Where Choices Matter…
For over thirty years, Light World has been focused on refining the lighting experience for its customers.
Founded in 1989 by Joy Thomas, Light World’s first location was in a Holland Strip Mall with a store size of only 1,500 square feet.
Since then, Light World has outgrown three locations and has found its current home at a 13,000 sq. ft. showroom and warehouse in Feasterville-Trevose, Pennsylvania. This facility gave Light World a superior focus on customer service and an inspiring selection, as well as an entrance into a thriving e-commerce market.
Light World also is a member of LIGHTING ONE, a co-op of lighting showrooms across the country. This association allows Light World to give its customers the lowest prices in the industry, and access to private label product exclusive to its showroom.
We know that your choice matters when it comes to a perfect Lighting Solution, and Light World is committed to making sure you find it!
Light World – Where Choices Matter
Meet Our Family…
Joy Thomas - Owner
Joy started her career as a commercial lighting representative. Shortly after, she fell in love with the challenge, the fast pace and the never-ending chance for knowledge and experience. Joy’s early career allowed her to visit most of the United States, and much of the world. However, after many years, Joy felt it was time to put the suitcases away and grow some roots in the community.
In 1989, Joy opened her first store of 1,500 square feet and called it “Light World”. Four stores, two recessions, one flood, many wonderful clients and friends later and she wouldn’t change a thing (except launching this website sooner).
In her little bit of free time, she loves challenging her husband Peter on the golf course and riding bikes on the boardwalk!
Jim Thomas - Manager
Jim has been a part of the Light World family for 28 years. His favorite part of his position is building relationships with guests and assisting them in finding the perfect lighting solution, while still having a great time. Outside of work, Jim enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid Philly Sports Fan.
Brad Michaels - Sales
Brad Michaels joined Light World in 2007. He enjoys the sales, merchandising and technical parts of his job. When he’s not working, he likes spending time with his four dogs.
Beth Peel - Sales
Beth has over 20 years under her belt with the Light World Family. Beth has a wide range of experience with lighting and design. While at Light World, she enjoys getting to know customers most. In addition to sales, Beth is responsible for pricing, order entry and tagging the showroom! Downtime is spent with her family and friends, watching football, baseball and Seinfeld reruns, live music and her happy place, LBI.
Jim Merk - Sales, IT
Jim Merk is the newest addition to the Light World family. A Jack of all Trades, he can be found doing something different every day; but loves making customers and his coworkers happy more than anything. Jim’s hobbies include writing music, programming, and gaming.
Amy Thomas - Sales
Amy joined Light World’s team in October of 2015. She enjoys building relationships with customers and taking part in her family’s business. After recently graduating college, Amy feels that her experience at Light World will help contribute to her success. When not working, Amy enjoys babysitting and taking walks with friends and family.
Jack - Sales
Jack brings a background in electronics to the Light World team. Before joining Light World, Jack owned and operated a business of his own for over 35 years. In his off time, Jack enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 children, and 2 grand-children. Jack is a proud member of the Light World family.
Mike - Shipping and Receiving
Mike has been a part of the Light World family since 2003. His Favorite part of his position is the pride he takes in making sure all orders are accurate and ready for Light World’s customers. Outside of work Mike enjoys fishing, boating, and hiking with his wife, Mary, of ten years.
John - Delivery
John has been with the Light World family for 7 years. Before being welcomed to the team, John served in the Navy and happily retired from the United States Postal Service after 20 years. While on the clock, John enjoys driving and being out on the open road. While at home, John enjoys long walks and golf with his family.
Sue - Sales
Sue has enjoyed 6 years as a part of the Light World family. Sue is a person who seems to know everyone and loves being around people. She retired from a career in sales and enjoys spending time with her two sons and her grandchildren.
Linda - Sales
Linda has been a part of the Light World team for over a dozen years. Linda enjoys working with her associates along with all the “Nice Folks” that shop at Light World. When not working, Linda enjoys spending time outdoors, watching movies and spending time with friends and family.