About Us


Franklin Lighting Center is a large facility that comprises three showrooms, but with a small store atmosphere.  


We are family owned and, upon arrival, you will be assisted by Claire, Andy, Dave, Joe or Lainie.


Claire, the founder of Franklin Lighting Center, has been in the lighting business her entire life.  Her grandparents started New York Gas Lighting Co. in 1906 which was subsequently managed by her father and uncles. 


By the 1960's New York Gas Lighting Co. were the largest importer of lighting fixtures in the US, wholesaling through their other company Peerless Electric of NY while still retaining New York Gas Lighting as a retail outlet.  


Claire has designed numerous restaurants in the Boston area and has worked with many customers on their homes.