Posts Categorized: Lighting

Congratulations to Progress Lighting’s DIY Lighting Giveaway Winners!

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During October we held our DIY Lighting Giveaway contest asking Progress Lighting’s Facebook fans to show us their best do-it-yourself home renovation project.  We are excited to say that we had some great entries, and a very deserving group of top 5 winners.  Each winner will receive a Progress Lighting 3-light bath and vanity fixture [...]

ABCs of LEDs: Lighting Metrics

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Have you ever been confused by some of the terminology surrounding LEDs – words like “efficacy” or “correlated color temperature?” If so, you’re not alone. We recently attended an educational webinar, ABCs of LEDs, presented by Residential Lighting magazine. The course offered a wealth of information on LED lighting technology – including lighting metrics. Here’s [...]

Lighting Controls 2.0

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How would you like to come home at night to a lit house without leaving the lights on the entire time while you were out?  If you love the idea as much as we do, be happy to know that solution is here, as we read in Residential Lighting’s September 2011 issue. Today’s consumer has [...]

Lighting showrooms: How do you manage energy use?

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We talk about the benefits of LEDs, CFLs and other energy efficient sources all the time in the lighting industry. But how can efficiency be maintained in a lighting showroom, where hundreds – maybe even thousands – of lamps and fixtures are lit on the sales floor? The September issue of Residential Lighting explores this topic [...]

Hubbell Headquarters going Pink for the Cure!

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Hubbell Lighting’s shows its support for this weekend’s Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure event by planning to light its headquarters pink on Friday, Sept. 23. The building (LEED Silver certified by USGBC): Will feature pink lighting gels on the building’s exterior lighting fixtures. Will re-light its signature beacon atop the building’s rotunda (normally [...]

Progress Lighting 2.0

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As you may know, Progress Lighting has had a social media presence for the last couple of years – and an online presence (with our website) for even longer. Recently, we looked at our Facebook and Twitter engagement and came up with the following findings.  We know that social media is a buzz word in [...]

Tips on lighting your kitchen

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We’re big fans of “How To” tips and ideas for lighting interior spaces, so we were excited to come across this short article and video on www.dannylipford.com. When used correctly, lighting can improve the appearance of a room. Consider adding a variety of illumination sources to add depth, aesthetics and functionality to your kitchen: Pendant [...]

A Twist on Designing With Lighting…

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So we all know that energy-sucking incandescent light bulbs are being phased out to more efficient versions. But what do you do with all those incandescent bulbs when they burn out? Perhaps build a light bulb terrarium… We’d love to hear from our audience who has craft-making skills to let us know: What could you [...]

Introducing our second home lighting trivia and giveaway!

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After the success of our first home lighting trivia and giveaway on the Progress Lighting Facebook page, we decided to open up a promotion exclusively to those who follow @ProgressLTG on Twitter! Any of our Twitter followers can access the link below and answer a simple question to be entered to win one of five [...]

A timely guide to handling water-damaged electrical equipment

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In anticipation of Hurricane Irene’s impact on the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is offering complimentary copies of Guidelines for Handling Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment to electrical distributors, contractors, inspectors, and residents in water-damaged regions. It may be downloaded at www.nema.org/stds/water-damaged.cfm. The document is designed for use by suppliers, installers, inspectors and users [...]