Posts Categorized: LEDs

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 [...]

Weekly Lighting Round Up!

Posted by kbanks & filed under Dallas Market, Homebuilders, LEDs, Lighting, Projects, lighting designs, lighting industry.

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Happy Friday! We hope you all have had a great week. In case you have missed some of our social media highlights, we’ve got our weekly lighting round up just for you! We’ve focused on everything lighting from entertainment rooms, Progress product reviews and the International Lighting Market in Dallas! Lighting your “man cave” Silver [...]

High Performance Lighting Guide for the Home: Exterior Designs

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, Landscape Lighting, Lighting, Progress Lighting, energy efficiency, holiday lighting, lighting designs, lighting lifestyles.

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The lighting industry has experienced many technological advances throughout the past few decades. As a result, CFL and LED fixtures are readily available for residential purposes. High performing and energy efficient fixtures are becoming not only more practical on the interior, but also in exterior lighting designs. With the wide availability of CFLs and LEDs, [...]

This Week’s Lighting Round-Up

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, Lighting, Progress Lighting, Promotions & Giveaways, holiday lighting, lighting designs, lighting lifestyles.

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What an exciting week it has been here at Progress Lighting! We hope you have been a part of our social media activity this week, but if you haven’t, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our weekly round up! Monday we launched our holiday Pinterest promotion, “12 Days of Pinning!” If you haven’t started creating your [...]

High Performance Lighting for the Home: Part 2

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As we discussed in our first High Performance Lighting post, HPL is the use of excellent quality lighting that is also energy efficient. Installing HPL in your home can provide a beautiful atmosphere while decreasing your carbon footprint. So just how do you go about applying this type of lighting to your home? There are [...]

New trends to watch in LED technology

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LED lighting has rapidly become the accepted light source for commercial lighting, and now the industry is seeing the utilization of LEDs in decorative and residential luminaires at a surprisingly fast rate. The technology and trends of LEDs are constantly evolving as the source is becoming a mainstream source of lighting. David Shiller takes an [...]

Hidden gems: Undercabinet lighting

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Did you know that, while often overlooked, undercabinet lighting is a critical source of task lighting in any kitchen? In particular, energy efficient LEDs are a growing option for undercabinet lighting. They contain no mercury, give off less heat than alternative sources and many are dimmable. Considering adding undercabinet lighting to your kitchen? Keep the following [...]