1. HIGH-TECH FIXTURES PUSH STYLE 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 sh…Read More

  2. ELEVATE YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE Using lighting to bring your indoor style out

    The time for backyard barbecues, afternoons at the pool and hours of summer fun is here. If you’re fortunate enough to have an outdoor space that lends itself to one of these activities, you know style and comfort can make all the difference when it comes to hosting this summer. Of course, as temperatures rise, sometimes a break from the heat inside is necessary, so creating a seamless transitio…Read More

  3. 6 EXTRAS YOU CAN EXPECT AT A LIGHTING SHOWROOM

    We are always talking about how great ALA-member lighting showrooms are. With the help of Lighting magazine, we've broken down 6 of the top reasons showrooms are truly something special when it comes to shopping for lighting. 1. Choices In a big box store, your choices are extremely limited—but that’s not the case in a showroom. In addition to whole families of a single fixture style, you’ll…Read More

  4. 8 LIGHTING DESIGN TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2018

    Wondering what's trending in lighting right now? Look no further than these eight design trends from Lighting magazine, then visit your local ALA-member showroom to make them a part of your home. 1. Botanicals - Pretty blooms and foliage offer an interesting riff on pattern, like in the Basilica by Eurofase. 2. Matte metals - Subtract the sheen for a more restrained accent, even in traditional or …Read More

  5. QUICK LIGHTING MAKEOVERS TO FIT EVERY LIFESTYLE AND BUDGET

    Whether you're looking for a five-minute fix, or you've got a little more time and money to dedicate to an update, you can make an impact on your home through a lighting makeover. With the help of your local ALA-member showroom, you can easily incorporate one of these ideas into your home. Five-minute fix Switch out one of your light bulbs for an LED. We love this quick lighting fix for a couple o…Read More

  6. ADDING FUNCTION WITH LIGHTING

    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 m…Read More

  7. CURATING COMFORT WITH CUSTOM LIGHTING

    You start and end almost every day in your bedroom, so shouldn't it be the place where you feel most comfortable? Through expertly curated fixtures and beautiful layers of light, your bedroom can quickly become your favorite room in the home - and not just because it's where you get your beauty rest. Overall Illumination The ambient, or general lighting in your bedroom is important for day-to-day …Read More

  8. CONSIDER TASKS AND STYLE WHEN SELECTING BATHROOM LIGHTING

    Often overlooked, bathroom lighting is more than simply a functional light source. Lighting in a bathroom is obviously key for providing proper illumination for specific tasks, such as makeup application and shaving. Yet, the confines of such a small space make bathroom fixtures all the more noticeable and impactful on overall style and ambience. When selecting lighting for a bathroom, consider th…Read More

  9. INSIDE AND OUTSIDE LIGHT AFFECTS TV VIEWING

    When lighting a media viewing space, it is imperative to consider all sources of light. Natural light from outside is as influential as light from indoor fixtures. Multi-purpose spaces generally have windows, which create the need to control that light during the daytime as well as at night when even minor reflections can be distracting. Motorized shades are a convenient and effective way to manip…Read More

  10. HIT RESET WITH A KITCHEN LIGHTING UPDATE

    Ready for a redo? Many homeowners resolve to kick start a new year by making improvements to themselves as well as their home. When it comes to home renovations, the first place on which most people focus their attention is the kitchen. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), popular trends in finish-outs and appliances are impacting kitchen lighting choices. In general, kitchen desi…Read More