Why You Should Buy Your Lighting Locally

If you are in the market to change your lighting for a special remodel or are working to build your dream home, buying your lighting locally is a great first step. Our team is dedicated to guiding through the process of selection to make sure your dreams are reality.

So why buy locally? Here’s a few reasons that resonate with us:

Support local business

You will find top quality lighting at your local showrooms, which are often family-owned and operated. Local entrepreneurs build strong communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contributing to local causes.

Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions. Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community. Plus, the big box stores simply don’t have the same top quality lighting brands and selection that you will find at your local lighting showroom.

Illuminating Expressions Store Front Rochester NY
Illuminating Expressions Store Front Rochester NY

Hands-on experience

Looking at beautiful lighting in a magazine or online is inspiring. But ordering lighting online can be risky if you can’t tell the scale of the fixture or actually see that contemporary chandelier in person. Visiting your local lighting showroom for that hands-on experience to see the quality of the light, decide on the finish and discover first-hand if a particular fixture will work in your home.


Have you ever bought something cheap and regretted it later? Your home is an investment. Buying quality lighting will enhance your investment, give you years of functionality and pleasure, and will add to the value of your home if/when you sell it. You will be living with your lighting for years – wouldn’t you prefer to have products that last and that you will love every time you see them?

Expert Advice

Good lighting is an elusive quality. When you walk into a room, you don’t immediately say, “Wow, this room has great lighting!” But somehow the room feels welcoming, and the objects in the room are attractive and comfortably visible. That’s the art of lighting – and professional lighting designers at your local showroom can show you how to do it. Meet the team here.


When you buy lighting from a showroom, they stand behind it. Showroom owners are very picky about their vendors, and select lighting from companies they trust to support their product lines. Many high-quality lighting manufacturers offer warranties for product defects, but products shipped from online companies sometimes arrive broken, and then you have to go through the hassle of a return.

Your local lighting showroom staff are experts, trained in lighting design and knowledgeable about every aspect of home lighting. You simply won’t find that kind of experience at a Big Box store.

When you buy from your local lighting showroom, you can be assured of personal service from a company that has likely been around for generations and who will support you even after you leave their store.

We will work within your budget to offer you choices for indoor or outdoor lighting and create a lighting solution that is as affordable as it is beautiful.