Posts Categorized: lighting designs

Outdoor kitchens get more sophisticated

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As our friends at Kitchen and Bath Design News explain, outdoor kitchens have long been popular in warm weather climates – and are increasingly turning up in homes across the country as a way to expand the kitchen and entertaining space, without having to expand the footprint of a home. These spaces are also becoming [...]

Home lighting trivia & giveaway!

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Many of you who have entered our Home Lighting Trivia and Giveaway say you will use your new Progress Lighting pendant over the kitchen or dining area in your home. Did you know that pendant fixtures should hang between 30″ and 36″ over a table or island? Hop over to our Sweepstakes tab and share [...]

Color temperatures and applications

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Most of us know that there are different lighting fixtures for different uses. Task lighting, mood lighting and general lighting all play roles in residential and commercial environments. But lighting also plays a big part in how we view other items in the home or office. And it’s important to view items – such as [...]

Introducing the Greening of Greenville LED Streetlight Pilot

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We have always been proud of our hometown of Greenville. We are in the Upstate of South Carolina, a beautiful part of the southeast and a hub for innovation and urban design. When Greenville’s downtown was redesigned 30 years ago, an extensive tree canopy, on-street parking and wide pedestrian walkways were developed. Part of the [...]

Seeing the Light in Tough Times

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Even though people may not be building houses like they were a few years ago, the lighting industry is still doing business. American Lighting Association (ALA) Conference keynote speaker Robert Stevenson says showrooms just need to “figure out ways to make it easy for customers to do business with you” in order to keep numbers [...]

Out with the Old

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Renovating a room can be a huge undertaking, unless you consider only updating a few pieces in the space. When you choose the right furniture and accessories to add or replace, you can have the same effect – but for less money and effort than a full overhaul. Lighting fixtures are one way to change [...]

Need a break from the heat of summer?

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The official first day of summer is right around the corner, but the heat of the season has already made its debut.  Get ready for sunny days, cookouts and porch time with family and friends. Although porches, decks and backyards create picturesque moments in our minds, in reality,  sometimes it can be a little too [...]

Progress participates in IBACOS Lab Home

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From the outside, the 2,100 square foot house may look like any other home in Pittsburgh’s Cobblestone Estates. But this is not your typical house. The Energy Efficient Lab Home is the latest demonstration project from IBACOS, a building consulting firm that acts as the team leader for the Department of Energy’s Building America program. [...]

Progress Lighting helps one couple “Fix This Yard”

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Hopefully your yard isn’t “that yard.” You know, the one with overgrown weeks exploding out of the dead grass that causes the neighbors to cringe when they drive by? But if you do have “that yard,” there is hope. Fix This Yard, a weekly project show on the A&E network, hosts Amy Devers and Alan Luxmore, [...]

Hubbell Lighting “Lights It Up Blue” for Autism Awareness

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Hubbell Lighting’s headquarters, along with a few other Greenville, S.C. establishments – the NEXT Innovation Center, Riverplace, Westin Poinsett, BMW Zentrum Museum and Furman University’s bell tower – were illuminated with special blue lights on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2.  The effort supported the Autism Speaks™ global Light It Up Blue campaign to [...]