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Choosing the right lighting fixture – by designer Laurie Smith

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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!

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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 [...]

Landscape Lighting 101 (Part 2)

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To continue our three part series on landscape lighting, let’s consider the key design principles that will ensure a beautiful and well-planned landscape. Keep these tips in mind when selecting and placing fixtures: Be cohesive – Create the same overall effect throughout the landscape. When lighting separate entities – such as a prominent tree or [...]

Landscape Lighting 101 (part 1)

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With spring and warmer weather just around the corner, now is the right time to start preparing the outdoor spaces of your home for relaxing and entertaining. In this three part blog series, we’ll look at the goals, design principles and purchasing tips every homeowner should keep in mind when planning their landscape lighting. Landscape [...]

Progress Lighting makes a splash at the International Builders’ Show

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The NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) is the must-attend event of the year for the building industry – and Progress Lighting was once again proud to be part of the show. And we didn’t limit out participation to just one booth; Progress Lighting was represented throughout IBS to showcase products and support visiting builders. On [...]

Progress celebrates a successful Dallas Market

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We unveiled our latest collections – and showcased other favorites – during the Dallas International Lighting Market last month. Now, we’re excited to report back about the successful show! Overall, attendees were positive, upbeat and excited throughout Dallas Market – and reported that our product offering is on target with the needs of today’s consumer. [...]

The Right Way to Use Wall Sconces

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[Our friends at Build.com share their expertise on the Progress Lighting blog. Enjoy!] Lighting your home may seem like a no-brainer, there’s definitely a better way to do it. And lighting with a wall sconce is no different. The first question to ask yourself is: What kind of lighting do I need from a wall [...]

Progress Lighting rolls out 8 new energy efficient fixtures for 2012

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To meet the needs of homeowners who want energy efficient lighting options – without sacrificing quality and aesthetics – we are excited to introduce 8 new CFL fixtures for 2012! (1) Cuddle fixtures are comprised of a sculptural play of intersecting ovals and feature a Mylar exterior shade with a linen interior shade. One- and [...]

Interesting find: 25 year old Progress Lighting lantern

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Check out this 25 year old Progress Lighting post lantern! It was found in its original packaging in an abandoned home. Isn’t interesting to see how home design trends have changed over the years – but still stay true to tradition?

Congratulations to our New Year, New Lighting winner!

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We are excited to announce that after receiving 21 entries and 203 total votes, we have a New Year, New Lighting winner! Shawna Griffith submitted the photo below of an outdated chandelier in her home and received 187 votes. As the winner, she’ll receive a lighting package from our Le Jardin collection to revamp her [...]