Established in 1954 Nowell's Lighting has been offering fine lighting solutions for over 50 years. Our 5000 sq. ft. San Rafael, CA location includes a fine antique lighting showroom with glass and fabric shades and a repair, restoration, fabrication shop.

We are your one stop location for unique fine lighting fixtures. Whether you are looking for that special fixture for your home or want to repair or restore an existing light fixture. We are here to serve you with highest degree of quality.

- Retail Lighting - antique, vintage, modern and custom
- Lighting Accessories - light bulbs, lamp shades, lamp parts
- Metal Refinish - brass, silver and other metals
- Lamp & Light Fixture Repair and Restoration

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Repair, Restore, Custom Build light fixtures of all types.

Payment Options

  • American Express, Discover, Google Checkout, MasterCard, PayPal, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks, VISA

Contact Details

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  Person Juan
  City San Rafael , CA
  Zip Code 94901
  Address 654 Irwin St Suite B
  Phone Number (415) 332-4933

Business Representative

Juan

Manager

Over 10 years of custom fabrication and repair work for antique light fixtures. Other staff members have over 15 years experience and were trained by previous owners with over 20 years experience each.

  • I would recommend this business

This is the best lighting repair place ever. Juan somehow duplicated a no longer available internal part for my dining room fixture saving me from having to buy a new fixture, pay an electrician to install it and pay a carpenter to repair the old hole unique to this fixture. You may have to wait a little when you go in because they are the only place of this kind in Marin County but well worth the wait.

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  • I would recommend this business

Had been searching for a particular lampshade and couldn't find what I wanted in any of the local lamp stores. Finally ended up at Nowell's. Services was excellent and they made me the perfect lampshade. Didn't cost that much either. I would recommend Nowell's without hesitation.

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  • I would recommend this business

I took an antique pewter lamp of my mother's (that had been my grandmother's) that had broken into Nowell's on the recommendation of my neighbors on Next-door. Juan looked at it, and showed me that it had been soldered before - because it had originally been a candlestick, so wasn't used to the weight of the bulbs and the lampshade - and suggested a way to reinforce it and repair it, while maintaining the integrity of the lamp, and the value of the antique. He told me it would take several weeks to repair, but I got a call the next day that it was done. I couldn't even tell that it had been broken, as his repair was impeccable. I am BEYOND thrilled that my beloved lamp is now looking perfect, and works well.

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  • I would recommend this business

Been using these guys for years now and really appreciate all they've done for me! I own a classic wood motoryacht from the mid 1960s, it has a lot of custom light fixtures that can't be replaced so as they succumb to one problem or another Nowell's rebuilds them for me. I have YET to have an issue (and being associated with a boat, there have been a number of bizarre ones!) that they haven't been able to deal with. Most involve rewiring and custom rebuilding, the work has always been thoughtful and meticulous and, again, much appreciated!

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  • I would recommend this business

I have been looking for exactly the perfect dining room chandelier for over a year. I found a one-of-a-kind mid-century one that I love at Nowell's Lighting. They have pieces that no other business has. Juan was fabulous to work with. The price of the light was reasonable and Juan saw too it that we had sets of extra bulbs to use when we would need them. He brought the chandelier to my home in Bolinas, adjusted the length little-by-little until I was satisfied with the height, hung it, caulked around the place in the ceiling which the carpenter had cut a little too large, and helped me set up the dining room table and chairs again. I couldn't be more pleased. This business is owned by a family who loves their trade and are excellent craftspeople -- very customer oriented.

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This is the place to take your ailing lamp to get it fixed.you can also buy beautiful antique lighting fixtures for the ceiling, table lamps, etc. I have. Read the full review ›

Customer Testimonials

Juan and staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The shop has a nice feel to it and I always enjoy walking thru each room looking at the merchandise...

They did a very good job on fixing my atomic mid-century lamp at a reasonable price. I was so pleased that I brought in the lamp's twin for the same repair...


We have been buying lighting fixtures from Nowell's for decades. We bought several more when they had a big sale that I thought was a "going out of business" sale. Glad to find out I was wrong!

I was having a problem with a relatively new wall lamp. My bride contacted Juan and he came over after work and disconnected the lamp, repaired it overnight, and reinstalled it this morning.

It was great to see his vintage pickup truck outside our home. Now that I know that the shop is still open I'm going to have to start dropping in to look for more lighting treasures for our Craftsman home.


My expectations were far surpassed!

We are restoring a Victorian house in San Francisco, and needed new light fixtures for all the rooms on the main floor. After considering many options, including vintage, as well as Rejuvenation we decided on Nowell's.

The photos in their catalog are black & white, so it was a little difficult to take the leap of faith and order 6 fixtures. However, when we arrived to pick the fixtures up they were even more beautiful that I had imagined. The workmanship is exceptional, and the etched glass shades are gorgeous. I can't wait to hang these up in our house!

Juan Pineda provided excellent customer service, and the turn around time was 3 weeks for 6 fairly complicated fixtures.

I am very satisfied with my experience, and would highly recommend Nowell's as a resource - especially if you are looking for vintage style light fixtures. Again, the quality is really exceptional.


Two years ago when we moved into our 125 year old Victorian we realized that we needed help with lighting. Nowell's has been wonderful! Juan, the manager, came immediately and cleaned our elaborate crystal chandelier. After that he helped us find 3 period ceiling lights. He custom made a kitchen fixture that fits right into our 1887 home. Then he adapted old lanterns for outdoor use. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Juan. He is knowledgeable, artistic, creative, prompt, and fun. We got personal attention, perfect products for a very reasonable price. We give him and his staff the highest of recommendations!!!