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My Favorite 37 Online Lighting Resources

You may not want to buy everything online (sofas or chairs for instance want to be sat in, fabric often wants to be touched), but lighting is certainly one of the things that you can confidently purchase without needing to see/hold/touch/nuzzle in person. So we thought it was about time that we did an epic lighting resource post, rounding up our favorite 37 stores and choosing a lot of our favorites from them. In no particular order, here, my friends, are my favorite online lighting sources.

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It’s exhausting to go through, I know. But I have to say its one of the more rewarding roundups we’ve done because even as a draft I’ve referenced it so many times for so many projects. These sites have WAY more lighting than what we have rounded up so click on through and get your light on.



  1. Holy smokes! Thanks for this guide! This must have taken hours upon hours of work!

  2. Thank you for your (& your team) hard work. I especially appreciate that you included the prices on most of them.

  3. Everything is wonderful.

    In case you’re in a reply kinda mood (fingers and toes crossed),

    What do you use to apply the Georgio Armani face makeup? I bought all your makeup.

    I would LOVE to hear more beauty tips. I’m devouring all your insite, in all areas!
    Thank you for sharing!

  4. great round-up! thanks for putting it together. ALSO–i am patiently waiting for more details on your new house and all the renovations…ahhhhhh so excited!!

    1. We have big post in the works, so stay tuned 🙂
      xx

  5. oh! this is random, but when will the new target threshold fall line come out?? i seem to recall we usually get your sneak peek or round-up aronud this time and the line debuts sometime shortly afterward….any hints as to when we will see the line-up??

  6. Perfect timing! I’m still looking for the perfect light over our kitchen table.

  7. Great roundup, thanks!

    “In no particular order, here, my friends, are my favorite online lighting sources”
    Actually, it looks like alphabetical order, which is always a good choice : )

  8. I know they are hated but at our house they are a necessary ugly for my husband … ceiling fan with light kits! Any good sources ??

    Julie

  9. This lighting round up just wouldn’t quit…and I loooooved it!! OneFortyThree and Layla Grace are especially awesome! Thanks!!

  10. Whoa! Awesome resource.

    Question for you guys- we are living in Germany and there’s an awesome lighting store close by which some fixtures that are very unique and I would love to own. What are your thoughts on buying a wonderful fixture before you have the house? (I am active duty Air Force so we live in military housing and will probably have at least one other home before our forever home.)

    1. I say do it, especially if there is a piece you don’t think you can get in the states. I rent currently, but I have moved my pride and joy sputnik chandelier to three properties now with no issues. When we move we have simply replaced the fixture with what was there before or we buy another simple builder grade fixture to install, with our landlords blessing of course.

      1. Agreed, if you find a fixture you love you should definitely buy it and then you can bring it with you to your next place. Swapping out lighting is a very easy thing to DIY and if you save the old pendant you can swap it back in when you move.
        xx

        1. Um, should she not be concerned about wiring? It may not be a problem, but I just wanted to note that lighting in Europe generally runs on DC and in North America on AC. But that may be an easy fix. Ask at the Lighting shop.

  11. So, I have this thing with lamps/light fixtures, and now I am going to stair at this post all day, and not get a bit of work done, Thank You : )

  12. I also like houseofantiquehardware.com and historichouseparts.com for more classical/antique looking light fixtures and antique looking hardware.

  13. CHEERS to y’all!!!! This is amazing and the time it must have taken is nuts. As an Int Designer, you’re exposing a lot of our hidden great sources (ravenhill is amazzzzing) 😉 but it’s great! So happy that people are taking such pride in their living spaces! love it.

  14. Such a cool round-up; I thought I knew all the good lighting sources but you listed a bunch I hadn’t heard of. Totally pinning for future reference!

    You’re always asking for new roundup ideas, so I’ll just throw in that I personally would love a round-up of round dining tables. And/or extendable dining tables (the only ones that work for me are the round–>oval kind, but maybe extendable in general with different shape categories would be more helpful for a broader audience?) I find a lot of tables to be either uninspiringly cheap/boring, or TOO artsy in a way that feels like too much of a statement or splurge for something that will probably take kind of a beating in my house. For what it’s worth, 48-ish inch round is my sweet spot, but again I’m not the only reader out there. 🙂

    Lastly, I’d be curious to hear from you–do you think there’s any merit to the idea that not EVERY piece in a home should be interesting/cool? I know you always say “pretty goes with pretty” which I agree with, but as I shop for stuff like a dining table (which will be very visible in our open living/dining room which our front door opens right onto), I’m wondering if I ought to have a few more simple pieces to let the truly statement pieces of furniture stand out. Or, like, if I should spread the statement pieces apart further, because for example I have a really cool kinda art deco liquor cabinet and a cool bronze and marble deco clock/statue right near where my new dining table will be going, so do I need a simple table to let those piece shine or is it OK to go kinda ornate like even though it might be a lot of statement in one smallish area? I wonder what your philosophy is on this; I think I tend to gravitate toward stuff with details/contrast/etc. so I’m trying to force myself to hold off on, like, applying decorative trim to my curtains, etc. I can submit this question as a more formal submission w/ pics if that’s better!

  15. Guys. GUYS. You are really the best. Thank you Emily + team for putting in all this work for these roundups. I just moved from an antique craftsman to a midcentury ranch and am switching up all my stuff, and your roundups are saving me a bajillion hours (probably) of research. I’ve already bought at least 5 things from different roundups you’ve compiled. You make the world a better place.

  16. #10 on CB2 is the jam!

  17. Any advice on mixing lighting tones in a single room? I have the black onefortythree sconces: on the walls of my living room and am trying to figure out if I can do the gold Threshold chandelier as the overhead light ? but I feel like a black chandelier might look more intentional? There is obviously gold/brass through out the room on objects though so maybe it would work?

  18. Love this post. Doing a Reno and got some great ideas. Hoping you are doing a post on cabinet hardware soon?

  19. Wow! So much great info! Curious to know your thoughts on sourcing a plug-in pendant or chandelier to hang over a dining table. We currently rent in San Francisco, and like many apts in SF our place is dated (more 70s than gorgeous victorian unfortunately). There’s no hardwired light above the dining table, and that reno is out of the question for a rental. The light would be visible from the street so I would love to have a statement piece that’s also functional, but it must be a plug-in (that preferably doesn’t look tacky). Any tips on where to find great plug-in options?

    1. Converting something hardwired to a plug in is not difficult. The tricksy bit is the plug. Just google it.

      1. Thanks Alana!

  20. Love this post! I love looking at lamps and lighting and there seem to be so many gorgeous choices these days!

    I have a suggestion for a possible post: I’m going to be buying a new chandelier for my dining room soon and am not sure what to take into consideration. The one I chose last time doesn’t fit the space (it’s too small and doesn’t give off enough light ). I’m concerned about proportions. How do I decide what is the best size is for the room? How far above the table should the light fixture rest? How much light is best for a dining room? How do I pick a style that is not too predictable, but doesn’t clash with the furniture or style of the house? The same questions could apply to pendant lighting in the kitchen and other rooms. Does anyone else have this problem?

    1. This is in the works, so stay tuned!

      1. Yay! +1 on this topic!

      2. Emily, we’d love to be a source for lighting and installation tips. Lamps.com Design Services has a team of experts that can provide insight and advice for these exact challenges. If needed, just send a note to [email protected]. Thanks 🙂

    2. I would really love this too!! I am in the process of buying a dining room light for over the table and have already sent one back because it was WAY TOO BIG. I’d love to know more about how to chose the right now!! This post was crazy amazing!!
      xoxo

    3. The book “Bunny Williams’ Point of View” has a lot of that information. I used it extensively when we were building our house. Plus, she’s amazing. The book is excellent.

  21. Thanks for the great roundup!
    Some of the companies were new to me and will get checked out.
    I can already picture lots of the lighting options in your new house 😉
    Sooo excited for you and your family’s new adventure!
    Regarding the person asking about buying the light fixture in Germany, I would like to mention that Germany runs on 220V and the fixture might have to get rewired for 110Volts once they move back to the US. Could you kindly let them know before they make this investment? Thank you.

  22. This is GREAT Emily!! I am the owner of a lighting company and Interior Designer and totally obsessed with lighting! It is so hard to gather all of this information for clients and you nailed it! I love your blog and your designs are amazing… your blog brightens my day : )

  23. Great roundup! Do you plan to do one for outdoor lighting? Or, may I request one? 🙂 I am in need of a non-hideous flush-mount porch light to replace my highly hideous 80s inset fluorescent one.

    1. I would also love an outdoor lighting roundup! And hey, lots of other outdoor roundups; I could’ve used your input when selecting door handles and a doorbell and house numbers and everything. 🙂

  24. It’s like you have ESP with excellent taste.

  25. This post makes me so happy!

  26. This is a great post! A post on how to coordinate lighting in an open floor plan (particularly dining chandelier/kitchen pendants) would be a great compliment to this post!

  27. any good thoughts on where to find modern outdoor lighting? we need a new wall-mounted porch light!

  28. Wow! Great info to save. Anything similar on outdoor lighting?

  29. I am SO envious of the huge amount of choice over in the States! Here in Australia, you’d be flat out trying to find a lighting shop, let alone a really pretty and unique fixture 🙁

  30. I’ve been slowly replacing the fixtures in my house–the last two I bought from Wayfair, and was generally happy with both, but I will share a problem I foresee with my most recent purchase. I bought a vanity light that uses a T10, medium base, 9 inch, 75 watt bulb. This has been a very challenging bulb to locate! I never considered the cost and availability of bulbs in my fixture purchases in the past, but will from now on.

  31. Um hello best post ever. Like, ever. Thank you.

  32. Oh my goodness! So many beautiful choices!

  33. What an amazing selection and such a great post for inspiration! I wish we had this much choice of lighting the UK!

  34. i am visiting first time to your blog awesome post you have written, thank for sharing

  35. Nice post…I’ll be looking forward for more of your posts. Keep it up!

  36. You are the greatest person ever. Thanks for this!

  37. Thank you Emily and team for these roundup posts. I know they aren’t quick or easy to put together, but I am always referring back to them.

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  42. OMG this is the BEST guide ever, thank you so much!! It’s perfect timing too as I’ve been trying to find the perfect chandelier to go over my new dining table and FINALLY I have options I love!! This must have taken hours so thank you so much for doing this. Words cannot express my appreciation!

  43. Good post !! I really loved reading your blog. It was very well authored and easy to understand.

  44. Your work is really appreciable and i pleased to read your blogs…

  45. Love some of the lighting you’ve posted. I’d love for you to check out my lighting. We have some fun, funky pieces and everything can be customized:

  46. Thanks so much for posting the prices along with the images. So helpful in determining which items to drill into or not!

  47. thanks for it very interesting very useful for this website. Again thanks for it

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