Stay Stylish and Save Energy with the Right Ceiling Fan

Today marks the first day of fall. While topics like sweater weather and pumpkin spice might be dominating much of the conversation, over at the American Lighting Association we’re excited about the energy savings that come along with cooler weather! This week, we celebrated the fifth annual National Ceiling Fan Day (NCFD), which got us…

Using Lighting to Create an Outdoor Oasis

You don’t have to plan a lavish vacation to relax this summer. With the right lighting, your back yard can become your own private retreat, allowing you to enjoy a mini getaway without leaving your home. It’s easier – and less expensive – than you might imagine to transform your existing patio, deck or pool…

Watts up with Lumens?

Until recently, shopping for light bulbs involved primarily focusing on wattage. After 2012, when the Department of Energy set standards specifying how much energy light bulbs can use, things became slightly more complicated.

Tips for Working with Your ALA-member Showroom

  Whether you’re tackling a home remodel, a new build, or simply looking to update your dining room chandelier, the best place to start is always with a trained ALA-member lighting showroom professional.

Lighting with Layers

When developing a lighting plan for any room in your home, it is important to consider the three basic types of light – ambient, task and accent. The best lighting plans combine all three types to light an area according to function and style. Ambient Lighting Ambient lighting, or general lighting, provides an area with…

Tips for Picking a Light Bulb

With the options available today, choosing a light bulb has become slightly more complicated for the average homeowner. If you find yourself wondering what bulb you need, here are a few tips to consider. Know What’s Available There are three basic types of light bulbs available today: Halogen Incandescent CFL (Compact Fluorescent) LED (Light Emitting…

‘Tis the Season…for LEDs

Your interior lighting design has a huge impact on mood, productivity levels, sleep quality and more. It shouldn’t be surprising then how important your home lighting is to a successful holiday.  With their versatility and energy efficiency, LED lights offer an array of options to light your home for the holidays. However, because LED lighting is relatively…

The Beauty of Decorative Lighting

Decorative lights are the unsung heroes of great lighting design. These statement fixtures are important in conveying specific design themes, and can also be used in light layering.

Stay Cool with a Ceiling Fan as Stylish as it is Functional

No longer do you have to choose between comfort and design when it comes to your home. Once thought of as purely utilitarian, today’s ceiling fans offer sophisticated styling, designer finishes and glamorous accents. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), ceiling fans are a unique home cooling option, as they blend aspects of both…

Floor Lamps 101: Know Your Light Fixtures

One of the main goals of home décor is to make your space inviting. The right interior lighting adds the perfect amount of warmth to any room. For interior designers, a major point of direction will often be your home’s lighting design. With numerous styles to pick from, it can be overwhelming to decide how…