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Aqua Creations Lightning & Furniture Atelier

200 Lexington Ave., nr. 33rd St., Ste 427; 212-219-9922; aquagallery.com

This unusual store aims to brighten up serene, natural spaces with conceptual pieces inspired by the ocean. Wall-mounted lamps cling to surfaces like sea anemones; hanging fixtures sway gently when touched as if buffeted by invisible currents. $$$-$$$$ (consulting services / ecofriendly)

Artemide

46 Greene St., nr. Broome St.; 212-925-1588; artemide.us

Located in the heart of Soho’s design district, this Italian outfit showcases sleek lighting fixtures, from task, table, and floor lamps to sophisticated track and suspension systems. $$$

City Knickerbocker

665 11th Ave., at 48th St., second fl.; 212-586-3939; cityknickerbocker.com

For a touch of old-world charm, try City Knicker- bocker. Open since 1906, this overflowing Hell’s Kitchen shop has Victorian sconces, converted gaslights, chandeliers, glass lampshades, and a host of floor and table lamps. $$-$$$

CL Sterling & Son

979 Third Ave., at 58th St., fourth fl., in the Decoration & Design Building; 212-355-5355; clsterling.com

CL Sterling makes interior and exterior lighting with an architectural feel, and it can modify existing designs per the customer’s request. $$$ (by appointment only)

Filaments of New York

34 W. 13th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-924-3575; filamentsofnewyork.com

Owner Randy Howard can make a lamp out of almost anything, but his main business is the restoration of vintage pieces from the turn of the 20th century through the ’60s. If there’s nothing you want lampified, choose from the rotating selection of about 250 one-of-a-kind lamps on offer. $$-$$$ (consulting services / made in N.Y.)

Flos

152 Greene St., nr. Houston St.; 212-941-4760; flosusa.com

Come here for recognizable high-design lamps and fixtures from the likes of Philippe Starck and Patricia Urquiola, including her Tatou lamp series; its shades resemble honeycombs. $$$-$$$$

Fontana Arte

45 Greene St., nr. Grand St.; 212-334-3295; fontanaarte.com

Founded by the famed architect and designer Giò Ponti and dedicated to the use of glass-focused design, Fontana Arte makes architecturally inspired lighting for the home. Choose from sleek floor or table lamps, or find styles to mount on walls or in ceilings. $$$$ (consulting services)

Illumé

223 E. 58th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-308-1400; illumenyc.com

All of the lampshades at Illumé are handmade, some imported from Paris and Montreal and some custom-made in-house from Italian or Chinese silk. In addition, the company also offers a complete repair shop for shades and the lamps they adorn. $$$

Ingo Maurer

89 Grand St., at Greene St.; 212-965-8817; ingo-maurer.com

This store displays the legendary designer’s inventive lighting pieces for bold interiors. Staff can work with you to come up with the concept that best suits your home, including one-of-a-kind creations.?$$$-$$$$

Just Bulbs

220 E. 60th St., nr. Third Avenue; 212-888-5707; justbulbsnyc.com

You’ll find numerous variations on Edison’s creation here, from everyday Westinghouse soft whites to hard-to-find specialty bulbs. There’s an extensive assortment of energy-efficient bulbs and color-­changing lights, plus full-spectrum natural lighting that helps ease the winter blues. $ (consulting services / ecofriendly)

Just Shades

21 Spring St., at Elizabeth St.; 212-966-2757; http://www.justshadesny.com

As the name suggests, this is just the spot to find a lid for your lamp. There are more than 5,000 shades—in silk, linen, cotton, paper, and vinyl. The store does custom work, too.$$ (made in N.Y.)

Lee's Studio

220 W. 57th St., nr. Broadway; 212-247-0110; leestudio.com

There’s something for everyone at this four-floor store crowded with lamps, sconces, fixtures, fans, and furniture. Stop by for the frequent sales. $$$

Let There Be Neon

38 White St., nr. Church St., first fl.; 212-226-4883; lettherebeneon.com

Always dreamed of seeing your name in lights? This custom-design studio can make it happen. Everything from fabrication to glass bending is done in-house in the shop’s production area. $$ (consulting services / made in N.Y.)

Lighting By Gregory

158 Bowery, nr. Delancey St.; 212-226-4156; lightingbygregory.com

There’s something here for even the darkest corners of the home, from closet tap lights to five-figure chandeliers, as well as a wide selection of ceiling fans and, of course, lightbulbs. $$$

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