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The Next Lighting Revolution

In many states across the U.S., homeowners can save nearly $160 annually by simply replacing a dozen standard 100-watt light bulbs with LED versions that also last 30 times longer and eat up 80…

2018 ALA Conference Preview

The 2018 American Lighting Assn. (ALA) Conference, to be held September 24-26 at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC, is your chance to reinvent your business, reawaken your drive and revitalize…
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The four pendant fixtures (Floatation by Ingo Maurer) provide both a decorative element and a source of ambient light for this living room. Recessed adjustable LED fixtures highlight the art, tabletops and sculpture. The two Tizio table lamps by Artemide create little pools of illumination, which draw people up to the seating area. (Photo: Dennis Anderson)

How Can Lighting Make a Living Room More Inviting?

TIP 1: Start with basic biology People are drawn to light like moths are drawn to flame. So, the first rule of thumb is to make the living room the brightest space in the house. Many times, everyone…
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The stage was set at June Lightovation, where six showrooms took home top prizes at the annual Showroom of the Year awards.

2017 Showroom of the Year: On Being a Winner

June Lightovation feels incomplete without the Showroom of the Year awards ceremony. This year, amazing retailers from across the continent came to Dallas Market Center for the big announcement on…
WAC Lighting Aether 3.5 LED downlights in multiple colors
WAC's new illumenight app can control its Aether 3.5 LED downlights and its line of outdoor landscape lighting.

What’s to Come: IoT and Smart Lighting

The future of the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart lighting is bright. Information research and analytics provider IHS Markit predicts the residential market for connected lighting will grow from $…

State of Controls

Lighting control systems on the market today are easier to use than ever before, plus provide added layers of security and customizability for homeowners. Eaton Z-Wave collection Eaton’s Wiring…
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Smart Home, Smarter Designer

Technology that can be integrated into the home to make it safer or more convenient (or just cooler) is evolving rapidly. Here, interior designer Sharon Fox of Sharon Fox Designs dishes on her…

Do Halogens Give Off More Heat?

Q: Since halogens give off more heat, do they present a fire hazard for lamp shades? Will the halogens make the shades deteriorate faster? A: Halogens are twice as hot as standard incandescent lamps…