM

    @Parky: We're glad you signed up to be notified when back in stock. Will hope to have more soon.

  • Jim
    Jim
    10/22/2012 8:41 AM

    I am so glad I decided to buy this! It took five minutes to install and it really works! Grilling during the winter has just become so much easier!

    Thanks,

    Jim Tower

  • Kaye
    Kaye
    11/8/2012 9:58 AM

    Could this light be used on any type of grill (portable? Webber, or drum type grill?) We own a drum smoker and I just wondered would it be too hot for the light when opened half way? Very wonderful product you have come up with and I sure hope to hear back from you. Thanks, Kaye Radant

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Gril-Lit

Automatic Grill Light

By the Light of the Grill

When summer winds down and daylight gets shorter, it’s easy to get caught grilling in the dark. Flashlights help, but they’re hard to hold if you’re trying to flip burgers. So what’s our secret to nighttime grilling success? Gril-Lit.

After too many poorly lit grilling attempts, founder Bob Gibson led a team of product designers and engineers and created a hands-free, adjustable solution to the grill-in-the-dark problem. Their grill light is designed to mount to the handle of most grills. It’s heat- and
weather-resistant, and it automatically turns on and off. When you open your grill’s lid, five bright LED bulbs illuminate the cooking surface. When you close the lid, the lights extinguish.

Now there are no more excuses for overcooked steak.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Bob
    Bob

    I'm Bob Gibson and by day I'm a designer and President of the BOLTgroup (a leading product and brand innovation firm), and by night I'm a Griller. If you’ve ever tried grilling at night, you know all about the challenges of after dark grilling. To those that haven’t, trust us. Hands full, grill area dark, just a little harder than it needs to be. Gril-lit is the only fully adjustable automatic grill light. Attach it to the grill handle and it turns on when the lid is open, turns off when the lid is closed. I’m excited to be launching Gril-lit today on Daily Grommet and I’m here to answer any questions you have.

  • Sunshine
    Sunshine
    9/7/2012 4:39 PM

    Is this made by USA workers?

  •  Bob
    Bob
    9/8/2012 9:26 AM

    @Sunshine the Gril-lits are designed in the USA and manufactured in China.

  •  greg
    greg
    9/8/2012 1:51 PM

    @ Bob how much would it be if made in usa and projected price coming from china. thx greg

  •  Bob
    Bob
    9/8/2012 3:47 PM

    @ greg our early estimates would have priced the Gril-lit 40 - 50% higher at retail.

  •  Jess
    Jess
    9/8/2012 7:54 PM

    Really wish you could manufacture here in the USA.

  •  Tom
    Tom
    9/8/2012 9:54 PM

    I would really like to buy one if it were american made.

  • Jenna
    Jenna
    9/8/2012 11:57 PM

    I, too, would purchase if made here in the US. 50% more seems high, but well worth it to keep (or bring back) jobs here.

    I look forward to seeing an update of change of locations...

  •  Bob
    Bob
    9/9/2012 8:32 AM

    @Jenna @Tom @Jess Thanks for the comments. All of us at Gril-lit are interested in jobs in the US as well as providing our customers with good value. By providing the Gril-lit at a competitive price we employ sales, design, order fulfillment and management jobs right here in the US.

  •  Patti G
    Patti G
    9/15/2012 4:07 PM

    I ordered one for my birthday present (Sept. 7) and was delighted when it arrived only a few days later. However, my delight turned to chagrin when the screw wasn't long enough to connect the two "handle collars" around the handle of my Weber Silver/Genesis. I didn't want the hassle of returning it, so went in search of a longer compatible screw.

    At the first hardware store, it appeared the screw was an 8-32 pan head machine screw, so I bought one that was 2" long, but trying it at home brought disappointing results, as it didn't fit in the threaded hole.

    Another hardware store determined that this was a 4mm - .70 metric screw (thanks, China) , but they didn't have the length of screw I needed.

    A third store had the correct diameter and thread body in the longer lengths, but not in the pan head; so I got the "truss head" screw type, and it's exactly what I needed. It actually will be a better screw because of the head being a little broader.

    I'm delighted again. But, I'd like to suggest providing a longer screw to begin with, or providing a 2" AND a 3" length screw IN ADDITION to the original screw in the packaging to make this a truly "omni-fit" bracket.

    It's a GREAT idea. It was a little more than I wanted to spend, but now that the attachment problem has been resolved, I'm expecting great performance, too.

  •  Bob
    Bob
    9/18/2012 2:52 PM

    @ Patti G I'm sorry the Gril-lit clamp did not fit your grill handle as designed....but I like your solution. We will have the factory include extra screws in future shipments. Thanks for your help!

  •  Patti G
    Patti G
    9/22/2012 12:56 PM

    @ Bob, you're welcome! I love the light, now that I've used it a few times. My neighbors are interested in getting one, too.

    One question...

    My grill will be outdoors all winter, but will have a cover over it. Will the Gril-Lit withstand the cold temperatures, or should I remove it for the winter?

  •  Bob
    Bob
    9/29/2012 1:54 PM

    @ Patti G I keep mine on the grill all year long....but I grill through the winter. You can leave the clamp on the grill and slip the tube out.

    Keeping inside might make it last longer but it's made to be outside.

    In any case I'd take the batteries out.

  •  Patti G
    Patti G
    10/16/2012 5:04 AM

    @ Bob, thank you for the information. I plan to grill outside through the winter, too, but I tend to slow down with the colder weather.

    I'm so pleased with the Gril Lit. I recently grilled in the waning light of early fall with a neighbor and she was so impressed she'd like to order 2 or 3 as Christmas gifts for her adult children.

    Absolutely a clever product. Thank you for taking the time to design it!

  •  AK Gary
    AK Gary
    9/22/2012 12:48 PM

    Ordered one for my husband and he is THRILLED. But tell people when installing NOT to put the top ON the grill while you install the main part- cuz when you open the grill - hmm, it'll drop off the deck into the pachysandra and disappear. Called Bob and he sent a new top out to us lickety split. So nice. We are amazed every time we use it about the ingenuity in the design. THANKS! Great gift for grilling guys!

  • Jim
    Jim
    9/28/2012 12:15 PM

    I would really like to get one of these. Can you tell me when they will be available again?

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    9/29/2012 4:26 PM

    @Parky: We're glad you signed up to be notified when back in stock. Will hope to have more soon.

  • Jim
    Jim
    10/22/2012 8:41 AM

    I am so glad I decided to buy this! It took five minutes to install and it really works! Grilling during the winter has just become so much easier!

    Thanks,

    Jim Tower

  • Kaye
    Kaye
    11/8/2012 9:58 AM

    Could this light be used on any type of grill (portable? Webber, or drum type grill?) We own a drum smoker and I just wondered would it be too hot for the light when opened half way? Very wonderful product you have come up with and I sure hope to hear back from you. Thanks, Kaye Radant

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.