1. 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 pat…Read More

  2. Stay Stylish and Save Energy with the Right Ceiling Fan

    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 g…Read More

  3. Using Black to Blend Fixtures and Decor

    Lighting is one of the most impactful elements in home décor. When it’s time for an update, many homeowners find they can make the biggest impact by replacing all of their old, outdated lighting. That’s great advice for those who can simply replace all of their existing fixtures with new ones. …Read More

  4. July 2017: Selecting the Right Chandelier

    A longtime lighting staple of dining rooms and foyers, chandeliers are gaining popularity in unexpected places. This classic lighting piece can be found in kitchens, bedrooms, walk-in closets and even bathrooms. Not only are these eye-catching fixtures a great source of ambient light, they can also …Read More

  5. June 2017: 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. Surprisingly, the tried-and-true wattage measurement we were all using …Read More

  6. May 2017: Using Wall Sconces for Style and Function

    Wall sconces are incredibly versatile lighting fixtures. While they are often used to add flare to a room, they can also serve very practical purposes. As a result, they are a great choice to add anywhere in your home. Where to hang wall sconces Where you hang your sconces depends on the lighting de…Read More

  7. April 2017: Tips for Lighting Your Outdoor Spaces

    As we welcome longer days and warmer weather, now is the perfect time to start thinking about updating your outdoor space. Outdoor lighting serves a variety of purposes, from safety and security, to adding style and interest to your home or garden. While daylight saving time means more hours of sunl…Read More

  8. March 2017: 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…Read More

  9. March 2017: 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 Inca…Read More