It Would Be Best If You Shopped at Local Lighting Stores Instead of a Big Box - Here's Why

It’s tempting to shop for lamps and lighting fixtures at big-box retailers, but you shouldn’t. Read on to learn why.

National brands and big-box chains entice shoppers with their low-prices and flashy names, but the overall shopping experience comes at a cost. Before you jump at a national chain’s “good deal” on lighting, find out what they provide to customers – and what they take away. 


With expansive online options and a growing number of large-scale national brands offering too good to be true pricing, it’s increasingly difficult to determine the real value of retail experience (either brick and mortar or online). Is it the product and its price tag, or is it the purchasing experience and customer service that creates value? When it comes to lighting, we’ve seen too many customers fall victim to a low price tag from a national retailer. To us, an outstanding purchasing experience with a focus on customer service creates real value. 


We’re a locally-owned Colorado business with over thirty years of experience in connecting customers with lighting that completes their homes. And we offer a level of customer service, knowledge, and first-hand insight that only comes after more than two decades in the home lighting industry. 


Our sales associates often help Colorado lighting customers reeling from a poor big-box experience – either online or in-person. But we’d prefer to help you avoid a potentially expensive and frustrating experience while shopping for lighting to complete your home – from the start.

Keep reading to learn five reasons you should avoid national retail brands when seeking out the lighting for your Colorado home.

You get personalized (and exceptional) customer service.

The core of retail is customer service, and while it’s entirely possible to have a decent experience shopping with a big box lighting chain, you won’t get the same kind of passion, expertise, and attention to detail that you’ll get from a local lighting retailer. 


Our team is passionate about lighting and interior design, and they enjoy helping Colorado customers create beautiful (and functional) homes. The combination of in-depth lighting knowledge and a commitment to providing an outstanding experience is what separates a local Colorado lighting store from a big box.

Shop a highly curated selection of lighting products.

Local lighting stores offer a hand-selected assortment of high-quality fixtures, lamps, bulbs, and accessories. It’s similar to a sommelier selecting beautiful wines for a fine dining restaurant. 


We don’t sell anything that we wouldn’t consider for our own homes, and our assortment isn’t guided by price or vendor relationships. When you visit either of our two Denver-metro lighting showrooms (Greenwood Village and Denver), you have the opportunity to shop a lighting selection that is curated based on the unique tastes of Colorado homeowners. 


Big box brands can’t say the same. Strict corporate and vendor rules guide their assortments. You’re not buying the best solution for you; you’re purchasing the best solution for the national retailer.

Fair prices from the start.

National retail lighting chains are notorious for setting high daily prices and offering occasional discounts that deceive customers. You think you’re getting an exceptional deal.


Believe us; you’re not. 


Independent lighting retailers are transparent in their pricing. Daily prices are set fairly from the start, and when there is a sale, it’s a real value – not smoke and mirrors. And again, there’s value in working with passionate lighting experts trained in providing outstanding customer service.

Peace of mind. 

Local Colorado lighting retailers (like us) offer customers peace of mind. There’s comfort in knowing that if there is a product issue either before or, more importantly, after the sale, you’ll be covered. We don’t sell without compromise; our team is in the lighting business because it’s their passion, and helping customers complete their Colorado homes is immensely gratifying. It’s what we love.

Support for the local community. 

Local businesses create jobs – it’s that simple. A study conducted by the U.S Chamber of Commerce shows that local retailers create 75 % more jobs than big box brands. When you shop with local Colorado lighting stores, you’re supporting the community, not a corporation. 


Where you shop is entirely up to you, but we think you’re better off shopping with a local Colorado lighting store instead of a national chain – you’re more than a monthly sales quota.

Please support your local lighting experts by shopping at one of our two convenient locations: