Posts Categorized: Lighting

Common Lighting Terms & Definitions

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To better understand any industry, it is always important to learn the lingo. For your convenience, we have complied a list of some popular lighting terms and definitions that we always find useful: CCT – Correlated color temperature CFL – Compact Flourescent Lamp Color Rendering – Ability of a light source to show all colors in [...]

High Performance Lighting Guide for the Home: Part 5

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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 [...]

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 [...]

High Performance Lighting for the Home: Part 2

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

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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 [...]

Weekly Round-Up

Posted by kbanks & filed under Landscape Lighting, Lighting, Progress Lighting.

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Friday already? In case you have been too busy trying to wrap everything up in this short week to check out our posts, here is our Weekly Round- Up. We just cannot seem to let go of summertime yet! Check out ways to give your home a “beach-y” feel year around and take a look [...]

This Week’s Lighting Round-Up!

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Happy Labor Day! In case you were too busy this week preparing for the long holiday weekend, here is our Lighting Round-Up featuring our favorite articles and products for the week. This was an exciting few days for us as we kicked off our second Pinterest promotion,“Fall Back in Love with your Outdoor Room,” as [...]

This Week’s Lighting Recap!

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Happy Friday! Just in case you haven’t had a chance to catch up with us this week, here is a look into a few posts and articles we found compelling. These posts revolve around artistic inspirations and vintage outdoor lighting ideas. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we did! Flea Market Chic [...]

Weekly Round Up!

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, Outdoor Living, Progress Lighting.

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We hope you have had a great week! Check out these articles and blog posts we found most interesting from the past few days. We took a look into the evolution of Residential Lighting, consumer tips and favorites, as well as some intriguing Mars footage. Enjoy! The Ever-Popular Outdoor Room Light Bulbs Made Simple Residential [...]