Posts Categorized: LEDs

Path Lighting Basics: 5 tips to enhance outdoor safety and security

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, Landscape Lighting, Outdoor Living.

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Pathway lighting is an essential way to welcome friends and family members to your home. Not only do path lights greatly enhance safety by illuminating dark walkways that could lead to hazardous falls, they are an easy way to improve curb appeal. When selecting the perfect outdoor path lights, be sure to follow these quick [...]

Why LED lighting is best for 55+ housing

Posted by kbanks & filed under Aging in Place, Homebuilders, LEDs.

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Energy efficiency is important to the older buyer because of the impact on the environment and especially the impact on their wallets. In fact, 90 percent said they would purchase energy-efficient products if it would lower their energy bill. Long-term financial security is a primary driver for this demographic, so they are willing to invest [...]

3 new ways to use tape lighting

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, Lighting, remodeling.

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Tape and strip lights bring design flexibility, efficiency and beauty to your home lighting plan. Designed with LED sources, strip lights offer optimum efficiency to meet your green design goals. Read on to learn 3 new ways you can incorporate the versatile tape light to enhance your home’s functionality and beauty. Use LED tape lighting: [...]

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 [...]

Under Cabinet Lighting 101

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, Lighting, Uncategorized.

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Under cabinet lighting is both a practical and elegant lighting solution. Ideal for use in kitchens, home offices and bathrooms, under cabinet lights add a soft ambience and romantic feel to rooms. These lights are also very functional additions for turning counter tops and desks into usable workspaces. There are several ways to go about [...]

Progress Lighting: A Year in Review

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, Lighting, Progress Lighting, awards.

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As another year comes to a close, we look forward to bright opportunities ahead. But before we embrace the excitement of the new year, we thought it would be fitting to take a moment to reflect on the successes of 2014. We invite you to join us as we celebrate noteworthy accomplishments from this past [...]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Bathroom Lighting

Posted by kbanks & filed under Bathroom Lighting, Interior Design, LEDs, Lighting, Lighting Trends.

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A thoughtful, expertly designed lighting plan can provide years of beauty and functionality in your bathroom setting. Bathroom lighting helps set the mood for a relaxing space to unwind, while also allowing you to complete everyday grooming tasks efficiently. Consider these “do’s and don’ts” in your new home or your next bathroom renovation. DO Light [...]

How to design safe, luxurious bathrooms for the 50+ generation

Posted by kbanks & filed under Aging in Place, Bathroom Lighting, Interior Design, LEDs.

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Yesterday we had the pleasure of participating in a vibrant industry Twitter chat on designing bathrooms that are both safe and luxurious. This is a popular topic as 1/5 of the U.S. population is projected to be 65 years or older within the next 15 years. The conversation provided great insight and tips into planning [...]

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 [...]