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Shopping for lighting with Ferguson: The most important things to consider (before you even start) – Part 1 of 3

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We’re excited to kick off a new series with our partners at Ferguson that sheds light on all you need to know when shopping and purchasing light fixtures for a new home, remodel or renovation. Today, Bernadette Campbell, Ferguson East Regional Lighting Manager, shares how to select fixtures you love, while taking into account your overall [...]

5 essentials for illuminating with pendants

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, Lighting, Lighting Trends, remodeling.

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Progress Lighting’s popular Fresnel pendants were recently featured on Residential Building Magazine’s list of “10 Awesome Pendants That Will Class Up Your Interiors.” We were honored to be a part of the round-up. In addition to the list of “awesome pendants,” editor Nigel Maynard also included some practical tips to keep in mind when selecting [...]

How to design safe, luxurious bathrooms for the 50+ generation

Posted by kbanks & filed under Aging in Place, Bathroom Lighting, Interior Design, LEDs.

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Yesterday we had the pleasure of participating in a vibrant industry Twitter chat on designing bathrooms that are both safe and luxurious. This is a popular topic as 1/5 of the U.S. population is projected to be 65 years or older within the next 15 years. The conversation provided great insight and tips into planning [...]

Fashion vs. function? The most common mistake homeowners make when creating a lighting plan

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, Lighting, Lighting Trends, remodeling, renovations.

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Whether you’re building a new home or renovating your existing one, it’s important to consider a lighting plan that will account for both fashionable and functional illumination. According to our Senior Product Designer James Thomas, this is the area where homeowners seem to struggle the most when designing a lighting plan. According to Thomas, “It [...]

How to create spa-like bathroom experiences: Tips from Toll Lifestyle TV

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This week, our partner Toll Brothers launched “Toll Lifestyle TV” – an online channel which offers a glimpse into the personal lives, homes, and communities of real Toll Brothers homeowners. Each episode is full of useful advice – from recipes and healthy living to design tips from top interior designers. A recent episode gives great [...]

Solid-state lighting: The benefits, challenges + misconceptions

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, Lighting Trends, energy efficiency, lighting industry.

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In a recent interview with our Senior Product Designer James Thomas, we asked him to weigh in on the benefits and challenges of solid-state lighting. In our Q+A, Thomas shared his perspective on the effects that the move towards LED sources has on the industry as a whole. Here’s what he had to say. “For [...]

One Fixture, Four Ways: Bingo

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, Lighting Trends, lighting designs, remodeling.

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One of our most uniquely versatile collections, Bingo offers endless design possibilities with the ability to double as a beautiful source of illumination as well as an eye-catching piece of wall art. Replace the distressed mirror surfaces with luxurious fabrics, cherished photos or other materials to complement your style. A source of modern charm (that [...]

What’s new in LED lighting

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

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Samantha Hart from Better Homes and Gardens Lighting Magazine interviews Louie Morales on what’s new in LED lighting. Watch this short interview to learn: How LED technology is revolutionizing the lighting industry The possibilities LED creates for manufacturers to create new designs without the constraint of a lamp What you need to know about LED [...]

Rockin’ & Rollin’ with D.R. Horton

Posted by kbanks & filed under Homebuilders, Progress Lighting, special events.

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Our team had a blast at the D.R. Horton “Battle of the Brands” National Accounts meeting this month. Our very own rockstars Todd Roy, Renata Caldwell and Lance Smith attended the themed event at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. We’re loving their Rock ‘n Roll style! We were honored to also accept two awards [...]

Designer Series with Synergy Design & Construction – part 3 of 3

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, LEDs, Lighting Trends, Projects, lighting designs, remodeling, renovations.

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This is the third and final post of our Designer Series this week, featuring an interview with Emily Berg, Interior Designer for Synergy Design & Construction. Today we focus on industry trends to keep an eye out for – we’d love to hear from you on trends you are embracing today in your home design [...]