Posts Categorized: energy efficiency

Preparing for warmer days: How to install a ceiling fan

Posted by kbanks & filed under ceiling fans, energy efficiency.

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Spring is in full swing – and summer is just around the corner. Get your home ready for the hot months ahead by installing a ceiling fan. Nearly every room can benefit from a ceiling fan – but consider adding a fan in your most commonly used living areas such as a guest bedroom, living [...]

Incandescent sources in residential design: Yay or Nay?

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, LEDs, Shopping for lighting, energy efficiency, remodeling, renovations.

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Although LED and more energy efficient sources are on the rise, incandescents are still commonly used in home lighting applications. If you’re planning a remodel or a lighting upgrade, it’s important to consider the pros and cons of going with incandescent lamps. Here’s a few to start the conversation. Pros: Low initial cost (note: high [...]

LED fixtures vs. LED lamps: Which is better?

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, Lighting, energy efficiency.

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As lighting technology evolves and energy efficiency becomes increasingly important for builders and consumers alike, LED lighting is taking center stage. With advancements in color consistency, light output and cost effectiveness, there’s no doubt that LED is a major player in the design world – for both residential and commercial markets. It’s important for consumers [...]

Solid-state lighting: The benefits, challenges + misconceptions

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, Lighting Trends, energy efficiency, lighting industry.

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In a recent interview with our Senior Product Designer James Thomas, we asked him to weigh in on the benefits and challenges of solid-state lighting. In our Q+A, Thomas shared his perspective on the effects that the move towards LED sources has on the industry as a whole. Here’s what he had to say. “For [...]

What’s new in LED lighting

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Samantha Hart from Better Homes and Gardens Lighting Magazine interviews Louie Morales on what’s new in LED lighting. Watch this short interview to learn: How LED technology is revolutionizing the lighting industry The possibilities LED creates for manufacturers to create new designs without the constraint of a lamp What you need to know about LED [...]

5 ways to lower your energy bill

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Summer is that one season where almost everyone begins to (begrudgingly) notice their energy bills. The good news is that there are some really easy, practical ways that you can help lower those bills, with little sacrifice to your lifestyle. Read on for 5 money-saving tips. 1. Identify and remove devices that use power even [...]

Shining Light on LEDs: Outdoor Solutions

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, Outdoor Living, energy efficiency.

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Last week we detailed ways to use LED sources inside your home. From decorative wall mounts to recessed ambient lights, there are dozens of ways to incorporate these energy efficient fixtures into your interior design. To close out our “Shining Light on LEDs” series, we will take a look at the benefits and ways to [...]

Shining Light on LEDs: Incorporating LEDs into your home design

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So far in our “Shining Light on LEDs” blog series, we have covered the basics of LED lighting, as well as the energy saving benefits of these sources. Read on to discover the versatility of LEDs as we uncover the many ways you can incorporate LED lighting into your home design scheme. Progress Lighting makes [...]

Shining Light on LEDs: Energy Savings

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With the rapid advancement of lighting technology, LEDs are quickly surpassing the efficiency of more traditional lighting, including fluorescent and incandescent sources. Progress Lighting offers LEDs that meet strict requirements for maximum energy savings and superior performance. When you select a high-quality LED fixture, you can expect a significant ROI from an energy conservation standpoint. [...]

Redefining the LED Landscape with P8022

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Progress Lighting recently unveiled one of its most innovative LED designs – the new P8022 Series. The P8022 unites performance, cost and safety benefits for an LED solution unlike any other on the market. The first of its kind, the P8022 is designed for both surface mounted and recessed applications, while also eliminating the need [...]