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Come Join Our Team!

Posted by Tara, Creative Lighting Staff on September 22nd, 2016 — Posted in Creative Lighting Employee News, Creative Lighting News, Social Media, Uncategorized

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Creative Lighting in St. Paul is looking for a full-time Sales Consultant who brings energy, versatility, and strong interpersonal skills to our team!

Creative Lighting is a family-owned, lighting showroom serving retail and trade clients since 1926. Our commitment to quality ensures clients receive exceptional advice, service, products and value. Priorities for this position are collaborating with customers through the lighting selection process, earning client trust and maintaining product expertise.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting store goals and collaborating with co-workers with a positive attitude and team approach.

  • Building relationships and earning trust through exceptional follow up and service to retail and trade clients.

  • Educating customers on lighting applications and providing appropriate solutions based on their needs.

A good candidate should have strong personal drive and communication skills, as well as, a commitment to continued learning and professional development. Sales experience or a background in lighting or design is beneficial, but not required. We will fully train in both the decorative and technical aspects of lighting for the right candidate.

Please send resumes and inquires to Kyndra Roth at:

kroth@creative-lighting.com

LAST DAYS TO SAVE!

Posted by Tara, Creative Lighting Staff on September 21st, 2016 — Posted in Creative Lighting News, Creative Lighting Sales, Lighting Deals, Lighting Sale, Social Media, Uncategorized

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It’s your last chance to cash in on BIG savings during our 90th ANNIVERSARY HALF YEARLY STOREWIDE SALE! There are hundreds of wonderful deals to be had AND $90 specials to grab, but DON’T WAITThese special savings end on Saturday!

 

The Main Event- Our 90th Anniversary HALF-YEARLY Sale!

Posted by Tara, Creative Lighting Staff on September 7th, 2016 — Posted in Creative Lighting History, Creative Lighting News, Creative Lighting Sales, Lighting Deals, Lighting Sale, Social Media, Uncategorized

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THE TIME HAS COME.

It is time for our Store-wide Half-Yearly Sale!  In honor of our 90 Year Anniversary this year, we are gearing up to make this our BIGGEST SALE EVER!

EVERYTHING in the store is on SALE!  Yes, we said E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.  Now is the perfect time to shop lighting for your home.  Come in and check out our biggest event of the year and SAVE BIG with our special $90 buys in honor of us celebrating our 90th YEAR IN BUSINESS!

Floor lamps, table lamps, bath vanity lights, chandeliers…you name it.  If it’s in our showroom, IT’S ON SALE.  Hurry in, don’t wait.  SALE ENDS SEPTEMBER 24TH!

$90 Buys

 

 

 

 

We are Up and Running!

Posted by Tara, Creative Lighting Staff on September 6th, 2016 — Posted in Creative Lighting News, Social Media, Uncategorized

New and Improved Website

Our new site is LIVE and we are very excited about all of the new tools and features that will help make your shopping experience with us a whole lot easier!

With this exciting upgrade, we want to be certain that your on-line account with us is current.  If you had previously set up an account on our website, you will need to update your password on the login page. Simply click “RESET PASSWORD”, under the SIGN IN icon and you will be one step closer to enjoying all of the benefits our new website has to offer!

Questions?  Call us at 651.647.0111, and we will be happy to walk you through the process.  HAPPY SHOPPING!

New-and-Improved!

Posted by Tara, Creative Lighting Staff on August 25th, 2016 — Posted in Creative Lighting News, Social Media, Uncategorized

Creative-Lighting.com is getting a whole new look!

We are so excited to share it with you.
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We are about to undergo a website makeover!  Starting August 29th, our new site is going to be more efficient, more user-friendly, and will make collaboration with our sales team much easier.  This evolution has many benefits to you- our customer!  It will allow you to view more product collections, communicate with us via your own lighting “wishlist”, search for fixtures with more than one specific criteria, and compare and contrast your choices on a comparison worksheet!   Working on projects with us just got easier!  

We don’t want your favorite products to get lost in the shuffle!  

If you have a current wishlist on our existing website, we recommend that you print a copy to save for your records.  We were able to transfer most data to the new site, but in case of any hiccups, a printed copy will help us recreate it for you.  We are happy to help, so please call us if you need assistance with accessing or re-creating your lists.  

If you have an account on our current site, you will need to create a new password.  Simply enter your email, then click “reset password” on the login page. 

Start enjoying all of the great benefits our new-and-improved website will have to offer on August 29th.

 We can’t wait to start sharing it with you!

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Meet Holly!

Posted by Tara, Creative Lighting Staff on August 16th, 2016 — Posted in Creative Lighting Employee News, Creative Lighting News, LED Lighting, Social Media, Uncategorized

79249b96-34a7-404a-9efb-27d5e6ac65d1The Creative Lighting team has a shining new face on staff…Meet Holly!

Holly comes to Creative Lighting with two years of lighting and design experience.  Her favorite part of the industry involves keeping up with the ever-changing trends in LED technology and educating customers on how to incorporate these trends within their lighting project.  She loves getting to know her clients dreams for their space, and helping to turn them into reality.  When asked what she enjoys most about her job Holly responded, “I love that no project is ever the same, which allows me to be creative with every client, making each project unique in it’s own.”   Holly currently lives in Hudson, WI with her fiance.  Her hobbies include being outdoors, baking and watching reality television…probably more than she should.  

Welcome to the Creative Lighting Team, Holly!

 

Ugly Light Fixture Contest- Last Chance to Enter!

Posted by Tara, Creative Lighting Staff on August 16th, 2016 — Posted in Creative Lighting News, Creative Lighting Sales, Lighting Deals, Lighting News and Contest, Social Media, Uncategorized

Your chance to win $500 towards a new light fixture is ending soon…don’t miss out!  Snap that picture and email it to: contests@creative-lighting.com.  Include your plea as to why your fixture deserves to bear the title of “Ugliest Light Fixture”, and you could be the proud winner of a $500 Creative Lighting gift certificate!  Click here for official contest rules.  Submissions accepted through August 20th, 2016.

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Give us your tired, your dated, your lighting longing to be replaced- and we will give one lucky winner $500…but HURRY!  Contest ends August 20th.

Then and Now- An Evolution of Light

Posted by Tara, Creative Lighting Staff on August 16th, 2016 — Posted in Creative Lighting Employee News, Creative Lighting History, Creative Lighting News, Design Trends 2016, Energy Efficient Lighting, LED Lighting, Lighting Education, Lighting Trends 2016, Lighting Vendors, Social Media, Uncategorized

UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1911: Inventor and physicist Thomas Alva Edison (1847 - 1931) looking at a lightbulb (Photo by Nathan Lazarnick/George Eastman House/Getty Images)

UNITED STATES – CIRCA 1911: Inventor and physicist Thomas Alva Edison (1847 – 1931) looking at a lightbulb (Photo by Nathan Lazarnick/George Eastman House/Getty Images)

90 years in the lighting industry has allowed us to bear witness to many things.  From the days where lighting was utilized for primarily practical purposes- to now, where the right lighting can serve as a visual anchor that gives weight and purpose to the entire room- we have seen it all.  Since Thomas Edison’s grand production of the first electrified light bulb nearly 120 years ago, the evolution of light has been charging ahead like a freight train at speeds nearly impossible to chase.  Incandescent, Fluorescent, Halogen and now the overall force to be reckoned with- LED, our lamping options have become vast and more efficient than ever.  For around $10, we can now purchase an LED light bulb with a potential life expectancy of 8-10 years!  I have to think that Edison himself would be proud.

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The technology is not the only exciting piece of this evolution.  The look and style of lighting fixtures, along with the right placement and layout, has become a pivotal portion of the interior design process today.  “Good lighting” is a much sought after label when consumers are designing their homes.  The precise combination of ambient lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting can make or break the overall look and feel of a space, not to mention it’s functionality.  We have escaped the days of the porcelain sockets and pull-chains.  Decorative lighting is now a fundamental component in any well designed space.

A couple of our veteran employees have watched the decorative lighting trends change drastically over the past two decades working in this industry.  When asked what they remember most about the evolving trends, a few specific details came to mind.  “In 1993 when I started almost everything was in polished brass- with very few exceptions,” says Noel Sheldon, a Creative Lighting employee for over 20 years. “The hot chandeliers were either the polished brass Williamsburg style fixtures, or the builder standard bound-and-beveled brass and glass pieces- specifically the umbrella shaped pendant.”  Noel continues, “Shortly thereafter, Verdigris became the hot new finish, but it didn’t last long.  Kichler Lighting introduced the forerunner of bronze with something called ‘Olde Brick‘ in about ’94 or ’95.  It became the rage and it completely eclipsed polished brass in popularity.  I think everyone was starving for something new.  We don’t think much of it today, but boy was it a hit!”  Brenda Duepner, another two decade veteran of Creative’s, has memories of another trend, “One thing that comes to mind is that you couldn’t go through the work day without hearing the term ‘Country French‘.  People were fascinated with anything labeled with that style, especially a chandelier with a rooster on it!”  Brenda continues, “Ornamented wrought iron chandeliers were also very popular.  I remember one product line where people could choose an animal template to be incorporated into the light fixture- we saw bears, birds, and yes- roosters!”

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 As lighting technology keeps evolving, and the industry continues to change, one would think it would be almost impossible to keep up with all of the latest information, trends and product specifications.  Ten years ago, the common homeowner had very little information on LED technology and extremely limited availability for standard residential use.  Now, LED lamping options are becoming more standardized and found in almost every home improvement store across the world.  The lighting landscape continues to grow, and seems to display infinite illumination possibilities.

Even with the forward moving technical advances, what was once old is new again as the original ‘filament style‘ light bulb has become a popular choice in today’s decorative fixtures.  The warm, dim glow from the long filament strands evokes a nostalgic feel, and is represented prominently in today’s ‘farmhouse style’, or ‘steam-punk‘ design trends.  Now- these beautiful, yet short living, lamp options are being produced in more efficient LED versions.  Nostalgia and technology merged into one winning combination!  One would say that you can now “have your bulb- and use it, too.”

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Today’s lighting fixture designs have become more stream-lined and minimal feeling.  Less ornamentation and more transitional style lines are now the desired look.  And, GOLD metal finishes are making a strong come back- being one of the most on-trend metal choices of 2016.

From nostalgic bulbs-to gold finishes, the cyclical nature of this evolving industry seems to have all of us pondering…what’s next?

CLEARANCE SALE

Posted by Tara, Creative Lighting Staff on August 15th, 2016 — Posted in clearance sale, Creative Lighting News, Creative Lighting Sales, Lighting Deals, Lighting Sale, Social Media, Uncategorized

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New markdowns have been made!  Prices have been slashed!

We are clearing out the old to make room for the new.  Come in and check out our amazing reduced prices on fixtures throughout the store during our Clearance Sale going on August 23-25th!  Lighting bargains throughout the store!  One of a kind deals at pricing you won’t believe…Hurry In!  For three days IN-STORE ONLY…don’t wait!

 

 

 

Going, Going…Gone Tomorrow!

Posted by Tara, Creative Lighting Staff on July 15th, 2016 — Posted in Ceiling Fans, Creative Lighting News, Creative Lighting Sales, Lighting Deals, Lighting News and Contest, Lighting Sale, Social Media, Uncategorized

Our FANtastic FAN SALE has been extended until JULY 30th!

Don’t get left out in the heat of summer, hurry in to cash in on big fan savings!

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In honor of our 90 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, every fan purchase qualifies you to win a $90 Creative Lighting Gift Certificate.  The more you buy, the more chances to WIN!

Individual discounts applied to each fan purchased.  DON’T WAIT…this in-store promotion ENDS JULY 30TH!