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Yale Will No Longer Sell Lighting After June 22, 2020

Steve Sheinkopf  |  June 22, 2020  |  2 Min. Read

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Yale will no longer sell lighting as of Monday, June 22nd, 2020.

This is one of the hardest posts I've ever had to write.

We (Yale) have always had a great lighting display winning Showroom of the Year nationally and Best of Boston.

Lighting has always been a part of our company's character, as well as part of our name. Who hasn't looked into our Boston showroom from the Southeast Expressway?

lighting-sale-showroom-3Lighting Display at Yale Appliance in Boston


Lighting is also where many of us started at Yale. I started cleaning the lights when I was seven-years-old.

Our Marketing Director, Director of Builder Sales, one of our Senior Technicians, and three long-time salespeople, all started in lighting.

In this article, I will tell you why we are no longer selling lighting and the details of our lighting liquidation sale with 35-75% off on our existing lighting stock and displays.

With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) along with our internal precautions, it will ve very different from our raucous Warehouse Clearances.

Why We Are No Longer Selling Lighting

Unfortunately, this industry is a matter of focus. Appliances, for example, have a massive amount of logistics in sales, customer service, product service, and warehousing.

Lighting is about style, availability, and trends.

Retail businesses are usually successful at one or the other.

Our appliance business has grown almost four times since 2009, whereas our lighting business was only up 50% in the same period.

Still, it's not an easy decision to remove part of a business incorporated in your name. In the internet age, you have to lead and focus on your strengths instead of doing business as usual.

The departure from lighting will allow us to focus on our growing plumbing and appliance departments.

Still, I will miss lighting, the people, and the relationships built almost 100 years ago.

How This Affects You

We will honor any existing quotes and credits.

We will have staff in place to handle any damages and glass replacement until August 31st, 2020.

Any issues after August will be handled by customer service.

Lighting Liquidation Sale

Lighting liquidation will start on June 23rd, 2020. Markdowns will be 35-70% off on stock and display. There are about $350,000 in lights, fans, sconces, and chandeliers.

As you can see from the Expressway, it's a great display with unique lights. (Won Best of Boston last year).

There are tons of different pieces. It's all up to date as well.

Unlike our previous clearances, this sale is by appointment only. If you would like to set up an appointment, click here. 

To keep you and our employees safe during our liquidation sale, we have self-imposed a lower occupancy rate for all of our stores of 40% capacity max.

Getting a great deal and COVID-19 from an overcrowded showroom is not worth it.

Click here to learn more about our safety and precautions and what a showroom visit will look like.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is the Lighting Liquidation Sale at every Yale location?

No, the lighting liquidation sale is only at our Dorchester showroom starting June 23rd by appointment only. You can schedule an appointment by clicking here. 

2. Does the Lighting Liquidation Sale include appliances?

No, we plan to be in the appliance business for a very long time.

3. If I purchase lighting during the Lighting Liquidation Sale, is it returnable?

No, all lighting purchased from now on will be Final Sale.

Schedule a showroom visit to see the lighting display at our Boston location (at this time, the showroom is only available by appointment due to Covid-19).


A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike.

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