The Lighting Center at Rockingham Electric

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437 Shattuck Way, Newington, NH 03805

(603) 436-2310jpender@rockingham.com

Green Story

The Lighting Center at Rockingham Electric, part of the Rockingham Electric family of companies, carries the largest selection of efficient lighting products in northern New England. Staff experts offer lighting solutions that provide both a high level of function and maximum efficiency, while also factoring in different budget and aesthetics. The Lighting Store is also stocked with the next generation of incandescents, halogen light bulbs that look just like the classic light bulb, but use less energy. A 60-watt traditional light bulb can be replaced by a 43-watt halogen bulb. On top of standard energy efficient lighting fare, such as CFLs, LEDs, EnergyStar dimmers, switches, and the like, Rockingham Electric can also help both home and business owners receive federal rebates for energy efficiency improvements to their property.

“It turns out that saving energy can be as easy as changing a light bulb,” said Jim Pender, President and CEO of Rockingham Electric.

With the recent devastating changes in extreme weather, such as hurricanes and super storms, the retail store also offers a wide selection of generators including high efficiency models and diesel options.

In 1968, a fire destroyed the company’s original Portsmouth location, including its entire inventory. While the blaze was initially overwhelming, Rockingham eventually regrouped, and in 1969 opened their new Newington location, where the main store still stands today. The Lighting Center found its home at the Newington location in the late 1980s and has continued to grow since. Along the way The Lighting Center at Rockingham Electric has discovered that “going green” and “saving green” aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive. And both can be achieved while continuing the company’s decades-long commitment to local growth.

Part of that growth includes the recent addition of a virtual showroom where customers can shop The Lighting Center's full inventory online. The online store allows customers to research the product and make their decision before coming into The Lighting Center's physical store. Online shoppers can visit the digital showroom here.

“With so much on display in our showroom, it can be overwhelming at times if you are not sure what you are looking for,” said Pender.


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What makes us green?

  • Free lighting audits for their commercial clients.
  • Sells a wide selection of generators including high efficiency models and diesel options.
  • Online showroom offers extensive info on energy efficient lighting and travel-free shopping. Click here to shop.
  • Recycles lightbulbs and thermostats (including those with mercury).
  • Offers a wide selection of energy-efficient lighting products in store.
  • Significant education forums for customers and suppliers.
  • Actively exploring products that use energy-efficient direct current motors.
  • Have made susbstantial equipment changes to mimimize energy use.
  • Have completed internal structural changes to some of their facilities to minimize heat loss in the winter.
  • Offers sharp discounts to employees to switch to CFLs.
  • Substantially reduced paper waste through recycling and electronic documentation and billing systems.
  • Supports local vendors as part of their operations.
  • Encourages employee carpooling, and utilize tele-conferencing to reduce employee travel.
  • Extensive support for community and charity organizations.
  • Have implemented a robust anti-idling policy for the company's multiple suppliers.


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