Is your lighting from Mars?

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A trip to Mars Lighting Center is an illuminating way to tackle any lighting project.

By Mary Malik

Sometimes you need a little help from the experts. Choosing lighting for your home is one of those times. 

Whether you’re lighting a whole room, one small area, or an outdoor zone, choosing the proper lighting is essential to the style and function of the space. 

And choosing the experts at Mars Lighting Center in Mentor to help can be essential to the success of your project. 

“Our certified lighting specialists are ready to help,” says Joe Sullivan, lighting center manager. 

“People often come into the showroom unsure about their options. We help customers narrow things down and maybe introduce them to something they hadn’t thought about.”

Mars Lighting Center is filled with the latest in lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, lamps and LED, can and track lighting. And what you see in the showroom is only the beginning. 

The experts at Mars Lighting Center in Mentor are dedicated to lighting projects and products including beautiful, affordable and efficient lighting designs by Progress Lighting as seen in the photo below.


“Lighting is a very fashion-based industry,” says Joe. 

“Styles are changing all of the time and we’re constantly switching fixtures in and out so customers can see the latest trends. It’s impossible to display everything that’s available, but it does help to see fixtures in action.”

And that’s just part of the difference at Mars Lighting. The lighting specialists can start by considering your design plan from the earliest stages, making sure you’re prepared behind the walls for what you will need for the finished project. 

“We are dedicated to lighting products and projects,” says Mary Alexander, certified lighting specialist. “We have the knowledge and over 100 years of combined experience. Our service and personal attention to detail is what sets us apart.”

Your lighting project may include an in-store consultation, assistance with blueprint planning for a new home or addition, and site visits alongside contractors and designers for the perfect final result. 

“The best part about our showroom and staff is that there’s nothing intimidating about us,” says Joe. 

“We love nothing more than helping our customers create solutions within their budget and without hassles. We know it can be overwhelming. We are here to work with you to get the results you’re looking for.”

Mars doesn’t stop at lighting. The showroom also includes mirrors, artwork and wall hangings, accent furniture pieces and table decor and outdoor lanterns and even decorative mailboxes. 

“It helps to see more than just lights,” says Mary. “Customers can get a feel for how something would look in their own home when they see lighting in an actual setting with furnishings.”

The thing the staff at Mars Lighting is most proud of is their long company history of honesty and integrity in business. Customer care comes first at Mars, and it’s been that way since the store opened in 1952. Mars Lighting has also been a proud sponsor of the Lake County YMCA Dream House for a majority of the years since the fundraiser began. 

“We’re honest, extremely knowledgeable and we truly care about our customers and offering them the best service and products,” says Joe. That’s what we’ve always been about, and what we always will be about.” 

Whether you’re building a new home, need a lighting update, or just need a lightbulb, and, yes, they sell those, too, a stop at Mars Lighting is a real bright spot. 

Mars Lighting Center is located at 7898 Tyler Blvd. in Mentor. The website is  Store hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  For more information call 440-205-1577.