Let the light in with our Lutron lighting competition!

Happy New Year! To celebrate, it’s competition time at ACHICA Living with Lutron lighting. Have you started spring cleaning yet? Too soon? Still on the mince pies? Me too. But…when you do get round to it – whether you want a fresh new look at home or are planning to sell and simply need a bit of a revamp – it’s worth remembering that the most simple and effective way to transform your home’s appearance isn’t through paint, fabric or furniture – it’s through the control of light. And that’s the view confirmed by dozens of experts who share their insider knowledge in ‘The Book Of Light’ (published by pioneering lighting control company Lutron).

Inventors of the modern dimmer switch in 1961, Lutron invited experts from the fields of design, architecture and entertainment to submit their insights as to how to use the often under-exploited medium of lighting and light control.

The resulting book, available to view online for free at www.lutronbookoflight.com/book and as a limited-edition hard back, features contributions from luminaries such as renowned light artist Chris Levine and architect Alex Michaelis. Content ranges from how to effectively light a living space, to common mistakes to avoid when looking at the lighting in your own home – plus examples of various designers and architects’ own sources of lighting inspiration.

To celebrate the book’s launch and help you recreate these lighting effects at home, ACHICA Living is giving away a Lutron Rania touch control dimmer switch (worth £80) – a sleek, stylish device that’s a step up from your standard dimmer switch and let’s you adjust the mood lighting in your room in an instant.

The Rania enables lights to fade softly on and off at the touch of a button, as well as memorise the last lighting level and switch it back on at that level.

One lucky winner will also receive a copy of  ‘The Book of Light’, signed by Chris Levine. 5 runners up will also receive a signed copy of the book.

TO ENTER

You must be a member of ACHICA.com to enter. Simply visit ACHICA.com and become a member. It’s free to join ACHICA.com and only takes 30 seconds.

Then email competitions@achica.com with your name and address.

Competition ends midday 20th Jan 2011.* Good luck! This competition has now closed. The winner is:

Nicky from Aberdeenshire

Runners up:

Jane from Leicestershire, Greg from Bristol, Roberta from Co Atrim, Oliver from Oxford and Jo from West Sussex.

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*Terms & Conditions of competition above:

Only members of ACHICA will be put into the draw. One entry per email address. We welcome email entries from friends, colleagues and relatives as long as they have separate email addresses. Winner will be chosen at random on 20th Jan 2011 by ACHICA Living’s Editor. Usual ACHICA terms & conditions apply.

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Emily Peck, Editor

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