Frequently Asked Questions


Where are Capital Lighting fixtures sold?

Products are available through our network of over 1,000 dealer showrooms across the United States and Canada. To locate a distributor in your area, click here or call us at 800.323.3257.

How do I contact Capital Lighting Consumer Care?

You can reach Customer Service at 800.323.3257, Monday through Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM, EST. Our specialists will be happy to assist you with any needs, from returns/exchanges to fixture sizing recommendations to installation instruction.

How can I request a Capital Lighting catalog?

Visit your local dealer showroom to pick up one of our high-resolution photography catalogs.

You can view or download a PDF of the latest product catalog on the Catalog Download page.

When can I expect to receive my ordered merchandise?

Orders are shipped out within 24-48 hours from our warehouse in Flowery Branch, GA. Arrival time is dependent upon your carrier, shipping/order details and location.

Does Capital Lighting offer sale pricing or large-order discounts?

Pricing and discount opportunities are set by individual dealers.

Where can I find decorating ideas featuring Capital Lighting fixtures?

You can find design inspiration using our fixtures on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, and by browsing a local dealer showroom.

How do I become a Capital Lighting dealer or sales representative?

New dealers are always welcome. Please contact us at 800.323.3257 for more information.

Product Information

How accurate are the colors and finishes depicted online and in the catalog?

We have made every effort to depict colors and finishes as accurately as possible. However, as the actual colors you see will depend on your monitor; we cannot guarantee that your monitor’s display of any color or finish will be accurate. To ensure your expectations are met, we recommend visiting a local dealer showroom.

Can I select the type of glass in my fixture?

At this time, our fixtures are only available as indicated online. Glass type is not interchangeable across fixtures or lines.

Can I select the finish of my fixture?

At this time, our fixtures are only available as indicated online. Finishes are not interchangeable across fixtures or lines.

Can I order fixtures in a custom size?

At this time, our fixtures are only available in the sizing options indicated online.

How do I order replacement glass or shades?

Most dealers stock replacement glass or can easily place an order for you. Pricing information is available from your local Capital Lighting dealer.

How much chain and wire comes with my chandelier?

Most of our hanging fixtures include 10 feet of chain and 15 feet of wire. However, there are exceptions (pendants, petite chandeliers). Chain information is shown in our catalog and available from your dealer.

Can I get extra chain for my hanging fixture?

Additional chain is available for purchase from your dealer. It is important to identify the product name when placing your order to ensure you receive the proper chain gauge compatible with your fixture.

How do I properly clean my fixture?

Ensure the electric current is turned off before cleaning.

Clean metal components with a soft cloth, moistened with a mild liquid soap solution. Wipe clean and buff with a soft, dry cloth. Metal polish may not be used, as its abrasive nature could damage the protective finish.

Wood components may be polished with a fine furniture polish; avoid getting the polish on the metal surfaces.

Glass shades should be hand-washed using a soft cloth and mild liquid soap; rinse thoroughly, dry and replace to fixture. Never wash glass shades in an automatic dishwasher.

My builder needs to know the backplate dimensions of the vanity fixture I've selected. How can I find this?

Your Capital Lighting distributor can provide you with this information.

Installation and Design Recommendations

Are installation instructions included with the fixture?

Installation instructions are included with all Capital Lighting fixtures and are found in the orange package inside the product box. Additional instruction can be provided by contacting your local dealer or calling Capital Customer Service at 800.323.3257.

To ensure proper and safe installation, we recommend having a professional install all lighting fixtures.

What size chandelier is recommended for my dining room?

Generally, the diameter of the chandelier should be equal (in inches) to the length plus width of the dining room (in feet).

Example: For a room measuring 12 feet x 15 feet, the fixture should have a diameter of 27 inches. (12 + 15 = 27).

An alternative sizing option is to take the width/diameter of your table and subtract 12 inches; your fixture should be this diameter.

Example: For a 48 inch round table, the fixture should have a diameter of 36 inches.

How far above my dining table should a chandelier hang?

The chandelier should hang 30 inches above the table and 12 inches narrower than the table. If the room’s ceiling is higher than 8 feet, the chandelier should be raised 2-3 inches for each additional foot of ceiling height.

How do I extend/shorten the length of my mini pendant?

Each of our mini pendants is assembled using removable, sectional rods in varying lengths. Additional rods can be purchased through a Capital Lighting dealer.

My fixture takes a 60-Watt bulb. Can I use a higher wattage for brighter light?

No. You may use less wattage, but never more. Proper wattage is labeled on all fixtures.

Is my fixture compatible with a dimmer?

Yes and using dimmers will increase the life of the fixture’s bulbs and provide more illumination versatility. Please note that depending on the type of light bulb you are using (incandescent, compact fluorescent, or LED) in your fixture, that a compatible dimmer will need to be selected. Please contact the light bulb manufacturer or your local lighting showroom for more information on light bulbs and dimmer compatibility.

What is the difference between “damp location” and “wet location” rating?

“Damp” indicates an area in which the fixture will have indirect contact with moisture or humidity (bathrooms, garages). “Wet” indicates an area in which the fixture may have direct contact with the elements and is able to withstand substantial moisture, such as snow and rain (outside and breezeways).

Can I mount a mini pendant on a sloped ceiling?

Yes. All mini pendants come with mounts and chain compatible with any ceiling grade.

Additional Questions?

My question is not answered here, how can I get more information?

For any additional questions or information, please contact your local lighting showroom or distributor or email Capital Lighting at
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Contact Us

How can I contact Capital Lighting Fixture Company?

Go to the Contact Us page for our address, telephone and email information.