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High Performance Lighting Guide for the Home: Part 5

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, Progress Lighting, lighting designs.

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High Performance Lighting Designs When installing HPL in any room of a home, it is important to change the lighting design in accordance with one of three packages: direct, recessed and indirect lighting. The designs include incorporating as much hard-wired fluorescent and LED lighting as possible, while still providing ambient, task and accent lighting (as [...]

Trend Watch: The Return of Luxury

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, lighting designs, lighting lifestyles, remodeling, renovations.

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Studies indicate that homeowners are planning remodeling projects on a greater scale for the first time in years. RemodelOrMove.com distributes an annual survey to 5,000 homeowners (with an average home value of $100,000) who are actively planning to remodel, but have yet to start their project. This year the survey indicated that the vast majority [...]

LightSmart app helps you choose the right light

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Who knew an app on your phone or tablet could assist you in finding the best way to illuminate your home while keeping the most energy and cost efficient options in mind? The LightSmart app has recently been updated to provide consumers and lighting professionals expert advice at their fingertips through four different functions: Save, [...]

This Week’s Lighting Round Up!

Posted by kbanks & filed under Progress Lighting, holiday lighting, lighting lifestyles.

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Woohoo, Happy Friday! In case you missed out on our favorite social media highlights and posts for the past few days, here’s our weekly round up. This week we enjoyed reading about creative Halloween decorations and viewing some beautiful homes on Houzz.com. In addition, we included our new blog content on ways to be more efficient [...]

High Performance Lighting Guide for the Home: Part 4

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The Availability and Cost of High Performance Lighting Traditional residential, incandescent lighting varies widely in both availability and cost. This is also true for the five categories of High Performance Lighting: tubular fluorescents, built-in CFLs, decorative CFLs, built-in LEDs and decorative LEDs. Tubular Fluorescents- These strip lights are the simplest of fluorescent fixtures, and are [...]

Ceiling Fans: A simple solution for winter warmth and efficiency

Posted by kbanks & filed under Progress Lighting, ceiling fans, energy efficiency, lighting lifestyles.

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Fall is definitely in the air! The temperature in now in the 50′s at our headquarters in Greenville, S.C., which looks like cooler weather is here to stay. With all the hype of conserving energy while saving money today, you might be wondering how you can reduce your heating bill during the winter months. Have [...]

Weekly Lighting Round Up!

Posted by kbanks & filed under Progress Lighting, lighting industry, lighting lifestyles.

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Wow, the first week of October has already come and gone. Can you believe it? We have had quite an exciting week with our favorite posts and links surrounding social media. Today is the last day of our “Fall Back in Love with your Bathroom” Pinterest promotion, we recently announced a new hire and we [...]

Meet our new commercial product manager, Louie Morales!

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We are excited to welcome Louie Morales to the Progress Lighting team as commercial product manager! Louie will be responsible for all aspects of our commercial products, including recessed, track and linear fluorescents. He has an electronics engineering degree and more than 13 years experience in the industry. Join us in welcoming Louie to the team!

High Performance Lighting for the Home: Part 3

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In order to properly install High Performance Lighting (HPL) in a new home, it can’t be done alone. Many people play important roles in the successful application of HPL in residential construction.  So just who fulfills what role? Here’s a look at the role of each player in the application of HPL in residential construction: [...]

Pinterest Promotion: Fall Back In Love With Your Bathroom

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Progress Lighting is once again hosting a special giveaway on Pinterest! From today until October 5, you can create your own “Progress Lighting Fall Back: Bathroom” board on Pinterest and pin images of your favorite bath and vanity spaces – including at least three fixtures from www.progresslighting.com or from Progress Lighting’s Fall Back: Bathroom contest board on Pinterest. Once [...]