Be the Light Designs meets the lighting needs of the southeastern shoreline and beyond. Located at 195 Boston Post Rd Waterford, Be the Light Designs is a custom lighting design company that will not only supply all of your interior and exterior lighting fixture needs, but will also offer lighting design consultation and unparalleled customer service.

Melissa Welch, owner and lighting designer, has over 25 years of experience and has been lighting homes and small businesses all over New England. She will work closely with you through each step of lighting your project, from design to selection. "When I am involved in the initial stages of a project and its design, I can work with the builder and electrician, so we are all on the same page," she says. “The project can go smoothly from frame to finish." 

Well known for her combination of creativity and technical knowledge, Melissa provides unequal guidance and product suggestions for all of your lighting applications. Her experience and in-depth knowledge of lighting products, manufacturers and trends gives her the ability to create a custom lighting scheme that will bring out the focal features of your home or business to give them that “wow” factor. 

Melissa’s aptitude for collaboration and understanding allows her to excel at working with homeowners, builders, electricians, architects and designers. She is equally comfortable on new construction job sites as well as working in customers’ homes going through catalogs to show the best products for each space, style and budget. 

Melissa's passion for lighting and what it can do for each individual project, whether a remodel, new construction or landscape lighting design, will end in a spectacular result.

Be the Light Designs is a very comfortable lighting shop that makes you want to stay a while. In addition to lighting fixtures, there are also some home decorating items and many unique gift ideas. 

Melissa may be on an outside consultation, so her retail hours are by chance. In-shop consultations are best by appointment. She is always willing to stay open for anyone into the evening hours if needed. Please give her a call at 860-917-8640, visit, or, if you are driving by 195 Boston Post Rd, Waterford, and the lights are on, please stop in!