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Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale is ‘Getting Brighter’ As Capitol Lighting Expands to Open City’s Newest Lighting Store on April 4th

Its First All-LED Showroom Fittingly Opens During Earth Month

Fort Lauderdale/Boca Raton, Fla. (March 24, 2016) — Featuring more than 4,600-square-feet of indoor and outdoor illumination choices, omni-channel retailer Capitol Lighting (Capitol) expands to open its ninth retail showroom – its first in Broward County and fifth in South Florida — on Monday, April 4th at 1001 North Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale.  To underscore Capitol’s expertise in and commitment to stylish, fashion-forward and exceptional product, the new gallery — fittingly opening during Earth Month — will be Capitol’s first all-LED store with more than 5,000 LEDs adorning more than 1,500 featured chandeliers and wall, hallway, vanity, lamp, cabinet and outdoor and landscape lighting options. It debuts a few months before selections from Capitol will be featured for a sixth time on the popular DIY Network’s Vanilla Ice Project series.  This year, host Rob Van Winkle’s renovation transforms an estate home in Palm Beach into a high-tech 100 percent energy-efficient GREEN residence.

At Fort Lauderdale’s newest lighting store the accent is on high-end formal and casual elegance, drama, romance and spontaneity with a confident contemporary/modern vibe as Capitol utilizes the latest LED bulbs to fit every possible socket on every fixture. To bring it home, the benefits of LED bulbs will be front-and-center as the gallery showcases how the color and brightness of LED has evolved to create a wide variety of color temperatures with dim-able settings for ambiance and task-focused preferences.

At the ‘easy to shop-by-style showroom, Capitol’s onsite lighting designers guide customers to find the perfect light that complements their style and completes their indoor and outdoor spaces. While there will be more than 1,500 lighting selections, ceiling fans and home décor items on display in Fort Lauderdale, Capitol offers a wide selection of more than one million products available in 300 brands in 40 lighting categories in its online catalog.

With its first entry beyond Palm Beach and Martin Counties (currently Capitol has stores in Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington and Stuart), Capitol brings its 92-year, four-generation family retail leadership and tradition of making lives brighter with impeccable customer service, best pricing commitment, design expertise and long-established vendor relationships to Broward.

From a small shop in Newark, N.J. in 1924 just as electric lighting began to replace gas lighting to now nearly 135,000 square feet of showroom and warehouse space in New Jersey and Florida, the industry respected lighting authority continues to meet the ever-changing needs of its retail and commercial customers and 12,000 PRO designer members.

“For years our customers and design members who live, work and winter in greater Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Plantation, and along the beach on A1A have asked and encouraged us to come south, and we are pleased we will now be making the greater Fort Lauderdale brighter on many levels,” said Capitol Lighting’s President & Chief Marketing Officer Eric Lebersfeld, who shared that eight new jobs were created to support new location.  Lebersfeld was recently featured as an American Lighting Association (ALA) expert source on residential lighting on the History Channel’s national cable show OPERATION BUILD hosted by Alexi Panos. “As with all of our showrooms, we custom our display layout plans and featured lighting choices to match the local residential and commercial desires, requirements and budgets of each community and marketplace we serve.”

Capitol maintains its industry lead by embracing and forecasting indoor and outdoor lighting trends, making customer service a priority and providing high quality lighting and home furnishings. Companywide, its 170 lighting professionals and staff guide homeowners, custom home and commercial builders and designer members on their indoor and outdoor lighting plans.

“Celebrating more than nine decades in business during which four generations have illuminated more than a million homes in addition to offices, model homes, hotels and resorts, and other commercial spaces, we look forward to growing the Capitol presence in South Florida,” said Capitol Lighting’s Chief Executive Officer Ken Lebersfeld.  “Within a few months, we will be entering Miami-Dade with a new showroom in the Doral design area.”

He added that Capitol looks forward to expanding its community giveback opportunities to Broward county, as it has always been part of the Lebersfeld family and retail legacy. Annually the company donates more than $170,000 and hundreds of volunteer hours to community nonprofits. It has been supporting Habitat for Humanity in Palm Beach since 1973, supplying light fixtures and employee build participation. In 2014, Capitol donated build funds and dedicated a home in South Palm Beach County to a deserving family. Capitol continues to partner with Habitat and has committed to funding another home build this year.

Capitol’s Fort Lauderdale showroom will be open seven-days-a-week, Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sundays from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and evenings by appointment. For more information, call (954) 780-8230 or visit 1-800Lighting.com.

 

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