Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring

Bright Ideas - April 2021

Posted by Amy Wommack on Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Show off your best feature





Issue #122


April 2021



Simply Stunning




Show off your best feature


The perfect fixture, or grouping of fixtures, is more than a light source. Not only a focal point, it sets the tone of a space, and much like an objet d’art, provides a special aesthetic element. While the lighting is often one of various design elements, in the right space, spectacular fixtures can be more impressive and awe inspiring than an assortment of pictures or other decorative pieces.


When making a major decision like selecting a focal-point fixture(s), it's best to consult a lighting professional at an ALA-member store. They are trained to help shoppers choose the perfect style and design, and to make sure each new fixture is sized appropriately and includes the right high-tech features to bring out the best in each particular space.



To get started, browse the new 2021 issue of Lighting magazine. For a free digital copy, go online to Ideas.Lighting or pick up a printed copy at a local ALA-member lighting store.






Bring on the spring


Now that spring has arrived, it may be time to expand your home's living and entertainment space with an outdoor living room. The latest weather-resistant, outdoor-rated fixtures include eye-catching pendants, chandeliers, and wall lanterns.


Find outdoor lighting design advice in the 2021 issue of Lighting magazine. For example, to achieve good lighting, consider the view from the outside as well as the inside. When placing outdoor fixtures be sure to create safe pathways and the right level of illumination for the area's activities. Position fixtures to shield windows from glare for pleasing nighttime ambience.


For inspiration, browse the new issue of Lighting magazine. Pick up a free copy at a nearby ALA-member store or go to Ideas.Lighting for a free digital version.

Image above: Quoizel



Lighting magazine is presented by the American Lighting Association and Meredith Publishing/Better Homes and Gardens.


Pick up a free copy of Lighting at an ALA-member store, or get a digital copy at Ideas.Lighting. The magazine is also available for sale on preferred newsstands.






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