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toolate390 10-14-2016 08:50 AM

where to buy light fixtures and fans for new house
 
aside from lowes and home depot where have you guys found decent selection and pricing? need indoor fans, outdoor fans, all interior and exterior lights

thx!

ss3964spd 10-14-2016 09:06 AM

Enormous selection, good pricing.

https://www.lightingdirect.com/

mikefloyd 10-14-2016 09:09 AM

We use a local plumbing and lighting distributor.

99yam40 10-14-2016 09:10 AM

lots of places to buy on line.
but if you want to go look at before buying, and have an easy way to take back things buy local and support the brick and mortar shop

Danny33486 10-14-2016 09:16 AM

When I redid my house I bought from Overstock and wayfair , ILP and lowes.

ChannelTwo 10-14-2016 09:18 AM


Originally Posted by ss3964spd (Post 9569791)
Enormous selection, good pricing.

https://www.lightingdirect.com/

Yes. And don't be afraid to call and ask for a cheaper price or to price match. I've found they are receptive to this and have saved a considerable amount several times.

MakoMike236 10-14-2016 09:18 AM

Depends on what your budget is and what your looking for. I've had great luck with restoration hardware, but they are massively expensive. Craigslist is good for the oddball find, and commercial electrical wholsalers have a great selection and reasonable price. And never discount Amazon...

amofgreenville 10-14-2016 12:24 PM

www.minkagroup.net
These are upper end lighting fixtures/fans and outdoor lights and fans.. I own a retail furniture store and just purchased everything for my house from them.. I don't stock these but if you see some that you like I can get them at really good prices for THT members.. You will have to pick them up in Eastern NC though, I see your in Fairfax, VA so not that far of a drive if you need enough of it, I dont' trust freight companies with multiple glass pieces like these.

ElBichoMalo 10-14-2016 02:46 PM

Build.com.

You're welcome.
I just built a custom home and spent thousands there. And saved thousands there. No tax, free shipping, have massive selection, returns are free and easy too.

cfarmd 10-14-2016 03:01 PM


Originally Posted by amofgreenville (Post 9570500)
www.minkagroup.net
These are upper end lighting fixtures/fans and outdoor lights and fans.. I own a retail furniture store and just purchased everything for my house from them.. I don't stock these but if you see some that you like I can get them at really good prices for THT members.. You will have to pick them up in Eastern NC though, I see your in Fairfax, VA so not that far of a drive if you need enough of it, I dont' trust freight companies with multiple glass pieces like these.

can you get a price on the MinkaAire F702-VB Volterra in bronze? :thumbsup:

and the MinkaAire Bolo in oil rubbed bronze?

Badbagger 10-14-2016 03:01 PM

We are building a new house at the first of the year and build direct dot com and lighting direct dot dom have the best prices from what I see.

Double tyme 10-14-2016 04:19 PM

Maybe I'm in the minority but lights are something want to hold in my hand and see before buying.

I use a combination of different local lighting stores dependnig on price point.

I'm an internet shopping junky and often will do all my Christmas shopping online. Just certain things like lights (and shoes, and jeans) ought to be held and felt before purchase in my opinion.

joe.giuliano 10-14-2016 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by ElBichoMalo (Post 9570940)
Build.com.

You're welcome.
I just built a custom home and spent thousands there. And saved thousands there. No tax, free shipping, have massive selection, returns are free and easy too.

These people are great. During a recent remodel I ordered a whole bunch of stuff and even got a personal rep (pm me if you want her contact info). They will price match and when a couple of items went bad they sent a replacement prior to getting the bad one returned.

I went to local shops first and told them straight up that if they were less than 15% more I would use them. None would take the deal. I'm glad I'm not in that business - sort of like competing with Bezos.

On some items, mainly sinks. toilets, and tubs Ferguson was still less expensive. On fixtures build.com was a lot less.

theosea 10-14-2016 06:29 PM

Figure out what you want and look up wholesale distributors in your area and send them a list. I am a distributor and looked at build.com and was not impressed with their pricing. A showroom is the most expensive way to go but you will get the most help. Don't skimp on lighting, it matters and will be there a long time....

Bamaman 10-14-2016 07:45 PM

The local lighting stores even with their builder's discounts are very, very expensive.

First, you've got to look and figure out what kinds of lighting you're going to be using. So many people are using canned lights, but it's a science to figure out how many, how far apart, how far you place them from the walls, etc. And houses being built now should be using LED's exclusively--which are extremely expensive right now.

The house we recently bought has incredible wrought iron chandeliers in every room--even bathrooms. It's the darkest house I've ever seen--especially the kitchen. I'm installing LED light fixtures under my kitchen cabinets this weekend--an expensive project. Otherwise, I have some canned overhead lighting and some nice lights outdoors.

All lighting can be purchased online at very fair prices. It's making the decisions that's hard.

C Skip R 10-15-2016 03:45 AM

Lightstyle, Orlando, Fl nice showroom


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