most American families, mine
ds much of our time in the
n—cooking, eating, working.
hub of our home and our lives.
s ago, when the fixture over
nk fritzed out, it changed how
bout being in that room. No
orning light for gentle wake
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ks of dishes and cleaning.
ive of the power of light to afect
angible ways. The color of bulbs,
even the number of fixtures:
real tools for homeowners, helping
e light and in turn afecting both their
Of course, lighting designers and manufacturers
have always known this—but technology has caught
up with new tools. The rate of lighting innovations in
the last few years has been dizzying: LEDs have quickly
supplanted CFLs. Chips, hubs, controls, apps, and
smart devices create possibilities to easily play with,
use, and adapt light in ways heretofore impossible.
As for my kitchen, thanks to a new fixture we’re
back to loving our time in that room. We hope this
magazine inspires you with lighting ideas to make
those together times and tasks (even washing the
dishes) more memorable.
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P.S. The magazine in your hands would not be possible without the expertise, dedication,
and guidance of the American Lighting Association. We’re happy and honored to continue
our collaboration with them on this magazine.
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