The Lighting Center 1971-2000. It
became our first LifeStyles
in 2001as shown in the photo below.
LifeStyles' first store opened in February
Semones Lighting was acquired in 2001 and became a
LifeStyles in 2005 as shown below.
Tulsa opened November 2005.
Fans-Lights, Etc. acquired in 2005 has moved
and becomes our new flagship store. See the image below.
LifeStyles in Plano, TX opened
At 50,000 square feet, this location is our
largest to date.
The first Lighting IQ opened
in Springdale, Arkansas
in January, 2015.
With three locations representing a combined
65,000 square feet, and 62
employees, LifeStyles has grown
to be one of the southwest's largest lighting distributors and a
respected destination for furniture and decorative hardware.
1971, LifeStyles began in Oklahoma City as lighting showroom called The
Lighting Center. During our first 30 years, The Lighting Center served metro
home builders and their customers by providing quality lighting fixtures
and ceiling fans for their new homes.
1990's The Lighting Center began to expand its product
selections to include more table and floor lamps, lamp shades and home
decor products. As these product lines became more successful, so
did the retail side of The Lighting Center's business. With both
retail and builder business growing, the need for a larger location
In 1999 the
decision was made to build a new 30,000 square foot building in Edmond
(Oklahoma City), Oklahoma and expand the store's merchandising mix to
include furniture and even more home decor products. The new store and
concept was named LifeStyles and quickly became a success.
then known as The Lighting Center,
acquires Semones Lighting in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The
acquisition of Semones Lighting helps to make LifeStyles the largest
volume lighting distributor in Oklahoma.
Lighting Center is closed and LifeStyles opens in Edmond
(Oklahoma City) Oklahoma.
2002 LifeStyles opens
a leased lighting department within a major
furniture store. The lighting department located within The
International in Tulsa was successful for three years until the host
2003 LifeStyles grows to include over 50 employees.
LifeStyles announces the future opening of LifeStyles in Tulsa,
Oklahoma. A new 28,000 square foot building being constructed on
Mingo Road just south of 71st Street.
2004 The introduction of hardware to the current merchandising mix,
including knobs, drawer pulls, closet hardware, hinges, door stops
and all accessories needed for home builders.
2005 LifeStyles acquires Fans-Lights, Etc. of Plano (Dallas) Texas. The
acquisition of Fans-Lights, Etc. adds 16 new employees to LifeStyles
Stores, Inc. and is the first step toward our expansion into the
Dallas market. LifeStyles now employs over 85 people.
Semones Lighting in Tulsa, Oklahoma moves to a new location and
becomes LifeStyles. The company now employs over 100 people.
The company closes Fans-Lights, Etc. in Plano, TX
and opens its 50,000 flagship LifeStyles store.
The company now employs over 125 people. In July, 2008
"LifeStyles" became a registered trademark of LifeStyles
celebrates its 40th Anniversary.
5 years in the Dallas market and surviving the "Great Recession"
we decided to close the Plano location. Officially, the store
closed on April 15, 2013.
LifeStyles opens its
first Lighting IQ in Springdale, Arkansas. Lighting IQ becomes
a registered trademark of LifeStyles Stores, Inc. Find out more about
Lighting IQ at: www.LightingIQ.net