Posts Categorized: lighting designs

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 [...]

Simple ways to enhance your home with outdoor lighting

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This post is courtesy of our guest blogger Linda Longo. Linda is a feature writer in the New York City area specializing in residential lighting design. For 17 years, she has served as the editor-in-chief of Home Lighting & Accessories magazine. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter for more lighting tidbits. ——————————————————————————- Believe it or [...]

Photos from the Worst Kitchen in America

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Earlier this month, we had the chance to participate in DIY Network’s Worst Kitchen in America project. If you didn’t get a chance to see the big reveal on January 18, we have photos of the finished product! Don’t the mini-pendants look great in the new kitchen?

Who has the Worst Kitchen in America?

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DIY Network recently hosted the “Worst Kitchen in America” contest – a chance for one deserving cook to win a complete kitchen makeover. And tonight at 9 p.m. EST, the winning transformation will be revealed! We were excited to have the chance to donate Progress Lighting fixtures for the project, and we hope you’ll join [...]

Lighting your “man cave” (or any other home entertainment space!)

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With the biggest football game of the year just weeks away, we’re sure plenty of Americans are thinking about how to create the perfect viewing center in their home. Whether you have a designated “man cave” for watching sports and movies, a home theatre or just a cozy living room, there are a lot of [...]