about us

Our History:

Charles Feldman started Universal Lamp in 1949 in the basement of his parents' home in Toronto. He began importing porcelain and Capodimonte vases, giftware and figurines from Italy but, before long, Chuck was bringing in the parts needed to convert some of his inventory into lamps.

As the business grew, Universal Lamp moved to ever-larger premises. From our first showroom at 343 Adelaide Street West, through our 1962 move to 647 King Street West, we presented our expanded product line of lighting fixtures, as well as an extensive range of table and floor lamps, and coffee tables.

Good just wasn't good enough for Chuck. He wanted to offer his loyal customers even more, and so, in 1971, Universal Lamp relocated to our current address at 121 Cartwright Avenue.

Universal Lamp has evolved into a premier lighting showroom with world-class selection, competitive pricing and a wonderful reputation. While the company has expanded its product offering, and developed expertise in residential and commercial lighting design, Universal Lamp remains committed to our core principle of serving our customers in the most professional of ways, just as Chuck did since his very first sale.


Our Goal:

Our goal is to provide a complete selection of lighting products for every application and every budget while maximizing quality and style. We understand the dramatic effect lighting can have on the way a space looks, feels, and functions. Our experienced sales staff are here to help you get your lighting right, and have come to be known for our outstanding customer service.


Presidents' Message:

We invite you to experience Universal Lamp's total shopping experience.

We’ve been providing lighting solutions to architects, designers, contractors, builders and homeowners since 1949.

We proudly offer wonderful customer service, incredible value and excellent quality, all in our warm, family-owned business atmosphere.

Universal Lamp’s showroom, centrally located in the middle of Toronto, features a vast array of lighting products, artfully displayed in a visually pleasing setting.

In addition to the thousands of displayed products available from our large showroom, we also offer the convenience of online shopping through our secure website.

Lighting is our only business.
With so many recent changes in lighting technology, our sole focus on lighting ensures that we can continually provide the expert advice and award-winning lighting consultation services that we are famous for.

Come visit our luminous showroom in Toronto, and explore our newly updated website.

Share our passion for brilliance!

Elise Cohen & Marla Young

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