Lighting up your home

One of the most important elements in home interior decorating is home lighting. Lighting is instrumental in setting the mood of any room.  Some things to consider when deciding lighting are choosing your fixtures, positioning wall switches, and coordinating styles and finishes.

You may need more lighting and larger fixtures, but you don’t need to add to your electric bill — purchase ENERGY STAR rated fixtures, use compact-fluorescent lamps (CFLs), LEDs (light-emitting diodes), dimmer switches and whole-house control systems.

It is important to decide your lighting early. There are many resources available for consumers.  Discuss your needs with a lighting expert from the American Lighting Association (ALA).

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