February 2018: Make a Bold Statement

Posted by Raelle Bell on Monday, February 26, 2018

Issue No. 84      February 2018     
Make a bold statement.


Turn a simple space into an extraordinary space with a statement piece. A trained professional at an ALA-member showroom can find the perfect style-defining fixture for your room.




New shapes push the boundaries.

The myriad advancements in technology are making it easier for designers to create pendants, sconces and chandeliers that push horizontal and vertical boundaries.

Slim, flat fixtures evoke a contemporary attitude and showcase the versatility of LED technology. Geometric designs feature circles, squares, rectangles and hexagons with built-in or exposed bulbs that highlight each fixture's graphic shape. And sputnik-style chandeliers embrace the eclecticism of mid-century, modern style.

Hubbardton Forge



Show your work.

When it comes to lighting design, spaces not typically seen by guests sometimes do not get the attention they deserve. Household jobs are easier to tackle in an organized, well-lit space.

The laundry room, for example, requires adequate task lighting to be most functional. It is important to make sure the lighting in this room does not create distracting glare and shadows. Under-cabinet lighting may help illuminate darkened areas. An overhead light source is a must. Visit an ALA-member showroom for more ideas about lighting your home.

LBL Lighting



Ask a lighting professional.

I can't find anything on the shelves in my closet. What is a good way to provide light to deep shelves?        -Divina W.

An easy way to illuminate spaces between shelves in a closet is with mini LED lights. The versatile, tiny lights, which are available in self-adhesive, flat strips, can be installed above and below shelves to add enough ilumination to help when picking out clothing. A lighting expert at an ALA-member showroom can show you the most appropriate light for your particular closet.

Questions about lighting your home?

Click here to ask an expert.

Find an ALA-member lighting showroom near you. 

Visit ALA online.


American Lighting Association
2050 N. Stemmons Fwy., Unit 100
Dallas, TX  75207

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