Frequently Asked Questions

What methods of payment does Marvel Lighting accept?

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards are accepted. Payment by cashier’s check, money order, or personal check are also acceptable providing the order is placed directly with an Account Manager. Please note an order paid with a personal check will be held until all funds are available resulting in an order processing delay of up to 3-weeks.

Credit Application

If interested in opening a line of credit with Marvel Lighting, please print and complete our Credit Application Form. Return the complete and signed credit application with references via fax to (317) 969-5337. An Account Manager will contact applicants within 1 to 2 business days.

How do I know it’s safe to submit my credit card number?

Marvel Lighting takes our customers’ security seriously. Credit card payment is made in a secured area of our website (a key, lock or chain may appear in the browser’s status bar to signify a secure area). Personal information is encrypted and credit card numbers are not stored in our system. If preferred, personal information can also be submitted over the phone for order placement with an Account Manager at (317) 969-5337.


Marvel Lighting strives to provide a superior customer service experience while providing affordable, commercial grade products. Shipping costs are calculated at the time of purchase and determined by product weight and quantity.
Heavy and bulky items require special attention and must be shipped separately. For these items, a standard rate will be charged. Tracking information is provided via email following shipment of your order.

Local Area Pick-up

To better serve our local customers, Marvel Lighting offers Will Call Customer Pick-up Monday through Friday from 7am to 6pm from our distribution center located at 2484 E 147th ST, Carmel, IN 46033.
Will Call orders must be placed in advance with a Sales Account Manager at (317) 969-5337 during normal business hours. Will Call orders should be available for customer pick up on the next business day following order placement.
Acceptable payment methods include credit card or on account terms only please. For specific lead time requirements and rush orders, please consult your Account Manager.

Express & Overnight

Express and overnight delivery orders placed after 10am EST will ship the following business day. Express and Overnight orders deliver Monday through Friday; Saturday and Sunday are not considered Service Days for Express and Overnight deliveries.
For questions regarding an express or overnight order, please call (317) 969-5337 during standard business hours (7am to 7pm EST Monday-Friday). Modifications to an express or overnight order must occur within one-hour of order placement.
Shipment on Customer-Provided Shipping Accounts
Customers may provide their own FedEx or UPS shipping account when placing orders through a Sales Account Manager. Orders shipped on a customer-provided shipping account are subject to a $5 handling fee per order.
Alaska, Hawaii, and International Shipping
At this time we are not shipping an materials outside of the contiguous 48 US States.

P.O. Boxes

Physical shipping addresses are required for all deliveries.

How fast can Marvel Lighting deliver my order?

Provided all product ordered is in stock, orders typically deliver in 5 to 7 business days. For more immediate delivery needs, please contact an Account Manager to confirm product availability and shipping method options. We ship from Carmel, Indiana, (located just outside of Indianapolis) a central location which assures fast delivery.

What happens if my order is lost or damaged?

Marvel Lighting employs professional packers and shipping technicians experienced and trained in the shipment of glass. With all the precautions taken by our staff to ship products securely, it is rare that an order is lost or damaged. In the instance that loss or damage has occurred, our Customer Service Department is available to assist with a resolution.

How do I cancel my order?

If you wish to cancel your order, contact your Account Manager or the Customer Service Department during normal business hours. The order may be cancelled without penalty unless the product has already shipped, reached a certain level in the fulfillment process or the order includes a specialty item.


There may be shipping delays due to unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances. Marvel Lighting cannot be held responsible for conditions beyond our control such as severe weather or carrier service interruptions.
Requests for replacement product or credit to your account for merchandise claimed shipped but not received are subject to our investigation. The customer is responsible for all costs related to incorrectly addressed orders.
For questions outside of our normal business hours, please use our contact form. Customer Service will contact you within 24-hours.

30-Day Return Policy

Marvel Lighting strives to provide our customers with an excellent shopping experience. Our products are of high quality, and we want our customers to be satisfied with their purchase. If you are not satisfied with your product, you may request to return the merchandise for a refund within 30 days of the invoice date.

A request for return may be submitted online via the Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) link or by contacting your Account Manager or the Customer Service Department at (317) 969-5337.

All returns must be pre-approved by Marvel Lighting and accompanied by a copy of the RMA form which will be provided upon approval. All returns must be in the original packaging in as-new condition with the return shipping prepaid by the customer.

Marvel Lighting reserves the right to impose a restocking fee on all returns including, but not limited to, unauthorized and/or unusual returns. Additionally, many manufacturers will allow for returns, however, most impose a restocking fee, which is determined by the manufacturer and Marvel Lighting.  Shipping costs are not refundable and shipping returns to the manufacturer are in addition to any restocking fees.  Special Order items including fixtures are not eligible for return, this includes but is not limited to Made-To-Order (MTO) and Custom Orders.

Manufacturer’s Warranties

Many products offered by Marvel Lighting provide a manufacturer’s warranty! This information is listed on our website within the Specifications section of each product if there is a manufacturer’s warranty.
After 30 days, the customer is responsible for the shipping cost of warranty replacement(s). Please note a manufacturer’s statement of Average Rated Life Hours does not imply a warranty.

Supplemental Warranty

Marvel Lighting provides a 30-day supplemental warranty for those products not accompanied by a stated factory warranty unless categorized as Special Handling, Special Order, or Non-Stock.

The supplemental warranty allows for replacement of the original purchase up to 30 days from the invoice date, subject to a possible restocking fee, and Marvel Lighting will pay for the shipping costs of the replacement.

Special Handling Non-Warranted Products

Certain product categories carry no manufacturer’s warranty and are excluded from the Marvel Lighting Supplemental Warranty. These products are generally excluded because they must be adapted, modified, or otherwise manipulated in order to be used as intended.
Other products have an extremely short life rating due to design such as stage and studio lamps. Please review carefully the following prior to purchase:

  • Ballasts/Drivers – All of the ballasts sold by Marvel Lighting are first quality products. All ballasts are pre-tested and ready for customer application. Ballasts are rarely defective when they arrive to the end user’s location. Most ballasts reported as defective prove in factory testing to be faulty due to improper installation. WARNING: Wiring and installation procedures are very complicated and should be attempted by a licensed electrician only. Ballast installation poses serious risks of electric shock which can lead to injury or death. All of our ballasts have their respective factory warranties stated on our website. Marvel Lighting will assist its customers with these factory warranties in the following manner:
    If a ballast is declared to be defective and is under warranty, the customer should contact their Account Manager or Customer Service to request a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA).With the RMA, our customer may be asked to return the declared defective product at the customer’s shipping expense for factory testing. Upon factory confirmation that the ballast is defective, a credit will be issued to our customer for the returned defective ballast plus the shipping cost from the original ballast purchase.If a replacement is needed, it must be ordered and paid for as if it were a new order. (A credit for the defective ballast may take two to four weeks to be declared acceptable under warranty).
  • Fixtures – All fixtures are considered Special Order and are not eligible for return. Please allow an Account Manager to assist you in this kind of purchase in order to assure yourself that you are receiving the correct product.
  • Special Order, Discontinued & Non-Stock Items – Special orders, discontinued, and non-stock items are sold as final sale and are not eligible for return. Please allow an Account Manager to assist you in this kind of purchase in order to assure yourself that you are receiving the correct product for your application. Such purchases can incur substantial restocking fees from the vendor or factory.
  • Stage & Studio Light Bulbs – Many stage and studio bulbs have Average Rated Life Hours significantly less than 30 days (such as 25-75 hours). Therefore, the Marvel Lighting Supplemental Warranty may not apply to all stage and studio bulbs.

About Damages

We ship glass to all points on the globe. Our packing procedures are one of the hallmarks of our business. Marvel Lighting takes great pride in our very low incidence of breakage while in transit. In order for a damage claim to be successful, Marvel Lighting must be notified of the damage within one week from date of receipt.

A photo may be required to file a claim with carrier. As the shipper,Marvel Lighting will file the claim on the customer’s behalf and arrange for a refund or replacement upon assessment of the amount of actual damage. The package must be received and inspected by the customer and not refused under any circumstances.

If replacement is required on product that can only be shipped in case quantities (such as many fluorescent tubes), then a replacement order for a full case must be processed and charged less the amount of the actual damage with no additional shipping charges.

Replacement Limitations

If the total amount of the product for replacement due to damage or defective is less than $25, a refund will be issued to the customer as opposed to replacement(s). Shipping small, single item packages greatly increases the percentage risks for damage during transit. After 30 days, the customer is responsible for the shipping cost of warranty replacement(s).


Customer refund credits are typically processed within five to seven business days. Refund credits can be issued only to the card used during the original purchase according to U.S. law. In the event a credit cannot be issued to the original card used for purchase due to lost card, etc., an attempt on our part has to be made at least once and before a company refund check will be sent to the purchaser. The company check process can delay the time taken to receive the refund.

Shipping or Website Errors

If the customer receives product due to our shipping error or incorrect website information, replacements will be shipped at no additional charge to the customer, and a prepaid return shipping label will be provided for the original shipment.