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High Performance Lighting Guide for the Home: Bathroom

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Much like the kitchen, bathrooms put great emphasis on specific task areas and require much detail to lighting plans. The most demanding area for light is at the vanity mirror, while the tub, shower and commode areas need adequate light as well. So just how to do apply high performance lighting to your bath and [...]

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 Guide for the Home: Kitchen

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Because it caters to so many different activities, kitchen lighting tends to be more complex than other rooms of the home. Lighting is needed for food preparation, family gatherings or finishing homework, which often requires ambient lighting to also serve as task lighting. Key areas that need to be properly lit are the counters, including [...]

Pinterest Promotion: 12 Days of Pinning!

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Progress Lighting is once again hosting a special giveaway on Pinterest! From today until November 16, you can create your own “Holiday Home Style” board on Pinterest and include an uploaded picture of a favorite holiday room from your home. Pin images of your favorite holiday decorations and festive rooms onto your board – including [...]

This Week’s Lighting Round Up!

Posted by kbanks & filed under Progress Lighting, controls, dimmers, lighting designs, lighting lifestyles, renovations.

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Happy Halloween! In case you’ve been too busy carving pumpkins, sewing costumes or eating candy – here’s our weekly round up with all of our favorite social media highlights and posts. This week we looked into interior lighting designs, the future of housing renovations and one man’s creative way to recycle. Enjoy! Inhabitat: Old Door [...]

High Performance Lighting Guide for the Home: Part 6

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Controls One of the most important parts of a High Performance Lighting (HPL) design is the selection of appropriate controls for lighting each room. Controls that are used for HPL are categorized into three types: 1)   Use limiting: switches, occupancy sensors, timers and solar controls 2)   Intensity lighting: dimmers 3)   Programmed patterns of use: lighting [...]

Weekly Round Up!

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

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We hope everyone has had a great week! In case you were too busy to keep up with all of our social media highlights for the past few days, here’s our weekly round up. This week we were busy on our blog writing about new trends and tips for lighting your home. We’ve also included [...]

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 [...]

This Week’s Lighting Round Up!

Posted by kbanks & filed under Progress Lighting, holiday lighting, lighting lifestyles.

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Woohoo, Happy Friday! In case you missed out on our favorite social media highlights and posts for the past few days, here’s our weekly round up. This week we enjoyed reading about creative Halloween decorations and viewing some beautiful homes on Houzz.com. In addition, we included our new blog content on ways to be more efficient [...]

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 [...]