Posts Tagged: American Lighting Association

Back to Basics: Outdoor Lighting

Posted by kbanks & filed under Landscape Lighting, Outdoor Living.

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Outdoor lighting enhances the beauty of your property while providing safety and security. Outdoor lighting also allows you to take advantage of your outdoor spaces after dark and adds value to your home. Here are some tips and techniques courtesy of the American Lighting Association on how to get your outdoor lighting right. – Front [...]

How to choose the right ceiling fan for your space

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, ceiling fans.

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Ceiling fans are energy efficient options that add comfort, style and light to almost any room of the home. When choosing a ceiling fan, it’s not only important to consider selecting blades and finishes that match your interior style – but the right size (depending on the room size) is equally essential to maximize performance. [...]

How to space recessed fixtures

Posted by kbanks & filed under lighting designs.

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If you’re installing recessed lighting, you may wonder how far apart you need to space the fixtures to provide your space with the proper amount of lighting. Solution: The spacing will depend on the fixture and the amount of light that you want to have. At a distance of 8 feet from the ceiling to [...]

New changes to California’s Title 24 standards

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Our friends at the American Lighting Association recently shared an important update to California’s Title 24 standards. In short, on January 1, 2014 the new code will require all permanently-wired LED lighting fixtures installed in California residences during new construction or major remodeling must have a Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 90 or more to be classified as [...]

Light bulbs made simple

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While there are plenty of news stories and opinions about new light bulb standards and equivalencies, many people are still unsure about what to buy. Our friends at the American Lighting Association recently highlighted three of the most common questions consumers have and offer expert answers. Q: What it is the best replacement for incandescent [...]

Changes to PAR and R lamp regulations – What you need to know

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Chances are, you’ve heard about the new lighting regulations behind the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act – also referred to as the “incandescent bulb ban.” While the program does affect the traditional, iconic lightbulb, new rules are on the horizon for other popular lighting sources. As noted by our friends at the American Lighting [...]

Choosing the right lighting fixture – by designer Laurie Smith

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

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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 [...]

Progress Lighting’s Jim Decker to be honored at ALA Annual Conference

Posted by kbanks & filed under Progress Lighting, Uncategorized, lighting industry.

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Here at Progress Lighting, we’re honored to work alongside smart, dedicated professionals (who are also fun to be around!). We’re excited for our own Jim Decker, who has been named one of this year’s Pillar of the Industry Award Winners!  The awards will be given out at the American Lighting Association Annual Conference in Palm [...]

Seeing the Light in Tough Times

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, Progress Lighting, Projects, lighting designs, lighting industry, renovations.

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Even though people may not be building houses like they were a few years ago, the lighting industry is still doing business. American Lighting Association (ALA) Conference keynote speaker Robert Stevenson says showrooms just need to “figure out ways to make it easy for customers to do business with you” in order to keep numbers [...]