Home Depot Or Lowe's: Which Has Better Deals On Lighting Fixtures?

Home Depot and Lowe's are the two giants of the home improvement world, both in the size of the store and the massive number of locations. You can find just about everything in their vast aisles — hundreds of paint colors, materials for projects, a full set of kitchen appliances, and, yes, lighting fixtures. According to Home Depot, the chain boasts 2,300 stores across North America, while Lowe's has just under 2,200 (via Lowe's). With numbers like that, you're sure to find a nearby location to help you along on your home improvement journey, or you may be drawn to either store's sizeable online catalog of decorative and functional lighting options.

If you're looking to upgrade the lights in your home, you may be wondering which store is the better choice for you. We're here to make that decision a little bit easier by comparing the price, reviews, and quality of each store's products. Keep reading to learn which home improvement chain has the best deals on lighting fixtures. 

Top rated items

Online, the Lowe's lighting section has over 70,000 products in their lighting section (via Lowe's), from simple vanity lights to intricate chandeliers. It would be impossible to break down every item from both stores, so we're going to look to the top-selling and highest-rated fixtures that each company carries to determine which has the better deals without sacrificing quality.

The top-rated fixture at Lowe's is the Hunter Starklake Noble Bronze Industrial 4-Piece Lighting Collection. This industrial bronze collection includes items ranging from $99 to $349 and has gained a shining rating of 4.9 stars across 161 reviews. Each item is dimmable, can be used in any room (including bathrooms), and includes all the hardware necessary for installation. 

Home Depot's top-rated fixture is a much more modern, futuristic design. This Artika Meridian Chandelier comes in at $249 and has 4.9 stars across 243 reviews. This chandelier is also dimmable, but the LED lights are already included, saving you from the hassle of buying separate bulbs.

Top sellers

In the lighting section of either store, basic bulbs obviously take the cake as the best sellers, so we tracked down the most popular indoor decorative fixtures to compare. Lowe's is going boho with its top item — this allen + roth Rattan Pendant Light that comes in at just under $180. It earned a 4.7-star rating across 282 reviews, and its trendy design and relative affordability have made it a popular choice for an easy upgrade. 

Home Depot's most popular fixture is much more basic. This Hampton Bay Halophane Chandelier is only about $65 and features the classic five-light design found in many dining rooms.

After looking at the selections at both stores, it's clear that Home Depot is the more affordable option, offering many standard lighting fixtures at a low price. If you're going for a more trendy upgrade, however, Lowe's may be for you. Their selection contains more unique pieces that can allow you to express your style, just at a higher price point.