Welcome to Lightology

We are the experts in lighting, assisting with everything from inspiration to lumination.

Our mission is to be the foremost lighting retailer, offering the widest variety of vendors, artful designs and cutting-edge technology, educating our customers along the way.

Passion Brought to Light

Always evolving, never static, we keep our finger on the pulse of art and design, collaborating with the biggest names in the industry and selling a robust variety of vendors, from European imports to boutique originals and everything in-between. We strive to be the leading voice in lighting design and technology, with a team of certified experts, educational content and industry events. As experts ourselves, we understand all of the steps involved in projects large and small, giving each of our customers the tools and customer assistance they need to make their next project shine.



Lightology Showroom

Step inside an award-winning space, brimming with rare fixtures, and gallery-worthy artworks.

Located in Chicago’s design-centric River North neighborhood, Lightology is one of the world’s premier lighting showrooms, with three stories of awe-inspired designs and artwork from around the globe. The ever-evolving 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 high-end fixtures and interactive features. Whether you’re looking for a mid-century modern chandelier, a Moroccan pendant or an industrial desk lamp, you’ll find it here.

215 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654 (Appointment Only)

Showroom Temporarily Closed Our showroom is temporarily closed due to local COVID concerns.


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The Founder

A Detroit native, Gregory 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.



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