Posts Tagged: energy efficient lighting

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 [...]

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 [...]

Introducing the new Guide to Green Lighting Solutions

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The “green movement” – sparked by the quest to improve our environment and new government mandates – has individuals evaluating their homes and places of business for ways to improve efficiency and sustainability. Did you know that the average American home uses 11 percent of its energy consumption in lighting alone? To address this challenge, [...]

Progress Lighting rolls out 8 new energy efficient fixtures for 2012

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To meet the needs of homeowners who want energy efficient lighting options – without sacrificing quality and aesthetics – we are excited to introduce 8 new CFL fixtures for 2012! (1) Cuddle fixtures are comprised of a sculptural play of intersecting ovals and feature a Mylar exterior shade with a linen interior shade. One- and [...]

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 [...]

Decoding lamp lingo

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Great New York Times article that I wanted to share that addresses the misconception that incandescent bulbs will be banned in the near future. The truth is: Federal regulations are changing how lighting products are made. In an effort to help consumers choose products that save money and energy – while meeting performance expectations – [...]

International Builders’ Show recap

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Progress Lighting exhibited and attended the NAHB International Builders’ Show last week and – wow! – it was such a great experience. The annual construction industry show not only gives us a chance to showcase our new products (It’s so wonderful to see the fixtures up close and personal. You can really see the different [...]