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Lamps Plus

550 Contra Costa Blvd
Concord, CA 94523 925-687-6723

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nice selection of lamps. Have also bought 3 garden fountains from them - Nov 04, 2022

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Lamps Plus

4902 Stevens Creek Blvd
San Jose, CA 95129 408-246-3088

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I took a Zoom class on ceiling fans and it was very informative. I will be... - Aug 10, 2020

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Lamps Plus

4700 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94118 415-386-0933

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a clean local lamp store that carry nice looking lamps, lights, and home furniture. - Sep 27, 2021

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Coast Lighting

2626 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94061 650-364-3383

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The delivery delay was probably due to manufacturing issues at the factory... - Nov 10, 2020

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Amazon


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Lots of options with reliable reviews and quick delivery - Dec 30, 2023

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City Lights

1585 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103 415-863-2020

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Great service and selection, I love this store - Dec 15, 2023

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Lamps Plus

7256 San Ramon Rd
Dublin, CA 94568 925-479-0193

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We were looking for wall lamps. The salesperson showed us what was in the store... - Feb 05, 2018

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Riverside Lighting & Electric

300 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 831-423-7411

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Have everything you could dream of, repair service too. Many years of reliability. - Nov 06, 2022

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Berkeley Lightin

1623 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702 510-524-1782

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Nice selection, people are helpful if asked. - Oct 21, 2023

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Stanford Electric Works

126 San Antonio Cir
Mountain View, CA 94040 650-319-7696

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Excellent prices. Decent inventory, but can get whatever you want at a good... - Aug 10, 2020

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Lamps Plus

1081 Blossom Hill Rd
San Jose, CA 95123 408-266-1001

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They have a huge selection of high quality lamps and chandeliers. We purchased... - Aug 24, 2020

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Lamps Plus

2745 S El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94403 650-573-0646

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Sherif does a great job! Very helpful - Aug 20, 2020

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Metro Lighting & Crafts

2121 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702 510-540-0509

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fantastic lighting shop, with union workers and smart owners! - Sep 16, 2023

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Villa Terrazza Patio and Home

869 Broadway
Sonoma, CA 95476 707-933-8286

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Wright Lighting & Fireside

1572 Meridian Ave
San Jose, CA 95125 408-979-0800

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Great for repairs. Competent, friendly, - Apr 18, 2020

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Light Source

127 Hartz Ave
Danville, CA 94526 925-838-2929

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Always go beyond what is expected - May 05, 2020

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A Point Lighting

1563 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103 415-621-7888

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Things are okay, and that is it. - May 18, 2019

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Circa Lighting

175 Rhode Island St
San Francisco, CA 94103 415-216-1260

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Showroom in downtown design district, with wide range of high quality and luxury... - Nov 11, 2020

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Home Depot

1933 Davis St
San Leandro, CA 94577 510-636-9600

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Home Depot

2600 41st Ave
Soquel, CA 95073 831-462-5650

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