July 2018: Keep your cool.

Posted by American Lighting Association on Tuesday, July 31, 2018



Keep your cool.


Maxim Lighting


Fandeliers, a ceiling fan incorporated with a chandelier-type design, make staying cool fashionable and elegant.




Comfort and style all in one.


Every year manufacturers offer more stylish, sophisticated, trendy, high tech, functionally superior ceiling fans. Lately they have truly outdone themselves with some of the most beautiful and innovative fans to date. While the myriad designs are a plus, it can make the selection process difficult.

Before you set out to purchase a ceiling fan, it’s best to ask yourself a few questions ahead of time, such as:

  • How much do you want to spend?
  • Where will your new fan be installed? An outside fixture must be wet rated, which means it can be installed anywhere inside or out. Other ratings account for damp areas or strictly indoor locations.
  • What is your room size and ceiling height?
  • Do you need a light on the fan?
  • What style and finish do you want?
  • Do you require a WiFi-enabled fan with a remote control?

To make sure you get the right size and style ceiling fan for your home, it’s always suggested that you talk to a professional at a local ALA-member showroom. Find more about ceiling fans online at


Minka Group




Picked up a copy of Lighting yet?


Lighting is as much of an integral part of your home as furniture, window coverings and artwork. Lighting magazine is a great resource for inspiration and ideas for how to make your home beautiful, comfortable and efficient with lighting and ceiling fans. Brought to you by ALA and Better Homes & Gardens, Lighting magazine is available on newsstands as well as at your local ALA-member lighting showroom.

Pick up a copy of Lighting in an ALA showroom or get a digital copy at Ideas.Lighting




Ask a lighting professional.



How can I figure out the best size ceiling fan for my living room? 

 -Marjorie G.


In order for a ceiling fan to effectively heat and cool a space, it must be sized for the square footage of your room. Use the following chart as a guideline.


Monte Carlo Fan Company


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