As the lighting landscape rapidly changes, we are keeping up with the pace. Lights Fantastic has expanded with a state-of-the-art lighting showroom called Lights Fantastic Pro. Located in Lewisville Texas, the 19,000 sq. ft. space showcases the latest LED lighting in an environment including product galleries, a commercial showroom and a unique lighting concourse – all designed to demonstrate how LED will forever change the way we use lighting.
“We’ve really developed a showroom that tries to show people that there’s a magic to lighting now,” said Jon Sayah, President of Lights Fantastic Pro. “It’s not just yesterday’s lighting. It’s a whole new dynamic.” With predictions that LED will represent the majority of lighting sold in the next decade, Sayah and the Lights Fantastic team believe that they are at the forefront of a LED Revolution. “We think that there have only been three revolutions in lighting: the invention of fire, Edison inventing the light bulb, and now LED. It truly is that monumental.”Ten years ago, Jon Sayah joined his father Larry Sayah, founder and owner of Lights Fantastic, after a 15 year career with Lightolier/Genlyte (now part of Philips). Since his arrival, he has helped his father transform Dallas and Austin retail lighting stores to market-leading suppliers. Ben Parra and Annie Sullivan, two local residential lighting professionals with over 15 and 30 years of experience respectively, run the new
showroom, which is located in one of the fastest-growing retail and residential corridors in the country. “We think this is the start of an exciting time that requires a new kind of lighting showroom,” said Jon Sayah. “It’s an opportunity for us to attract customers like architects and designers and people who may not have thought that showrooms can have the value they need.”
Lights Fantastic Pro is laid out to tell the story of LED and how it’s changing the way spaces are lit. The showroom features a first of its kind lighting concourse with unique LED products, applications and brand galleries, as well as a dramatic contemporary lighting rotunda that reinforces their focus on modern lighting. The showroom also features a gallery of fixtures that illustrate the new lighting design possibilities with LED, including a series of mini application vignettes. “A lot of showrooms portray LED as just a higher priced version of whatever it is they’re buying,” said Sayah. “We focus less on the specific product and more on the environment that it’s creating and showing them what we can do with the light.”
Sayah also believes that the transition to LED means people will be able to expect more from their lighting. “Lighting has been something that you simply used to get dressed in the morning or to read or to do your work. But we think with LED there’s so much more that light can do now.” From creating the cool atmosphere at a trendy restaurant to setting the mood for a romantic dinner at home, LED lighting can help create the perfect ambiance. “LED lighting and the color of light can impact your mood, energize you or help you relax before going to bed.”
There is a commercial version of Lights Fantastic Pro in Houston. It provides the same exciting display of the latest in LED Lighting with the most knowledgeable lighting consultants but focused on the commercial lighting market.