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Connecticut Lighting Centers Wins Best Lighting Store

BOHM WINNER_2016 logoWe are humbled to announce that Connecticut Lighting Centers was named Best Lighting Store in the 2016 Best of Hartford Magazine Readers Poll for another year! Hartford Magazine has been polling the community to identify the favorite restaurants, retailers, professional services providers and more in Connecticut for the past 13 years. To be named Best Lighting Store is an honor that we truly appreciate, as our first commitment as a business is to provide great customer service and satisfaction.

If you are in the market for new indoor or outdoor lighting, decorative hardware, ceiling fans, window shades or home accents, our lighting professionals are eager to help you begin a new project. We want our customers to be completely satisfied with the products they choose, which is why we carry the largest selection in New England and many of our items are customizable to your desired specifications. Stop by our Hartford or Southington showroom today to see what all the buzz is about!

Connecticut Lighting Centers Wins Two Awards at National Convention

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

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Custom Ceiling Medallions by Marie Ricci  

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.

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Connecticut Lighting Centers hires Daniel Perry to head up new motorized window treatment and lighting controls division

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.”

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Connecticut Lighting Centers Recognized for Showroom Excellence by Industry Leader

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.

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