Light Bulb Kit

Create realistic, 3D light bulbs directly in After Effects

Light Bulb Kit features everything you need to create realistic, 3D light bulbs directly in After Effects. A bright, versatile project for creating and animating light bulbs on your text, logo or images – no plugins required.

Customize your bulbs with up to 5 unique light groups in each scene to animate, scale and color. An extremely flexible approach for maximizing your creativity and tailoring your results.

After numerous requests from our Neon Sign Kit users to create a version using light bulbs, we’ve created a robust yet easily accessible approach to add light bulbs on your text, logo or images. We think you’re going to love the precision and thought put into the final results.

Light Bulb Kit has been tested and working on After Effects CS5.5, CS6 and CC+ (Including CC2018).


Built with new After Effects users in mind, Light Bulb Kit allows you to build your custom light bulb scene step-by-step while keeping the technical details to a minimum. Pro After Effects users will appreciate the flexibility and details of the product, ensuring a stunning final result for your client.

Light Bulb Kit comes with 4 unique backgrounds: Wood, Concrete, Brick and Gradient, as well the ability to insert your own custom design. We’ve also included a floor, ceiling, and side walls option for your scenes, so you can get the exact look you want.

Light Bulb Kit also features a simple bulb editor system loaded with 100 bulbs per module and a mini-bulb option for those extra sparkly details. We wanted to push the look even further, so we’ve included a starburst option that adds an extra wow-factor to the results.

In addition to the 3 modular compositions, we’ve also included 5 ready-to edit templates. Light Bulb Kit templates include:

    • Stage – A minimal scene with your base and bulbs on the ground
    • Restaurant – A fully customizable sign attached to the corner of a brick wall
    • Sports – An indoor gymnasium scene
    • Theater – An editable theater sign on a building
    • Outdoor – A sunset scene featuring your text or logo on an editable truss

Note: All scenes in the demo are available for the user to edit.

If you’re not an After Effects pro, we’ve got you covered. Light Bulb Kit features detailed video tutorials that walk you through every step of the editing process.


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Great product, with truly professional results, but best of all Thomas’ product support was outstanding. Responded to my email question very quickly, and even followed up to make sure the issue was resolved. A fantastic product from a fantastic person.

Another amazing project from the master. Bundled with phenomenal tutorials that make you better at AE. True artistic craftsmanship. Worth ten times the asking price.

Wow, what a powerful plugin! Who ever would have thought there was so much that could be changed on a light bulb!! Purchased this for a quick project I was working on and was super impressed with the results. Watched the instruction video and by the end I was up and running placing bulbs and customizing them to my needs. Had a couple of questions so contacted the author who responded very fast and even went to the effort on including a screen video capture to demonstrate how to achieve the result!! This plugin does exactly what it says it will do and more highly recommend.

Great product. Took a while to understand. Thank goodness for the tutorials. Follow closely. Now I’m almost ready to try some new ideas that this product has inspired in me.

This is an extremely beautiful and versatile template that is well organized and supported with one of the best voiceover tutorials I have EVER gone through. This is the 4th template I have purchased from Thomas over the last 2 years and if there is just ONE thing I can say about him, it is this: he is utterly RELIABLE. I don’t know how many times I have reached out to him, but he always responds in less than a day (sometimes within the hour). Thomas is one of the most creative After Effects composers on the planet …and what makes him so incredibly unique is his professionalism. Be sure to check out his Neon Sign and Sandstorm Kits if you haven’t already. He recently updated the Neon Kit – it is astonishing how committed he is to his craft. Cheers!

I really like the Light Bulb Kit, however, what makes it a fantastic product is the exceptional customer support and tutorial video.

I was searching for Broadway / Marquee fonts so I could insert a nice typo in the beginning of a music video. And boom… here I am. Soon as I saw that this was a project from ThomasKovar I had no doubt in purchasing it. This is my second purchase from him, and my experience is: Tutorials are always great; long, detailed, and you can skip to the part you are interested in. I am no AE PRO … everything I can change there is based on my user knowledge of Adobe software. In the projects everything is labeled and easy to find to make adjustments. And when in doubt tutorials help a lot. …. I took one scene from the “demo” project; change a background color, a font, move a few bulbs to match the new title… and got it. Rendered a Quicktime file, and there to Premiere. I came here searching for a “nice typo” and I ended with a full awesome intro that gives a lot more value to my video. And I could deliver the final video in the same day that I go this template. Now, I know there is much more to see here; but my gratitude is that I only needed a few hours of render (I know this depends on the specs of the computer) to get an awesome result. So thanks again for creating such great projects.

I loved the NEON sign kit so much I had to try this one! Its FANTASTIC!! I had to “light” many words in a smaller font, so wasn’t able to use the larger bulbs, but at the click of the button, BAM” it was filled with smaller sparkling lights that look great! I think the best is Mr. Kovar’s YouTube tutorial. He goes nice and slow for someone like me with no graphic design skills. Really grateful to him for sharing his art.

I’ve been so impressed by this kit and my client loves what we’ve been able to with it. I’d also like to give a big shout out to Thomas who was so helpful with support and general queries. Thanks a million buddy.