Posts Tagged: LED

New lighting options in 2014: What you need to know

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After almost 140 years, traditional 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulbs will no longer be available after January 1, 2014. This is the final stage of the Energy Independence and Efficiency Act of 2007, which ruled these lighting sources don’t meet modern efficiency standards. In fact, high efficiency incandescents cost about $1.50 each, compared [...]

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 [...]

Pinterest Picks

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Are you building a new home, remodeling your current house or just looking for a refresh? Pinterest is an excellent place to find inspiration for any home improvement project! Check out a few of the most popular Progress Lighting fixtures trending on Pinterest… LED Step Light. Safely and efficiently illuminate stairs and underfoot spaces. Inspire [...]

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, [...]

New trends to watch in LED technology

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LED lighting has rapidly become the accepted light source for commercial lighting, and now the industry is seeing the utilization of LEDs in decorative and residential luminaires at a surprisingly fast rate. The technology and trends of LEDs are constantly evolving as the source is becoming a mainstream source of lighting. David Shiller takes an [...]

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 [...]

The mother of all light sources

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We tend to spend a lot of our time focusing on modern light sources, such as fluorescent lamps and light-emitting diodes (LED). But seeing how Progress Lighting is headquartered in Greenville, SC, it’s pretty hard to ignore the sun – our biggest source of light and heat – during the summer months. It’s more than 90 [...]

The phase out of the traditional light bulb

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The light bulb is iconic in our society as an illustration of ideas and innovation. At a young age American children learn about Thomas Edison and his invention of light with the creation of the incandescent bulb. It has remained much unchanged since its design was completed in 1879. Fast forward to the past few [...]