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Transform your bathroom into a soothing retreat

Posted by kbanks & filed under Bathroom Lighting.

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The room where you start and end your day should be a place of relaxation and rejuvenation. Transform your master bathroom into a soothing retreat with these tips from Better Homes and Gardens – and lighting updates from Progress Lighting’s Relax lifestyle.

How Lighting Can Improve Your Landscaping

Posted by kbanks & filed under Landscape Lighting.

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Landscaping is as integral a part of your home as the interior, providing a lovely yard to enjoy warm days and pleasant nights. Professional landscaping can be a major undertaking, but it can also improve the value of your home a great deal, as well as offering years of enjoyment for you and your family. [...]

Top Pins of the Week

Posted by kbanks & filed under Progress Lighting.

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From giveaways to holiday decor to your favorite collections, the Progress Lighting Pinterest page is full of inspiration for homeowners, builders, designers and DIY lovers alike. We’re excited to share our followers’ favorite pins of the week, and hope you’ll follow us, too. Enjoy!

Back to Basics: Kitchen Pendant Lighting

Posted by kbanks & filed under Kitchen Lighting.

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With both functional and aesthetic benefits, pendant lighting is an easy way to beautifully illuminate your kitchen setting. Available in a plethora of shapes, sizes and styles, this versatile fixture offers endless design options and provides all-purpose illumination, task lighting and accent lighting. Pendant Lighting Does It All All-purpose illumination: Space pendants throughout the room [...]

Energy-efficient Lighting: Watts vs. Lumens

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, energy efficiency.

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Advances in lighting technology continue to highlight the importance and inherent benefits of choosing energy-efficient sources over traditional incandescent bulbs. According to the Alliance to Save Energy, bulb packages are largely forgoing display measurements in watts (the old way of labeling bulbs), and transitioning to a more accurate measurement, lumens (the new way). It is important [...]

Congratulations HomeSphere!

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We would like to congratulate HomeSphere Inc. on their new partnership with PPG Architectural Coatings. PPG will connect HomeSphere’s growing builder network to its wide range of interior and exterior paints and stains, caulks and adhesives. “With our strong suite of brands and large distribution network, PPG is uniquely positioned to service the new residential [...]

Energy Savings in Office Space Lighting

Posted by kbanks & filed under lighting controls, lighting industry, renovations.

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A recent article on office space lighting in tED Magazine states that “lighting is the biggest consumer of electric energy in commercial buildings, accounting for an average of 38 percent of consumption.” Commercial buildings are often over-lighted, utilize inefficient light sources and pay high local energy costs – creating a space in the marketplace for [...]

Cosmos for the Cure

Posted by kbanks & filed under Employee, special events.

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Members of the Hubbell Lighting team, including Progress Lighting, were recently invited to “Cosmos for the Cure,” a fun event dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness. Complete with delicious cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction – the event was a notable success. Enjoy some pictures below from this annual event with great food, great [...]

How to Choose Your Vanity Lights

Posted by kbanks & filed under Bathroom Lighting, Lighting.

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Choosing proper lighting for your bathroom vanity is one of the most important steps in the design process. Our friends at Riverbend Home share all you need to know about lighting your bathroom. Perfectly illuminate the room where you start and end your day with these tips contributed by Casey Makovich. Consider placement Our experts say that [...]

The ROI of LED: Invest in lighting solutions for long-term savings

Posted by kbanks & filed under energy efficiency.

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Imagine installing new lighting in a home that will last for more than 20 years before a single lamp needs to be replaced. With LED technology, a lighting fixture can last for decades and offer significant energy savings compared to other sources. However, it’s easy to shy away from LEDs that have a higher initial [...]