Monthly Archives:: December 2013

Moving forward with home renovations

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According to the 2013 Houzz & Home survey, a majority of U.S. homeowners are ready to renovate. A bullish 53 percent of those surveyed agreed that now is a good time to renovate a home. The results pointed toward a strengthening economy, housing and renovation market. Commerce Department data also showed that the rate of [...]

New lighting options in 2014: What you need to know

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After almost 140 years, traditional 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulbs will no longer be available after January 1, 2014. This is the final stage of the Energy Independence and Efficiency Act of 2007, which ruled these lighting sources don’t meet modern efficiency standards. In fact, high efficiency incandescents cost about $1.50 each, compared [...]

Congrats Toll Brothers, 2013 Builder of the Year!

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A big congrats to our friends at Toll Brothers, Inc. for being named Builder and Developer Magazine’s Builder of the Year! A well-deserved honor for many noteworthy results and achievements in 2013. As one of the nation’s leading builders of luxury homes, Toll Brothers has much to celebrate as we close out 2013. Here are [...]

Haven: Rustic and contemporary styling

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Transform an area of your home into your own personal Haven with a collection that embodies the perfect marriage of rustic and contemporary details. The complete family includes three pendant and foyer fixture options – each with its own unique design. All fixtures are ideal for illuminating halls, entryways and even sitting rooms. Haven’s modern [...]

Flirt: Sassy appeal for casual interiors

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Our Flirt collection is perfectly named – slim opal white glass shades with a hint of curve are accentuated by undulating forms and flowing arms for a sassy appeal. Additional details of this charismatic family include: Modern Antique Bronze finish Seven fixture options: one-light bath; four-, six- and eight-light chandeliers, three- and four-light foyer fixtures; [...]

Renovation in America: Trends & Findings

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The popular interior design social media site Houzz conducted a nationwide survey with more than 100,000 respondents on renovation and decorating activity. As the largest survey of its kind, the purpose remains to: Provide unique insights into historical and planned projects Determine the motivations behind these products Highlight the impact of the economy on home [...]

Hubbell Lighting receives product innovation honors

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We are proud to share that our parent company Hubbell Lighting, a world leader in lighting innovation, has added four new Product Innovation Awards (PIA) this year from Architectural Products Magazine to its trophy case of 102 awards in three years. The following are this year’s Architectural Products PIA winning products from Hubbell Lighting’s brands: [...]

One soldier receives the gift of home this holiday season

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In the spirit of the holiday season, Progress Lighting is proudly working with several other community organizations to help one very deserving soldier through Operation Finally Home – a Texas-based charity dedicated to building mortgage-free homes for our wounded men and women in uniform and the families of the fallen. The current recipient is for [...]

The Orbitz Collection

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Orbitz is one of Progress Lighting’s most versatile fixtures, accommodating a variety of lifestyle and lighting needs. Watch this video to learn how this popular collection adds modern beauty with functional illumination to your home. Key features of the Orbitz collection include: Rectiliniar tubing frame with etched glass shades Versatile design with option to mount [...]

Trend Alert: Layered Lighting

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One of today’s most popular lighting trends revolves around a layered lighting approach. Different fixtures provide different types of light, and just the right combination beautifully and efficiently illuminates a home. While recessed fixtures provide ambient light, chandeliers and pendants are ideal for task lighting applications. Accent lighting above or below cabinets creates interest and [...]