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Lighting By Sea

Custom made light that was modeled after a lighthouse in Portland, Oregon. When a couple went on vacation to Oregon, the beautiful scenery was not the only thing that caught their eye. It was the lighthouse in Portland that intrigued them the most. They were captivated by a light on a lighthouse and wanted to…

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Lamp Finials – The Perfect Topping For Your Lamp

Just like lampshades, lamp finials can add that finishing touch to your lamp.  Think of a finial as the cherry on top. With the right finial, you can finish off the look of your lamp. Each finial can be a work of art. At Restoration Lighting Gallery, we have hundreds of unique finials to fit…

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Own a Piece of History

Every light has a story and every story is unique. When you buy a piece from Restoration Lighting Gallery, you own a piece of history. Each light has heart, soul and memories and was brought back to light by our expert craftsmen. We carry an array of period style pieces in a variety of styles….

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The Design of the 1930’s Come To Light With Art Deco Lighting

Art Deco is a visual arts design style that first appeared in France during the 1920’s and was popular throughout the 30’s and 40’s. Art Deco emerged from the Interwar period where there was rapid industrial growth. The result was a style that embraced technology with machine imagery and bold geometric shapes. In America, the…

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Custom Lighting Project Turns On The Charm

Paul Dalfino, Expert Craftsman at Restoration Lighting Gallery, wires a custom foyer light. As part of Restoration Lighting Galleries’ services, we provide custom lighting design for homeowners, restaurants, casinos, churches and commercial buildings. When a customer came across a unique opportunity to obtain two hand painted pieces of Italian glass, she came to us to design a custom…

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Transform Your Chandelier With Mini Lamp Shades

You can instantly update the look of your chandelier by adding mini chandelier lamp shades. Candle shades can add color, pattern and texture to your rooms while they will provide lovely diffused light. Restoration Lighting Gallery in Hartford, has a wide variety of shade materials and styles. Styles range from a tailored black empire shade to shades…

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Connecticut Lighting Centers Wins National Lutron Award

At the 2013 Dallas International Lighting Market, Connecticut Lighting Centers won the 2012 HomeWorks Job of the Year Award from Lutron. This prestigious annual award is chosen from entries all across North America. Jim Meltzer, Outside Sales Manager, was responsible for designing a whole-home lighting control system for an exclusive 18,000 square foot home using…

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Has Your Favorite Lamp Lost Its Better Half?

Did you know that updating your lamp shades makes the most impact on a room’s design for the least amount of effort & expense?  It’s true, but there is more to finding the perfect lamp shade than what meets the eye. With over 1000 shades in stock, let our shade experts help you find the perfect…

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The Great Church Light Restoration at Rocky Hill Congregational Church

A grand chandelier lights the main sanctuary in the Rocky Hill Congregational Church. From circa 1890, this chandelier was originally fit for oil burners and was called “The Great Church Light” by Isaac P. Frink, the inventor of the best silver-plated corrugated crystal glass reflectors available at the time.  Around 50 years ago, the fixture…

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Glass Repair and Replacement – Make That Broken Light Whole Again

Do you have a light fixture or lamp with a broken or missing glass shade? We know how hard it is to find the right glass piece to replace a broken glass shade. We also know how difficult it is to find a professional repair shop for your light. At Restoration Lighting Gallery, we offer…

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Bringing Old Feelings To Light – Meet The Craftsmen

How do you take an old neglected light and make it shine brilliant once again? Meet the craftsmen behind Restoration Lighting Gallery: Paul Dalfino and Dave Poppel—the miracle workers of vintage, antique lighting. Restoration Lighting Gallery is an exclusive lighting, restoration, repair and shade boutique. The hundreds of antique, vintage pieces you see on display…

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Save Your Home & Your Life With Free Lamp Safety Inspections!

Home fires can occur for numerous reasons: faulty electrical wires, oil fires from cooking, unattended candles, improperly disposed matches, natural disasters…but, they can also be caused by aging lamps. Fires can be started in the socket of your favorite lamp after years of daily use. Most people don’t realize the huge levels of heat that…

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