About Us

About Us

Family-owned and operated since 1971

Welcome to The Light Center! We are thrilled to share with you our story, how we got started, and a bit about what drives us.

It all began in 1971 when our founder, Larry Edwards, started selling his first lighting fixtures and delivering them to customers in his station wagon. His passion for great service led him to develop strong relationships with home builders and lighting vendors and after a lot of hard work and dedication, the business bloomed into a huge success.

As the business grew, Larry’s daughter, Jennifer Johnson, joined the team. Starting from the ground up, she built fixtures, worked in the office, and learned about the business behind the scenes. After college, Jennifer began lighting design training and has enjoyed being in the business since 2000 and officially took the reins from her dad in 2019 when she stepped into an ownership role.

We take pride in being at the forefront of the lighting industry, and we're always striving to stay ahead of the curve.

── Explore Endless Possibilities

Our Lighting Showroom

Our showroom is the best place to get inspired, troubleshoot, or meet one of our lighting designers directly!

We are located in Fort Collins, CO spanning 8,000 sq. ft., with over 100,000 products available online and additional custom options that can be created.

Our lighting team is made up of certified lighting specialists and industry experts with extensive backgrounds in lighting design for both residential and commercial spaces throughout the US.

We also employ a master electrician and professional installers for Northern Colorado projects.

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Our Light Center Team

We wouldn’t be where we are today without our incredible team. Our secret sauce has always been surrounding ourselves with amazing people who share our passion for lighting and our commitment to providing outstanding customer service. We have multiple staff members with 40+ and 20+ years of experience.

lighting design that transcend the ordinary

Builder + Custom Lighting Specialists

This is where innovation and craftsmanship converge to bring unique visions to life. Our dedicated team collaborates with builders, architects, and contractors throughout the building process. Whether you're constructing a new residential development, embarking on a commercial project, or simply seeking one-of-a-kind lighting fixtures to complement your space, our experts are here to guide you through every step of the process.

Jeanne Godinez

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Tricia Hauan
(Steamboat Springs)

Carrie Cass

LIGHTING + HOME DESIGN

Residential Lighting Specialists

Our residential team skillfully combine various lighting techniques, such as ambient, task, and accent lighting, to create layers of light that enhance architectural features, highlight artwork, and create the perfect mood. With their expertise in the latest lighting technologies and trends, our designers bring creativity, functionality, and a touch of magic to residential spaces, ensuring that each design is tailored to reflect the unique personality and style of the homeowners.

Emmanuel Gamboa

Allison Babel

Mastering Ambiance for Businesses

Commercial Lighting Specialists

Our Commercial team has a keen understanding of the unique requirements and challenges faced by businesses. Whether it's a retail space, office, restaurant, or hotel, our experienced lighting designers are skilled at crafting impactful lighting designs that enhance the overall atmosphere, improve functionality, and showcase products or services in the best possible light.

Don Schnell

Exceptional Assistance

Customer Service Team

Our support team is the backbone of our commitment to exceptional service. Our dedicated team of professionals is passionate about providing the highest level of support to our valued customers. With extensive product knowledge and a friendly approach, our customer service team is always ready to assist with any inquiries, whether it's helping customers find the perfect lighting fixture, installation, or resolving any concerns or issues that may arise.

Theresa Cole

Brian Walters

Samantha Turner

Roy Taber

Marie Enright

Shane Krebsbach

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