Posts Tagged: LED lighting

Earth Day and Every Day: Green initiatives

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

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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 [...]

5 must-haves for young homebuyers

Posted by kbanks & filed under Homebuilders, Kitchen Lighting, Lighting.

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According to a 2013 National Association of Realtors study, millennials (or those born between 1980 and 2000) are the second biggest segment of the buyer market. Many agents say that these younger buyers tend to have similar “must-have” features for their homes. Some of these features include: 1. Updated kitchen and bath: Kitchen and baths can [...]

3 things to consider with LED recessed lights

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In response to the demand for energy efficient lighting that reflects green design, Progress Lighting has introduced a variety of LED sources to meet our customers design needs and goals. One of our newest – and most popular – products in the new year has been our high performance LED recessed downlight. LED fixtures pay [...]

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 [...]

Lighting Fixtures 101: Recessed Lighting

Posted by kbanks & filed under lighting designs.

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Lighting fixtures for the home are now available in any size and for any decor preference and placement in a room. Confused about the terminology for various types of fixtures? We’ve borrowed information from Better Homes and Gardens’ Lighting magazine to help “shed light” on your options! Recessed lighting is ideal for providing general, quality [...]

Weekly Lighting Round Up!

Posted by kbanks & filed under Dallas Market, Homebuilders, LEDs, Lighting, Projects, lighting designs, lighting industry.

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Happy Friday! We hope you all have had a great week. In case you have missed some of our social media highlights, we’ve got our weekly lighting round up just for you! We’ve focused on everything lighting from entertainment rooms, Progress product reviews and the International Lighting Market in Dallas! Lighting your “man cave” Silver [...]

ABCs of LEDs: Lighting Metrics

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Have you ever been confused by some of the terminology surrounding LEDs – words like “efficacy” or “correlated color temperature?” If so, you’re not alone. We recently attended an educational webinar, ABCs of LEDs, presented by Residential Lighting magazine. The course offered a wealth of information on LED lighting technology – including lighting metrics. Here’s [...]