Technology in the Home: Energy Efficient Lighting

With recent changes in government regulations and improvements in lighting technology, there is a lot of buzz about energy efficient home lighting applications – namely, LED and CFL solutions.

While many homeowners are intrigued by the trend towards greener options, choosing the right fixtures and sources for your home’s lighting plan is simple with our partners at Progress Lighting®, as they offer a variety of LED and CFL options that cater to your unique needs.

Progress Lighting makes it easy to update your home’s energy efficiency plan without sacrificing style. From statement fixtures to subtle accent lights, here is how to incorporate green options that contribute to a visually pleasing, energy efficient, and comfortable living environment.

How to incorporate LED lighting into your home design:

LED lighting has evolved into a viable solution that provides long-term energy savings and aesthetically pleasing light output.

  • Recessed Lighting – Replacing recessed fixtures with LED sources is an easy way to create beautiful ambient lighting with energy saving benefits. Available in a variety of sizes, recessed LED fixtures contribute to a sleek, contemporary environment with minimal intrusion. Consider pairing recessed fixtures with other sources like pendants, chandeliers, and sconces to account for general, ambient, and task illumination.
  • Accent Lighting – LED sources can add visual interest to any room of the home through accent illumination. LED accent lights such as step lights and surface mounts can be used to highlight visual features of a room, while enhancing the safety and security of the space.
  • Decorative Lighting – With energy efficiency on the rise, more decorative fixtures incorporate LED sources. Homeowners are now able to create fixtures with completely new form factors, without the constraint of a bulb.
  • Task Lighting – LED fixtures designed for task applications, such as undercabinet lighting, offer an easy way to enhance work areas. Progress Lighting’s LED undercabinet series, or LED tape light, can be used to brighten kitchen counter spaces and improve functionality to complete everyday tasks such as preparing meals or reading recipes.

How to beautifully display CFL sources:

CFLs are also a cost-effective and efficient option among homeowners. Like LEDs, CFL fixtures reduce maintenance and use less energy than traditional sources.

Although CFLs improve efficiency, the color consistency and spiral shape of the lamp often deters consumers. Progress Lighting designers have addressed these issues by offering CFLs with comparable color to traditional sources and designing fixtures specifically for CFL sources.

Here are a few examples of our favorite energy efficient lighting fixtures. To see more options, please visit a Toll Brothers Design Studio near you.


Toll Brothers offers LED and CFL lighting solutions in many communities nationwide. For more home lighting ideas, please visit the Toll Brothers and Progress Lighting shared board on Pinterest.

Toll Brothers’ partner Progress Lighting contributed to this story.

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