Posts Categorized: LEDs

Shining Light on LEDs: The Basics

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With more and more homeowners completing renovations in 2014 and the recent phase out of certain light sources, it seems everyone is talking about LED lighting. These energy-efficient sources provide numerous benefits – from energy savings to aesthetic appeal. With all the LED buzz, this month, we will be hosting a weekly blog series titled [...]

Top 5 Lighting Trends

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, LEDs, Lighting, Lighting Trends, Progress Lighting, lighting designs.

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Better Homes and Gardens editor Sam Hart unpacks the Top 5 Lighting Trends in a recent video featuring several Progress Lighting designs. Watch the video for lighting inspiration, and scroll below to see how our most recent designs embrace these top trends. 1. LED: With the phasing out of traditional incandescent sources, LED has come [...]

Earth Day and Every Day: Green initiatives

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Although today is Earth Day, Progress Lighting is committed to supporting our Mother Earth everyday of the year. From our green lighting options to our LEED-certified headquarters, we understand the importance of maximizing energy savings and reducing our global footprint – without sacrificing aesthetic appeal. Here are some green initiatives actively supported by Progress Lighting: We [...]

5 easy steps to improve your home’s eco-friendliness

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

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With advancements in lighting technology, it’s simple to reduce energy costs and consumption in your home. Easily improve your home’s eco-friendliness with these five steps: Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). The newest CFLs have improved color quality, that gives off a warm, inviting glow. For your outdoor lighting fixtures, choose LED options [...]

3 things to consider with LED recessed lights

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In response to the demand for energy efficient lighting that reflects green design, Progress Lighting has introduced a variety of LED sources to meet our customers design needs and goals. One of our newest – and most popular – products in the new year has been our high performance LED recessed downlight. LED fixtures pay [...]

Downsize or Remodel: Lighting matters as we age

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

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According to a recent article in Builder Magazine, downsizing your home later in life is a transition that is better done sooner than later. Tom Lauricella reported this week in The Wall Street Journal’s Sunday edition that the advantages in moving early can be significant. Some of these include: Budgets. “In a larger home, expenses are [...]

New lighting options in 2014: What you need to know

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After almost 140 years, traditional 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulbs will no longer be available after January 1, 2014. This is the final stage of the Energy Independence and Efficiency Act of 2007, which ruled these lighting sources don’t meet modern efficiency standards. In fact, high efficiency incandescents cost about $1.50 each, compared [...]

Energy-efficient Lighting: Watts vs. Lumens

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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 [...]

Getting Clear on Lighting with Lance Smith (Part 2)

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Our own Lance Smith, Manager of Builder Sales and Marketing, recently contributed to Best Practices Research Alliance’s “Getting Clear on Lighting” series. Check out the informational Q&A in this multi-part blog! Q: In your experience, what are the most important challenges builders face in lighting? And what can they do to respond? A: Being off color. [...]

Getting Clear on Lighting with Lance Smith (Part 1)

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Our own Lance Smith, Manager of Builder Sales and Marketing, recently contributed to Best Practices Research Alliance’s “Getting Clear on Lighting” series. Check out the informational Q&A in this multi-part blog! Q: You seem to agree that LEDs are the future, and that they’ll become mainstream faster than many predicted. A: What we’re seeing in [...]