Horton Brasses: Timeless Designs That Stand the Test of Time
Connecticut Lighting Centers is now an exclusive Horton Brasses retailer! Horton Brasses is a family owned & locally operated business located in Cromwell, Connecticut. They have over 70 years of experience handcrafting classic brass hardware products. Their classic designs stand the test of time.

About Horton Brasses:

  • Family owned & locally operated for over 70 years
  • Located & produced in Cromwell, Connecticut
  • Products include cabinet knobs, drawer pulls, door hardware, hinges & more
  • Products made with high quality brass, iron & various woods
  • Seven finishes available (custom order finishes available)
  •  Functional, classic designs
  • Reproductions of antique Hardware available

Why Buy From Connecticut Lighting Centers:

We are an exclusive Horton Brasses retailer–the only showroom in Connecticut to sell products from Horton Brasses. We offer competitive pricing and have a wide variety of products from Horton Brasses including cabinet knobs, drawer pulls, door hardware, hinges and more. Our Hardware showroom is staffed with Hardware Specialists at all times. We are open 7 days and 5 nights a week and have two convenient locations. Visit our 1,000 sq. ft. Decorative Hardware Showroom in Hartford and new Hardware display in Southington for a seamless one stop shopping experience. Since 1972, we have remained a family owned and operated business.

Our Horton Brasses Display:

Water Street Brass LogoThe difference is in the details


Connecticut Lighting Centers introduces Water Street Brass. Water Street Brass has a rich heritage in hardware. Made proudly in the U.S.A. in Jamestown, New York. Their artisans have decades of experience and handcraft all of their hardware products including cabinet, door and furniture hardware. Water Street Brass hardware is designed, manufactured, and finished to ensure superior style, quality and craftsmanship.

The Water Street Brass team worked hard to create a line of innovative decorative hardware that represents form, function and beauty. Great minds think alike:  Like us, they believe that hardware is jewelry for the home, or the cherry on top of a sundae.

Why Choose Water Street Brass: 

    • Made in the U.S.A in Jamestown, NY
    • Handcrafted by artisans with decades of experience
    • Family owned & operated for over 90 years
    • Over 250 finishes
    • High level quality of products
    • Lifetime guarantee
    • Custom requests available

Sample of Water Street Brass Hardware Collection:

>>Visit our showrooms to view the Water Street Brass collection and speak with a hardware specialist. 

WaterStreetBrass: Flat-Knob

WaterStreetBrass Flat-Knob: Bead Collection.

Water Street Brass  Knob: Hazenburg Collection

Water Street Brass Knob: Hazenburg Collection.

Water Street Brass Cup Pull: Jamestown Collection

Water Street Brass Cup Pull: Jamestown Collection.

Water Street Brass Ring Pull: Bead Collection

Water Street Brass Ring Pull: Bead Collection.


Water Street Brass Knob: Hudson Collection

Water Street Brass Knob: Hudson Collection.

Water Street Brass Pull: Hudson Collection.

Water Street Brass Pull: Hudson Collection.


By: Jim Fellows, Hardware Manager

Colonial Bronze

Local, made in the U.S.A. manufacturer – Colonial Bronze of Torrington, Connecticut.

Connecticut Lighting Centers recently expanded the Hartford location on Brainard Road to include an impressive new over 1,000 sq. ft. Decorative Hardware Showroom to create a one-stop shopping experience for our customers. One of the leading vendors of Decorative Hardware is a long time local, made in the U.S.A. manufacturer – Colonial Bronze of Torrington, Connecticut.

Colonial Bronze Switch Plate

Colonial Bronze Switch Plates are available in any cut out.

Since 1927, Colonial Bronze has been a manufacturer of high quality Decorative Hardware including cabinet knobs, drawer pulls, handles, and switch plates as well as specialty functional hardware. Today, the company is still located in Torrington with a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that is unsurpassed for quality and durability of products. Colonial Bronze is the only company to offer a written Lifetime Finish Guarantee against tarnishing.

Colonial Bronze - Tanners Craft

Tanner’s Craft – featuring Edelman Leather.


A recent partnership has resulted in a new line of leather and brass hardware called “Tanner’s Craft” – a marriage of the finest leather from Edelman Leather and the solid brass creations of Colonial Bronze. They are also leaders in developing anti-microbial coatings for all of their products-a clear coating to protect products and people from harmful bacteria. In addition, Colonial’s products are certified Green – consisting of 95% pre-consumer recycled material – certified by Scientific Certification Systems, a leading third party auditor of environmental claims.

Connecticut Lighting Centers is proud to support locally owned and operated manufacturers of quality products. Money spent locally stays in the local community longer. For every $100 you spend, $69 returns to the community through taxes, payroll & other expenditures, which in turn invigorates the local economy.

The next time you are in Connecticut Lighting Centers’ Hartford location, make sure you check out the new Decorative and Functional Hardware Showroom and ask our Hardware Specialists about the Colonial Bronze line.

Colonial Bronze Display

Colonial Bronze Display at Connecticut Lighting Centers .


>>Learn more about our new Decorative Hardware Showroom in Hartford, CT.

So much more than lighting!

About Connecticut Lighting Centers 

Just click your heels three times and you will find what you need. No, you are not in Kansas. You are at Connecticut Lighting Centers, New England’s largest display of Lighting, Fans, Decorative Hardware and Home Accents and a one stop shopping store for your home. There is no place like our showrooms. Here, you have endless choices, options and surprises at every turn.

What’s New:

  • A new Decorative Hardware Showroom that includes over 1,000 sq ft in our Hartford location with thousands of hardware products to cater to all your hardware needs including door hinges, door closures, keyless entries, cabinet hardware, bath accessories, switch plates, grab bars, push plates, pull plates, pocket door locks, flush pulls, edge pulls, surface bolts, kick plates and so much more! Our Southington location also has a newly added Decorative Hardware display.
  • Our newly expanded Fan Display and Mirror Gallery in our Hartford location with over 150 fans and over 100 mirrors 

    What We Carry:

Connecticut Lighting Centers Is Your One-Stop Shop



  • Lighting fixtures: Chandeliers, pendants, sconces, track & recessed lighting, table and floor lamps, bath lighting, undercabinet lighting and outdoor and landscape lighting
  • Motorized window shades
  • Generators
  • Lighting control systems and home automation
  • Switch plates & dimmers
  • Mirrors
  • Bath ventilation fans
  • Decorative and functional hardware
  • Door chimes and push buttons
  • Bath hardware
  • Restoration and repair
  • The best LED bulbs on the market
  • Lamp shades: Basic lampshades, fancy lampshades, mini & chandelier lampshades and glass lampshades
  • Lamp and fixture parts
  • Lighting Accessories (finials, decorative wire, pull chains and crystal cleaner)
  • Intercom systems
  • Ceiling & table fans
  • Wall clocks
  • Medallions
  • Mail boxes
  • Outdoor poles
  • Accent furniture
  • All types of light bulbs
  • Vintage Lighting
  • All types LED lighting
  • Wall Mounted Fireplaces
  • Door Bells, door chimes & knockers
  • Furniture
  • Bath heater bulbs
  • Outdoor Sensor spot lights
  • Wall Art/Pictures
  • Wine Holders
  • Decorative accents
  • Gifts
  • And much more!

RLG Flush Mount copyLooking for more heart and feeling? “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” or as we call it the “Lighting District Road” to Restoration Lighting Galley, located across the street from the Connecticut Lighting Centers Hartford Showroom. Step in and you will experience a whole new world of lighting. Our Expert Craftsmen bring almost anything to light by restoring, repainting, refinishing, and repairing rare, one-of-a-kind lighting fixtures from all over the world. These pieces have heart and will make even a man made of tin feel whole.

Feeling overwhelmed with the choices? Our Sales Professionals include experienced lighting, hardware and home decor professionals whose number one priority is serving our customers’ every need. We invite you to come visit any of our three showrooms for a one-stop shopping experience. You do have to find a way to get here. Wishing you were here only works in movies. We hope to see you soon!

old radioDavid Director, President and Owner of Connecticut Lighting Centers, and Jim Fellows, Hardware Manager, speak with Ray Dunaway on WTIC New Talk 1080 radio about our new Decorative Hardware Showroom in our Hartford location. Listen to the full WTIC News Talk 1080 radio interview with Ray Dunaway here>>.

“Decorative Hardware is the jewelry for your house,” Jim Fellows explains. Decorative Hardware includes cabinet pulls, door pulls, hinges, doorknobs and knockers, bathroom accessories and more. All of these products are functional, but also accent your home–making them both decorative and functional.

The key is that Connecticut Lighting Centers is bringing the same tradition of superior customer service to the Hardware industry—making it fun and exciting to shop for Hardware. We have knowledgeable Hardware Specialists on hand that are dedicated to assisting all your Hardware needs.

“Adding Hardware was a no-brainer,” added Jim.  Now, Connecticut Lighting Centers can easily coordinate Lighting with Hardware to better accent your home. It also creates a one-stop shopping destination for all your Lighting, Fans, Decorative Hardware and Home Accent needs.

Some of the Hardware vendors include many that are made in the U.S.A., as well as right here in Connecticut such as Colonial Bronze.

Curious? Come visit our new Hardware Showroom at our Hartford location. Before you visit, take a sneak peek at what we have available and browse our Decorative Hardware Brochure.

Connecticut’s Source for Decorative and Functional Hardware!

Step inside our Decorative and Functional Hardware Showroom in our Hartford location and Hardware Department in Southington. We have every style, size, design and price point.  You will never look at hardware the same again! Browse our online hardware brochure below to look at a small sample of our featured products and vendors.

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