December 2015: Light Your Life

Posted by American Lighting Association on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

American Lighting Association

Issue No. 62, December 2015



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Set the tone with lighting
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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.

Do you have questions about lighting your home?
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