Since 1958, Idlewood Electric has been providing personalized service to our customers seeking the latest in lighting design and electrical supplies. Our Barrington showroom has been a staple in the community for over 20 years. As a third-generation family-owned and operated business, we understand that your home or business is your place of pride and we welcome the opportunity to work with you to find the perfect fixture for your needs. Explore our lighting showrooms in Highland Park and Barrington and discover thousands of the latest fixtures displayed in real-world settings so you can make the right selection.
Add a ceiling fan light to your living room, bedroom or patio and escape the worst of the summer heat with its cooling breeze. Wall or hand-held remote controls allow you to activate the light from the comfort of your couch or bed. New technologies allow you to even control your fan from your smartphone. Increase the speed and you'll feel like the temperature in your room lowered significantly without the cost of air conditioning. Find versatile fan selections for your home in three, four, or five blade sizes with a wide variety of finishes and materials to choose from such as matte white, brushed nickel, wood and oak for color coordinated styles.
When you install an additional light over your front doorway, your guests will approach your Barrington home with confidence. Illuminate stairs, your front door and backyard with motion activated lights designed to work with the architecture of your property. Place lights on posts, exterior walls and the sides of your garage. Explore endless options to light up your deck, patio or pool area so that you can entertain guests into the evening. Unwelcome individuals are more likely to keep on moving when your home is properly illuminated.
For your kitchen renovation, a new lighting plan is essential. Pendant lights over your island are ideal to illuminate the counter space and bring focus to the island which is a popular place to congregate. Idlewood carries a vast array of pendants in different styles, finishes and sizes that will allow you to add your personality to the space. Choose from an array of styles such as Mid-Century Modern, Contemporary Modern or Industrial Chic. Pendant lights are also great for adding a pop of light in dark hallways, reading nooks or as an entry light in a small to medium sized foyer.
Vaulted ceilings can feel cavernous in your entry unless you add the perfect chandelier to highlight to architecture of your home. Draw your guests' eyes up to your new chandelier featuring 4, 8, or up to 24 lights adorned with sleek LEDs, such as Sonneman’s Suspenders. Opt for a sleek modern look by choosing a starburst design or discover a vintage look featuring an industrial style of wire light baskets and pipe fittings. With thousands of fixtures and styles available, stop into our Barrington store today to find the perfect chandelier for your home.
We also stock a wide variety of eco-friendly lighting options including the latest in LED technology. Save on your monthly energy bill by changing out old halogen and incandescent light bulbs to LED or install new fixtures that have LEDs already integrated into the light itself. Rope and strip lights can be situated on deck rails or under cabinets that produce very little heat and uses minimal electricity.
Are you exploring a more updated lighting design for your aging home? Recessed lighting provides general lighting from inconspicuous cans, allowing you to focus on artwork, big screen TV’s or picture windows without the distraction of fixtures interrupting the view. Adjustable trims allow you to throw light beams exactly where it is needed while preventing distracting glare. Our large showrooms feature real-world displays that can show you how the application will appear in your home, with a variety of trims and finishes available to match your intended decor. Add an elegant floor lamp and create a cozy atmosphere when the overhead lighting isn't required.
For more ideas on lighting fixtures and design, visit our Barrington showroom or contact us through our website.