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Pegasus Lighting is a nationally recognized e-commerce site that sells unique lighting products to a wide spectrum of customers in a manner that can only be described as friendly, helpful, efficient, and enlightening because we carefully blend state-of-the-art technology with the personal touch of outstanding customer service and an information-rich website.
Begun in 1993, Pegasus Lighting is a division of Edison Lighting Systems, Inc., which, in turn, has been in business since 1987. Pegasus Lighting is a member of the Better Business Bureau (www.BBB.org) and provides its e-commerce customers with a secure website through Yahoo Merchant Services. The Pittsburgh Business Times has identified Pegasus Lighting as one of the top 100 Fastest-Growing, Privately-Held Companies in the Pittsburgh area in 2007 and again in 2008.
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Thomas E. Farin, the founder and President of Pegasus Lighting and Edison Lighting Systems, Inc. has been in the field of lighting since 1987. He has extensive training and experience in lighting, physics, mathematics and education, acquired at the undergraduate, Masterís, and Doctoral levels, and in the field. It is Dr. Farin's interest and expertise in education that drives the overall design of the Pegasus Lighting site - with its heavy emphasis on lighting terminology, lighting techniques, and thorough information about each lighting product. It is hoped that each visitor to the site, regardless of his or her knowledge of lighting, will find the information provided to be extremely beneficial and that he/she will become a well-informed consumer and user of lighting products. Dr. Farin has been an active member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (www.IESNA.org) since 1993, and is a Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional with the Association of Energy Engineers (www.AEECenter.org) and a Surveyor Ally with the EPA Green Lights Program (www.EnergyStar.gov). In February of 2010, Dr. Farin was honored by the Triangle Business Leader magazine as one of the Top 50 Entrepreneurs for 2010 in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. To view more information about Tom Farin, please visit his profile on LinkedIn.com.
Christopher A. Johnson joined the Raleigh office of Pegasus Lighting in April of 2007 as Director of Marketing & Technology and at the beginning of 2009 Chris was promoted to Vice President & CIO. Chris graduated with a B.A. and an M.B.A., both from Virginia Tech. While working on his M.B.A., Chris focused on Information and Decision Support Systems. Since his graduation Chris has worked for Arthur Andersen Business Consulting and BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina. At Pegasus Lighting, Chris manages the company's entire technology infrastructure, including our e-commerce website, blog, and forum, as well as all of our servers, computers, software, and our communications network and documentation systems. In addition, Chris manages all of our marketing and public relations efforts. To view more information about Chris, please visit his profile on LinkedIn.com.
Pegasus Lighting is a Sustaining Member of the IESNA and Tom Farin, the President of Pegasus Lighting, has been a member of the IESNA since 1993. The IESNA is the recognized technical authority on illumination. For over 100 years its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers through a variety of programs, publications, and services. (www.IESNA.org)
The National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors (NAILD) was founded in 1977 by a small group of lighting distributors. Since then it has grown to well over 180 members. Membership in the association is made up of Specialty Lighting Distributors and Vendor/Manufacturers of lighting goods & supplies used in the operation of specialized lighting distributors.
Some of the main objectives of NAILD are to increase the effectiveness and profitability of the specialized lighting distributor through educational programs; to make available to members information pertaining to the distribution of lighting products; to develop marketing plans and programs through an exchange of ideas & to improve membership awareness of supplier marketing programs; and promote the need for and the benefit of good lighting.
Our lighting products include barbecue lights, bathroom exhaust fans, cabinet lighting, cove lighting, desk lamps, display lights, exit signs, fiber optic lighting, light filters, fluorescent fixtures, light bulbs, LED fixtures, lenses, light boxes, louvers, mini pendant lights, night lights, over cabinet lighting, picture lights, reading lights, recessed downlights, rope lights, shelf lights, showcase lighting, step lights, track lighting, transformers, under cabinet lighting, UV filters, wall sconces, work lights, and xenon light fixtures.
We consider a lighting product to be unique or, at least, somewhat unique if it is difficult to find, is contemporary or avant-garde in styling, is unusual in some fashion, uses a state-of-the-art light source or optical design, is custom-made, or is energy-efficient. Therefore, for example, we prefer to offer our customers lighting products that use LED, fluorescent, halogen, or xenon light bulbs instead of traditional incandescent light bulbs and we prefer to offer our customers fluorescent lighting products that use quiet, energy-efficient electronic ballasts instead of magnetic ballasts.
A) Dimmable Any product that is designated as "Dimmable" can be dimmed if the correct dimming device is used. Any product that does not have this designation is not dimmable. A lighting product that does not use a transformer should use a line voltage dimmer, a lighting product that uses an electronic transformer should use a dimmer designed for an electronic transformer, a lighting product that uses a magnetic transformer should use a dimmer designed for a magnetic transformer, and a lighting product that plugs into a receptacle (outlet) should use an Attache®, Credenza®, or Spacer System™ dimmer by Lutron. Please consult the Dimmers section of our website to find the right dimmer for lighting product.
B) Installation Difficulty We rank the ease of installing our lighting products from 1 "wrench" (very easy) to 5 "wrenches" (will take some time or patience or professional expertise). We tend to be a bit conservative with our estimates of difficulty so that you will not be disappointed with the time that it takes to install a given lighting product. That is, we would rather judge a product to be a little more difficult to install than you might find it to be than vice versa.
1 Wrench - It doesn't get any easier than this
2 Wrenches - Pretty easy
3 Wrenches - Somewhat easy
4 Wrenches - Requires some effort but not a great deal of effort
5 Wrenches - Will take some time or patience or professional expertise
Our customer list now includes over 50,000 companies and consumers in the following areas: Architects, Art Galleries, Art Museums, Banks, Cabinet Makers, Churches, Colleges, Construction, Electrical Contractors, Electrical Distributors, Energy Companies, Entertainment, Exhibit Designers & Producers, Governmental Agencies, Grocers, Home Builders, Homeowners, Hotels, Interior Designers, Jewelry, Kitchen Designers, Laboratories, Libraries, Lighting Designers, Lighting Service Companies, Manufacturers, Medical, Military Bases, Motels, Museums, Office Designers, Public Parks, Restaurants, Retailers, Schools, Wood Working Companies, and TV Networks.
Besides the USA we have customers in Australia, Austria, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Guam, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and a variety of islands in the Caribbean.
We make every effort to make our website a learning experience in lighting and our customer service so outstanding that you won't soon forget it. We work very hard to exceed our customers' expectations. We welcome your comments (positive or negative) with regard to our Customer Service. Please go to our Contact Us page to write us a "Feedback" email. Thank you for giving us your valuable comments.
Likely to buy from Pegasus in the future - 9.51/10 - More than 9 out of 10 of our customers agree or strongly agree that they are likely to buy from Pegasus Lighting in the future.
Would recommend Pegasus to others - 9.56/10 - More than 9 out of 10 of our customers agree or strongly agree that they would recommend Pegasus Lighting to others.
“I spoke with someone in customer service for advice and also used the web site for ordering. Both were helpful and easy to use.” – Robert M.
“I was pleasantly surprised with this website. I was able to compare different lights for my application. The reviews were most helpful as I made my decision upon these reviews. The light turns out to be just what I wanted and needed. If in the future I need something of this nature I will look to Pegasus first. Thank you.” – Steven K.
“Nice variety of lights, but I especially appreciated all the information to make wise choices and have all the parts necessary to install the lights.” – David C.
“Good online company to work with.” – Mary A.
“I liked the description of the product and the way to place an order.” – Ferdinard L.
Pegasus Lighting seeks to find, train, and nurture employees who are friendly, competent, reliable, helpful, honest, well organized and who adapt easily to change, take initiative, embrace technology, welcome new learning experiences, and are able to work independently with little supervision.
Pegasus Lighting provides is committed to using technology to its full advantage – for providing better customer service, improving communication, and improving employee efficiency.
We are committed to providing you with the best lighting website on the internet by offering you the following features.
Recently, we have begun to make a concerted effort to improve the quality and the quantity of our product images and application images. Thanks to DeLime Imaging, a high quality product photography company in Raleigh, NC, we have begun to add "zoom images", "rotating images", and "pivoting images" so that our website visitors can better understand and appreciate the quality of our lighting products.
If you have any suggestions for improving our website features, please go to our Contact Us page to write us a "Suggestions" email. Thank you for giving us your valuable comments.
In Greek mythology Pegasus was a beautiful, white, winged horse. He sprang from Medusa's body when her head was chopped off by the Greek hero, Perseus. Medusa was a Greek villain who had snakes as hair. Without a mother, Pegasus roamed free and wild.
While Pegasus was drinking from a well, Bellerophon managed to slip a golden bridle over Pegasus and capture the winged horse. The golden bridle had been a gift from Athena, the favorite daughter of Zeus and the Goddess of Wisdom. Bellerophon tamed Pegasus and used the horse during his adventures. One of these adventures was the slaying of Chimera. Chimera had the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a snake. It killed and ate humans. Many brave men had tried slaying Chimera on foot without any luck. Bellerophon used Pegasus to fly to the monster and kill it.
Bellerophon made the foolish decision to try and fly Pegasus to Mount Olympus (heaven, according Greek mythology). Zeus, king of the Greek gods, quickly put a stop to Bellerophon by throwing him from Pegasus. Bellerophon survived the fall, but he was crippled. As for Pegasus, he made it into heaven where he spent his days carrying lightning bolts for Zeus. When the stars are out, you might be able to see the Pegasus constellation, which was named after him.
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