I would like to welcome you to our list of the 24 best online lighting stores. Much like you, I wanted to find some amazing lamps and other lighting fixtures online for my home, so I sat down and compiled a list of stores and what they offer.
I also note whether they are U.S. based and the city whenever possible. This was important to me for availing myself of that info when considering both quality and shipping time.
Lighting is a very important home decor item for most rooms, most notably the living room, dining room, bathroom and kitchen lighting. Light fixtures and bulb type can make a big impact on a room’s ambiance and function (i.e. some rooms require brigher lights for tasks).
There are literally thousands of fixtures to choose from as well as 50+ different types of light bulbs.
Below we set out an impressive list of stores in no particular order. In other words, we don’t list them in order of preference or anything like that.
List of stores that sell lighting online
1. Wayfair: I’m biased. I’ll admit it. Wayfair is one of my favorite home and garden websites. When it comes to selection for anything, including lighting, it’s hard to beat Wayfair. Moreover, despite tens of thousands of products, it’s really easy to find exactly what you want. Wayfair’s catchy commercials say that they have just what you need and, when it comes to lighting, it appears that they really do. And, you get free shipping on all orders over $49, too. Wayfair is a U.S. company with headquarters in Boston, MA.
Popular brands carried by Wayfair include Minka, Feiss, Hinkley, and Hudson Valley to name a few.
2. Amazon: Did you think we’d neglect to include the biggest online retailer? Nope. Amazon sells it all include a massive collection of lights – both indoor and outdoor.
3. Lumens: Lumens, as the name suggests, sells lighting and a lot of it. Specifically, they have an insanely awesome selection of modern lighting for every room. If you need it lit, Lumens has you covered – ceiling lights, mini pendant and regular pendant lights, wall-mounted, architectural lighting, outdoor lighting and all kinds of floor and table lamps as well as light kits.
4. Houzz: For me, the Houzz shop is a close second behind Wayfair due to their lighting selection and incredible website navigation. Houzz does not have any physical stores, nor do they have any physical inventory of their own. Instead, they sell products directly as well as providing an online store for other sellers who provide their products through the Houzz website. The online store offers everything from pendant lights to chandeliers, ceiling fans, wall sconces, recessed lighting, under-cabinet lighting, and track lighting, as well as floor and table lamps. They also carry kids, holiday, and novelty lighting. Available lighting styles range from traditional to contemporary, eclectic, modern, Asian, beach style, Craftsman, Farmhouse, Industrial, Mediterranean, Midcentury, Rustic, Scandinavian, Southwestern, Tropical, and Victorian.
They carry all kinds of lamps, ceiling lights and fans, and plenty of outdoor lighting. Looking for some serious bling? Be sure to check out their crystal chandeliers.
5. Lighting Direct: This is a U.S. company, based in Chico, CA. They carry everything indoor lighting-related from ceiling lights, like recessed lighting, chandeliers, pendant lights, and more, to bathroom lighting, wall sconces, picture lights for your artwork, and ceiling fans of all styles and sizes. Outdoor lighting includes landscape lights, post lights, solar lights, floodlights, and much more. And, if you’re looking for lamps, LightingDirect.com carries floor, table, desk, buffet, piano, and Tiffany lamps, as well as lamp pairs and shades.
The company also carries a complete line of commercial lighting fixtures, as well as a dozen brands and every style from rustic to contemporary. Call center hours are M-F 5 am to 7 pm PST, Sat. 6 am to 4 pm, Sun. 6 am to 4 pm for fielding questions, holidays excepted, however, you can buy online 24/7.
6. 1StopLighting: 1StopLighting is a renowned online lighting stores catering to professionals such as interior designers and builders as well as individual homeowners. Their selection is really good for every type of light for the home including all types of ceiling lights, wall lights, and outdoor lights.
7. Lamps Plus: This U.S. based company whose headquarters are located in Chatsworth, CA, was founded in 1976. It is considered to be the country’s largest lighting retailer and offers more than 70,000 lighting designs online. Lamps Plus also offers free shipping on most orders and ships from their Southern California warehouse. The company doesn’t just sell lamps, however, although they do sell all sizes and styles of lamps from traditional to contemporary.
The LampsPlus online inventory also includes ceiling lights, floor lamps, torchieres, book lights, picture lights, track lighting, dimmer switches, and outdoor lighting for both style and security. Their website also has style advice, a design-your-own feature, and daily sale deals.
8. Bellacor: A U.S. company founded in 2000, Bellacor has its headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, and offers more than 500,000 products from 500+ trusted brands. Their online lighting department carries everything from track lighting to pendant lights, chandeliers, bath lights, wall sconces, picture lights, outdoor lighting, and all styles and sizes of lamps.
Bellacor sells lighting accessories and commercial lighting fixtures online as well. And, the company also offers price matching, as well as free shipping on all orders totaling more than $75.
9. West Elm Lighting: A U.S. based company that was founded in 2002 in Brooklyn, West Elm is a branch of Williams–Sonoma, Inc, More than 90 percent of the company’s products are designed in-house by their exceptional design team, so you know you’re getting something singular in your lighting choices. And those choices include lamps, chandeliers, pendant lights, LED lighting, and accessories.
In addition to their extensive online inventory, West Elm also has stores in more than 85 cities in the U.S. as well as Australia, Canada, Mexico, the Middle East, and the UK. They also ship nationwide and to more than 90 countries worldwide.
10. Overstock.com: This is a tech-driven online retailer that was founded in 1999 and was originally called Deals.com. It’s now a major U.S. company with headquarters just outside of Salt Lake City, UT, Since its inception, the company has gone from being just a neophyte startup to a major billion-dollar online retailer. Now their lighting offerings include track lighting, ceiling lights, table lamps, floor lamps, wall lamps, ceiling fans, Tiffany style lamps and even lamps for kids.
11. The Home Depot: Perhaps best known for their hardware and home improvement stores, Home Depot also has an amazing online lighting store as well. It’s a U.S. company that was founded in Atlanta, GA, in 1979. It has since grown into the largest home improvement retailer worldwide.
The Home Depot website carries everything from indoor and outdoor ceiling fans to ceiling lights, track lighting, chandeliers, pendants, bathroom lighting, lamps, shades, and bulbs. Brand names include Hunter, Hampton Bay, Sea Gull Lighting, Troy Lighting, Monte Carlo, and more. They also carry outdoor lighting, of course, including landscape, deck, security, and post lights.
12. Crate & Barrel: Founded in 1962 in Chicago, IL, Crate & Barrel is a U.S. company with stores all over the U.S. and Canada. The company’s extensive online lighting store carries lights for every room in your home from table, desk, and floor lamps to chandeliers and pendants. They even have a baby and kids lighting section for the little ones. And, their outdoor lighting selection includes unusual string lights, lanterns, twinkle lights, and umbrella lights for beautifully illuminating your outdoor spaces.
13. Joss & Main: This is a designer division of Wayfair and offers lamps of every shape, size, and style including desk lamps, floor lamps, table lamps, and everything in between. This online lighting store also offers shades and accessories, as well as ceiling fans and kids lighting. The Joss & Main outdoor lighting department offers some beautiful hanging lights, landscape lighting, string lights, lamp posts, lanterns, torches, and more. Light up your outdoor space with outdoor lights from Joss & Main!
14. Birch Lane: Birch Lane is another Wayfair subsidiary that features mainly farmhouse lighting. Farmhouse style is very popular these days as evidenced by TV shows like “Fixer Upper”. Birch Lane carries pendants, chandeliers, table lamps, floor lamps, wall sconces, ceiling fans, lighting accessories, and kids lighting. They also carry outdoor lighting that includes wall lanterns, barn lights, sconces, post lights, hanging lanterns, and outdoor chandeliers. They have some excellent sales and offer unlimited free shipping.
15. Rejuvenation: This is a U.S. company with its factory located in Portland, Oregon. All of their lighting if customized and made-to-order. Their online store selections include pendants. chandeliers, ceiling fans. floor and table lamps, desk lamps, wall lights, bathroom lights, and a complete line of lighting accessories. They also carry outdoor lights, as well as custom and made-to-order lighting. And, if you’re a big fan of antiques, check out this amazing Romance Revival Lamp.
16. Horchow: Horchow is a member of the U.S. based Bergdorf Goodman/Neiman Marcus family of retailers. Their online store offers lights of all kinds from ceiling fixtures and wall sconces to floor and table lamps. They also carry some beautiful ceiling fans that include a really amazing bronze outdoor windmill fan available in a 60-inch size or a whopping 75-inch.
Horchow has long been known as one of those high-end shopping sites just as Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus are. Yes, you’ll be paying a bit more for many of their fixtures, like chandeliers, but you get what you pay for and some of theirs are out-of-this-world. A chandelier from Horchow could be the perfect focal point in your home. And, they’re designed by some top designers like John-Richard Designs, Regina Andrew Design, and Mackenzie Childs, just to name a few. Horchow also has some excellent sales so don’t let their prices scare you.
17. Shades of Light: Shades of Light is a U.S. company based in Midlothian, VA. Their online inventory includes bathroom lights, ceiling lights, wall sconces, and all sizes and styles of chandeliers like Mini, island, crystal, drum, rustic, and more chandeliers, as well as chandelier accessories. They also carry floor, table, buffet, desk, and mini-accent lamps. In addition, their outdoor lighting includes outdoor ceiling fans and much more.
18. All Modern: All Modern is another U.S.- based Wayfair subsidiary with the emphasis on “modern”. If you’re a fan of everything modern for your home or office, this site has all of your lighting needs covered. They offer ceiling lights, floor lamps, table lamps, wall sconces, LED lighting, and desk lamps. And, their outdoor lighting choices include barn lights, string lights, post lights, lanterns, hanging lights, and landscape lights, all with that special modern touch.
19. Lowes: Lowes is another U.S. company, like Home Depot, that is best known for its hardware and home improvement stores. They’re also famous for being Jimmy Johnson’s NASCAR sponsor for many years now. Their lighting options that are available on their website range from ceiling fans galore to bath lighting, lamps and lamp shades, recessed lighting, track lighting, work/shop lights, pendant lights, chandeliers, and even novelty and projection lighting. Their outdoor lighting lineup includes security and floodlights, landscape lights, string lights, and post lights.
20. Beautiful Halo: BeautifulHalo.com is a Chinese company that was founded in 2014. They do all of their business online and their many lighting choices include ceiling lights, wall lights, lamps, crystal lights, industrial lighting, Tiffany lights, solar lights, and LED grow lights. They offer free worldwide shipping, as well as a generous return policy, competitive pricing, a very wide selection, high quality, and good customer service. Their motto is that your satisfaction is their destination. If you don’t mind waiting a little bit longer for shipping from China and have had good experiences buying from foreign companies, you can save a great deal of money by purchasing from BeautifulHalo.com.
21. Ballard Designs: This is a member of a group of companies under the Qurate Retail Group banner, which includes QVC, HSN, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road, and Improvements websites. You may have seen a number of their lighting products on HGTV and DIY Network on one or more of their home reno shows. They’re all U.S. companies and Ballard has stores all over the U.S. but they also deliver internationally as well.
Their online inventory includes chandeliers, desk, floor, and all styles of table lamps, and ceiling lights. Their outdoor lighting products include some amazing LED Spheres, as well as outdoor floor lamps, outdoor wall sconces, and much more. Their outdoor chandeliers are gorgeous, too, and they also carry all kinds of lighting accessories as well.
22. Perigold: This company’s website really has a lot to offer, especially if you’re looking for some light fixtures that are out-of-the-ordinary. This IBIS table lamp is bound to be one that you’ve never seen anywhere else. In addition to the unusual, Perigold also carries a full line of beautiful table lamps, floor lamps, ceiling lighting, chandeliers, sconces, pendant lights, and vanity lights.
Their outdoor light offerings include wall sconces, outdoor hanging lights, landscape lights, and post lights. Some of their landscaping light fixtures are really state-of-the-art and could make your yard look quite futuristic. Not into futuristic? Well, then they also have some cutesy landscape lights that include squirrels and acorns, too. Perigold is a U.S. company and another subsidiary under the massive Wayfair company umbrella.
23. Build.com: This is a U.S. company, based in Chico, CA, that has been in business for 17-years. Their website offers everything light-related from floor, desk, and table lamps to ceiling fans, chandeliers, wall sconces, pendant lights, bathroom and vanity lights, and tons of outdoor light fixtures to choose from. They also carry linear island lights for your kitchen, as well as designer lights, both indoor and outdoor.
And, if you’re looking for some seriously good deals, check out their Clearance Center for some top-of-the-line lights from manufacturers like Park Harbor, Miseno, Kichler, and Seagull Lighting at rock bottom clearance prices. You could easily get the exact look that you want at Build.com and at the price you want as well.
24. Quality Discount Lighting: QDL is a discount online lighting store that often has what it calls “closeout” lighting sales. They carry a wide selection of indoor lighting including ceiling fan lights, flush mount ceiling lights and more. While the selection is good, the main reason to go there is to look for cheap lighting deals.
Don’t forget to check for local lighting stores
The above are national lighting stores with large online offerings. However, most sizable towns and cities have local lighting stores as well that are worth checking out. Sometimes it’s better to shop for lights in a physical store so you can assess the options better. Of course, from there, you can easily compare costs online for any brand and models you see.