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Lightology Showroom

Located in Chicago’s design-centric River North district, Lightology is the Chicago lighting showroom, with three stories of awe-inspired lighting from around the world. The stunning, modern showroom is designed from the ground up to serve the specialty needs of architects, designers, contractors, trade professionals and homeowners alike. The 20,000 square foot glass-enclosed space flows around a central atrium featuring catwalks filled with interactive, high-end fixtures and fans in every style, from mid-century modern and Moroccan to tried-and-true traditional and everything inbetween.

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215 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654

Mon - Sat: 10 am - 6 pm CST
Thu: 10 am - 7pm CST

Xavier Yager

Xavier Yager

ALA Certified Lighting Consultant
Homeowner & International Sales

Ceiling height is always the first thing to consider.

Sales Consultants

Since opening its doors in 2001, Lightology has been home to the most talented and knowledgeable lighting experts, most with Lighting Specialist certifications from the American Lighting Association. From fitting individual lighting fixtures to designing large-scale projects for retail and commercial spaces, our lighting consultants help make the entire Lightology experience simple, satisfying and enjoyable. Confident navigators of limitless lighting possibilities, Lightology staff are here to guide homeowners, trade and commercial customers through their projects, from start to finish.

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Aris Goorji

Aris Goorji

ALA Lighting Specialist
Commercial Sales Division
West Coast - West of Mississippi River

In the bathroom, front-facing light is always best for grooming.

Erin Carney

Erin Carney

ALA Lighting Specialist
Commercial Sales Division
East Coast - East of Mississippi River

Plan your lighting in the evening hours, when it's dark outside.

Sales Consultants

Since opening its doors in 2001, Lightology has been home to the most talented and knowledgeable lighting experts, most with Lighting Specialist certifications from the American Lighting Association. From fitting individual lighting fixtures to designing large-scale projects for retail and commercial spaces, our lighting consultants help make the entire Lightology experience simple, satisfying and enjoyable. Confident navigators of limitless lighting possibilities, Lightology staff are here to guide homeowners, trade and commercial customers through their projects, from start to finish.

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Opal Masters

Opal Masters

ALA Lighting Specialist
Commercial & Homeowner Sales

Choose lights that let your surroundings shine.

Brittany Osmulski

Brittany Osmulski

ALA Lighting Specialist
Chicago Commercial & Outside Sales

When it comes to finding the perfect fixture, it's all about scale.

Sales Consultants

Since opening its doors in 2001, Lightology has been home to the most talented and knowledgeable lighting experts, most with Lighting Specialist certifications from the American Lighting Association. From fitting individual lighting fixtures to designing large-scale projects for retail and commercial spaces, our lighting consultants help make the entire Lightology experience simple, satisfying and enjoyable. Confident navigators of limitless lighting possibilities, Lightology staff are here to guide homeowners, trade and commercial customers through their projects, from start to finish.

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Moises Malave

Moises Malave

ALA Lighting Specialist
Chicago Showroom

It's not about lighting an entire space, it's about creating the right effect.

Jeff Wonsetler

Jeff Wonsetler

ALA Lighting Specialist
Chicago Showroom

Shadows aren't always a bad thing, in fact they can be the perfect visual drama.

Sales Consultants

Since opening its doors in 2001, Lightology has been home to the most talented and knowledgeable lighting experts, most with Lighting Specialist certifications from the American Lighting Association. From fitting individual lighting fixtures to designing large-scale projects for retail and commercial spaces, our lighting consultants help make the entire Lightology experience simple, satisfying and enjoyable. Confident navigators of limitless lighting possibilities, Lightology staff are here to guide homeowners, trade and commercial customers through their projects, from start to finish.

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Ashley Rutter

Ashley Rutter

ALA Lighting Specialist
Chicago Showroom

Go big on your focal points; everyone loves a beautifully lit kitchen island or entryway.

Jackie Bowen

Jackie Bowen

ALA Lighting Specialist
Chicago Showroom

Layer your lighting. Never rely on one light source.

Sales Consultants

Since opening its doors in 2001, Lightology has been home to the most talented and knowledgeable lighting experts, most with Lighting Specialist certifications from the American Lighting Association. From fitting individual lighting fixtures to designing large-scale projects for retail and commercial spaces, our lighting consultants help make the entire Lightology experience simple, satisfying and enjoyable. Confident navigators of limitless lighting possibilities, Lightology staff are here to guide homeowners, trade and commercial customers through their projects, from start to finish.

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Deedee Bayer

Deedee Bayer

ALA Lighting Specialist
Chicago Showroom

A cooler hue will keep you active. A warmer glow will help you relax.

Tyler Franco

Tyler Franco

ALA Lighting Specialist
Chicago Showroom

One fixture in a room is never enough.

Sales Consultants

Since opening its doors in 2001, Lightology has been home to the most talented and knowledgeable lighting experts, most with Lighting Specialist certifications from the American Lighting Association. From fitting individual lighting fixtures to designing large-scale projects for retail and commercial spaces, our lighting consultants help make the entire Lightology experience simple, satisfying and enjoyable. Confident navigators of limitless lighting possibilities, Lightology staff are here to guide homeowners, trade and commercial customers through their projects, from start to finish.

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Natalie Smith

Natalie Smith

ALA Certified Lighting Consultant

One central fixture is never enough to light an entire room.

Randy Jensen

Randy Jensen

ALA Certified Lighting Consultant

Lighting technology is advancing almost as quickly as our smart phones.

Sales Consultants

Since opening its doors in 2001, Lightology has been home to the most talented and knowledgeable lighting experts, most with Lighting Specialist certifications from the American Lighting Association. From fitting individual lighting fixtures to designing large-scale projects for retail and commercial spaces, our lighting consultants help make the entire Lightology experience simple, satisfying and enjoyable. Confident navigators of limitless lighting possibilities, Lightology staff are here to guide homeowners, trade and commercial customers through their projects, from start to finish.

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Kim Sexton

Kim Sexton

ALA Lighting Specialist
Chicago Showroom

When it comes to outdoor lighting, a little goes a long way.

Mike Lynch

Mike Lynch

ALA Lighting Specialist
Chicago Showroom

Color temperature is the ultimate mood setter.

Sales Consultants

Since opening its doors in 2001, Lightology has been home to the most talented and knowledgeable lighting experts, most with Lighting Specialist certifications from the American Lighting Association. From fitting individual lighting fixtures to designing large-scale projects for retail and commercial spaces, our lighting consultants help make the entire Lightology experience simple, satisfying and enjoyable. Confident navigators of limitless lighting possibilities, Lightology staff are here to guide homeowners, trade and commercial customers through their projects, from start to finish.

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Education & Events

The “ology” in Lightology speaks to its role as an institution for lighting education, and it continues to be a place that architects, designers, and decorators can call home. Lightology regularly hosts CEUs, tours, workshops and events for designers, architects, technicians and design students from the School of Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago design community at large. Countless in-store displays highlight the history and science of lighting design, from Edison and Tesla to an actual piece of the disco floor from famed Saturday Night Fever. Every visitor has the unique opportunity to learn from leaders in the lighting world about fundamental lighting and design principles. Our famous rooftop space, with its sweeping view of the magnificent skyline, serves as the perfect summertime spot to unwind after a class or session.


Art Gallery

Step into Lightology and you're greeted by a traditional grandfather clock with a mysterious person inside, painstakingly drawing and erasing the minute hand in real time. The timekeeper is Maarten Baas, and the Grandfather Clock is one of his most iconic works of art. In fact, it's one of several contemporary pieces scattered throughout the showroom, highlight the sense of creative whimsy found throughout the space.


Lightology may be one of the largest lighting showrooms in the world, but it’s not only that. With a diverse and ever-expanding LightArt Collection, curated by our partners at Kasia Kay Gallery, Lightology functions as an art gallery and museum of contemporary lighting. Aside from the daily architects and designers, Lightology has begun to draw students from the famed School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Illinois Institute of Art, MCA members and industrial designers from UIC, Columbia and DePaul.

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The Founder Gregory Kay

Lightology is the culmination of the three-decade career of founder Gregory Kay. A Detroit native, Kay had an interest in lighting from an early age, completing his training as a master electrician in the 1970s. Inspired by the art and culture of the time, Kay’s passion and creativity spawned from his days as a roller disco lighting specialist, igniting an entrepreneurial drive that has since lead to numerous award-winning lighting brands, cutting-edge designs and the crown jewel Lightology showroom in downtown Chicago.


In 1983, Kay opened Tech Lighting in Chicago's River North gallery district. It was the city's first all-contemporary lighting showroom, and was a hit from the start. In the architectural realm, he won the prestigious Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award for Interior Lighting Design in 1988; one of the first ever presented to a Chicago-based designer for his AT&T Information Services Showcase project. Since then, Tech Lighting had become a giant in the industry, supplying 800 showrooms nationwide. Although Kay has since sold the company to pursue other projects, Tech Lighting remains one of today's most respected brands.

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Awards & Accolades

// Residential Lighting Showroom of the Year Award (2017) \\

// Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies (2017) \\

// Showroom of the Year from Lighting & Decor Magazine (2017) \\

// Residential Lighting Showroom of the Year Award (2016) \\

// Best of Houzz Service Award (2014) \\

// Residential Lighting Showroom of the Year Award for Merchandising (2010) \\

// ASID-Illinois Design Excellence Award for "Stratus" Wall Grazer (2008) \\

// ESNA International Illumination Design Award of Merit (1997) \\

// Chicago Lighting Institute Award of Merit for Lighting Excellence (1994) \\

// Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award for Johnny and Wishbone KableLite fixtures (1992) \\

// Edwin F. Guth Award of Excellence in Lighting Design (1989) \\

Reviews



Lightology is a great company that has been around for a long, consistent time. I used their products for multiple projects for many years and really enjoy and pleased with the outcome of services and products. I highly recommend Lightology and encourage their innovative products.

// Workshop90, LLC

Lightology has the best selection of light fixtures in Chicago. I know whatever I am looking for, I'll find it there. Their staff is friendly and very knowlegeable.

// Anna W.

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