Monthly Archives:: September 2011

The role of color in health care lighting

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Health care interior environments include a number of elements that must work together to create a healing space, and everyone’s experience is unique. But did you know that the color of light can have a profound effect on circadian rhythms, which affect a patient’s ability to heal more quickly? We read a few key findings [...]

Hubbell Headquarters Goes Pink (part 2!)

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Last week we talked about Hubbell’s participation in Greenville’s “Businesses Go Pink Week” to support the local Susan G. Komen Affiliate. Here are a few pictures of the building at night. We thought it turned out beautifully and wanted to share!

Cosmos for the Cure

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Last Thursday, members of the Hubbell Lighting team – including Progress Lighting – were invited to “Cosmos for the Cure,” a fun event dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness. We recently shared that the Hubbell Lighting HQ is “going Pink for the Cure,” and Cosmos for the Cure is another effort we were proud to [...]

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 [...]

Why do LEDs cost so much?

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We all know the benefits of LEDs – especially when comparing the technology to traditional incandescent sources. And maybe there would be a faster shift toward the energy efficient luminaires, but the significant price difference holds many consumers back. To break down exactly why LEDs cost more than other sources – and to help us [...]

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 [...]