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How to select the right lamp for your light fixtures

Not all bulbs are created equal. Choosing the right source for your light fixture can affect the functionality and appearance of your home, as well as your energy bill. Light output, energy efficiency, durability and style greatly vary from source to source. Before changing your burnt-out bulbs, consider the following four categories to choose a […]

energy efficiency,  LEDs,  Progress Lighting

New lighting options in 2014: What you need to know

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 […]

LEDs,  lighting industry,  Progress Lighting

Why do LEDs cost so much?

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 […]

lighting industry,  Progress Lighting

Update: The phase out of the traditional light bulb

We recently wrote about the legislation behind the phase out of traditional incandescent bulbs. Since then, we’ve seen a variety of articles that not only outline the new regulations, but also describe how people are responding. To start, some are under the assumption that the incandescent bulb is being outlawed by the federal government. But […]