Posts Tagged: energy efficient lighting

Shining Light on LEDs: Energy Savings

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, Lighting, energy efficiency.

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With the rapid advancement of lighting technology, LEDs are quickly surpassing the efficiency of more traditional lighting, including fluorescent and incandescent sources. Progress Lighting offers LEDs that meet strict requirements for maximum energy savings and superior performance. When you select a high-quality LED fixture, you can expect a significant ROI from an energy conservation standpoint. [...]

Redefining the LED Landscape with P8022

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Progress Lighting recently unveiled one of its most innovative LED designs – the new P8022 Series. The P8022 unites performance, cost and safety benefits for an LED solution unlike any other on the market. The first of its kind, the P8022 is designed for both surface mounted and recessed applications, while also eliminating the need [...]

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

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, Landscape Lighting, Lighting Trends, energy efficiency.

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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 [...]

Downsize or Remodel: Lighting matters as we age

Posted by kbanks & filed under Aging in Place, LEDs, lighting designs.

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According to a recent article in Builder Magazine, downsizing your home later in life is a transition that is better done sooner than later. Tom Lauricella reported this week in The Wall Street Journal’s Sunday edition that the advantages in moving early can be significant. Some of these include: Budgets. “In a larger home, expenses are [...]

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 [...]

LightSmart app helps you choose the right light

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Who knew an app on your phone or tablet could assist you in finding the best way to illuminate your home while keeping the most energy and cost efficient options in mind? The LightSmart app has recently been updated to provide consumers and lighting professionals expert advice at their fingertips through four different functions: Save, [...]

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 [...]

High Performance Lighting for the Home: Part 2

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As we discussed in our first High Performance Lighting post, HPL is the use of excellent quality lighting that is also energy efficient. Installing HPL in your home can provide a beautiful atmosphere while decreasing your carbon footprint. So just how do you go about applying this type of lighting to your home? There are [...]

High Performance Lighting for the Home: Part I

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Most new homes come equipped with only the minimum lighting fixtures needed to meet building safety code requirements, with little attention paid to energy efficiency. That means it’s the homeowner’s responsibility (that means you!) to hire a lighting designer or create a plan to beautifully illuminate your home with efficient fixtures. But rest assured, we [...]