About The House of Lights

Your full-service lighting showroom.

The House of Lights is a 4th Generation Family Owned Maine Business.

The company dates back to 1918 when Herman Holmes opened Eastern Electric in Portland,Maine when many homes were converting to electricity. When his son Ronald came into the business 3 years later, Holmes Electric Supply Company was born. Grandson Lloyd Holmes took over and added the retail Room of Lights in 1955. This was the precursor of what we now call The House of Lights in Scarborough, ME.

In 2013 Lloyd's daughter, Cindy Holmes Andrews, completely renovated the 9000 square foot showroom with cutting-edge technology and 21st century lighting designs and vignettes. 

Your complete lighting source

Today, the House of Lights is your complete lighting design source, from concept to implementation, with lighting experts to offer guidance. Please visit us and “see the light!”

Over 100 years of combined experience.

Our professional staff can provide you with lighting tips, design an indoor or outdoor lighting scheme, or assist you in selecting fixtures that best suit your lighting needs.

Our Location


418 Payne Road

Scarborough, Maine 04074

9:00 - 3:00 (Mon - Fri)
Closed (Sat & Sun)