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Idlewood Electric Supply

114 Skokie Valley Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035 847-831-3600

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Huge selection of good quality fixtures. When you compare to big box hardware... - Dec 03, 2014

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Littman Brothers

845 S Roselle Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60193 847-895-5155

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Purchased a ceiling fan from Littman. We selected their showroom so we could... - Jan 17, 2020

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Good selection but you have to watch pricing. - Aug 22, 2020

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Hortons Home Lighting

60 S La Grange Rd
La Grange, IL 60525 708-352-2110

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Beautiful store layout with small town approach to customer service - Aug 21, 2020

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Lightology

215 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60654 312-944-1000

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Great source for unusual, contemporary and modern lighting. - Aug 23, 2020

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Galleria Lighting

760 S Rte 59 #104
Naperville, IL 60540 630-357-4155

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Great value and nice selection of Quality lighting fixtures. - Aug 19, 2020

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Jacobson Electric Service

1035 E Lake Cook Rd
Wheeling, IL 60090 847-808-0808

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Such a large selection by custom order. Great sales. - Aug 16, 2020

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Northwest Electrical Supply Co

600 E Rand Rd
Mount Prospect, IL 60056 847-255-3060

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Lovely showroom; great variety of fixtures from high end to inexpensive.... - Aug 23, 2020

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The Light Brothers

340 W Roosevelt Rd
Lombard, IL 60148 630-953-0900

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Staff is very helpful. We special ordered items from two different manufacturers... - Jan 20, 2011

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Burr Ridge Lighting

15W278 N Frontage Rd
Burr Ridge, IL 60527 630-323-4850

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Well it's not at the address you have listed, but it's a pretty good... - Aug 22, 2020

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Crest Lighting Studio

3300 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60657 773-525-8000

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Fox Lighting Galleries

4240 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60630 773-282-6300

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Great selection. Fast delivery. Competitive prices. Unique fixtures. - Jun 23, 2019

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Helsel-Jepperson Electrical

103 N Halsted St
Chicago Heights, IL 60411 708-756-5600

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They have an electric supply store attached, so you can fix your old lamp,... - Aug 28, 2014

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Home Depot

493 N Milwaukee Ave
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 847-549-0110

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Horton's Lighting Outlet

15846 Wolf Rd
Orland Park, IL 60467 708-403-9172

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Hard to rate since I was just looking. Available products were very attractive - Aug 15, 2020

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Menards

4501 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60639 773-278-7534

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Great customers service the employees where helpful an friendly - Aug 19, 2020

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A Lamp and Fixture Shoppe

3181 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618 773-866-0220

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A Shade Better

814 E Ogden Ave
Westmont, IL 60559 630-887-7140

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Great variety and helpful staff... - May 30, 2018

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Century Electric Supply

168 Peterson Rd
Libertyville, IL 60048 847-680-0800

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DuPage Lighting

33W363 Roosevelt Rd
West Chicago, IL 60185 630-208-7300

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New address is 3990 Commerce Dr, Saint Charles IL Phone is still 630-208-7300. - Apr 21, 2020

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