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Homebuilders,  LEDs,  Progress Lighting

Getting Clear on Lighting with Lance Smith (Part 1)

Our own Lance Smith, Manager of Builder Sales and Marketing, recently contributed to Best Practices Research Alliance’s “Getting Clear on Lighting” series. Check out the informational Q&A in this multi-part blog! Q: You seem to agree that LEDs are the future, and that they’ll become mainstream faster than many predicted. A: What we’re seeing in […]

energy efficiency,  Progress Lighting

Lightbulb FAQs

The lighting industry is changing quickly. New legislation, phaseouts and technologies are affecting the options we have available to illuminate our homes. We share the top five frequently asked questions (and answers) as recently found in Better Homes and Gardens’ Lighting magazine. Q: I’ve heard that 100-watt bulbs are now banned, and 75-watt and 60-watt […]

Lighting,  Progress Lighting

6 lighting tips for aging vision

Our friends at Enlightenment magazine recently published the article “Brightening the Home for Seniors,” which explains the specific lighting needs of older individuals. As we age, we need a different quality of light – higher light levels without glare. We are also much more sensitive to changing light levels and our circadian rhythms are more […]

energy efficiency,  Lighting,  lighting designs,  lighting lifestyles,  Progress Lighting,  remodeling,  renovations

High Performance Lighting Guide for the Home: Part 4

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 […]

LEDs,  lighting designs,  Progress Lighting

Hidden gems: Undercabinet lighting

Did you know that, while often overlooked, undercabinet lighting is a critical source of task lighting in any kitchen? In particular, energy efficient LEDs are a growing option for undercabinet lighting. They contain no mercury, give off less heat than alternative sources and many are dimmable. Considering adding undercabinet lighting to your kitchen? Keep the following […]

LEDs,  Lighting,  lighting designs,  Progress Lighting

Tips on lighting your kitchen

We’re big fans of “How To” tips and ideas for lighting interior spaces, so we were excited to come across this short article and video on www.dannylipford.com. When used correctly, lighting can improve the appearance of a room. Consider adding a variety of illumination sources to add depth, aesthetics and functionality to your kitchen: Pendant […]

LEDs,  Lighting,  lighting designs,  lighting industry,  Progress Lighting,  Projects

Introducing the Greening of Greenville LED Streetlight Pilot

We have always been proud of our hometown of Greenville. We are in the Upstate of South Carolina, a beautiful part of the southeast and a hub for innovation and urban design. When Greenville’s downtown was redesigned 30 years ago, an extensive tree canopy, on-street parking and wide pedestrian walkways were developed. Part of the […]

LEDs,  lighting industry,  Progress Lighting

New website shares all things LED at Hubbell Lighting

We’re excited to announce that our parent company, Hubbell Lighting, has just launched a new website dedicated to showcasing energy saving solid state lighting, LED luminaries and controls. The website shares LED products from 11 of Hubbell Lighting’s brands, which cover the commercial, industrial and residential markets. Users can sort lighting fixtures by brand, markets […]

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LEDs top of mind at Greenbuild 2010

Recently, thousands of building professionals descended upon Chicago to learn the latest in green building practices – in the forms of educational events, seminars and networking sessions – at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.  (If you weren’t able to attend, check out GreenSource magazine’s recap of sessions, events and speakers. Progress Lighting attended and […]