Posts Tagged: residential lighting

Weekly lighting round-up

Posted by kbanks & filed under Homebuilders, Lighting.

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It was a very active week in the world of residential lighting! Check out our favorite blog posts and articles surrounding beautiful designs, improvements in the home builder market and our Pinterest Match Maker Contest! Beautiful Outdoor Dining from Leslie Fine Interiors Dark Rooms are a Bright Idea from the Wall Street Journal Housing Starts [...]

Landscape Lighting 101 (Part 2)

Posted by kbanks & filed under Landscape Lighting.

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To continue our three part series on landscape lighting, let’s consider the key design principles that will ensure a beautiful and well-planned landscape. Keep these tips in mind when selecting and placing fixtures: Be cohesive – Create the same overall effect throughout the landscape. When lighting separate entities – such as a prominent tree or [...]

Interesting find: 25 year old Progress Lighting lantern

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Check out this 25 year old Progress Lighting post lantern! It was found in its original packaging in an abandoned home. Isn’t interesting to see how home design trends have changed over the years – but still stay true to tradition?

Congratulations to our New Year, New Lighting winner!

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, Progress Lighting, renovations.

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We are excited to announce that after receiving 21 entries and 203 total votes, we have a New Year, New Lighting winner! Shawna Griffith submitted the photo below of an outdated chandelier in her home and received 187 votes. As the winner, she’ll receive a lighting package from our Le Jardin collection to revamp her [...]

Progress gears up for the 2012 Dallas Lighting Market

Posted by kbanks & filed under Dallas Market.

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The Progress Lighting team has been brainstorming and developing new ideas for trend-setting lighting introductions all year. And each January, we have the chance to unveil our newest offerings at the Dallas International Lighting Market! The Progress Lighting showroom at the Dallas Market Center is decked out with not only our newest decorative collections, but our [...]

Lighting kitchens right

Posted by kbanks & filed under lighting designs.

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You may have the best-designed kitchen layout in the world, but if it’s poorly lit, you won’t enjoy working in the space. So when we came across a great set of tips for properly lighting kitchens in Consumer Reports’ most recent Kitchen Planning & Buying Guide, we knew we wanted to pass along this information [...]

ABCs of LEDs: Lighting Metrics

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, Lighting.

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Have you ever been confused by some of the terminology surrounding LEDs – words like “efficacy” or “correlated color temperature?” If so, you’re not alone. We recently attended an educational webinar, ABCs of LEDs, presented by Residential Lighting magazine. The course offered a wealth of information on LED lighting technology – including lighting metrics. Here’s [...]

Lighting Controls 2.0

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, dimmers, lighting industry.

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How would you like to come home at night to a lit house without leaving the lights on the entire time while you were out?  If you love the idea as much as we do, be happy to know that solution is here, as we read in Residential Lighting’s September 2011 issue. Today’s consumer has [...]

Tips on lighting your kitchen

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, Lighting, lighting designs.

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We’re big fans of “How To” tips and ideas for lighting interior spaces, so we were excited to come across this short article and video on www.dannylipford.com. When used correctly, lighting can improve the appearance of a room. Consider adding a variety of illumination sources to add depth, aesthetics and functionality to your kitchen: Pendant [...]

Seeing the Light in Tough Times

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, Progress Lighting, Projects, lighting designs, lighting industry, renovations.

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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 [...]