Lighting the Way With Whitmer's Lighting 4

For decades, Whitmer’s Lighting has been serving Northeast Ohio. With locations in Akron/Montrose, Westlake, and North Olmsted, totaling over 30,000 feet of showroom space, the Whitmer family is uniquely equipped with the selection to bring any bright ideas to life.

As the weather grows cooler, home improvement projects are moving from the yard into the comfort of the home. Whitmer’s three locations are your one-stop-shop for all your lighting needs, and there couldn’t be a better time to brighten your world.

“Throughout the month of October, our Fall Lighting Sale is in full swing,” explains Chad Whitmer, Manager of Whitmer’s Lighting. “We offer 20 to 75 percent off everything in our stores.  We will also be offering 20 percent off special orders.”

The selection at Whitmer’s Lighting is impressive. Each location’s brilliantly lit storefront windows conceal a remarkable showroom that is grand in terms of both size and selection. And, as Whitmer’s Lighting aligns prices with authorized online retailers but with a showroom shopping experience, you are unlikely to find better deals anywhere else. Whitmer adds “ We can even ship your order direct to your home! For free!”
“The way our lighting showrooms are laid out and displayed is unique,” explains Whitmer. “We offer a selection of residential lighting ranging from chandeliers to ceiling fans to landscape lighting. Anything that you could ever need for the interior or exterior of your home. We handle installations as well, so whether you are completing a kitchen renovation or tackling a newly constructed site, we’re here to help.”


The Timeless and The Trendy

Whitmer’s Lighting offers a variety of styles to choose from, ranging from simple to ornate and catering to every personality and fashion. After all, lighting is not just a utility: it is part of our lifestyle, and the lighting we choose can set the tone of our home or office environment.

“One of the newer trends we are seeing is the restoration-type look,” explains Whitmer. Sure enough, several seemingly up-cycled chandeliers glimmer throughout the store, their chic antique finishes glowing warmly in the plentiful light. “These products feature a lot of wood, glass, recycled materials, and other things of that nature.”

It is plain to see how such a trend has risen in popularity—crystal and glass equip the chandeliers with a sort of timeless elegance, yet each unit is unique and can effortlessly add interest and personality to any environment.

And, continues Whitmer, LED lighting continues to rise in popularity.

“LED is very big right now. LED lighting is as much as 75 percent more efficient than alternatives, and it can be incorporated into your indoor and outdoor home environment in a number of ways. There is always an opportunity to retrofit current fixtures, or there are many cool new fixtures with LED lighting already integrated. LED is great for indoor or outdoor use because it is low maintenance, low energy use, and environmentally friendly.”

Adding The Finishing Touch

When completing a renovation, lighting is often the finishing touch that brings a room together. With well over 100 lighting suppliers and manufacturers, customizing a space is easier done than said.

“Seeing the space and watching it transform into something that someone really loves is the best part of my job,” explains Whitmer. “We provide lighting for all situations, so it is really special to see lighting completing a room and bringing everything together.”

To help you find the perfect pieces for your space, Whitmer recommends bringing along a photo of the room being remodeled to help both you and the staff visualize how certain elements will fit into the room.

“Bring room measurements along as well, being able to visualize the room and understand its dimensions helps tremendously when you are selecting new pieces. One mistake people frequently make is guessing their ceiling height.”

It is important to remember that large showrooms may initially feel overwhelming, so it is helpful to have an understanding of your personal style prior to your visit.

“If that means pulling a picture out of a magazine, so be it. Anything that helps guide our staff is very helpful to narrow down your search.”
Since 1988, Whitmer’s Lighting has been serving Northeast Ohio with quality lighting products. The staff of Whitmer’s Lighting has over 100 combined years of lighting experience and hundreds of products to help you find the perfect fit. You won’t want to miss the Fall Lighting Sale this year, because the perfect product is waiting for you. And remember at least 20-75 percent off everything in the store AND 20 percent off special orders!

Whitmer’s Lighting has locations at 3900 Medina Road , Akron/Montrose; 30655 Detroit Road, Westlake; and 29929 Lorain Road, North Olmsted. All three locations will be participating in the Fall Lighting Sale, so head to a store near you today! For hours and additional information, visit