By Rochelle Maruch Miller
Since its inception over 40 years ago, Martin’s Lighting has been Cedarhurst’s premier lighting store, with a multi-generational client base spanning the Five Towns, five boroughs, and well beyond. Peter Goldstein, the store’s personable owner, grew up in the business, helping his father during free time while a high-school student. Honing his knowledge and acumen in the family business, Peter was inspired and mentored by his father. Kind and compassionate, Irv Goldstein, Peter’s dad, was an exemplary role model, beloved by his family, friends, neighbors, and customers. Setting standards of excellence for integrity and unsurpassed customer service, Irv Goldstein earned a sterling reputation that has become the hallmark of his business.
Continuing his father’s legacy, Peter, who has been an integral part of Martin’s Lighting since 1975, has been running the business for the past ten years, an endeavor he clearly regards as a labor of love. “I really love what I do. I am a people person. I enjoy waking up every morning and dealing with people,” he explains. “I look forward to going to work. One of the most rewarding aspects of my business is meeting new people, working with our present customers and getting to know new ones, and affording them a comprehensive variety of lighting options for their homes.” He adds, “We are an established, third-generation business, with service, quality, and price as our hallmark. We want to treat our customers the right way, and for them to be happy at the best price. We value our customers and our community; many of our new customers come to us through word of mouth. I tell my staff to be honest with our customers; we have earned a sterling reputation and have a tremendous following. At Martin’s Lighting, our customers are our priority. We are not interested in making a one-time sale. We ship all over the nation, as well as to Israel.”
After being devastated by Hurricane Sandy, Martin’s Lighting is, happily, back and better than ever! Featuring a stellar selection of high-quality merchandise at chain-store prices, Martin’s Lighting is proud to continue the time-honored tradition of its founder.
Ever attuned to the latest concepts and trends in lighting, Peter regularly attends the industry’s premier shows in Las Vegas, Dallas, and other venues, keeping current and moving forward. There’s a sense of freshness and excitement permeating the showroom. Unique in concept, Martin’s Lighting features items that are not to be found elsewhere.
Blessed with a great sense of style and a keen business acumen, Peter handpicks and purchases the type of merchandise that is truly different. “You won’t find these items anywhere else,” he explains. “We work with many designers, and we are committed to providing our customers super quality and service at great prices.”
Simply stated, Martin’s Lighting is the definitive source for everything lighting related. Martin’s Lighting also provides effective lamp and lighting repair. With meticulous attention to every detail, they will refurbish and repair your chandelier or other lighting fixture to restore the warm glow to your home.
It’s not surprising that discerning homeowners have made Martin’s Lighting their source of choice since 1960. They offer a comprehensive selection of elegant outdoor lighting, including lighting posts, path lights, and security lighting. They offer a landscape lighting consultation service that is exceptional.
From specialty bulbs to beautiful lampshades to ceiling fans to stunning and elegant chandeliers, and so much more, Martin’s Lighting has been lighting up our lives—and our community—with warmth, elegance, and beauty.
Martin’s Lighting is located at 424 Rockaway Turnpike in Cedarhurst. Call 516-239-5730, e-mail Martinslighting@yahoo.com, or visit martinslighting.com to learn more. Store hours are Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Thursday, 9:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. v