An update to our customers on COVID-19

Making a difference with our makers during COVID-19

We are honored to announce that we have partnered with Rich Brilliant Willing in their efforts to 3D print Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was heartening and inspiring to see Rich Brilliant Willing announce they had shifted their production efforts from lighting to producing 3D printed face shields, so we reached out to see how we could support their efforts. With a direct donation to increase their capacity to make PPE, we are happy to report that they have already delivered 4,5000 face shields to health centers in the New York City area and now 3,500 more are on their way to hospitals, including SOMA NJ, NY Presbyterian, NYU Langone, Bellevue, Metropolitan Hospital, Milstein Hospital, Brooklyn Hospital Center and St. Barnabas Hospital. We would also like to salute Budmen Industries and iMakr for their logistical and manufacturing support in the production of these PPE.

Dear YLighting Community,

We wanted to share the steps we are taking at YLighting to ensure the safety of our employees, to do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 within our local communities, and to continue to serve you, our valued customers.

The health and safety of our employees is of utmost importance to us. To ensure the well-being of our team, we have:

  • Eliminated all business travel
  • Closed our offices
  • Moved most team members to remote work and provided technology support
  • Increased cleaning protocols at our warehouse facilities

Our goal remains to continue to deliver our award-winning service to our customers who may be in the middle of renovation projects or who may be looking to enhance their environments as they spend more time at home. To support our customers in this time, we:

  • Continue to offer sales and customer service support Monday to Friday from 6am – 5pm PT and Saturday from 7am – 3:30pm PT, via phone (866-842-6209), chat, or email
  • Secured inventory of our most popular products and made it easier to locate in stock items on our website
  • Clearly communicate when our partner brands have temporarily closed their warehouses and recommend alternate in-stock products on the site or through our sales and support teams
  • Continue to work closely with our carriers and vendors, who are also impacted, to deliver your orders as soon as possible. Many in stock items continue to ship same day so you can keep moving forward with your projects
  • Have eliminated white-glove, in-home deliveries until it is safe to resume this level of service. In the meantime, we will offer free curbside delivery for most large, freight-delivered items. Packages continue to ship and deliver as usual
  • Monitor all orders in transit and notify customers as soon as possible if there are changes. We will also work with customers to have shipments re-routed to alternate addresses if needed

We believe that by continuing to be there for our customers, we can help support you in creating a space that provides some comfort in these uncertain times. Please continue to stay safe and healthy, and as a community we’ll look forward to brighter days.

Sean Callahan
CEO, YDesign Group