The year was 1956 when a starry-eyed girl arrived in America, straight from her homeland of France where she had left behind her Armenian parents and the only life she had ever known. Full of energy, hope ~ and plenty of dreams ~ 15-year old Jeanine began her quest to seize every opportunity that awaited her in this country.
Jeanine knew that with the enduring values of hard work, sacrifice, determination and faith that her parents had instilled in her, her own American dream could be realized. She eventually met and married her equally dedicated husband, Kenneth Lantini, and together, they raised their two young daughters. In 1973, they opened a business, Lighting & Design by J & K Electric (also known as J & K Lighting) that is not only vital and successful after 43 years, but also thriving. Today, it remains a premier destination for lighting fixtures of the highest quality.
Jeanine and Kenneth Lantini remain at the helm of this long-standing business, but included in all of its operations are their devoted daughters and sons-in-law. J & K Lighting, with its glittering chandeliers and breathtaking array of lighting fixtures, accessories and furniture, is the compilation of the family’s years of diligence, commitment and mostly, passion for their work that is undimmed by time or the trends of the day. Jeanine, whose boundless energy, instinctive eye, creativity and radiance are surpassed only by the brightness of the lights that hang from the showroom’s ceiling, is as active as ever at J & K Lighting, serving clients from across the state.
J & K Lighting is home to the best selection of lighting in New England with over 3,000 fixtures on display. Each of these fixtures, from the exquisite crystal chandeliers of Schonbek to the American-made forged metal wall sconces of Hubbardton Forge, is selected for their exceptional workmanship and quality. There are over 100 vendors represented here for every budget and every style. Whether you are remodeling or building a home or just looking for the perfect table lamp, you will find everything you need here.
The best thing about J & K Lighting is that you do not have to make the big (or little) decisions about lighting your home or property on your own. The talented team of design specialists here will guide you through every step of the process. Bring in your home’s blueprint or a photo of the indoor or outdoor space you are lighting and Jeanine and her close-knit team of designers will bring that space to life! Bright or ambient, trendy or traditional, whimsical or practical, there is something here for everyone.
To view their huge selection of merchandise, visit their showroom at 1253 Hartford Avenue or peruse their website at www.jkelectric.com. Open Monday through Saturday from 8:00am to 5:00pm (with extended hours until 8:00pm on Wednesdays & Thursdays). Their number is 401-453-0002.