Posts Categorized: lighting designs

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 [...]

What do you want to do at your kitchen island?

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Kitchens are the gathering spots of today’s home – and islands are stylish workspaces that help make these areas efficient and inviting. So, what do you want to do at your kitchen island? Knowing the goal of this space will help you design the perfect station. Cook. An island meant for cooking includes appliances such [...]

Choosing the right lighting fixture – by designer Laurie Smith

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The American Lighting Association has produced and launched a new series of videos about lighting features well-known designer Laurie Smith. View this quick, informational video, which focuses on how to use lighting to contrast or coordinate with your interior environment. Let lighting be that unexpected element in your design process – and let us know [...]

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 [...]