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Energy-efficient Lighting: Watts vs. Lumens

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, energy efficiency.

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Advances in lighting technology continue to highlight the importance and inherent benefits of choosing energy-efficient sources over traditional incandescent bulbs. According to the Alliance to Save Energy, bulb packages are largely forgoing display measurements in watts (the old way of labeling bulbs), and transitioning to a more accurate measurement, lumens (the new way). It is important [...]

Congratulations HomeSphere!

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We would like to congratulate HomeSphere Inc. on their new partnership with PPG Architectural Coatings. PPG will connect HomeSphere’s growing builder network to its wide range of interior and exterior paints and stains, caulks and adhesives. “With our strong suite of brands and large distribution network, PPG is uniquely positioned to service the new residential [...]

Energy Savings in Office Space Lighting

Posted by kbanks & filed under lighting controls, lighting industry, renovations.

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A recent article on office space lighting in tED Magazine states that “lighting is the biggest consumer of electric energy in commercial buildings, accounting for an average of 38 percent of consumption.” Commercial buildings are often over-lighted, utilize inefficient light sources and pay high local energy costs – creating a space in the marketplace for [...]

Cosmos for the Cure

Posted by kbanks & filed under Employee, special events.

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Members of the Hubbell Lighting team, including Progress Lighting, were recently invited to “Cosmos for the Cure,” a fun event dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness. Complete with delicious cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction – the event was a notable success. Enjoy some pictures below from this annual event with great food, great [...]

How to Choose Your Vanity Lights

Posted by kbanks & filed under Bathroom Lighting, Lighting.

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Choosing proper lighting for your bathroom vanity is one of the most important steps in the design process. Our friends at Riverbend Home share all you need to know about lighting your bathroom. Perfectly illuminate the room where you start and end your day with these tips contributed by Casey Makovich. Consider placement Our experts say that [...]

The ROI of LED: Invest in lighting solutions for long-term savings

Posted by kbanks & filed under energy efficiency.

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Imagine installing new lighting in a home that will last for more than 20 years before a single lamp needs to be replaced. With LED technology, a lighting fixture can last for decades and offer significant energy savings compared to other sources. However, it’s easy to shy away from LEDs that have a higher initial [...]

Houzz reports kitchen remodeling trends

Posted by kbanks & filed under Kitchen Lighting, remodeling.

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A recent article posted by Remodeling.com highlights findings from Houzz‘s Fall 2013 Kitchen Trends Study. Here’s a high level review of the trends… Most Houzz users don’t want a larger kitchen, but want the feeling of space. Islands and open concepts are most popular now. Stainless steel is the top finish selection for appliances, followed [...]

The Perfect Recipe for Kitchen Lighting

Posted by kbanks & filed under Kitchen Lighting, Lighting.

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According to the American Lighting Association, today’s kitchen is the center of family activity and the modern home’s busiest room. It is often used as a work area, dining space or a gathering place for family and friends. When it comes to lighting, requirements depend on the size and complexity of the kitchen space. General kitchen [...]

Enter to win a fall lighting makeover!

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, Promotions & Giveaways, sweepstakes.

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Fall is in full swing – and to celebrate, we are offering our Facebook fans the chance to win a lighting makeover (that’s more than a $1,000 value!). The leaves aren’t the only things that change for the better this special time of year – we love to see home interiors transform to reflect the [...]

Popular fixture spotlight: Part II

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In the second part of our Popular Fixture Spotlight series, we’re focusing on one of the top types of fixtures on our website – foyer lighting! Foyer lighting helps welcome family and guests into the heart of your home. When sizing fixtures, keep in mind: In a narrower hallway, try a regular installation of recessed [...]