What are the Benefits of Shopping a Cooperative?

What if the money spent on lighting stayed in your community? What if people were as important as the bottom line? What if a family business stayed in the family? There is a better way to live, to work, to give, to prosper, to connect, to shop, and to grow. Cooperatives are part of the solution.


A cooperative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.

– International Cooperative Alliance


Cooperatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, equality, and equity. Businesses that operate in a cooperative are guided by the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others.

Cooperatives help build a better world by creating:

  • Stronger communities
  • Sustainable businesses
  • More empowered owners

Lighting One is proud to have a built a strong cooperative that includes more than 300 showrooms across North America.

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