In February 1993, Fay and Rhonda originally opened Milton Lighting as Milton Road Lighting. It was situated at the corner of Milton Road and Croydon Street at Milton. Fay had worked with a few of the well-known lighting stores and was keen to test her skills in business. As one would expect, it took a little while for word to get around. But, many of Fay's clients found their way into the store, chasing the quality of service they had become accustomed to.
Rhonda, like Fay, really enjoys conversing with clients. She specialises in offering lighting options and assisting customers with finding the right solutions. Some will recall the lighting display at Milton Road Lighting; it was hard to miss if you were driving into the city from the western suburbs along Milton Road.
In the early stages our concentration was on pendants, flush fittings, wall brackets (internal and external), garden lights and globes. But, over the years, the breadth of options has grown considerably and gone through a few phases. From the ceiling recessed R80 fittings, the halogen dichroics that could consume a lot of power, followed by the energy saving fluorescent lamps which have now been superseded by Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs).
In 2002, Rhonda decided the premises at Milton Road were just not large enough so she scouted around for alternatives ultimately choosing to purchase premises at Milton Village on Lang Parade. Obviously the business name had to change and it was shortened to just Milton Lighting. To help build custom and ensure clients knew of our whereabouts Rhonda regularly advertised in the Brisbane News and the Courier-Mail and those advertisements featured many of the lights on display in store.
The new premises provided an opportunity to expand on the lighting display in more pleasant surroundings and ensured adequate parking facilities were available for clients. A few years later, Fay retired from the business. Over subsequent years, Rhonda has grown the staff and has been training them in service skills and product knowledge. As the customer base grew, the advertising focus changed. For a number of years, Milton Lighting chose to display some of the outcomes for our clients in the Queensland Homes magazine.
Unfortunately, store operations were impacted by the floods of January 2011. However, the store was reopened to customers after the initial clean-up so past orders could be met and, with a concerted effort, about ten weeks later the store was back in full swing; new walls, new furnishings, new displays and more.
In more recent times Rhonda, saw the necessity for a website as a principal advertising measure and in the past few months attention has been given to upgrading the website, offering an online shop and broadening the range of product to be viewed online. Rhonda now has Rachel, Matthew, Caroline and Margaret to help in delivering quality service to the clients of Milton Lighting. Why not pop into the store and let us help you choose the solutions that will bring life and colour to your home and garden?
Milton Lighting has a beautiful showroom located in close proximity to the Brisbane CBD. As a leading Brisbane lighting retailer, we have a diverse range of quality lighting solutions on display. If you do not find the exact lighting solution you are looking for, we have a large range of lighting catalogues for you to peruse while you are in store.
Finding a boutique lighting supplier in Brisbane is difficult, as many larger retailers have taken over the industry. We have established ourselves as expert lighting consultants in QLD that work intimately with our valued clients to provide professional advice on all types of lighting solutions, such as interior, exterior, outdoor and architectural lighting. We provide householders, renovators, builders and architects with expert lighting advice from our experienced lighting industry consultants that can discuss styles, colours, and the most appropriate lighting plans for their individual situation.