1. Holiday Home Updates

    Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas tree lighting, and New Year’s countdowns are all fast approaching. These holidays bring colder weather, gift giving and festive parties, but is your home ready to accommodate the celebrations? Here are some simple home updates to make before the doorbell chimes to announce guests arriving. One easy way to get your home ready for the holidays is with some comprehens…Read More

  2. Bring the Inside Out

    FIXTURE FUN: Bring the comforts of home outdoors Regardless of the season, it is becoming common to turn a patio, deck or outdoor space into an additional family room with modern amenities and beautiful furnishings. These days, it’s not unusual to see rugs, televisions, sofas and chandeliers used outside. Hortons Home Lighting are making this transition easier with expanded lines of decorative l…Read More

  3. Explore the Latest Lighting Trends

    CONNECTED HOME: Get educated on smart homes With all the talk about smart technology and connected homes the process may seem complicated and expensive. However, that does not have to be the case. There are some simple and surprisingly inexpensive options available on today’s market. Both Legrand N.A. and Lutron Electronics offer reasonably priced, easy-to-install automation products designed to…Read More

  4. Black is the New Black

    TOP TREND: Use black to blend fixtures and décor 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 When it's time for an update, many homeowners find they can make the biggest impact by replacing all of their old, outdated lighting.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. But what if you don’t want to replace all of your …Read More

  5. Lighting Experts Talk Trends

    DESIGN DUO: Two industry insiders sit for Q & A Two of the lighting industry’s most well-known and respected experts will talk about the latest trends in lighting and answer your questions during a Facebook Live event at noon today, Thurs., June 22. Samantha Hart, luxury home editor for Better Homes & Gardens; and Jeff Dross, corporate director, education and industry trends for Kichler …Read More

  6. Simply Sophisticated

    TOP TREND: Mixed materials give classic style a contemporary twist One of the most current trends in lighting design is the blending of metals. A mix of metal and glass or two different metals can give a classic space a contemporary twist. You can achieve a cool, glamorous look from seemingly heavy, impersonal materials, by thinking of metal as you would any decorative material. Consider a black o…Read More

  7. Prepare to be Inspired

    STYLE STARTER: From the runway to a lighting showroom to you Looking for ideas? Whether you know exactly what you want or need an inspirational spark to kick start your style, Lighting magazine is your best go-to guide for home lighting and décor ideas. The 2017 Lighting issue features the latest light fixture fashions to dress up your home. For example: Ruffles – Detailing makes a difference i…Read More

  8. Go from Dull to Dynamite

    Spring is a good time to refresh your home. All it takes is one stunning light fixture to take your room from uninspired to spectacular. STYLE STATEMENT: A fixture can totally change your room's dynamic. Splurge on focal-point fixtures. They set the tone for your home. With so much riding on one fixture, or set of fixtures, it's best to consult with a professional at an ALA-member showroom to get …Read More

  9. Light – the Heart of Your Home

    Light can have a profound effect on all aspects of life -- your mood, work and health. QUICK FIX: Make a big change in a little time.   It only takes minutes to make a big change in your home's lighting. Here's how: 5 minutes – Put in a new light bulb. Pick an LED to save energy and light bulb life. To better match traditional incandescent light, go for one with a 2700 Kelvin rating. (Look on…Read More

  10. Lighten Up with LED-infused Fixtures

    Update your home environment with state-of-the-art, style-forward lighting that has LEDs built right into the fixture. RIGHT LIGHT: New technology fuses light sources with fixtures. One of the most significant current home design trends is the use of integrated LED fixtures where the LED light source is a permanent part of the fixture. The fixture does not use a bulb in the traditional sense. Whil…Read More