FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Elite Lighting Supply Co. Has gathered thousands of inquiries over the years. Based on the statistical demand of our loyal customers, we would like to share the most popular answers to those frequently asked questions.
What if I purchase an item and then I see it somewhere else cheaper?
Not to worry! Elite Lighting Supply Co. has a Low-Price Guarantee so there is no reason to hesitate or wait to make your purchase! If you ever find the exact same product advertised for less anywhere, within 14 days of your Elite Lighting Supply Co. purchase, please let us know and we will happily match that price. Keep in mind that shipping and handling fees, as well as any applicable sales tax, will be taken into consideration. For example, if Elite Lighting Supply co. offers free shipping and the competitor charges for shipping, then the total price, including shipping, will be matched. Of course, we may require some form of verification of the offer and it must be made by an authorized Canadian dealer of the product, following manufacturer pricing guidelines and policies and it must be a stock item. The Low-Price Guarantee excludes clearance, closeout and returned items. Other restrictions may apply, but why not ask? For more information please contact Customer Service.
Can I change my order?
Once we receive your order we get to work on it right away. This means that changes or cancellations are not always possible. You should also know that once an order is placed, it cannot be changed online. With all of this in mind, we still understand that sometimes you want to ask us to try, so you may contact Customer Service to make a request for a change or cancellation. We will make our best efforts to apply the requested change. If the item ships prior to confirmation of a cancellation or change request, you may return it following our standard return policy - Returns. Note that many items that are non-returnable cannot be cancelled. Here is more information about Changing or Canceling an Order.
When do I get my refund once I have returned an item?
We realize that refunds are a priority for our customers. Once we have received and inspected the item we are usually able to apply the refund onto the original payment card within 3-10 business days (depending on your bank). Keep in mind that due to shipping, inspection and bank processing times it sometimes takes up to 30 days from the date that you return the item for the refund to appear on your card. Here is more information about Returns.
If I return an item how is my refund calculated?
If you change your mind and decide to return an item that is defined as returnable, there is no restocking fee, however you are responsible for the return shipping costs. If you receive an item that is damaged, defective or if it is not what you ordered, we will, of course, provide a replacement at no charge. Here is more information about Damaged Goods, about Defective Goods and about Returns.
How do I return a product?
If you want to return an item you may do so within 14-30 days of receipt as long as it is defined as a returnable item. Just contact Customer Service via live chat at the bottom of your screen and we will provide pre-paid return labels. We will need your help in packaging up the item, adding the label to the box and making it available for pick up. Here is more information about Returns.
What should I do if my credit card has been refused when placing an order?
Check that all the details you have entered on the checkout page are correct. If it is refused after that, try another credit card. Contact Customer Service if you feel that your card is being refused due to our error. In some cases we may recommend that you contact your credit card company to get the issue resolved.
Do I get charged for shipping as each item ships?
If your order includes multiple items and there are shipping charges on the order, all shipping charges are applied with the first shipment. If you have questions on this please contact Customer Service or via live chat to skip any hold times.
Do you ship internationally (To USA) ?
As Elite Lighting Supply co. is a Canadian based distributor. We are working to support the shipment of more and more items every day to the United States of America, however, there are some product exclusions. Our Customer Service team will confirm your order within 24-48 hours.
I have a complaint, who should I speak to?
We want to know immediately when you are unhappy about your experience with Elite Lighting Supply Co.. Please call, chat or email Customer Service right away and we will make our best efforts to address your concern. Note: Our Live Chat agents are readily available and is the best form of immediate contact.
What do I do if my product has a problem during the warranty period?
If you experience a problem with any product you purchased from Elite Lighting Supply Co. that offers a manufacturer warranty, please contact Elite Customer Service. We will either facilitate a resolution or put you in contact with the manufacturer so that they might assist you directly. Here is more information about our Warranty.
Do you offer discounts on large quantity orders?
We offer discounts for members of the trade such as designers, architects and contractors who have presented appropriate credentials and been approved under our Loyalty Rewards account memberships. In addition we may be able to offer special discounts for large volume orders. Please contact Customer Service or live chat agents with any questions. Note: The Elite Loyalty Rewards membership is $0.00 Enrollment.
How do I redeem a gift card or gift certificate?
You may use your gift card by placing an order over the phone or on our website. If ordering by phone please have the Gift Card and the Code number ready when you call. If ordering on the website, during checkout (under the Payment Options), you will see a place to input the Coupon Code.
I can't find the item number or price - where do I look?
There may be multiple Product Options to select (such as sizes, bundles, colors or finishes). If so, select the "Options" section below the main product image, then click the appropriate thumbnail photo(s) or drop down menu to choose your preferred options. The Item number and the Price for the selected options will now be shown next to the "Add to Cart" button. Some items must be ordered over the phone. Ask one of our live agents on the live chat box at the bottom of your screen between the hours of 8:30am-6pm (Toronto Time)
Why am I being charged shipping when your site says, "Free shipping for orders over $200?"
Free shipping does not apply to certain oversized, fragile or special order items. In addition, some manufacturers require additional handling fees. When applicable, these charges will be noted on the product page as a Shipping Surcharge. It is recommended to email or live chat our support lines.
Does Elite Lighting Supply Co. charge sales tax?
By law, Elite Lighting Supply Co. must collect sales tax for most US states and Canadian provinces we ship to. The tax amount is based on state/provincial and local laws and is calculated based on the shipping address you enter at Checkout. For trade professionals with resale certificates, these taxes can be waived. Our Trade Team can help you submit the proper tax exemption forms.
Is my order going to be Next Day, FREE Shipping?
Elite Lighting Supply Co. offers Free shipping on all order above $200.00CAD. In addition, all orders marked with "Next Day" Shipping subject to Next Day or overnight delivery respecting that all order are made prior to the cut-off time of 9:30am ET. (Toronto Time). Meaning that all orders made beyond 9:30 ET will be subject to 2 business days. The Next Day Shipping is currently only available for Ontario residents.
What is Color Rendering Index (CRI) & Why is it important?
A color rendering index is a quantitative measure of the ability of a light source to reveal the colors of various objects faithfully in comparison with an ideal or natural light source. (Wikipedia). Color temperature & CRI index go hand in hand.
We can give you an example to explain it better: You went to a branded clothing store & liked this shirt because of its color. But once you got it home, you noticed the colors looked different. It was due to two different color rendering indexes. The CRI is an approach used to evaluate visual output of lighting products & usually measures in a range of 0 to 100, with higher CRI values resulting in more natural and truer colors