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About The Village Lamp Lighter

Lamps and Lighting are our job but customer service is our goal! Since the nature of our business is helping you get that "just right light" for your your living room, bedroom, or office; we want to make sure that you are happy and satisfied. Our work is top notch from the new creations, restorations or installations. The great part is that we are with you every step of the way!

The Village Lamp Lighter began as a "crazy: idea in the 1960's

On the family lot a storage building was built with lumber left over from an aunt's house. After being in the lighting business for 30 years with other companies Tom Bowman decided to start his own business with his son Bruce. Lampshades, lamps, lighting, and repair work have always been the store's focus. The Village Lamp Lighter has grown in size since its beginning in 1968; it now covers the front half of a city block and has about 3500 sq. ft. of display. It has become a well-known name in the Central Texas area as travelers stop in from all over the state of Texas and the United States.

We have been in the lighting business for over 45 years, and in the same location. In the past year, we have expanded our lighting showroom to offer more products for you. Lorena is a wonderful place to live and visit. Our store is situated in the downtown area surrounded by several other fascinating antiques and specialty shops. Many of the merchants homes are attached to theirs stores which adds convenience. Come spend the day with us! Most of the shops are open Monday through Saturday.

Our Vision

Your lighting needs are our primary focus. You will not leave our store until you are completely happy with your custom lamp, lampshade, or refurbishment. Tell your friends that we are Texas' best kept secret!

Bruce and Beverly Bowman

What sets the Village Lamp Lighter Apart...

Lamp Repair and Restoration...


Does that desk lamp not work like it used to? Rather have a 3-way switch instead of a single switch in your favorite reading lamp? Maybe you need a complete restoration on a turn of the century Crystal Chandelier? These are just some of the basic to complex restorations that we do everyday at the Village Lamp Lighter.

Builders and Contractors Take Notice


The Village Lamp Lighter is not just for the public. The Village Lamp Lighter has special pricing and a wide selection of ALL lights and accessories for your new home or business. We have restored and supplied lights for houses all around central Texas, Baylor University, and former President Bush.

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