Posts Tagged: energy efficiency

Earth Day and Every Day: Green initiatives

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Although today is Earth Day, Progress Lighting is committed to supporting our Mother Earth everyday of the year. From our green lighting options to our LEED-certified headquarters, we understand the importance of maximizing energy savings and reducing our global footprint – without sacrificing aesthetic appeal. Here are some green initiatives actively supported by Progress Lighting: We [...]

5 easy steps to improve your home’s eco-friendliness

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With advancements in lighting technology, it’s simple to reduce energy costs and consumption in your home. Easily improve your home’s eco-friendliness with these five steps: Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). The newest CFLs have improved color quality, that gives off a warm, inviting glow. For your outdoor lighting fixtures, choose LED options [...]

Energy-efficient Lighting: Watts vs. Lumens

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Advances in lighting technology continue to highlight the importance and inherent benefits of choosing energy-efficient sources over traditional incandescent bulbs. According to the Alliance to Save Energy, bulb packages are largely forgoing display measurements in watts (the old way of labeling bulbs), and transitioning to a more accurate measurement, lumens (the new way). It is important [...]

The ROI of LED: Invest in lighting solutions for long-term savings

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Imagine installing new lighting in a home that will last for more than 20 years before a single lamp needs to be replaced. With LED technology, a lighting fixture can last for decades and offer significant energy savings compared to other sources. However, it’s easy to shy away from LEDs that have a higher initial [...]

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 [...]

High Performance Lighting Guide for the Home: Exterior Designs

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The lighting industry has experienced many technological advances throughout the past few decades. As a result, CFL and LED fixtures are readily available for residential purposes. High performing and energy efficient fixtures are becoming not only more practical on the interior, but also in exterior lighting designs. With the wide availability of CFLs and LEDs, [...]

High Performance Lighting Guide for the Home: Living Room

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Living/ Family Room areas Now that you have learned about the basics of High Performance Lighting through our previous blog posts, you are now ready to learn how to install them in each area of your home. We will take a look into various rooms of the house, and how you can best apply HPL [...]

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 [...]

Ceiling Fans: A simple solution for winter warmth and efficiency

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Fall is definitely in the air! The temperature in now in the 50′s at our headquarters in Greenville, S.C., which looks like cooler weather is here to stay. With all the hype of conserving energy while saving money today, you might be wondering how you can reduce your heating bill during the winter months. Have [...]

Keep warm (and save money) this season

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‘Tis the season of winter storms and high heating costs. We were reminded of the upcoming seasonal woes in a recent local news article. Did you know that, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, it costs more than $160 billion a year to heat, cool, light and live in homes across the country? While [...]