Let’s Make a Deal Sale: The Lookbook

Let's Make A Deal Sale 2022

It’s that time of year again, so mark your calendars for our Let’s Make A Deal Sale! On August 27th, shop in-store only at our Toldeo showroom to take advantage of MAJOR savings. 

You may wonder, “What even is the Let’s Make A Deal Sale?” We’ll break down everything you need to know about our biggest lighting sale of the year, including some of our favorite fixtures and brands you can expect to see in our showroom.

What to expect: The name isn’t just for show — we encourage you to bargain and bid on your favorite fixtures, home furnishings, and accessories all day. Running from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for one day only, our Let’s Make A Deal Sale is like no other. 

Upon arrival to our Toledo showroom, you are greeted by a huge selection of discounted items from notable brands like Kichler, Varaluz, Generation Lighting, Savoy House, and more. One of our showroom experts will give you a bid sheet listing all the fixtures with their lowest ticket price indicated, which is where the fun begins. 

After browsing the store and finding your favorite products, you fill out your bid sheet with the items you want to purchase. Like an old-school auction, Gross Electric and customers negotiate back and forth, eventually settling on a price where both parties are satisfied. 

All sales on Saturday, August 27th are final, and everything purchased must be taken home that day. We’ve put together some of our favorite lighting fixtures to inspire your upcoming LMAD sale experience to help you cash in on huge lighting deals.

Featured Lighting Brands

Kichler Lighting

Chandelier 3Lt by Kichler 

The ultra-modern 3-Light Winslow Chandelier is a beautiful addition to any space. The eye-catching bronze finish and expertly crafted linear arms make this fixture a timeless staple. The clear seeded glass shades fill your room with light.

Linear Chandelier 5Lt by Kichler 

The Linear Chandelier 5Lt by Kichler is a stunning contemporary fixture. The black finish complements the minimalistic design. For a chandelier of this size, it would hang beautifully above your dining room table or kitchen island.

Hinkley 

Three Light Vanity by Hinkley

Are you looking to update your bathroom? This dome-shaded vanity light fixture mixes well with any decor due to its versatility and seamlessly blending vintage, industrial, and classic styles. The decorative cast knobs are a new twist on a traditional design element.

 

Generation Lighting 

CAFE 8L SM CHAND-848 by Generation Lighting – Seagull

The two-tone finishing and white globes give this lighting fixture a definite wow factor. The perfectly placed bulbs bring a funky flair without compromising functionality, as this fixture gives off plenty of light. This statement piece would look great in any room, especially in bedrooms or entryways.  

Savoy House

Calhoun 3-Light Bathroom Vanity Light in Black by Savoy House

The sleek design of the Savory House bath bar is The Savoy Calhoun 3-Light Bathroom Vanity Light in Black is stylish and versatile. It can be mounted as an uplight or downlight, giving you maximum control over how you want to illuminate your bathroom. The modern matte black finish improves the look and feel of any bathroom.

Join Us For The Biggest Sale of the Year

To view our entire LMAD collection, join us in-store on August 27th at our Toledo location. Bargain and bid on some of your favorite lighting fixtures, hardware, and accessories. We can’t wait to see you there!

Summer-Fan Inspired Lookbook

Stay cool all summer long with Fanimation, Minka-Aire®, and Monte Carlo Fans! Check out our favorite fan models from these brands and styling tips to help spruce up your living space!

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A Smart Fan Link No Other: Modern Forms ULTRA Fan

A Smart Fan Like No Other: Modern Forms ULTRA Fan

When considering different smart ceiling fan options, the Modern Forms ULTRA ceiling fan stands a cut above the rest. This innovative ceiling fan is not only energy-efficient and stylish, but its patent-pending system helps decrease the SARS-CoV-2 virus in breathable air spaces. 

Interested in learning more about ULTRA? We’ll break down how this Modern Forms ceiling fan is more than just your typical smart fan.

Groundbreaking Features

The ULTRA ceiling fan’s unique virus reduction capabilities differentiate it from other smart fan models. This groundbreaking ceiling fan combines a UV-C radiating LED module with a powerful air circulating blade to decrease the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 up to 99.99%—pretty awesome, right?

You may be wondering, what is UV-C radiation, and how does it work? UV-C radiation is a safe and effective way to kill microorganisms in the air. The ULTRA fan works to circulate air through the upper room when operating; as air passes above the module, it works to reduce the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It provides a constant, uninterrupted stream of UV-C radiation whenever it’s running, giving you peace of mind that the air you’re breathing is constantly filtered and decontaminated.

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Unparalleled Design

ULTRA’s design elements are just as impressive as its technological features. Its sleek design seamlessly integrates into any space. This high CFM smart fan provides great ventilation due to its constant airflow stream. ULTRA comes in three different finishes: brushed nickel/matte black, matte black, and matte white.

Classic white ceiling fans never go out of style. The ULTRA in a white finish can help brighten your room while keeping you cool and refreshed. White fans complement almost every space, regardless of the decor. 

The matte black finish may be for you if you aim to make a statement with your Modern Forms ceiling fan. Black fans are distinctly modern and add ambiance to any space. ULTRA’s refined proportions are also exceptionally pleasing to the eye in this color. 

The brushed nickel/matte black finish is undeniably chic. As the blades move, the sheen of the nickel contrasted with the matte black is stunning. If you are looking for an easy way to revamp your space, this finish will accomplish just that.

Energy Efficient & Easy to Use

On top of its unique UV-C capabilities, the ULTRA smart fan is also energy efficient. The silent DC motor is 70% more efficient than traditional AC motors, helping you save money and protect the environment. 

Adjusting your ULTRA fan is incredibly easy; the scalable Bluetooth remote gives you total control. You can utilize the Modern Forms app via Wi-Fi from anywhere. Plus, it pairs with other smart tech like Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Samsung Smart Things, and more. You can also utilize the voice command option for effortless usage.

Create The Perfect Sanctuary

ULTRA’s innovative features and stylish finishes make it an excellent choice for any space. Whether you are looking to purchase ULTRA for your home or business, this smart fan will get people talking. If you are interested in buying a Modern Forms smart ceiling fan, check out our selection of ULTRA fans in-store or online. 

Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

Ah, the sweet sound of birds chirping and flowers blooming is a welcome reminder that the cold winter months are coming to an end, and the warmer spring and summer months lie ahead. Spring and summer are a time for us to spend more time outside with friends and family. 

If you find yourself needing fresh outdoor living space ideas, we have you covered. Updating your outdoor lighting fixtures is an easy way to extend the shorter nights into the late hours. We have compiled a list of ways to update your outdoor lighting with products from Kichler and Hinkley.

Install Hanging Lights

Are you looking to enjoy more time on your covered patio or deck this spring and summer? An outdoor hanging light fixture may be just the thing you need to transform your space. 

Hanging lights can instantly make your outdoor space more inviting. They stylishly illuminate your entertainment area and improve the overall atmosphere. When picking out your next fixture, try experimenting with sizes, shapes, finishes, and textures. Whether you are interested in pieces with vintage vibes or sleek, modern fixtures like the     

Outdoor Linear Chandelier 3Lt, Kichler’s selection of hanging lights does not disappoint.

Keep Cool & Save Energy with an LED Ceiling Fan

There’s nothing worse than not being able to enjoy a beautiful sunset because of the unbearable evening heat and humidity. Investing in an LED ceiling fan helps you stay cool no matter the weather. Their streamlined design and unique finishings complement any outdoor space. Plus, ceiling fans keep the pesky bugs away, making for a more enjoyable evening. 

The 60 Inch Rana Fan LED is one of our favorites because it is functional and stylish. LED lighting is also environmentally friendly and energy-efficient. Ninety-five percent of the energy produced is converted into light, while only five percent is wasted as heat. You’ll be helping reduce your carbon footprint while saving money, too.

Light Up the Night with Path Lights

Sometimes, a few small lighting additions can make the world a difference. When purchasing your next piece, consider adding path lights to your list of outdoor necessities.

Path lights are aesthetically pleasing AND practical. Placing path lights along walkways increases curb appeal by accenting your home’s features. Well-placed path lights make your home appear more welcoming and visually attractive. Plus, you no longer will trip or fall in the dark after installing them, and they offer additional security. Some of our favorite path lights are from Hinkley, such as  the Atlantis Small LED Path Light and Contempo LED Path Light

Deck Lighting

Your deck is a seamless extension of your home. Adding in a few well-placed lights can maximize your time spent outdoors while enhancing your deck’s overall look and feel. 

Deck lighting adds a subtle glow to your outdoor space. Installing lights along your railing or built-in seating can highlight the intricate details of your deck. Kichler’s Half Moon Led Deck Light comes in different finishes that will look great for any design aesthetic.

Shop Our Entire Collection

If you are looking to spend more time outside, updating your landscape lights and outdoor lighting fixtures is one way to celebrate the changing of seasons. Shop our extensive selection of Kichler and Hinkley products today, or stop into one of our showrooms where we can help you find your perfect piece!

Think Green – Energy Efficiency & Eco-Friendly Products

A sustainable future for our planet starts with us. Purchasing eco-friendly products is one of the best ways to contribute to a greener society. At Gross Electric, we offer environmentally conscious brands like Varuluz for people looking to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Also, our lamp repair and light bulb recycling services cut down on waste and improper disposal of bulbs. 

Make a Statement With Your Chandelier

The intricate detailing of the Matrix 8-Lt Linear chandelier won’t be the only thing people are talking about! This stunning fixture is made from hand forged recycled steel. Recycled steel products save energy and resources normally used when mining steel. Plus, these sustainable light fixtures indirectly save thousands of gallons of water. 

The randomly hammered elements make this chandelier unique and eye-catching. It is distinctly modern but draws heavy on 70s glam, making it a great addition to any space. Not only is it stunning, but it is an eco-friendly alternative to a traditional chandelier.

Eco-Friendly Pendants

Pendants are great for people who need focused lighting but don’t want the hassle of a floor lamp taking up too much space. Varaluz’s selection of pendant lights is stylish and sourced from sustainable materials.

The Fascination 1-Lt Mini Pendant is breathtaking. Inspired by the ruins of a Nevada mine at sunset, this light is made from recycled steel and recycled glass discs. Using recycled glass conserves resources and helps reduce pollution levels. The rich, warm colors and craftsmanship make this piece stand out.

If you are looking for a bigger fixture, the Flow 6-Lt Twist Pendant will turn heads. The captivating design mimics movement and rhythm and is made from hand-forged recycled steel. The warm tone-tone finishes will illuminate any room.

Energy Efficient LED Lights

Purchasing products made from recycled materials isn’t the only way to lead a greener lifestyle. LED lighting is another fantastic alternative to traditional light resources. LED lighting lasts longer and is more energy-efficient, as they use around 50% less energy than fluorescent bulbs. You’ll be saving money on your energy bill and helping reduce your carbon footprint— a win-win situation for you and the planet! 

The Brilliance design is back and better than ever! This popular product line is now in LED, making it a great option for your next bathroom lighting choice. The LED Small Bath Fixture and LED Large Wall Sconce are simple yet stunning. The chromed metalwork complements the cool crystal glass.

Sustainable Decor

Varaluz also has a line of eco-friendly home decor to complement your lighting. Their True North 30-in Round Reclaimed Wood w/ Gold Accents Mirror looks excellent in any room due to its neutral tones and beautiful accents. Products made from reclaimed wood help reduce waste and preserve vital resources. 

If you are a fan of sculptural art, check out their collection of wall art! The Work Of Heart Silver Mixed-Media Wall Art is made from recycled steel and industrial hardware; these combined elements make this work a great conversation piece.

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Gross Electric Lamp Repair and Light bulb Recycling

Besides our sustainable product offerings, we also offer lamp repair and light bulb recycling services. 

We restore any type of fixture; our experienced repair technicians can rewire, re-shade, or replate your lighting fixture or complete other improvements as needed. Our services help ensure that your lighting is functioning properly and safely. 

Some light bulbs must be disposed of in a specific way because they could potentially harm the environment. We will properly dispose of your light bulbs from your home or business for a nominal fee. 

Shop with us today!

We have provided quality service and products for our customers for 111 years. If you are looking to purchase products made from recycled materials, shop online or stop into one of our showrooms today!

2022 Lighting Trends

2022 Lighting Trends

We can expect some eclectic lighting trends this upcoming year. From alabaster finishes to vintage finds and LED light art, there’s something for everyone. Some of our favorite lighting looks are making a come-back and others are creative reinventions of classics. We’re seeing a variety of looks: anything from colorful pendants to sculptural, organic, and curvy shapes. What is exciting is that all of these trends are extremely versatile and will become timeless pieces will age. Continue reading to find out what lighting trends to expect for 2022. We’ve curated some looks from a collection of our favorite trend-making brands.

First in the list of 2022 design favorites: Alabaster finishes

This new favorite features warm neutrals and classic white tones complemented by sculptural and clean shapes. It’s simple and classic, with a touch of funky flair. What makes alabaster finishes so unique is that they can be paired with funky, colorful accents or enhance a minimalist monastery. Even combine it with industrial-style bulbs or wood fixtures to create a layered and bold look. Crisp Alabaster pairs well with sustainable and natural materials, another important trend coming into 2022. Natural materials such as wood, glass, bamboo, fabric, seagrass, leather, and even paper have been seen.

Another Favorite for 2022: Maximizing Minimalism

Make a statement with sculptural lighting. Modern Minimalism is a take on streamlined design that incorporates up-to-date shapes, colors, and textures. Not only is minimalism a decor style, but it’s also a way of life. Creating a functional space through minimalism is all the rave for 2022. Given this defined style has little, to no flair, everything must have a purpose. Understandably, it’s easy to see why lighting is such an integral part of minimalist design. Discover Walman by Kichler, one of our favorite partner brands. This collection does not attempt to be the center of attention. Rather, these fixtures blend easily into your decor. Its modern simplicity and effortless style make this fixture a talking point. Two finishes are available for this fixture; matte black and matte white. 

Scandinavian Style

The attractiveness of this trend derives from its unusual confluence of elements: sophisticated, warm, and inviting. Simplicity and harmony are effectively integrated with clean, minimalist elements in Scandinavian design. Here are the essentials that make this design so enticing. Hygge is a Danish term characterized as “a sense of cozy and comfortable togetherness that engenders a sense of happiness or well-being,” according to The New Yorker.

This phrase is what differentiates this design style from the others. Instead of emphasizing one attribute, Scandinavian design excels at blending the ideals of comfort and warmth with sentiments of well-being and contentment. Typically, the area will also have a neutral color scheme plus pops of texture, eccentric fabrics, and/or splashes of color.

White Lights with Unique Textures & Elements

When trying out new lighting trends, don’t be afraid to experiment with textures, shapes, and layers. This trend lets your lighting fixtures be the focal point, allowing you to express your style in a new, modern way. Incorporating light fixtures with unique accent features can enhance your space’s overall look and feel. 


Textured lighting fixtures are functional and stylish, making them a great addition to any room. If you are looking for a light fixture with some added flair, check out one of our partner brands, Corbett Lighting. Their Graffiti collection combines superb craftsmanship and innovative design for eye-catching pieces.

More Trends to Come!

In 2022, there are so many new exciting lighting trends to choose from when updating your fixtures. Whether you prefer pieces with sleek finishes or dynamic textures, there is something for you this year!

At Gross Electric, we have the best selection of trendy lighting fixtures. Visit us at our Toledo and Ann Arbor showrooms to find the perfect piece for you. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, so we get to know everyone personally to find lighting best suited for your needs. We are confident that we will find you the perfect fixture for your space! 

Fall Favorites: Our Favorite Fall Lighting Trends

Timeless and Versatile Lights for Fall.

Everyone loves fall; the rich colors, the layers, the beautiful textiles, and so much more. Some of our favorite lighting looks in years past have been fall-themed and this year is no different. We’re seeing a variety of looks: from geometric lines to macrame details strung from fixtures. What is exciting is that all of these trends are extremely versatile and will become timeless pieces in the future. Continue reading to find out what lighting trends to expect this Autumn season. We’ve curated some looks from three of our favorite trend-making brands, Capital Lighting, Hudson Valley, and Hubbardton Forge. 

Brass Lights (& Hardware). Featuring Hudson Valley Lighting.

This new favorite has made its way onto the scene over the last couple of years. It’s simple and classic, with a touch of funky flair. What makes brass light so unique is that it can be paired with white for a clean, modern flair or with complementary colored decors, such as deep, moody blues and purples to evoke a modern elegance. Even combine it with industrial-style bulbs and/or wood fixtures to create a layered and bold look. Whatever your personal decor style, a brass light fixture is a perfect addition to any space.

One of our featured brands, Hudson Valley Lighting has an exquisite collection of various brass finishes. Their options include aged brass, matte brass, oxidized brass, polished brass, rose brass, and many more. You are sure to find a new favorite brass finish for your next lighting fixture. 

Another Favorite Fall Lighting Trend: Transitional Farmhouse Lighting by Capital Lighting.

Pair a transitional modern piece with something with a boho flair like these beautiful pieces. They look fantastic as a dining room centerpiece or arranged in a linear pattern down a hallway. The combination of straight lines with curved edges evokes an upscale vibe; elegance without pretentiousness. It can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the setting. Another one of our favorite brands for this look is Capital Lighting. They have a wide variety of farmhouse options, from glam to boho.

Favorite Fall Lighting Trend: Wood Finishes featuring Hubbardton Forge.

Modular wood finishes are the latest trend to hit the scene. These casual elements are juxtaposed with modular contemporary vibes. The wood material brings the outdoors inside and creates the perfect autumn atmosphere. We’ve also seen wood accents added to chandeliers, incorporating elegance and grandeur into a casual piece. The organic look of a wooden chandelier can be paired with various home decor styles: anything from modern to farmhouse to boho chic. Fixtures accented with these details bring a universal appeal to any piece.

White Lights with Unique Textures & Elements.

Minimal but funky – we’re loving textured white lights. What’s great about this trend is that you can pair white with any type of decor style. But with the added texture, the piece will be anything but boring. We love seeing these types of lights paired with reclaimed wood finishes, macrame details and mixed metal designs. They can also complement a contemporary, clean space just as well.

As you can see, there are many new and exciting trends to keep an eye out for as we head into fall and winter. Whether you are someone who enjoys changing your decor around every year or you prefer classic, simple pieces – there’s always something for you. Visit us at our Toledo and Ann Arbor showrooms to find the perfect piece for you. We take pride in our personalized approach to home decorating and getting to know each and every one of our customers. We are confident that we will find you the perfect light for your space.