Monthly Archives:: November 2013

Lighting shades for versatile interior designs

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Whether getting festive for an upcoming holiday, adding new décor or just refreshing the contents of a room, homeowners are almost always looking to make subtle updates to their humble abodes. One small addition that can be made to an interior is changing shades on light fixtures. And this option isn’t just for portable lamps [...]

Enter our Light Up Your Home Sweepstakes!

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Recycle your look for a less complicated, clean design. Wisten is a simple, modern and balanced collection that is perfect for today’s understated interiors. Enter for your chance to win one these timeless five-light chandeliers from Progress Lighting and Riverbend Home, now through December 17, 2013 Good luck!

Lighting: The Great Differentiator

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When someone is buying or selling a home, there is always the question: “What really differentiates one home from the next?” Sometimes, homebuilders and homeowners really miss the importance of lighting. Any of the finished products within the home, as well as on the home’s exterior are really what makes one home stand out from [...]

Transform your bathroom into a soothing retreat

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 [...]