Lighting Fundamentals | American Lighting Association

Lighting Fundamentals

The American Lighting Association invites you to view our all-new, updated lighting brochure

With images of the latest lighting designs throughout, this brochure offers up-to-date home lighting information, including the latest trends in lighting, industry definitions and illustrations, instructions for designing with lighting and energy efficiency tips.

Quality home lighting products used properly can make a big difference in the interior environment of your home. Good lighting helps us to see better and perform tasks more easily, and it provides safety, security and a sense of comfort. Lighting and lighting controls also provide us with the flexibility to adjust and adapt the mood and ambience of our homes.

To better understand how light fixtures, light bulbs and lighting controls can make a difference in your home, take a look at this information on the basics of lighting:

Kitchen Lighting

A Resource To Better Understand The Transition To More Efficient Light Bulbs

The American Lighting Association, along with the Alliance to Save Energy and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, is one of three charter members of Lighting Understanding for a More Efficient Nation, or LUMEN.

LUMEN is an ad-hoc coalition of organizations and professionals united to educate consumers about energy-efficient lighting choices and the benefits of today’s energy-efficient lighting products. 

The LUMEN website,, offers homeowners tips on better understanding their lighting options, the transition from watts to lumens, and which light bulb is best for the proper application.