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Pegasus Lighting is an e-commerce website that sells unique lighting products to a wide spectrum of customers in a friendly, helpful, efficient, and enlightening manner. We strive to blend 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 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 is the founder of Pegasus Lighting and Edison Lighting Systems, Inc. He has been in the field of lighting since 1987 and 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 has driven 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 2010, Dr. Farin was honored by 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 2007 as Director of Marketing & Technology and in 2009 was promoted to Vice President & CIO. In 2014, he became the President and CEO. 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. After graduation Chris worked for Arthur Andersen Business Consulting and BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina. 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 founder 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)
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, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, South Korea, Taiwan, 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.
“They had what I needed and patiently answered my questions. I was buying fixtures for my contractor, and wasn't sure what to buy. They were helpful and clear in their explanations.” – Cynthia L.
“This was a really pleasant surprise. Best online store I've encountered in a long, long time. Great return policy and very helpful staff.” – Joan C.
“It was very easy to find exactly what I was looking for. The description was easy to read and compare to other items of interest. The selection was very good.” – Anonymous
“This is a return visit for me to Pegasus, after an excellent experience earlier last year, and they have become the first place I go for any lighting supplies. Great site and superb service, plus low prices. Thanks!” – Anonymous
“Love the lights! When I called customer service, a woman answered right away and answered my questions. This is not common with many places where one can order online. Pegasus is customer service oriented; I learned a lot from their blog, which is what made me order the lights. They made a huge difference in my kitchen. I have already sent a friend to the site. A great company.” – Linda Y.
“Was searching for a specific product, hard to find. Had a conversation with one of the service people, and in 5 minutes, my problem was solved.” – Ian D.
“Pegasus Lighting is the best on-line source for lighting fixtures. After extensive research on the types of lighting available out there now from LED to Xenon, we chose to order from Pegasus Lighting because they had what we wanted and at reasonable prices. Their customer service was excellent; had to make 2 calls because of an issue in understanding the installation. The customer service department gave us excellent service; the problem was resolved because it was on our end, not Pegasus Lighting once we talked to them. We are planning to buy the rest of our kitchen lighting from them which will be at least 4 to 6 more lights. And, will be looking again to Pegasus Lighting to help us replace other light fixtures especially in our living room, and bathroom when we are finished with the lighting in our kitchen. What sets Pegasus Lighting apart from other on-line distributors is their excellent customer service in choosing the right type of lighting for your needs and their explanation of what each type of lighting you are looking at would be the best for your particular needs.” – Jane C.
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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