Posts Categorized: lighting designs

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

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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 3

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In order to properly install High Performance Lighting (HPL) in a new home, it can’t be done alone. Many people play important roles in the successful application of HPL in residential construction.  So just who fulfills what role? Here’s a look at the role of each player in the application of HPL in residential construction: [...]

This Week’s Lighting Recap

Posted by kbanks & filed under Homebuilders, Progress Lighting, lighting designs, remodeling.

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It’s that time again- the end of the week! We hope the past few days have been great ones. Our social media highlights and posts for the past week focused on creative ways to light your home. We’ve provided a link to helpful discussion boards and an article with unique lighting inspiration. Also, we 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!

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We hope you all have had a great week! In case you have not had a chance to visit our social media sites, here’s what you missed. We took a look at various kitchen designs to see what new trends are on the rise.  In addition, we’ve included a link to new facebook photos from [...]

High Performance Lighting for the Home: Part I

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Most new homes come equipped with only the minimum lighting fixtures needed to meet building safety code requirements, with little attention paid to energy efficiency. That means it’s the homeowner’s responsibility (that means you!) to hire a lighting designer or create a plan to beautifully illuminate your home with efficient fixtures. But rest assured, we [...]

Bingo: Endless custom design possibilties

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Our recently introduced Bingo collection was designed with beauty and functionality in mind. Bingo fixtures offer fashion-forward circular forms that can be can be wall- or ceiling-mounted for functional illumination in a unique statement piece. Beyond these details, Bingo’s distressed mirror surfaces may be painted, or covered with fabric, paper or photographs – to match any range [...]