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Inside Business: One Source Lighting

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The world of lighting is constantly changing in order to keep up with consumer demand for more variety, and government mandates for energy efficiency.

Colette Wiedmann manages the showroom for One Source Lighting. She says the lighting industry has gone through a lot of changes since the store opened in downtown Bismarck in 1998.

"The biggest change would be the government mandate on eliminating the 175 watt, even the 60 watt light bulb has recently since January been taken out of production," says Wiedmann. 

And like clothing, furniture and other consumer products, there are frequent style changes to keep things current.

"The lighting industry changes. It seems like your contemporaries, your traditionals come around every so many years. The colors change, the finishes change," she says.

Wiedmann says that with the advent of LED lighting, there have been dramatic changes in the lighting industry in recent years.

"The LED technology is going forward very quickly, the light output is becoming much  better. Their also developing commercial style LED's, which is very nice already."

Wiedmann says working with her customers in the ever-changing world of lighting is what energizes her each day.

"Seeing the different styles of fixtures, being able to work with the customers, going to their home, the little bit of designing that we get involved in is exciting," she says.

One Source Lighting has grown into a three-state business, with additional stores in Billings, Montana and Grand Junction, Colo.

The store offers residential and commercial lighting design. You can learn more about them at

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