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“Washington’s Birthday” became a federal holiday in 1796, marking the first official U.S. holiday named in honor of an American citizen.  Although the holiday is officially called “Washington’s Birthday”, it has become popularly known as “President’s Day” to honor George Washington (born on Feb. 22nd) and Abraham Lincoln (born on Feb. 12th), as well as others who have served as president.

The holiday is observed every year on the 3rd Monday of February to allow for a 3-day weekend.

Act in the spirit of George Washington and ‘Honest Abe”; invest in true value for your home. 

We Can Not Tell a Lie…February is the ideal time to invest in a high quality ceiling fan.

Although it may be myth that George Washington chopped down his father’s beloved cherry tree, it is no myth that upgrading your home with energy-efficient ceiling fans will reduce winter heating bills.

Top quality ceiling fans employ a reverse mode to allow warmer air accumulated at ceilings to be redirected back into the room, providing evenly distributed comfort and energy-savings.

Capitol Lighting’s models of excellence include the “Midway Eco Energy Smart” ceiling fan by Emerson Lighting, the “Palermo Energy Smart Fan from Hunter, Monte Carlo’s “Cyclone,” and the “Sundowner” from Minka-Aire.

Visit a Capitol Lighting showroom for more information on these and other ENERGY STAR label – products that can help you save up to 33% on your home heating and cooling costs.

What kind of lighting store would we be if we didn’t help you to choose the perfect chandelier to match your oak dining room table or the best torchiere lamp for optimum light output? For years Capitol Lighting has been famous for our expertise. Our Capitol Lighting staff has helped design the homes of professional athletes, musicians and actors as well as Five-star restaurants.

Capitol Lighting’s features articles that can help guide you when lighting your home’s interior and exterior. We offer advice for choosing the right sized chandelier for your dining room, how to make a design statement with table lamps, energy efficient lighting solutions that can help save you money and so many more tips to help illuminate your knowledge for lighting your home!

When you want to shop for that perfect chandelier for the foyer, or just need a few tips when attempting to install outdoor lighting fixtures, visit and find the right article that can help you! Visit this section often… We update our articles all the time, bringing you the most current information and designer feedback to guide and instruct you on lighting design and fixture selection for your home.


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