Making Lives Brighter Since 1924
Selection - Expertise - Price - Trust
Capitol Lighting is a visionary specialty lighting retailer dating back to 1924, when Max and Ethyl Lebersfeld opened their first Capitol Lighting showroom in Newark, NJ. Max was a master craftsman and recent emigre from Austria-Hungary. He came along just as electricity was replacing natural gas as the main source for home lighting energy. Utilizing his great woodworking skill, he took up parquet floor boards, replaced the gas pipes for electrical wiring, then put the floor back together leaving no trace he was ever there. He was the first to offer a "money back guarantee" if his customers were dissatisfied. Ethyl had the "bright" idea to open a shop to sell his clients the lighting fixtures. Max and Ethyl's young son Arthur named the store "Capitol Lighting." Arthur grew up in the business and spearheaded the company's growth to become the premier destination for affordable decorative lighting and home furnishings.
Now in its 4th generation of Lebersfeld stewardship, Capitol Lighting continues to provide its guests with an unparalleled shopping experience. They have embraced an "omni channel" approach as they weave together their award winning lighting galleries (4 in New Jersey and 4 in South Florida) with their state of the art website 1-800lighting.com. They strive to provide all the benefits of a showroom visit with the guaranteed lowest pricing and dynamic shopping tools one gets in an online experience. For over 88 years, Capitol Lighting has had a commitment and passion to "making the lives brighter" for its customers, employees, suppliers and their community.