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Beat the Heat with Innovative Ceiling Fans

The dog days of summer are upon us and everyone is looking for relief from the heat. Save energy and increase air circulation with stylish ceiling fans for your indoor and outdoor living spaces! Scot Haney of WFSB’s Better Connecticut recently stopped by to see our Vice President, Todd Director, and our display of over 180 ceiling fans for every budget.

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Choosing a Ceiling Fan

When you come to Connecticut Lighting Centers, there are choices, choices and more choices! Where do you begin selecting a ceiling fan?

We have all different shapes and sizes for air movement and aesthetic appeal. We make the process easy for our customers, walking them through the different attributes of fans, including:

  • How much air it moves
  • Varying speeds
  • Light or no light
  • Reversible or not

These attributes are important to help you find the right ceiling fan for the right application.

Ceiling Fans on Display

At our showrooms, we’ve constructed an 8 foot ceiling with fans mounted to it, so you can get an idea of how a fan will look and feel in your home. We chose this height for its accuracy to the typical New England home specifications.

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Baby Safe Technology for the Home

When many of us were born, smart home technology did not exist. Today, companies keep the safety of your family in mind when designing new products that make our lives more convenient. Scot Haney of Better Connecticut recently visited our Vice President, Todd Director, at his home to see some of our great home automation products in use.

Home Automation Products

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Nest Video Doorbell

Whenever someone gets in close proximity of your home or hits the doorbell, your phone receives a notification. The Nest video doorbell immediately begins recording and you can see live activity on your front step, from anywhere. Whether you’re inside or away from the house, you can open or keep the door closed.

Schlage Keyless Entry

The Schlage keyless entry system keeps your family safe inside the home with one-touch lock technology. Simply press the button on the lock or use your smartphone to activate the deadbolt. To open the door, key in a four-digit code on the keypad or use your smartphone – from anywhere.

Lutron Window Shades

Parents no longer have to worry about hazardous cords hanging from the shades. Lutron’s battery-operated window shades can be opened and closed via remote or phone. Create automated time sequences and tie everything into your Lutron lighting control systems. We also sell cordless manual shades!

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Great Ideas For Your Kitchen or Bath Remodel

Lighting changes the whole look and feel of a space. Many customers think of Connecticut Lighting Centers for decorative lighting but are surprised to learn we can walk you through the remodeling process for the rooms in your home! For National High Five Day on April 18th, Better CT’s Scot Haney stopped by the showroom to see all the great ideas we have for kitchen or bath remodels.

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Functional Kitchen Lighting

Within Connecticut Lighting Centers, we have built a kitchen to show customers the many different ways light can enhance the look of the room. One innovative way to light areas of your kitchen that you’ve never been able to properly illuminate is with LED ribbon lighting.

Although the tape looks small, it has great light output and no glare inside a glass cabinet, since you can’t see the source. Apply above, below and even inside cabinets to save space.

For recessed lighting, we have cans from two to five inches wide in a variety of styles. From LED and integrated LED to incandescent, there are so many options to create the aesthetic you want! Recessed cans have incredible light input and a clean look for the ceiling.

We also have a large selection of decorative options that does the functional side right, but also serves as a nice focal point in your kitchen. From mini pendants to large pendants and fixtures, you can choose whatever you style you want.

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12 Gifts of Christmas from Connecticut Lighting Centers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! At Connecticut Lighting Centers, you can find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Not only do our showrooms stock unique, cool gifts but you can take them home at our everyday low prices. Recently, Scot Haney from Better Connecticut stopped by for the 12 Days of Christmas with our Vice President, Todd Director.

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Unique Holiday Gifts

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

  1. LED Rechargeable Light Bulbs
    An LED light bulb with built-in rechargeable battery backup makes a great gift! Any homeowner could benefit from increased efficiency and lower energy bills.
  2. Liquor Dispenser
    Simply flip a bottle of your favorite liquor upside down into the stopper and dispense! These unique designs make a great accent for the kitchen counter.
  3. American-made Wall Signs
    Decorative wall signs with unique sayings, made right here in the USA! Some of the choices? “When the Queen is Happy there is Peace in the Kingdom”, “Home is where the Harley is!” and “My kids are furry and have four feet”.
  4. Schlage Keyless Entry
    These smart door locks, stocked in many different styles and finishes, eliminate the need to carry around house keys. Simply type in the code or unlock the door from your smartphone!
  5. Fun Home Accents
    We have a large selection of cool, different home accents that people love. You won’t see a silver cougar, colorful bulldog or bright red fire hydrant statue anywhere else in the area!
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Connecticut Lighting Centers: More Than a Lighting Store!

Since 1972, Connecticut Lighting Centers has been known for its impressive inventory of indoor and outdoor lighting. While we do have one of the largest lighting displays in New England, we are so much more than a lighting store! Better Connecticut’s Kara Sundlun recently stopped by to have a look at our decorative hardware, home automation and home accents with Vice President, Todd Director.

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Window Shade Installation

Connecticut Lighting Centers offers one-stop shopping for your home. In our window shade department, we carry everything from simple metal blinds to Roman, roller and honeycomb shades.

The experience is truly full-service; we’ll come to your house to take measurements, help you choose the perfect shades and install them for you for free.

You can also browse motorized window shades from Lutron, an international lighting control company. Lutron is the only company in the world that makes all the components for motorized window shades – including the remote control!

Mirror, Mirror On the Wall

We have hundreds of mirrors on display throughout our stores, from vanity to accent. One of our most popular-selling models is the LED-lit mirror.

Do you ever feel the fluorescent or halogen light bulbs in your bathroom get too hot when standing by the mirror? LED-lit mirrors are a great solution, regardless if you have power by the sink or vanity. Simply turn the lights on and off with a tap of your finger on the mirror!

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