Monthly Archives:: October 2011

Budget-Friendly Tips for Green Living

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Getting on board with green living can be easy but costly at the same time.  Thanks to Re-Nest and HGTV Remodels, we found these 5 quick tips for remodeling your home green.  Both budget and eco-friendly, we hope you find these tips helpful! 1.  Reduce your air conditioning bill by avoiding east and west facing [...]

Progress Contributes to 2011 Solar Decathlon

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The Department of Energy’s 2011 Solar Decathlon was held September 23-October 2 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  19 teams of college students from across the globe competed to design eco-friendly, cost efficient and desirable homes. When Team Florida needed energy efficient ceiling fans with light kits, we knew we wanted to help!  We [...]

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

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, dimmers, lighting industry.

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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 [...]

Attention DIYers: This Facebook giveaway is for you!

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We designed our third social media promotion for those of you who love do-it-yourself projects and home renovations. Have a recent home improvement project to share? Send us your before-and-after pictures along with a short description, and you’ll be entered to win one of five of our three-light bath and vanity fixtures from the Renovations [...]

Hubbell Lighting honored with internship award

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Our parent company, Hubbell Lighting, is proud to accept an Outstanding Community Internship Program (CIP) Employer of the Year award for 2010-2011.  Awarded by the University of South Carolina, winning criteria included providing interns with a diverse learning and training experience led by exceptional company managers.  There is no doubt that Hubbell Lighting has just [...]

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 [...]