American Lighting Association

Issue No. 9, July 2010

This "green" kitchen remodel features energy-efficient recessed down lights from Nora Lighting.

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2010 Lighting Magazine is Now Online

Transform Old Into New
"Green" renovations, like the one shown above, repurpose original materials and incorporate new eco-friendly materials.

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NEW LOOK: Get Ready, Get Set, Go "Green" 

Make your guests green with envy by going "green" the right way. Imaginative makeovers salvage and repurpose as much of the original materials as possible and effectively blend those existing materials with new eco-friendly products.

In addition to utilizing energy-efficient appliances and lights, many remodeling projects now incorporate innovative materials, such as cabinetry made with FSC-certified* wood; low- or no-VOC* paints and wood stains; sustainable copper metal accents; water-saving faucets; and concrete counter tops.

By striping and cleaning existing pantry cabinets, tile flooring and hardware, many original components are often salvageable. Restoring and repurposing materials can save energy, money and resources, and in many cases, help retain the original ambiance of older structures.
*FSC = Forest Stewardship Council; VOC = volatile organic compounds

For expert advice on choosing the most eco-friendly light fixtures for your home, click here to find your local ALA-member showroom.

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The Vortis pendant from Hubbardton Forge is energy efficient and made in the U.S.A.

CONNECTIONS: Enter to Win the $5,000 Home Lighting Sweepstakes 
Click here to enter the ALA Lighting Makeover Contest. You might be one of four lucky winners to receive a lighting makeover by a Certified Lighting Designer.

  • Grand Prize: $5,000
  • Second Prize: $2,500
  • Third Prize: $1,500
  • Fourth Prize: $1,000

Enter by Sept. 30, 2010. All prizes will be awarded as lighting packages that include product and design services.

To learn more about the ALA Lighting Makeover Contest, or to enter in person, visit an ALA-member showroom near you.

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BRIGHT TIPS: 2010 Lighting Magazine is Now Online 

Just click here to see the 2010 issue of Lighting magazine from the American Lighting Association and Better Homes & Gardens . This is the same magazine currently on newsstands for $6.99. Now, with the click of a button, you can see the newest home lighting products and get great ideas for putting your home in the best light. It's quick, easy and compliments of the ALA.

Do you have lighting questions? Click here to submit your questions for a professional lighting designer.

ALA-member showrooms have professionally trained lighting specialists to help you create your perfect space. Click here to find your closest retail showroom.

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