Seven Dazzling Places to Find New Light Fixtures
When it comes to brightening your space, these Boston-area shops and showrooms truly shine.
Wolfers first opened in 1931, but its approach to illuminating homes is anything but dated. Starting with a free, one-hour consultation, the team will work with you from square one, taking into account a space’s architecture, lighting needs, and sustainability. The Waltham showroom features several “lighting labs” grouped by lighting style, including the “Green Zone,” a display dedicated to energy-efficient light fixtures.
1339 Main St., Waltham, 781-890-5995, wolfers.com.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a brass bell jar to spotlight the kitchen island or a striking chandelier to add a touch of glamour to the living room, Patti Bros has the answer to any lighting conundrum. In addition to stocking interior and exterior fixtures, the third-generation lighting experts also specialize in restoration, repairs, and refinishing.
215 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, 978-443-9421; 15 Central St., Wellesley, 781-239-3322; pattibros.com.
Genuine Antique Lighting
With more than 500 fixtures dating from 1850 to 1950, this is the place to go if you’re looking to add a vintage touch to your space. The by-appointment-only South End showroom and workshop buys chandeliers, pendants, flush mounts, and more from antique dealers. Then, the team restores and sells them complete with upgraded hardware and fixtures that meet modern electrical standards, all while maintaining their original detailing and patina.
59A Wareham St., Boston, 617-275-4898, genuineantiquelighting.com.
This decades-old company has three Boston-area showrooms featuring around 100 high-end designers such as Arteriors and Zaneen. Whether you’re a customer or an interior designer, the knowledgeable staff will help guide you through a range of modern and transitional styles to help you find the fixture that perfectly suits your space. Its Coolidge Corner location is currently closed due to a three-alarm fire in July, but a new Brookline location is on the way, according to the shop’s website.
380 Boylston St., Boston, 617-859-1700; 165 Linden St., Wellesley, 781-235-4510; neenaslighting.com.
Lucía Lighting & Design
Lucía is all about personalized service. Plan a solo visit to the 8,000-square-foot showroom or schedule a one-on-one appointment with a consultant who can advise on your lighting plan, find the right pieces, and help coordinate delivery. Bonus: The showroom also carries handcrafted and locally-made furniture, decor, and accessories.
311 Western Ave., Lynn, 781-595-0026, lucialighting.com.
This Fort Point loft space houses an array of eye-catching fixtures from modern, transitional, and traditional brands including Artemide, Flos, and more. In addition to decorative lighting pieces, Chimera also offers track lighting, under-cabinet lighting, recessed lighting, exterior light fixtures, and ceiling fans.
327 A. St., Boston, 617-542-3233, chimeralightingdesign.com.
Yale Appliance + Lighting
The company, which has been in operation since 1923, says their sales members have been on staff for seven years on average. With that wealth of experience, they’ll shepherd you through a selection of more than 3,000 fixtures. After you find your match, Yale guarantees two-hour delivery windows and provides assistance from service technicians who can respond for repairs within 24 hours.
296 Freeport St., Dorchester, 617-825-9253; 215 Worcester Road, Framingham, 617-825-9253; yaleappliance.com.