Best of Boston

BEST Lighting

2008 BEST Lighting

Lucia Lighting & Design, Inc.


Lynn may be a ways past the city limits, but this 8,000-square-foot lighting nirvana set in a historic mansion proved an irresistible beacon to our Best of Boston judges. The brainchild of spunky Salem State College grad Lucy Dearborn, Lucia… read more»

2007 BEST Lighting

Wolfers Lighting


For urban dwellings that feel stuck in the dark ages, this standby has scores of ways to usher in enlightenment, from boudoir-ready chandeliers to energy-efficient outdoor sconces, and all the (lamp)shades in between. And here’s the best part: You can… read more»

2006 BEST Lighting

Wolfers Lighting


Wolfers makes buying new lighting as easy as flipping a switch. The locally owned retailer’s two sprawling stores showcase the latest in products and technology, from table lamps to chandeliers to cable systems to track and recessed lighting. Its avuncular… read more»

2005 BEST Lighting

Wolfers Lighting


Lighting makes a room, and the selection at Wolfers can give any home a welcoming glow. The Allston gallery has fixtures for every space—indoor and out. It caters to a variety of styles and budgets with fixtures including ornate chandeliers… read more»

2004 BEST Lighting

Italian Design


Outshining the competition is serious business at Italian Design, where high-wattage style emanates from futuristic floor lamps, funky ceiling fixtures, and warm, colorful bedside sconces. Everything on display is a modern work of art. Don’t fret if you’re unfamiliar with… read more»

2003 BEST Lighting

Wolfers Lighting


Buying a light should be a hands-on experience, and at this interactive showroom it is. There’s a dimmer, switch, or knob on nearly every wall, as well as every kind of fixture imaginable, from funky frosted-glass sconces to crystal-draped chandeliers…. read more»

2000 BEST Lighting

City Lights Antique Lighting


Shed some light on the subject at this small Cambridge shop, which carries an impressive selection of unique fixtures made from 1850 to 1950. Best represented are ceiling and wall pieces. Prize finds: Art Deco chandeliers, alabaster bowl hanging lights,… read more»

1999 BEST Lighting



Chandeliers, sconces—anything related to lights—are here, and as a bonus, Wolfers offers a specialized design group for those in search of lighting solutions for new construction and renovations. The regular show room staff can explain the diverse range of well-priced,… read more»

1998 BEST Lighting, Fixtures



Adesso wins for its carefully edited selection of trendy pendants, sconces, lamps and track systems, all of the most refined design. Stainless steel, Murano glass, or paper fixtures satisfy even the most sophisticated of tastes. Fixtures to light up your… read more»

1996 BEST Lighting, Repair, Antique

Appleton Antique Lighting


This small shop just down from Coolidge Corner has a nice selection of antique lights, sconces, and chandeliers, but the proprietor’s real skill is in turning that old urn you found at Brimfield into a beautiful lamp, or rewiring the… read more»