CUSTOMER SERVICE IS WHAT SETS US APART
The House of Lights and Home Accents has been providing quality, stylish and affordable lighting, fans and home décor for close to 50 years. The main reason for our ongoing success is in how we service our customers before, during and even after the sale is complete. We want you to be extremely satisfied with all your purchases and we firmly stand behind everything we sell. The following Terms and Conditions of Sale are detailed here for both your and our protection so please keep them in mind when making your purchases. And as always, thank you for your business and please let us know if there’s anything we can do to improve your buying experience. Thanks again for all your business!
30 DAY RETURN POLICY
We want you to be extremely happy with everything you purchase from us. If you’re not 100% completely satisfied with your purchase and wish to return an undamaged, uninstalled, non-defective item we would gladly accept that product back. Returned products, and all associated parts, must be returned in like-new, saleable condition with all the original packaging materials intact. Returns must be made within 30 days of the receipt of the merchandise, unless otherwise noted, and must be accompanied with a copy of the original invoice.
Products that are not eligible for return include:
Installed or otherwise altered products
Products that were purchased/received more than 30 days after receipt
Products that have scratches, dents or other defects caused by a customer’s unpacking, attempted installation or other evaluation process. All product issues/defects must be clearly identified at the time of the return or your product return may be denied
Products that have been identified as Clearance, Clarence, Closeout, Final Sale or Special Buys
Furniture items are not returnable under any circumstances. There are too many opportunities for damage in this process which is why we have to refuse all furniture returns
Merchandise that is not returned in the factory carton with all packaging materials intact and/or has any foreign writing or labels on the packing cartons
Custom or Made-to-Order products
Products in quantities of 6 or more. When evaluating a product we suggest that you purchase a single sample before placing a bulk order
Products that were not purchased from THEhouseoflights.com
Products ≤ $25 may not be returned.
The House of Lights is not in the business of making money off of our customers on returns or by charging inflated shipping and handling fees. Our goal is to make you 100% satisfied with your purchases and to only pass along the fees we’re charged in processing your return. Unfortunately these costs are real and because of this all returned products will be subject to a 25% restocking fee (or $20 whichever is greater) plus all applicable freight charges (even if you received free shipping on your initial order). Again, please know that these fees are real costs incurred in processing your return and The House of Lights does not make any profit processing returned merchandise. If your return fees will exceed your original purchase price our Customer Service department will not process your return.
In the event that you need to return a product our Customer Service team will gladly help you throughout this process. There are a few simple steps to follow to ensure a successful return so please carefully follow the steps below to avoid any unneeded hassles or delays.
To return a product you must first obtain a valid RGA (Returned Goods Authorization) # and a Returned Goods Form from our customer service department CustomerService@thehouseoflights.com or 1-800-541-3048 Option #4. All returns must be contain a copy of the completed Returned Goods Form (we suggest you keep a copy for your records), with the valid RGA# clearly written in the space provided as well as a copy of your original receipt. Returns without these pieces will not be accepted and will jeopardize any and all refunds you are expecting.
All pre-authorized returns must be delivered to our corporate headquarters at 1034 South Harbor City Blvd – Melbourne, FL 32901. Customers who choose to ship their returns back to us should use an insured parcel post with verifiable proof of delivery. The USPS typically does not provide this service and should be avoided. UPS, Fed Ex or another reliable parcel delivery company should be used instead. If you choose to return your product in person please note that no refunds will be awarded at the counter as all returns must be processed through THEhouseoflights.com website.
RETURNS DAMAGED IN TRANSIT
If you choose to ship your product back to us it is your responsibility to insure the shipment as we will not be responsible for any shipping damages on any returned merchandise. In the event we receive a damaged shipment we will notify the shipper immediately and you via email of the damage and it is then your responsibility to file a claim with the shipping company. It is also the customer’s responsibility to notify THEhouseoflights.com’s customer service department what to do with the damaged shipment within 30 days of notification. If we do not receive disposal instructions we will either donate or destroy the damaged shipment.
Upon receipt of your authorized return we will notify you via email that we’ve received your return and that it’s being processed. All returned merchandise must pass our thorough inspection process and must meet the conditions outlined in the 30-Day Return Policy section. Most returns take 3-5 business days to process and once the return has been approved you will receive a notification via email of your final refund amount.
Once a return has been approved the customer will be refunded in the same method of their original payment less all restocking fees and shipping charges. Please note that returns will be charged all applicable shipping and handling charges (both to the customer and back to the factory regardless if you received free shipping) as well as all applicable restocking fees charged to us by our manufacturers. Refunds can take up to 2 weeks from the date the return was approved to process so please plan accordingly. If you have any questions as to the status of your refund please contact our Customer Service department at (800) 541-3048 Option #4 or CustomerService@thehouseoflights.com
DEFECTIVE / DAMAGED GOODS POLICY
On very rare occasions a defective or damaged product may be delivered to you. If this happens we sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and will do whatever we can to make it right. It is extremely important that you thoroughly inspect all cartons upon delivery and notify the shipping company and/or our Customer Service department immediately of any problems you identify. If the packaging appears to be damaged from the outside please accept the shipment, noting all damages on the bill of lading or conveying them to the shipper making sure he/she records your claims and gives you a receipt of your claim submission, and then notify our customer service department ASAP. We can typically submit damaged freight claims on your behalf if necessary and can quickly work to resolve this problem.
Under no circumstances should a damaged product be installed without prior written approval from thehouseoflights.com. For products that are defective or damaged we will gladly replace the product with a direct or acceptable replacement. In many cases the products we sell consist of various parts that require assembly and the parts themselves can be obtained quickly instead of waiting on an entire product. If your product or an associated part needs to be replaced please contact our Customer Service department and have your Order # and Item # available for reference. Most defective replacements are immediately processed by the manufacturer and will ship to the customer within 7-10 business days, however delays can and do happen. In cases where the manufacturer is out of stock on your item or there are no direct or acceptable replacements available we will gladly refund your money and/or help you pick something else. Our Customer Service personnel will direct you through the steps necessary in returning a defective product. Please do not discard any of the damaged materials unless instructed to do so in writing by our Customer Service department. Items that are returned as defective but found to be absent of any defect and are in good working order will be handled as a standard return and will be subject to all the conditions outlined in our 30-Day Return Policy section.
WARRANTIES / GUARANTEES
THEhouseoflights.com warrants all products to be free of manufacturing defects for a period of 1 year from the date of delivery. Light bulbs included with products will not be covered under this warranty. If you find that your product is defective in any way please contact our customer service department and have your Order # and Item # available for quick reference and we’ll be happy to work on your behalf with the manufacturer to resolve your issue. No other extended warranties or guarantees, either expressed or implied, are valid.
THEhouseoflights.com WILL NOT be responsible for any installation, re-installation (due to product defect), special handling or assembly costs related to products purchased from us. We strongly suggest that you not schedule any installation until your order has arrived and the merchandise has been thoroughly inspected.
NON- DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS
Product Finishes, Materials and Colors
Please note that many items we sell are handcrafted and have slight variations in color, texture, finish and/or consist of organic materials. These items have unique characteristics that enhance their value and beauty and because of this we cannot guarantee items with the same sku number will be identical matches or identically match the images you see online. Your computer monitor may distort the colors and finishes displayed and any of these situations may not constitute a damaged or defective item claim. If you wish to return an item because of this condition it will be processed according to our standard returns procedure.
Many of the outdoor products we sell are composed of solid brass or copper and will patina/oxidize over time and their finish may darken, fade or turn a slightly greenish/bronze-like color. This is a natural chemical aging process created by the elements and is NOT considered a defect of the product in any way. Products that have a painted finish will inevitably fade and flake over time and will need to be refinished after a few years. This is also not considered a product defect and must be considered when purchasing this type of item.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance in determining the type and style of outdoor product for your project. Our staff of professionals have a combined 150 years of lighting industry experience and can help guide you through the entire selection process.
Most of the products available on our website have the factory’s current stock availability listed which can help you determine any potential delivery delays. In most cases in-stock products ship out within 3-5 business days but can take longer for final delivery. Please know that the shipping of your order is important to us and we will do whatever we can to ensure the fastest & most efficient way to get your products to you. If your order will be delayed in shipping due to outside circumstances beyond our control we will let you know as soon as possible and will work with you to make other arrangements if necessary. Please note that all shipping times quoted are estimates only and delivery times may exceed the times listed.
Products delivered to you will come via standard parcel delivery (UPS, FedEx, etc…) unless otherwise noted. Items that must come via freight truck due to their size typically take longer for delivery and require greater coordination with the customer for final delivery.
Methods of Payment
THEhouseoflights.com accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover and PayPal as valid forms of payment. Please note that your credit card/account will be charged at the time of checkout and all refunds will be processed back to the same method of payment made on the original order.
Order Processing – what to expect
Thehouseoflights.com sincerely appreciates your business and it is our goal to make your buying experience pleasant and painless while keeping you informed about your order along the way. Shortly after your checkout you will receive an order confirmation via email stating that we’ve received your order and are in the process of procuring your merchandise. We will also send you a final copy of your receipt with all our Terms and Conditions of Sale attached. Once your order has been shipped from the factory, or from our warehouse, and we receive a valid tracking number we will email you that information. Please note that your credit card/account will be charged upon checkout and not when the product is shipped.
If you wish to cancel an order for merchandise that hasn’t yet shipped from the manufacturer or our warehouse please contact our customer service department at email@example.com or (800) 541-3048 Option #4. Products that have already shipped from the manufacturer or our warehouse may not be cancelled. Custom orders and/or orders in bulk (6 or more units) may not be cancelled once they’re placed.
If you’re order was successfully cancelled we will notify you via email of your accepted cancellation request.
Please note that any refusal of an order delivery may result in a 50% restocking fee plus all applicable shipping charges.
PRICING & INFORMATION ACCURACY
Please know that we represent hundreds of different manufacturers on our website with over 100,000 different items to choose from. On very rare occasions inaccurate pricing or description data may arise. If we discover an order that you placed has incorrect pricing or description data we will notify you immediately of the error and what the corrected new price and/or description will be. If you choose to cancel your order we will gladly do that for you and refund all your money. If you choose to proceed with the corrected price and or description we will send you an updated copy of your order reflecting the changed information and continue processing your order.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of the policies outlined herein please contact our Customer Service department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THEhouseoflights.com understands how important your private information is and we do everything possible to protect that information. We do not sell or disclose your private information to any outside companies. This policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect and use the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site and our products and services.
What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our Web site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering and expanding our business activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by emailing us.
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a Web site, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
Notice of New Services and Changes
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. As our customer, you will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by unsubscribing from our mailing list.