About Us

A Light Source has called Aberdeen, NC its home since 1992 and has been owned and operated by Mark and Cheryl Smith for the past 18 years. Mark and Cheryl, both Pinehurst and Aberdeen natives, purchased A Light Source at a time when Aberdeen had just begun to expand and undergo and an extensive revitalization period. A Light Source has been one of the longest serving small businesses in downtown Aberdeen since its establishment and has contributed to the growth of the local economy and other small businesses in the area.

A Light Source offers one of the largest selections of lighting displays in the Sandhills from hundreds of accredited vendors. Our selection spans indoor and outdoor lighting, table and floor lamps, chandeliers, wall scones, celling fans, pendant lighting, recessed lighting and more. Our showroom also offers a unique assortment of furniture, accessories, and mirrors. Our experienced staff assist customers and answer questions to determine the best options to suit their lighting needs. A Light Source specializes in individual home lighting selection and we work directly with customers to create complete house packages that meet their style and budget needs.

Our staff analyze home blueprints and provide home walkthroughs to determine the correct dimensions and placement of lighting fixtures to make the process that much easier for our customers. We invite you to browse our website, give us a call or visit us in store to let us assist you in fulfilling your home lighting needs!

Meet Our Team


Mark and Cheryl Smith

Mark and Cheryl, both Pinehurst and Aberdeen natives, were interested in moving back home to raise their children and purchased A Light Source to further establish roots in the area.

Michael Beach

Michael, a long serving member of our team, has been working at A Light Source for 12 years.  Previously residing in Ohio, he returned to Moore County to live closer to his family and grandchildren. Michael specializes in creating customizable home packages and works with customers to ensure they’re style and budgetary needs are met. Michael offers expert recommendations and is willing to help you select the perfect lighting for your home.

Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee

Lead Chandelier Technician

Ryan grew up in Moore County and has been working at a Light Source for four years. Ryan manages the warehouse, coordinates deliveries and performs service calls but also specializes in lamp and chandelier repairs. Ryan can repair anything from broken switches to complete light fixture rewiring and would be happy to assist you with any repairs you may need.

Sue Parrot

Sue Parrot

Lighting Extraordinaire

Sue has worked in the lighting industry for 28 years and is a firm believer that “lighting is the jewelry of your home.” Specializing in creating customizable home layouts, complete with personalized lighting recommendations and selection, she strives to work directly with customers to achieve the exact look they’re after while remaining true to their budget. A guiding philosophy for her work is that “it doesn't matter if you’re building a million-dollar home or simply updating a few old fixtures, the perfect lighting will make a world of difference.” Sue invites you to contact her and would be happy to assist you with any questions you may have.