June 2016: All Around Appeal

Posted by American Lighting Association on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

American Lighting Association

Issue No. 66, June 2016


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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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