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Connecticut Lighting Centers Nominated for 2017 Best of Hartford Honor

Connecticut Lighting Centers is honored to once again be nominated for Best Lighting Store in the Best of Hartford Magazine’s Readers’ Poll! For the past two years, we have been awarded this prestigious honor by our peers.

Vote for Best Lighting Store 2017

Best of Hartford 2017 ribbonHartford Magazine has been conducting their “Best Of” poll to name the community’s favorite restaurants, retailers and professional services for 14 years. It is a true honor to be recognized by our local community; it is our philosophy to provide an exceptional experience for customers of Connecticut Lighting Centers and Restoration Lighting Gallery.

Connecticut Lighting Centers is your one-stop-shop for indoor and outdoor fixtures, decorative and functional hardware, ceiling fans, lamps, home décor, window shades and home automation products. Shop our extensive inventory online or in-store at the Hartford or Southington showrooms. Visit our sister store, Restoration Lighting Gallery, for all your vintage lighting needs.

This year, readers have until February 26, 2017 at 11:59 pm to vote us Best Lighting Store. Simply follow the link below to cast your vote!

  • Register to vote with your email, first and last name
  • Under “Retail,” select “Lighting Store”
  • Type in “Connecticut Lighting Centers, Hartford” to complete the process

Every vote counts! We appreciate your support.

Give the Gift of Michael Aram

Unsure what to buy for a certain someone this holiday season? Connecticut Lighting Centers is now a proud carrier of Michael Aram products! Choose from dozens of great gift ideas at our Hartford and Southington showrooms.

Who Is Michael Aram?

snowman ornamentSince 1989, Michael Aram has handcrafted and sold unique products around the world. Skilled in metalworking, Michael Aram pieces exude superior craftsmanship. He has over 40 collections of products from light fixtures to furniture and sculptures. In particular, his tableware and decorative pieces make great gifts for any occasion.

Our Picks for Quality Gifts

While there are too many products to possibly choose just one, Michael Aram carries several pieces that will make perfect holiday gifts for anyone on your list. The best thing about receiving a handmade gift from Michael Aram is that no two pieces are ever the exact same!

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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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