American Lighting Association

Issue No. 62, December 2015

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BRIGHT TIPS
Set the tone with lighting
 
RIGHT LIGHT
Pick the perfect fixture
 
EXPERT ADVICE
Your questions answered

Light Your Life
ALA and Better Homes & Gardens editors present a new lighting trends video to show how lighting can make a positive impact on your life.

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BRIGHT TIPS: Let your lighting set the perfect tone
Lighting Trends VideoLighting helps define space and set a tone. The types of fixtures you choose are key in shaping the spaces they illuminate.

To see the various kinds of lighting that can transform your space into a beautiful and welcoming home, view a new lighting trends video. The video, presented by the American Lighting Association (ALA), features Samantha Hart, home design editor with Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Media.

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RIGHT LIGHT: Pick the perfect fixture for each space
Different types of fixtures not only affect the light in a room, but the way a room is used as well. For example, in a large space, one or more pendants can help define a smaller portion of that space to make it more conducive to particular activities, such as dining, cozying up with a book or some other activity.

Even one fixture, if it is the right type, can completely change the setting of a room. A modern fixture placed in an otherwise traditional space can freshen up the design and even enhance the traditional elements.

 

 

See the latest lighting trends in a new video from ALA.

 


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EXPERT ADVICE: Want More Ideas? Ask a Lighting Professional. 

 

We are remodeling our kitchen. What are the best options for using LED lighting for the different types of lights needed in this room?                                     - Louise C.

There are many options available today in the LED lighting category. Recessed downlighting and undercabinet lighting offer the most product options. A number of lighting manufacturers have developed a comprehensive line of LED products for use in residential applications. The Internet and your local ALA-member lighting showroom are great sources of information about the many LED products available, including the quality and amount of light they produce
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Do you have questions about lighting your home?
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