Tuesday, January 31, 2023 / Newsletter Bright Ideas: Show Your True Colors Tips for getting the light right January 2023 Show your true colors Livex Lighting Small spaces shine in the right light Lighting can be tricky in a closet, laundry room, or any small space that requires adequate illumination and good color rendering. After all, true trend setters don’t show up at the office wearing one brown and one black sock. It’s not uncommon to only think about brightness when installing fixtures or selecting bulbs. Just as important is the color rendering index (CRI) of a light source. CRI is a measure of how well people or things look when lighted by a particular light source compared to how they look when lighted by incandescent bulbs or outdoor daylight/sunshine. When shopping for lighting consider: The scale used for CRI is 0-100 where 100 is a perfect color match. The higher the CRI; the better (more natural) people and things will look. For residential lighting, use LED light sources with CRI ratings of 90 and above. From a practical standpoint, most LEDs (even the ones with poor color rendering) usually have a CRI of 70 or more. Learn how to make closets shine in a new podcast from ALA. During the informative presentation, 45-year lighting industry veteran Jeffrey Dross of LightingByJeffrey.com takes listeners through the many considerations of lighting small spaces. To listen, click here, or choose from a variety of topics at ALApodcast.com. When it comes to finding the perfect fixture for any space, no matter how large or small, get expert advice and the best selection at one of the hundreds of ALA-member showrooms throughout the U.S. and Canada. Find a nearby showroom at ALAShowrooms.com. For more inspiration, get a digital copy of Lighting magazine at Ideas.Lighting. Capital Lighting Fixture Company Maxim Lighting Craving more lighting tips and ideas for making your home as functional as it is beautiful? Check out ALA's video series to see and hear from top lighting experts and designers. Click here or go online to LightingDesignVideos.com to find your inspiration. American Lighting Association Previous Article Bright Ideas: Basically Beautiful Next Article Live in your best light Print 515 Rate this article: No rating Please login or register to post comments.