Posts Categorized: Lighting

LED fixtures vs. LED lamps: Which is better?

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

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As lighting technology evolves and energy efficiency becomes increasingly important for builders and consumers alike, LED lighting is taking center stage. With advancements in color consistency, light output and cost effectiveness, there’s no doubt that LED is a major player in the design world – for both residential and commercial markets. It’s important for consumers [...]

Under Cabinet Lighting 101

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Under cabinet lighting is both a practical and elegant lighting solution. Ideal for use in kitchens, home offices and bathrooms, under cabinet lights add a soft ambience and romantic feel to rooms. These lights are also very functional additions for turning counter tops and desks into usable workspaces. There are several ways to go about [...]

The Fab 5: Top interior design trends, predicted

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

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If we had to choose a certain word that involves all of the top interior design trends of 2015, we might settle on the word “simplify.” Today, individuals are looking for ways to de-clutter and de-stress, to unwind and remove themselves from the daily “wear and tear” of their fast-paced lives. With this in mind, [...]

Progress Lighting: A Year in Review

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, Lighting, Progress Lighting, awards.

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As another year comes to a close, we look forward to bright opportunities ahead. But before we embrace the excitement of the new year, we thought it would be fitting to take a moment to reflect on the successes of 2014. We invite you to join us as we celebrate noteworthy accomplishments from this past [...]

Can lighting really affect your overall happiness?

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lifestyle palettes, Lighting.

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Have you ever considered the effect lighting has on our mood and psychological well being? Studies show that prolonged exposure to darkness actually has the power to affect our overall happiness. Luckily, the right interior mood lighting, used during times of the year where our exposure to the sun is limited, can bring summer into [...]

Designer Series with Possibilities for Design – part 2 of 3

Posted by kbanks & filed under Bedroom Lighting, Interior Design, Lighting, lighting designs.

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Yesterday we were pleased to share insight from our conversation with Doris Pearlman, president of interior design company Possibilities for Design. As her team works to create a vision that fits with the buyer concept profile, they like to explore how to incorporate fixtures in unexpected, non-traditional ways. We love how mini-pendants from Progress Lighting’s [...]

Designer Series with Possibilities for Design – part 1 of 3

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

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Ever since we caught a glimpse of how Possibilities for Design incorporated Progress Lighting into their residential applications, we knew we wanted to interview them as part of our Designer Series – to tap into and learn from their expertise. For more than three decades, Possibilities for Design has specialized in creative interior design and [...]

Style guide: How to light your contemporary home

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, lighting lifestyles, renovations.

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Homes that are designed with a contemporary style often feature softened and rounded lines, neutral elements and bold color. Additionally, this design style tends to focus on the basics of line, shape and form. At Progress Lighting, we continually strive to create innovative products that appeal to a wide range of design tastes, and accommodate [...]

4 ideas that will light up your kitchen island

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

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Kitchen islands are a top trend among homebuyers. Islands provide a natural place for guests to gather, while facilitating a natural flow in kitchen areas. With islands being a “must-have” for today’s homeowners, this brings up the issue – how do you properly light this area? We were pleased to hear our friends at Modernize [...]

How to create a successful lighting design | Q+A with Kolter Homes Interior Designer Alissa Bennett

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

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Whether purchasing a new home or renovating your existing one, lighting is a crucial part of the design process. Lighting not only impacts the functionality of a space, but also helps further the overall style and personality of your home. It’s important when selecting your fixtures that you carefully examine both your functional and fashionable [...]