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Fine Lighting Since 1954 - Sales, Repair and Custom Fabrication, 654 Irwin St. Suite B, San Rafael, CA 94901

The New San Remo

Pictured with snowflakes shades, #256
Projection with glass, 7″
Width with glass, 16″
Height with glass, 10″
recommended up to 60 watts per socket
Standard finish, polished brass;
antique or lacquer on request

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The Capitol Sconce

Pictured with etched rose shades,#258
Projection with glass, 15″
Width with glass, 28″
Height with glass 11″
2 medium base sockets
recommended up to 60 watts per sockets
Standard finish, polished brass;
antique or lacquer on request
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Be the leader in the industry of antique lamp reproduction and restoration. Have available one of a kind lighting fixtures, vintage styles you won’t find anywhere else. Maintain the trust and integrity of our family to yours and always provide the best craftsmanship possible.

Mission Statement

Our commitment is to provide the best lighting solutions and services to our customers. We take pride in what we do and make sure we can exceed your expectations from repairing a fixture to fabricating one. Offer the best quality of product to meet the needs of our customers.

History Nowell's Lighting

Nowell’s lighting was established in 1954, it was founded by Mr. Edward Nowells, who was a well liked business man in Sausalito. Originally, it was located on Caledonia Street until 1971. Then it was moved to Gate 5 Road Sausalito, CA 94965 until 2009. It was sold to an employee in 1991, sold again in 2007. It was relocated to our current location in San Rafael, CA in 2009. Well known for our one of kind lighting fixtures in our showroom.

Nowell's Lighting

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.

Lighting Sales, Repair and Restoration


We repair and restore lighting fixtures. No job is too small and the same care will be taken with your lamps as we take with ours.

  • Incandescent
  • Halogen
  • LED
  • Oil Lamps

We will restore your antique or vintage light fixtures according to your specifications.  All of our electrical components are UL approved and our trained technicians know how to restore lights to their original look while maintaining their safety.  We tend to under-restore to keep our lights as original as we can.

We polish and refinish brass, silver or gold items of any type.  If repairs are needed, our technicians have the skills to complete the repair

  • Fixture Repairs 80%
  • Electrical 65%
  • Metal 95%

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Visit Showroom

You’ll find our collection and  variety of original, restored and rewired lighting fixtures: table lamps, floor lamps, sconces, pendants and chandeliers


Contact our offices and will be happy to give you our best service.

“I have had many old lamps rewired here, and they even have the nice old fashioned cord wrapped with thread in brown, cream or white. They are very professional and nice to deal with.”

Barbara S, Mill Valley, CA

“If you are in the market for old lighting fixtures made of really beautiful brass or if you need a glass shade for an old fixture, this is the place you want to come. They are so knowledgeable and so helpful.”

Anne P, San Francisco

“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.”

- Heidi, San Francisco

Contact Us

Drop us a line anytime, and one of our customer service reps will respond to you as soon as possible.