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Light Lunch Street Style Festival Promotes LED Lighting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy Ronco, Capitol Lighting Regional Sales Manager; Rick Ostberg, Morris Habitat For Humanity ReStore Director; David Hudson, Capitol Lighting Eatontown Store Manager; Karen Petrillo, Capitol Lighting Eatontown Sales associate enjoy the Light Lunch community event, hosted by Capitol Lighting, where people enjoyed food, fun, raffled and giveaways. The Mobile L.E.D. truck, American Lighting’s new dynamic light lab and mobile training truck that displays eco-friendly lighting was also in attendance.

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Capitol Lighting and Habitat for Humanity Enjoy Lunch at Gourmet Truck Expo

Capitol Lighting celebrated its second annual Making Lives Brighter campaign benefiting Habitat for Humanity during the “Light Lunch” food truck festival at their Boca Raton showroom. Deena Lang from 97.9 WRMF joined the 88-year-old family-owned and operated company to raise funds for the nonprofit. Making Lives Brighter runs through the end of December. During the campaign, customers can donate their old lighting at any South Florida Capitol Lighting showroom to be repurposed in a Habitat-build home or sold at one of their Re-Stores. In exchange for donated lighting fixtures, lamps and fans, supporters will receive a 10 percent discount toward any new lighting purchase, as well as a tax deduction from Habitat for Humanity.

“Habitat is one of the most respected charitable organizations providing an invaluable service to those in need,” said President of Capitol Lighting, Eric Lebersfeld. “The Capitol Lighting family is honored to be able to supports such a worthy cause and truly help to make lives brighter in our community.”

Five food trucks from the Gourmet Truck Expo and Deena Lang from 97.9 WRMF were on-site with the WRMF street team. Deena created her own signature sandwich with the Stocked N’ Loaded food truck and proceeds of the sandwich benefited Habitat for Humanity. There were raffles, giveaways and goodie bags provided throughout the event. The event also helped to kick-off the Fandemonium sale at Capitol Lighting going on throughout the summer.

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Habitat for Humanity Lights Up Foor Truck Expo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capitol Lighting celebrated their second annual Making Lives Brighter campaign, which benefited Habitat for Humanity on May 24th during the “Light Lunch” food truck festival at their Boca Raton showroom. Making Lives Brighter runs through the end of December. During the campaign, customers can donate their old lighting to any of the 8 Capitol Lighting showrooms in FL and NJ to be repurposed in a Habitat built home or sold at one of their Re-Stores. In exchange for donated lighting fixtures, lamps and fans, supporters will receive a 10 percent discount toward any new lighting purchase, as well as a tax deduction from Habitat for Humanity.

“Habitat is one of the most respected charitable organizations providing an invaluable service to those in need,” said President of Capitol Lighting, Eric Lebersfeld. “The Capitol Lighting family is honored to be able to supports such a worthy cause and truly help to make lives brighter in our community.”

Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to providing simple, decent, affordable housing to low-income families by working in partnership with those families. Each partner family is required to invest 500 hours of their own time in the construction of Habitat homes, with the majority of hours invested in what will become their own home. For information, visit http://www.Habitat.org.

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EAST HANOVER CAPITOL LIGHTING CUSTOMERS MAKE LIVES BRIGHTER

 

BOCA RATON, FL – July 11, 2012 – Capitol Lighting, a leading retailer of name-brand lighting with eight stores in New Jersey and Florida and worldwide at www.1-800Lighting.com, continues its partnership with Habitat for Humanity and the Making Lives Brighter program.

After the success of its first partnership with Habitat for Humanity, the East Hanover Capitol Lighting stores organized a second collection campaign, which began June 1, 2012.

In return for donations of gently used lighting fixtures, donors will be given a 10 percent discount toward any new lighting purchase at one of the New Jersey or East Hanover Capitol Lighting stores, as well as a tax deduction.

To date, more than 100 lighting fixtures have been donated already, with revenue surpassing $3,500.  In addition to the collection campaign, Capitol Lighting has agreed to provide one of the new homes being built in the East Hanover area with its outdoor and indoor lighting fixtures.

With more than 500,000 lighting fixtures and accessories in stock, Capitol Lighting is the premier destination for New Jersey and East Hanover  lighting solutions.  From outdoor lighting fixtures to chandeliers and wall sconces, Capitol Lighting and 1-800Lighting.com have the perfect lighting products to make homes—and lives—brighter.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Vanilla Ice Lends Fame For Habitat For Humanity – Coastal Star

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the tats, the piercings, the hip-hop attire, and the coolness. Cool as ice. Yet, deep down inside, Rob Van Winkle, popularly known as Vanilla Ice, is a regular guy. Oh, sure, he loves fancy cars and the nightlife, and he remains active in show business. In December he played Captain Hook in a British pantomime production of Peter Pan, but if he hadn’t knocked pop music on its derriere with Ice Ice Baby way, way back in 1989, he could very well be a carpenter.

In fact, he is a carpenter, of sorts. In his DIY Network TV series, The Vanilla Ice Project, entering its second season, he renovates homes in Wellington, each episode dedicated to a different room. Tying in with his latest project, he’s hooked up with Capitol Lighting in Boca and Habitat For Humanity for its Making Lives Brighter campaign. Through Feb. 28 anyone who donates old lighting fixtures to any Capitol store will save 10 percent on new fixtures and a tax deduction from Habitat.

“Twenty years ago I would never have dreamed this,” Van Winkle said during a recent stop at Capitol’s Boca Raton showroom to publicize the campaign. “I can’t believe it’s all happened. It amazes me. I’m blessed.”
He added: “I hope we can branch out on the show and go to other areas. I’d like to do something in Palm Beach or Boca. I have friends there.”
Van Winkle autographed a curvy chrome lamp at Capitol that will be put up for auction on eBay to raise money for Habitat For Humanity and to publicize the Feb. 18 opening of its Delray Beach “ReStore” at 1900 N. Federal Highway.

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New Program Provides Lighting

Habitat for Humanity partners with lighting store

Morris Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Capitol Lighting to accept donations of gently-used lighting fixtures, lamps and fans to be used in Habitat housing or sold at the Morris group’s thrift shop.

Donors can bring the items to the four Capitol showrooms in New Jersey, in East Hanover, Paramus, Eatontown or Green Brook. In exchange, Capitol will give them a 10-percent discount on a new lighting purchase, a tax deduction from Morris Habitat for Humanity and a 10 percent discount on a purchase at the thrift shop, ReStore, of  new or gently used building supplies, windowns, furniture and appliances. Morris Habitat Re-Store is located at 103 Iron Mountain Road, Mine Hill.

The campaign is called “Making Lives Brighter” and runs through February 28, 2012.

“Habitat is one of most respected charitable organizations providing an invaluable service to those in need,” said Eric Lebersfeld, President of Capitol Lighting.  “The Capitol Lighting family is honored to be able to support such a worthy cause and truly help to make lives brighter.”

Blair Schleicher Bravo, Executive Director of Morris Habitat said, “We are very pleased to be partnering with Capitol Lighting and know this campaign is a win-win for all.”

For more information about MHfH call 973-891-1934 or visitwww.morrishabitat.org.  To learn about the ReStore call 973-366-3358.

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Donate used lamps, lights to Habitat for Humanity through February in Mine Hill

Capitol Lighting has partnered with Morris Habitat for Humanity on a new, unique initiative entitled “Making Lives Brighter.”
From now through Feb. 28, customers will be able to donate their gently-used lighting to any Capitol Lighting showroom in the New Jersey area (E. Hanover, Paramus, Eatontown, and Green Brook) to be repurposed in a Habitat for Humanity home or sold at the Morris Habitat Re-Store, 103 Iron Mountain Road, Mine Hill.
In exchange for the lighting fixtures, lamps and fans contributed to the campaign, donors will receive a 10-percent discount toward any new lighting purchase at Capitol Lighting, as well as a tax deduction from Morris Habitat for Humanity and a 10-percent discount off a ReStore purchase of new and gently used building supplies, windows, furniture and appliances.
“Habitat is one of most respected charitable organizations providing an invaluable service to those in need,” said Eric Lebersfeld, President of Capitol Lighting.  “The Capitol Lighting family is honored to be able to support such a worthy cause and truly help to make lives brighter.”
Blair Schleicher Bravo, Executive Director of Morris Habitat summed it up by saying, “We are very pleased to be partnering with Capitol Lighting and know this campaign is a win-win for all.  We will get merchandise to sell in our Restore, the proceeds of which will go to build local affordable housing.  Donors will get a discount on Capitol Lighting and ReStore purchases, and Capitol Lighting will help bring awareness to our cause.”
For more information about MHfH call 973-891-1934 or visit www.morrishabitat.org.
To learn about the ReStore call 973-366-3358 or go to wwwmorrishabitat.org.

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Making Lives Brighter campaign kicks off with Vanilla Ice

Capitol Lighting and Vanilla Ice pic

 

Capitol Lighting, the award-winning lighting experts, has partnered with Habitat for Humanity on a new initiative called Making Lives Brighter.

During the run of the campaign through February 28, 2012, customers will be able to donate their old lighting to any Capitol Lighting showroom in the South Florida and New Jersey areas to be placed in a Habitat for Humanity home or sold at one of Habitat’s Re-Stores.

In exchange for the lighting fixtures, lamps and fans contributed to the campaign, donors will receive a 10-percent discount toward any new lighting purchase as well as a tax deduction from Habitat for Humanity.

Capitol Lighting worked with South Florida native and host of his own D.I.Y. home restoration show, Rob Van Winkle, also known as Vanilla Ice, to film public service announcements for Making Lives Brighter.

“Giving back is important to me and this is a cause that’s close to my heart,” said Vanilla Ice. “Repurposing is something I do on my show every day and the fact that Capitol Lighting and Habitat for Humanity are demonstrating what a difference it can make in someone’s life is really outstanding.”

“Habitat is one of most respected charitable organizations providing an invaluable service to those in need,” added Eric Lebersfeld, president of Capitol Lighting. “The Capitol Lighting family is honored to be able to support such a worthy cause and truly help to make lives brighter.”

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing simple, decent, affordable housing to low-income families by working in partnership with those families.

 

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Vanilla Ice wants your lights, lights baby – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

All right stop, collaborate and listen. Vanilla Ice is back on the scene to shed some light on families in need.On Nov. 18 the Wellington-based rapper, also known as Robert Van Winkle, headed to VidPop Productions in Boca Raton to film a public service announcement for his Making Lives Brighter campaign with Habitat For Humanity and Capitol Lighting.

He’s asking people to donate their old lighting fixtures to any Capitol Lighting showroom in South Florida or New Jersey now through Feb. 28 to be repurposed for a Habitat for Humanity home or sold at one of Habitat For Humanity’s Re-Stores.

As a thank-you for donating, Capitol Lighting will give donors 10 percent off any new lighting purchase and a tax deduction from Habitat for Humanity. “Rob is such a passionate guy and he’s bringing great attention to an important cause,” said Eric Lebersfeld, president of Capitol Lighting. “We’re really excited to have him on board.”

Van Winkle, who began working with Capitol Lighting when he started his home improvement show, “The Vanilla Ice Project,” is loving his new role as the renovating rapper.

Here’s what Van Winkle had to say about home makeovers, his upcoming movie with Adam Sandler and what typically happens when he hits The Mall atWellington Green.

Was making over homes something you were always interested in?

“Not always. About 18 years ago I started getting into the real estate and decorative end of it. I had a 15,000-square-foot home on Star Island. I had it decorated by decorators and it was cool, but I was about 16. I had turned the place into a big bachelor pad and it was like living in a shopping mall.

I got tired of it after a while because the colors were too crazy. I had purple rooms, green rooms and yellow rooms. And so I started looking at magazines and getting ideas to decorate it myself. I saw earth tone colors and liked it. I redid the whole thing. It took me about a year and a half to redo the whole house.

But after I did it, I was like ‘Wow, that came out pretty nice.’ It felt more warm and inviting as a home should. And I did that just by looking at a bunch of Florida Design magazines. Now I’ve got my own television show, which I’m very proud about. It won five awards and got the highest rating on HGTV.

We didn’t even expect it or know it was gonna happen. We did season one out here in Wellington and it just happened on us. It’s good karma. The new season starts Jan. 21 on DIY Network and later in the year on HGTV.”

Being a resident of Wellington, where do you hang out?

“I don’t really hang out too much because I’m gone a lot lately. I stay in the UK as well. I have a place over there. I’m playing Captain Hook in “Peter Pan” over there in a stage production until January. It’s like Broadway.

It’s my first time acting a play. I also have a new movie coming out in June with Adam Sandler. It’s called “I Hate You, Dad.” I watched it a few days ago with Adam and it’s amazing. The movie takes place over a 30-year period and I play Uncle Vanny in the movie. All the ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast is in it.

And I swear I’m not just saying this because I’m in it but I’ve never seen a movie top Happy Gilmore on funniness but this one tops it. It’s unbelievable.

What’s your favorite Wellington restaurant?

“I like the Bonefish. It’s my little hangout where no one bothers me. But now that you know that I probably won’t be able to go there. Maybe I should’ve said some sushi place!”

Do you go to the mall in Wellington and do people mob you?

“I go to the Wellington Mall and yes, they do. I’ve seen all walks of life. There’s been crazy things that have happened and I could probably shock you on many of them. If you could imagine it’s happened, it probably happened.

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My motto is ‘Shake a hand, make a friend.’ I don’t walk around with a bunch of bodyguards or all that. I like to be normal. I’ve got two kids and I like for them to see Dad being normal even though they know who I am and come out and see shows. They’re used to people coming up to me. They grew up with it and they’ll even take pictures of me with fans now.”

Have your kids seen “Cool As Ice”?

“Oh yeah, they love it and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II.”

Do you still perform the “Ninja Rap” from the movie?

“I do. I love it. There’s a remake of it you can download for free on Vanillaice.com.”

Speaking of music, I know you have a new album out. I heard you were doing this crazy genre mixing thing with techno, hip-hop and country. What direction is your music taking now?

“My music never has a direction, it has a moment. The way I record music is, it’s my diary. So every record tells where I’m at at that time in my life. Long story short, I’ve got rock records I’ve done in the past with Korn and Limp Bizkit. Now I’ve moved on to happy, fun stuff.

I’m doing techno dance music with no explicit lyrics–just a good, family record. Anybody can listen to it. It’s just dance, happy because I’m in a happy mood right now. I’m enjoying life and it reflects on the music. I’m doing a new kind of techno-dance-hip-hop. And it’s selling like crazy.

We put it out on iTunes and I’m already playing songs on tour from it.

Do you have a New Year’s resolution?

“No, not really, just to be happy. The reason I don’t do that is I live by the phrase ‘Yesterday is history, tomorrow’s a mystery.’ So I take life day by day. Too many people stress out over what’s gonna happen tomorrow whether it’s war, economy or housing market because you’ve got CNN and all these situations arise causing you to worry about tomorrow.

So don’t worry about it. And yesterday? You can’t go back and change any of it so you could turn all your negatives into positives by saying ‘Well look, that was a mistake. I regret it. I can’t go back and change it.’ But by accepting it, I know not to do that again.’ If you stay focused and know that all you have is here and now, you’ll appreciate life a little more and not stress so much about tomorrow.

It’s a great little thing. I’m gonna have it tattooed–’Yesterday is history, tomorrow’s a mystery.’

What else can we expect to see from you in 2012?

“I have another project coming out on DIY and HGTV called ‘Ice Your House.’ The contest winner was in Dallas. This will air before the ‘Vanilla Ice Project’ in January. It’s a one-hour program.

The winner had a hat shack in their backyard literally from 1948. The guy made hats and it was just a rundown old shack. I turned it into an extravagant palace and I really do the work. I’m getting my hands dirty. I had to scrub my finger nails before I came here.”

How do you get your ideas for home renovations?

“I go on Google all night looking for more crazy ideas. When I’m in Europe I’m looking at European design ideas. I get a lot of ideas from stores there too.

In season two of the ‘The Vanilla Ice Project’ I made a smart house, which Capitol Lighting is a big part of. Almost all the lights in the house are LED and we have beautiful fixtures. There’s nobody better than Capitol Lighting.

Everything is green and every room in the house has an iPad 2 mounted on the wall. You can set the temperature or turn your lights on in your pool and set everything from your smart phone or iPad. This house we made has stuff Bill Gates‘ house doesn’t have. We have waterfalls, a 480-foot zip line in the back and a helicopter pad because I fly helicopters.

We also have a fire pole in the back that we dedicated to the 343 firefighters who lost their lives. I can talk forever about it. It’s amazing.

While it’s very Jetsons, the theme of the house is the 1930′s gilded age of Palm Beach with miles of crown molding, elaborate gold fixtures. We’ve got a pneumatic elevator, wine rooms, 3-D TVs, a video game room with panoramic video games, thunder seats with sub woofers under them, hidden cellar doors and really cool state-of-the-art home features we’re showcasing.”

What video games are you playing?

“I don’t have much time to play video games. But I’m old school when it comes to video games. Give me Atari or something like that with two buttons.”

Van Winkle is having the Vanilla Ice Holiday Block Party Saturday on Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. The free event begins at 5 p.m. Van Winkle will perform a 90-minute concert and Capitol Lighting will have a booth set up where you can inquire about lighting donations. For more information visit, Makinglivesbrighter.org.

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Vanilla Ice Builds Goodwill

Vanilla Ice Project

Vanilla Ice in the studio at Green Advertising in Boca Raton

Vanilla Ice knows what it feels like to be number 1 on the music charts with his monster hit song “Ice Ice Baby” and now he knows how it feels to do well in TV ratings and in the hearts of his fans and viewers. His show The Vanilla Ice Project, which is taped in Wellington is doing well on the DIY Network, with the new season of shows starting January 21st.

Now Vanilla Ice whose real name is Rob Van Winkle is teaming with award winning Capitol Lighting on a project to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The campaign called Making Lives Brighter, encourages people to donate their old lighting fixtures, fans and lamps by taking them to Capitol Lighting showroom near them, both here in South Florida and in New Jersey. Those items will be re-purposed for Habitat for Humanity. Van Winkle is happy to be able to give back and said “ Giving back is important to me, re-purposing is something I do on my show everyday.”

The President of Capitol Lighting Eric Lebersfeld said “ The Capitol Lighting Family is honored to be able to support such a worthy cause and truly help to make lives brighter.” For more information call 1-800-Lighting.

I was invited to the Green Advertising studio with Vanilla Ice the day he recorded the spots for television for this project and we had fun. I also was introduced to the whole Lebersfeld family from Herman, the founder to the sons and they gave me the tour and could not have been more gracious. We captured some good shots and this exclusive short one on one video conversation. Scroll down just below and you will be able to view it. Just hit play.

 

Tim Byrd “The Byrdman” connects w/ Vanilla Ice from Palm Beach Live Work Play on Vimeo.

 

 

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Lights, Lights Baby! Capitol Lighting and Habitat for Humanity’s Campaign Making Lives Brighter Kicks Off with PSA by Vanilla Ice

Habitat for Humanity has partnered with Capitol Lighting (1-800Lighting.com), on a new, unique initiative, Making Lives Brighter. This exciting new campaign runs now through December 31, 2012, customers will be able to donate their old lighting to any Capitol Lighting showroom in the South Florida and New Jersey areas to be repurposed in a Habitat for Humanity home or sold at one of their Re-Stores. In exchange for the lighting fixtures, lamps and fans contributed to the campaign, donors will receive a 10-percent discount toward any new lighting purchase as well as a tax deduction from Habitat for Humanity.

Capitol Lighting worked with South Florida native and host of his own D.I.Y. home restoration show, Rob Van Winkle, a.k.a. Vanilla Ice, to film a Public Service Announcement for Making Lives Brighter.

Vanilla Ice said of Making Lives Brighter, “Giving back is important to me and this is a cause that’s close to my heart. Repurposing is something I do on my show every day and the fact that Capitol Lighting and Habitat for Humanity are demonstrating what a difference it can make in someone’s life is really outstanding.”

“Habitat is one of most respected charitable organizations providing an invaluable service to those in need,” added Eric Lebersfeld, President of Capitol Lighting.  “The Capitol Lighting family is honored to be able to support such a worthy cause and truly help to make lives brighter.”

For more than 87 years Capitol Lighting has been the lighting experts and have helped customers in New Jersey and South Florida find the perfect lighting fixture from the largest selection. Capitol Lighting showrooms offer all lighting needs, from contemporary sconces and modern chandeliers to table lamps, outdoors and energy-efficient lighting – all at the most affordable prices available.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Larry
    30, November 2011, 4:16pm / 

    The perfect Holiday campaign! Nicely done, Capitol Lighting and Vanilla Ice.

  2. John
    19, December 2011, 3:18pm / 

    This is a great cause. I donated just the other day and got a great ceiling fan at 10% off!

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