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Business Spotlight: Bright Light Design Center - Q&A

With six Bright Light Design Centers located along the East Coast, including a new location centrally located on Chinquapin Round Road in Annapolis, we’re eager to find out more about this new resource and showroom.  After an informative discussion with David Cramer, General Manager, we learned the following about the new Bright Light Design Center.

How is this location different from Annapolis Lighting?

In 2009, Colonial Electric acquired Annapolis Lighting’s three locations, keeping the name and maintaining the Annapolis Lighting tradition for over a decade.  Upon review, it became clear that state of the art lighting showrooms dedicated to the professionals was in demand. With strategy changes the new name was established. Bright Light Design Centers are committed to helping custom builders, architects, interior designers, realtors, and homeowners make the right decisions regarding lighting sources and selections.  For example, if one is seeking to update their existing recessed lighting and interested in the latest technology in Warm Dim and Tunable White LED lighting including incorporating home automation with lighting control, the new Lighting Lab is a great resource with all options on display.  The Bright Light Design Center’s Lighting Lab allow one to envision how the performance and results of different lighting options can transform their living spaces.  Similar to Annapolis Lighting, the Design Center continues to have surface mount designer light fixtures, such as chandeliers, sconces, vanity lights and fans, on display in the main showroom.  

What brands do you have on display?

Bright Light offers all designer brands in decorative lighting and furniture items to include Hubbardton Forge, Palecek, Arteriors, Currey and Comfort, Visual Comfort, Hudson Valley, Eurofase, and many more.  We have a variety on display in our showroom. The vast majority are also available on our website at

 What is an ideal Bright Light project?

A custom home or remodeling project being designed and built to function how the homeowner desires with an enhanced lighting experience.  Lighting can dramatically change the appearance of a home and how the interior spaces function for those living in the home.  Educated and trained in all aspects of lighting, the staff at Bright Light can help develop a lighting plan and select the appropriate fixtures to achieve optimal results.

Other than opening a new showroom in 2023, what’s new and exciting at Bright Light?

The acquisition of Atlantic Electric Supply in Washington, DC, allows Bright Light Design Center to pair up with the full power of Colonial Electric Supply Co. providing access to not only decorative products but also all of the electrical supplies a project requires. With 50 years of experience, Bright Light Design Center is a great option for design and build projects not only in Annapolis / DC but also in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and of course the MD, DE, and NJ beaches.

For more information, please visit

GADD Annual Membership Drive Re-Cap

Thanks to the Members and guests who joined us on Thursday, November 2, at Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge to kickoff the Greater Annapolis Design District’s (GADD) Annual Membership Drive. We were pleased to see and have an opportunity to talk with so many current Members and guests.

Each year we conduct a Membership Drive when current members are invited to renew their membership and new members are invited to join.

Please note that all memberships expire on December 31. To join or renew, go to

All current Members are invited to renew their annual Membership by January 1.  All memberships expire on December 31, 2023.

To renew your membership, please log into your Member Portal (go to "Join" at the top of the GADD website) using your user ID and password and select the appropriate Membership level.  Members are encouraged to pay online via a credit card through the website.  However, if you prefer to pay by check, please ensure that you still complete the renewal process on the website.

If you have any questions, please email for assistance.

GADD Monthly Networking Breakfast (MEMBERS Only)

Date: Third Thursday of each month - Upcoming Dates: December 21, January 18, February 15

Location: Market House, 25 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401

Time: 7:30am - 8:30am

Cost: Free

Members are invited to an early morning networking hour the third Thursday of each month from 7:30-8:30a.m. at the Market House. Arrive a few minutes early to purchase a coffee and breakfast bite at Rise Up, located inside the Market House. Be ready at 7:30am to connect and collaborate.

GADD Monthly Networking Happy Hour

Date: First Thursday of each month - Upcoming Dates: December 7, January 4, February 1

Location: Miller's Ale House, 178 Jennifer Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Cost: Free - Members | $10 Non-Members

Let’s get together and get to know each other better! Members and guests are invited to join us the first Thursday of every month for a causal Happy Hour and Networking opportunity. First drink on us and then cash bar. To RSVP, email with the date(s) that you would like to attend.

Seeking drink sponsors ($350). Sponsors will have an opportunity to discuss their business for a few minutes at the start of the event.  Email to sign up to be a sponsor.

Digital Marketing Talk via Zoom

Date: Wednesday, December 6

Location: via Zoom

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Cost: Free - Members | $10 Non-Members

Join us via Zoom for a lunchtime talk on Digital Marketing by Justin O'Keefe. Justin, a dynamic sales leader with 13 years of experience in digital advertising, sales and media, will discuss why businesses should consider adding digital marketing to their media mix. To RSVP, email Once you are registered, the Zoom link will be sent to you via email.

Architectural Kitchens of Annapolis Holiday Coffee Open House (MEMBERS ONLY)

Date: Friday, December 15

Location: DOCA Annapolis Showroom, 90-92 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401

Time: 8:00am - 11:00am

Cost: Free

Celebrate the holiday season with hot beverages, lite fare, and networking with your GADD friends and colleagues. AND get a sneak peek of the best in European Kitchen Furniture at their recently opened Studio and Showroom. RSVP to

Hosting (or cohosting) an event is a great way to promote your company's brand, services, or products. If you are interested in holding an Open House, Seminar, Product Learning Event or CEU at your business location/showroom or cohosting an event with another Design District Member, please go to or contact us at

The Greater Annapolis Design District (GADD) has developed an Annual Scholarship Fund "The Scholarship for Skilled Trades & Design/Build Industry" with the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation.

Donations will help to reward AACC students who work diligently to further their education in the "built environment."


Germantown Elementary is looking for local businesses to support students and teachers in achieving their academic goals this year by helping buy books for them at their annual Book Fair.

The book fair offers students the chance to come away with a book of their own and for teachers to have a selection of books in their classroom that represent their



Business Member Creative Spaces Remodeling is currently seeking a Drafter to assist their Architectural Designer and Pre-Construction department. Apply today, or share it with someone you think might be interested!

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