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The sustainable outdoor room

Posted by kbanks & filed under Outdoor Living.

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“Outdoor rooms” are an extension of the living environments within our homes. And these spaces are increasingly designed with a strong focus towards sustainability. An article in a recent issue of Residential Design + Build shares how using the right materials can help home owners save on water consumption and electricity costs. “Green roofs” utilize [...]

Landscaping for energy efficiency

Posted by kbanks & filed under Landscape Lighting.

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A well-landscaped yard can beautify a home’s exterior. But did you know it can also reduce heating and cooling costs? Consider these four elements of an energy-efficient landscape design: Climate Each climate zone requires a different landscaping strategy. In temperate climates like California you want to shade against the summer sun, allow for solar gain [...]

Join us on Pinterest!

Posted by kbanks & filed under Progress Lighting.

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Looking for decorating, DIY or lighting inspiration? Check out Progress Lighting’s page on Pinterest! We have collected fabulous images of our collections and things that inspire us on our “/style boards” – including: DIY/style Unique/style Bath/style Color/style Outdoor/style Green/style …and more! “Follow” us for frequent image updates, and leave your “Pin” suggestions in the Comments [...]

Bingo: Endless custom design possibilties

Posted by kbanks & filed under Projects, lighting designs.

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Our recently introduced Bingo collection was designed with beauty and functionality in mind. Bingo fixtures offer fashion-forward circular forms that can be can be wall- or ceiling-mounted for functional illumination in a unique statement piece. Beyond these details, Bingo’s distressed mirror surfaces may be painted, or covered with fabric, paper or photographs – to match any range [...]

Progress Lighting goes mobile!

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We are excited to announce that our full product catalog – which showcases more than 5,000 lighting fixtures – is now available on a mobile app! Have an iPhone, iPad or Android-powered phone? Now, you can review all of Progress Lighting’s products that deliver aesthetic appeal and stellar performance right at your fingertips. Special features [...]

Incandescent bulbs: The debate continues

Posted by kbanks & filed under energy efficiency.

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If the incandescent light bulb “ban” wasn’t confusing enough for consumers, there’s a new push to stop funding for the legislation. A debate over whether the government can require manufacturers to sell energy-saving lights is expected to reignite. Last year, Rep. Michael Burgess of Texas successfully pushed to stop the Energy Department from using taxpayer dollars [...]

What do you want to do at your kitchen island?

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, lighting designs.

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Kitchens are the gathering spots of today’s home – and islands are stylish workspaces that help make these areas efficient and inviting. So, what do you want to do at your kitchen island? Knowing the goal of this space will help you design the perfect station. Cook. An island meant for cooking includes appliances such [...]

Choosing the right lighting fixture – by designer Laurie Smith

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, lighting designs, lighting industry.

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The American Lighting Association has produced and launched a new series of videos about lighting features well-known designer Laurie Smith. View this quick, informational video, which focuses on how to use lighting to contrast or coordinate with your interior environment. Let lighting be that unexpected element in your design process – and let us know [...]

Landscape Lighting 101 (Part 3) – and Outdoor Lighting Giveaway!

Posted by kbanks & filed under Landscape Lighting.

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In the third and final segment of our Landscape Lighting 101 blog series, we’ll explore important points to consider when you’re ready to purchase lighting fixtures. Selection and placement of landscape lighting is crucial to achieving the desired overall look. However, a common mistake is to focus entirely on this process – and not on [...]