American Lighting Association

Issue No. 66, June 2016

 Hubbardton Forge

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FIXTURE FOCUS
Make a statement
 
BRIGHT TIPS
Find design inspiration in Lighting
 
EXPERT ADVICE
Get answers to your questions

All Around Appeal
Orb fixtures create an eclectic and modern look. Open, spherical pendants, such as those pictured above, eliminate shadows by casting light both up and down.

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FIXTURE FOCUS: Make a statement with a standout fixture.

Think of a beautiful light fixture as art for your home. A distinctive piece can be the main focus around which a room's furnishings are designed. For example, a chandelier can be sized proportionately to a room or table, or it can be oversized to make a room-focusing statement. The fixture, pictured at right, stands out, even when competing against an incredible outside view.

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BRIGHT TIPS: Look to Lighting magazine for design inspiration.

Lighting magazine is full of illuminating design ideas for your home. The 2016 issue features inspirational photos and design tips for creating a beautiful space that is uniquely your own.


For example, in an expansive space, the lighting will be most effective if it comprises a mix of fixtures sizes and types, which will provide ample light to suit a variety of needs. The kitchen, pictured at left, combines recessed cans, pendants and a mid-size chandelier for a bright, useful space.

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EXPERT ADVICE: Want More Ideas? Ask a Lighting Professional. 
About how long will an LED bulb last?                 -Mary S.

According to the Department of Energy, a good-quality LED bulb will last about 25,000 hours. That is 25 times longer than a traditional light bulb, which is the equivalent of 24 hours a day, seven days a week for three years.

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