Lifetime Achievement Award - Lighting One

David Director, President of Connecticut Lighting Centers, accepts the Lighting One’s Lifetime Achievement award on behalf of his father Arthur Director. LeAnn Day (right), Senior Membership Consultant at Lighting One, presented
the award.

Connecticut Lighting Centers won two national awards at the yearly Lighting One International Lighting Market convention in Dallas, Texas. The Lifetime Achievement award was given to Arthur Director, Founder of Connecticut Lighting Centers. The Member of the Year award was given to David Director, President of Connecticut Lighting Centers.

David Director was awarded for his membership participation and engagement to Lighting One in 2015. Since David joined Lighting One, he has become a critical part of Lighting One’s continued growth and success. David participates in many Lighting One programs, conference calls, webinars, and is an important part of the advisory council, which is an integral part of Lighting One’s strategic direction.

Arthur Director was awarded for his many years of dedication to the lighting industry. Arthur helped blazed the path for today’s showrooms having served for over 20 years and as President of the American Lighting Association. His legacy speaks for itself, his accomplishments, and dedication to the lighting industry more than exemplify the Lighting One Lifetime winners. David Director, son of Arthur, accepted the award on his behalf.

 

For more information about Connecticut Lighting Centers’, contact Dave Director at 860-249-7631 or at ddirector@ctlighting.com.

Lighting One National Convention Awards Night

L-R: Kenneth Hutchinson, Vice President of Operations, David Director, President,
Todd Director, Vice President, and Neil Fleisher, Vice President of Sales,
pose for a photo at the Lighting One International Lighting Market awards night.

About Connecticut Lighting Centers
Connecticut Lighting Centers is a local, family owned company that was established in 1972 in Hartford, CT by the Director family, along with a staff of six employees. Today, Connecticut Lighting Centers has the largest selection of lighting, fans, decorative hardware and home accents in New England. They have three showrooms in Hartford and Southington, including Restoration Lighting Gallery, which is located across the street from their Hartford location, and is New England’s premier vintage, antique, and period reproduction lighting source, offering restoration and repair services and stocks over 1,000 lampshades. Their team is comprised of a group of experienced lighting and home decor professionals who offer specialized lighting design services for customers, builders, remodelers and architects. For more information, visit www.CTLighting.com, www.MYRLG.com and follow us on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.

 

Connecticut Lighting Centers Has New Custom Ceiling Medallions 

Local artist Marie Ricci in Essex, Connecticut creates cast hand-carved original custom medallions. These artisan pieces are hand painted, so no two items are exactly alike. She has been featured in Style and Home Magazine and has worked with some famous Hollywood clients.

The medallions come in a variety of styles. Feeling creative? You can also get a primed white medallion that you can hand-paint yourself. Most of the medallions are cast in a lightweight resin making them easy to transport and are easy to install. Prices range from $39.95-$180.95 depending on the size and style.

With the right Medallion, your lighting fixture can make a dramatic fashion statement.  Stop by our showrooms to see these medallions and many more on display and speak with our Sales Consultants who will help you pick the perfect medallion.

Marie Ricci Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams custom medallion by Marie Ricci.

Marie Ricci Compass

Compass custom medallion by Marie Ricci.

Vine custom medallion by Marie Ricci.

Marie Ricci Sweet Dreams

Primed white medallion by Marie Ricci.

 

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Daniel C. Perry, Manager Shading/Lighting Systems & Controls

Daniel C. Perry, Manager Shading/Lighting Systems & Controls.

Connecticut Lighting Centers announces the hiring of Daniel Perry to head up their new motorized window treatment and lighting controls division. Mr. Perry brings over forty years of experience and certification with many of the top companies in the field including Lutron, Hunter Douglas, Macho Shade Systems, Draper and Somfy. He is also certified in low voltage lighting controls for residential and commercial applications.

“As this division has seen incredible growth we needed a  manager with his experience to focus on this channel,” says David Director, President. “Dan Perry is an expert who understands the technical issues and can help our team deliver the best solutions for our residential and commercial customers.”

Mr. Perry recently worked in Manhattan providing window treatments and lighting controls for clients in New York City. Previously he had been a window treatment consultant and installer for several major retailers in New England before he joined Lutron in the motorized shades sales division, where his primary duties were troubleshooting shade installations and lighting control systems.

“With the emergence of LED Lighting and wireless technologies, we are getting more and more projects that require this level of expertise,” reports Director. “We are excited to have Dan on board at Connecticut Lighting Centers and Restoration Lighting Gallery.”

For more information about Connecticut Lighting Centers’ division, contact Dave Director at 860-249-7631 or at ddirector@ctlighting.com.

About Connecticut Lighting Centers:
Connecticut Lighting Centers is a local, family owned company that was established in 1972 in Hartford, CT by the Director family, along with a staff of six employees. Today, Connecticut Lighting Centers has the largest selection of lighting, fans, decorative hardware and home accents in New England. They have three showrooms in Hartford and Southington, including Restoration Lighting Gallery, which is located across the street from their Harford location, and is a premier vintage, antique, and period reproduction lighting source that offers restoration and repair services. Their team is comprised of a group of experienced lighting and home decor professionals who offer specialized lighting design services for customers, builders, remodelers and architects. For more information, visit www.CTLighting.com, www.myrlg.com and follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.

 

David Director, Jim Meltzer and todd Director.

(l-r): David Director, Jim Meltzer and todd Director.

Lutron Electronics, a leading manufacturer of energy-saving, wireless lighting controls and motorized shades, has announced Connecticut Lighting Centers as a double winner of its 2014    5-Star Lighting Showroom Awards.

The awards, announced January 15 at the 2015 International Lighting Market in Dallas, Texas, honor showrooms that provide an immersive experience for customers to see and feel Lutron products. To be considered a 5-star Lutron showroom, business must display an exceptional level of proficiency in six Lutron product categories.

Connecticut Lighting Centers took home two of the six 2014 5-Star Showroom category awards: Home Systems Project of the Year, and Shades Project of the Year. And, Connecticut Lighting Centers was the only showroom to win more than one category.

The awards were a result of projects worked on by Jim Meltzer, Outside Sales Manager, who has over 40 years of experience in the lighting industry and his specialties include Whole-Home Lighting Controls, Landscape Lighting and Custom Lighting Design.
“We are very proud of Jim. His efforts have earned Connecticut Lighting Centers two prestigious awards by Lutron. His passion and knowledge for Lighting Controls is an extremely valuable asset,” said David Director, President and Owner of Connecticut Lighting Centers.

Connecticut Lighting Centers feels the market is poised for major transformation in these categories and has recently hired Dan Perry, a 40 year veteran to head up their new motorized window treatment and lighting controls division.

Lutron Award 2014_Close Up

Connecticut Lighting Centers took home two of the six 2014 5-Star Showroom category awards: Home Systems Project of the Year, and Shades Project of the Year.

Added David Weinstein, Vice President, Residential Sales at Lutron, “Our 5-star showrooms demonstrate the highest level of support and commitment to The Lutron Brand and our innovative offering of fashion centric lighting control and shading solutions. These showrooms are dedicated to expanding the market for Lutron’s products. Each showroom is individually qualified and promoted as a Lutron Experience Destination throughout the U.S. and Canada.”

For more information about Connecticut Lighting Centers’ division, contact Dave Director at 860-249-7631 or at ddirector@ctlighting.com.

About Connecticut Lighting Centers
Connecticut Lighting Centers is a local, family owned company that was established in 1972 in Hartford, CT by the Director family, along with a staff of six employees. Today, Connecticut Lighting Centers has the largest selection of lighting, fans, decorative hardware and home accents in New England. They have three showrooms in Hartford and Southington, including Restoration Lighting Gallery, which is located across the street from their Harford location, and is a premier vintage, antique, and period reproduction lighting source that offers restoration and repair services. Their team is comprised of a group of experienced lighting and home decor professionals who offer specialized lighting design services for customers, builders, remodelers and architects. For more information, visit www.CTLighting.com, www.myrlg.com and follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.

PageLines- OutdoorLighting_GalleryBox.jpgDavid Director, President, Connecticut Lighting Centers & Restoration Lighting Gallery, talks with Ray Dunaway from WTIC 1080 about outdoor LED lighting. From flood lights, path lights, lanterns to post lights and more, the Sales Professionals at Connecticut Lighting Centers can help you choose the right light for the right application. Visit our showrooms to learn more.

Listen to the WTIC News Talk 1080 radio interview with Ray Dunaway here below.

 

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Connecticut Lighting Centers is proud to announce a new line of lighting fixtures called Modern Forms – a division of WAC Lighting. Modern Forms offers an inspiring sleek line of outdoor wall and bath lighting fixtures. Modern Forms takes functional lighting to a whole new level with LED lighting. With exceptional high LED lumen output, Modern Forms creates incredible illumination at extremely low wattage. All Modern Forms LEDs are designed to last 50,000 hours with a five-year warranty.

“Our goal was to design distinctive luminaires that will suit the clean look of today’s baths regardless of the style of the home—whether it is traditional, transitional or contemporary,” explained Shelley Wald, President of WAC Lighting.

The fixtures from Modern Forms have a clean fashionable design. The hardware is concealed and there are no visible screws—creating a modern architectural look. All fixtures from Modern Forms are dimmable and 3000K, so you can create the perfect ambience and light for any room. The LED bulbs are also replaceable. Connecticut Lighting Centers offers a five-year warranty on all LEDs. 

Visit our showrooms to view our new Modern Forms display and speak with a Lighting Professional. We can help you select the right fashion light for your home!

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Modern Forms display at Connecticut Lighting Centers featuring outdoor wall lighting.

Modern Forms Display

Modern Forms display from Connecticut Lighting Centers featuring bath lighting.

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