Houzz reports kitchen remodeling trends

Posted by kbanks & filed under Kitchen Lighting, remodeling.

      

A recent article posted by Remodeling.com highlights findings from Houzz‘s Fall 2013 Kitchen Trends Study. Here’s a high level review of the trends…

  • Most Houzz users don’t want a larger kitchen, but want the feeling of space. Islands and open concepts are most popular now.
  • Stainless steel is the top finish selection for appliances, followed by white or another color.
  • Nearly all Houzzers surveyed say changing countertops is in their kitchen remodeling plans. Granite is their top material choice, and half are also selecting tile backsplashes.
  • The majority of homeowners are selecting soft or neutral palettes for their kitchens.
  • Users under age 45 are more likely to define their style as “contemporary,” while users 45 and over favor a “traditional” look.
  • In general, Houzz says that homeowners are interested in creating kitchens that please themselves (rather than designing for resale), and focus on aesthetics and functionality.
  • Half of respondents say using eco-friendly appliances and materials in their kitchen is important.

Progress Lighting's Alexa fixtures featured in a modern kitchen

Are you planning a kitchen remodel? If so, what are the most important features in your new design? Leave your thoughts below.

P.S. Find lighting inspiration for your kitchen – and every room of the home – on Progress Lighting’s Houzz page!

    The Perfect Recipe for Kitchen Lighting

    Posted by kbanks & filed under Kitchen Lighting, Lighting.

          

    According to the American Lighting Association, today’s kitchen is the center of family activity and the modern home’s busiest room. It is often used as a work area, dining space or a gathering place for family and friends. When it comes to lighting, requirements depend on the size and complexity of the kitchen space.

    General kitchen lighting can be achieved with either recessed lighting or a central, decorative chandelier.

    • Recessed lighting is best placed around the perimeter of the room and approximately 30″ away from the wall.
    • Chandeliers can be used in addition to other lighting in the space. In the kitchen, it is best to use chandeliers with semi-transparent glass shades instead of fabric shades because the glass is much easier to clean.

    Progress Lighting's Alexa chandelier provides a central lighting source, featuring patterned, etched glass that creates a relaxing feel.

    Undercabinet lighting will quickly and easily illuminate your countertops.

    • Place undercabinet fixtures at the front of your cabinet – not against the wall – so the light will be distributed evenly over the area below.

    With Progress Lighting's under cabinet options, homeowners have the freedom to create special mood lighting as well as task or indirect lighting by strategically placing lamps under cabinets.

    Over the sink or range, recessed downlights assure even illumination. Install them to create adequate task lighting for cooking, baking and scouring pots and pans.

    Paired with Progress Lightings Bay Court pendants, this kitchen area is well-lit with recessed downlights that allow for a variety of activities.

    Lighting over the kitchen table is multipurpose – used for dining, homework, hobbies or family business.

    A decorative fixture, such as Progress Lighting's Clayton chandelier, will provide sufficient task lighting while also adding a touch of style and personality to your space.

    Island counters and breakfast bars demand a combination of task and general lighting. A very good solution is to add a group of miniature pendants.

    In general, you should install one pendant for every two feet of counter space and try to use an odd number of pendants to create better balance. Featured pendants: Fresnel by Progress Lighting.

    Source: American Lighting Association, Kitchen Lighting, https://www.americanlightingassoc.com/Lighting-Your-Home/Kitchen.aspx


    Enter to win a fall lighting makeover!

    Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, Promotions & Giveaways, sweepstakes.

          

    Fall is in full swing – and to celebrate, we are offering our Facebook fans the chance to win a lighting makeover (that’s more than a $1,000 value!). The leaves aren’t the only things that change for the better this special time of year – we love to see home interiors transform to reflect the warm hues and feelings of fall.

    To enter, LIKE our Facebook page and COMMENT on the post featuring the image below with the answer to this question –  What is your favorite thing about decorating for fall?

    We’ll choose one entrant to win ALL of the fixtures featured in the photo! Deadline to enter is October 27 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

    The winning comment will receive three pendants, one nine-light chandelier, one two-light bath & vanity and one ceiling fan fixture - all from our Riverside collection and more than a $1,000 value.

    Reflecting the tone and spirit of a rustic retreat, Riverside is our perfect-for-fall collection. The etched light topaz glass globes with a rippled water effect and forged linear struts create a lighting collection to highlight any home as luxurious lodging.

    Progress Lighting’s Fall Makeover Sweepstakes

    OFFICIAL RULES

    1. No purchase necessary to enter or to win. A purchase will not increase your odds of winning. Subject to applicable federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

    2. Progress Lighting’s Fall Makeover Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to anyone who is 18 years or older at the time of entry and have chosen to “Like” Progress Lighting on Facebook. Employees of Progress Lighting (“Sponsor”), Facebook, and each of their respective affiliated companies, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies, and other agents, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with such employees, are not eligible to enter or win.

    3. Entry. The Sweepstakes begins at 2:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) on October 21, 2013 and will end at 11:59 p.m. (E.S.T.) on October 27, 2013 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

    Internet Entry: “Like” Progress Lighting on Facebook. Find the post featuring Progress Lighting’s Riverside collection. Comment on the post on Progress Lighting’s Facebook page with the answer to the question “What is your favorite thing about fall decorating?” by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on October 27, 2013. By entering, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules. Only one entry per person, per Sweepstakes from the Progress Lighting Facebook page.

    Sponsor and Administrator will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, entries or for failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any telephone connection, network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Sponsor or Facebook. In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the Facebook account from which they were sent. For theses purposes, an account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such an account by Facebook. All entries become the property of Sponsor and none will be returned. Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted or the owner of an email account shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Sweepstakes.

    4. Prizes and Odds. On October 28, 2013, Progress Lighting will post a comment and “tag” the name of one participant with an eligible entry in the Sweepstakes. The winners will be asked to send a direct message to the Progress Lighting Facebook page.  Once each winner is confirmed and shipping address is received, Progress Lighting will send three pendants, one nine-light chandelier, one two-light bath & vanity and one ceiling fan fixture from the Riverside collection. If the person submitting the entry does not meet the eligibility requirements, no prize will be awarded.

    5. Winner Notification and Acceptance. Return of prize notification as undeliverable or failure of winner to respond to the message according to the instructions in the message may result in disqualification. To claim the prize, winner must provide a mailing address to where the prize may be sent. Winners may waive their right to receive prizes. Prizes are non-assignable and nontransferable. No substitutions allowed, except that prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes.

    6. Participation. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes as solely determined by Sponsor. In the event the Sweepstakes is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date.

    7. Limitations of Liability. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action, and entrant waives his or her right to a jury trial for such disputes, claims, and causes of action; (2) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.

    8. Construction. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any contestant and Sponsor, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of South Carolina, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of South Carolina, or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than South Carolina. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the valid or enforceable provision was not contained therein.

    9. General Release. By entering the Sweepstakes, contestants release Progress Lighting and any other promotional sponsors, and each of their respective affiliated companies, directors, officers, employees, representatives, partners and agents from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes or with the acceptance, possession or use of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light).

    10. Sponsor. Progress Lighting’s Fall Makeover Sweepstakes is sponsored by Progress Lighting, whose decisions regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Sweepstakes. If you have any questions regarding this Sweepstakes, please contact Caitlin Greeley at 864.672.9617.

    Popular fixture spotlight: Part II

    Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting.

          

    In the second part of our Popular Fixture Spotlight series, we’re focusing on one of the top types of fixtures on our website – foyer lighting!

    Foyer lighting helps welcome family and guests into the heart of your home. When sizing fixtures, keep in mind:

    • In a narrower hallway, try a regular installation of recessed fixtures accented with small, floor-height lights.
    • In a large entry space, a small fixture would be dwarfed. Choose a light that supplies interest in both size and height.

    Below are a few of our foyer fixtures in a variety of styles and sizes.

    Hubbell Lighting Raises Breast Cancer Awareness

    Posted by kbanks & filed under Employee, special events.

          

    October is breast cancer awareness month and all of Hubbell Lighting is “thinking pink!” From our Rays of Hope Team to exclusive merchandise that contributes to the cause – check out how Hubbell Lighting is raising funds and awareness.

    In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Hubbell headquarters lights its LEED-certified building pink. Quite a sight to be seen in our hometown - Greenville, S.C.!

    The Hubbell Lighting Rays of Hope Team will participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at the end of this month.

    All month long, exclusive Race for the Cure and Hubbell Lighting merchandise directly support the cause. Here's a snapshot of some of our favorite items!

    We spotted some festive pink bags in the Hubbell Lighting café!

    Through our support of Susan G. Komen, we are fighting to make a difference.

    Popular fixture spotlight: Part I

    Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting.

          

    This season, we’ve found visitors to our site are gravitating towards fixtures with contemporary/modern and traditional/casual profiles. Do these palettes suit your design preferences? Read on to learn more about these fixture styles.


    Contemporary/Modern

    Our contemporary, modern fixtures define cosmopolitan spaces with chic and sleek accents to offer the ultimate metro vibe. Whether your style is sophisticated and glamorous, or dramatic and charismatic, energize your unique lifestyle with a contemporary/modern palette.

    Renew a room with Equinox pendants inspired by ancient astronomy armillary spheres

    Nisee offers striking blend of vintage elegance and bold silhouettes

    Jack outdoor sconce with a rectilinear design and etched umber flax glass shade

    Traditional/Casual

    Finished, weathered and faded features with a hint of femininity are all embraced with charming details. With a traditional/casual fixture, you can create a room where family and friends love to linger.

    Refreshing and handsome forms are features that can be found within the Trinity collection

    Clear seeded glass pendants offer a classic traditional feel for modern interiors

    Inspire has a traditional styling with gracious flowing oval arms and etched glass or fabric shades

    Landscaping Inspiration for Fall

    Posted by kbanks & filed under Landscape Lighting, Lighting, Outdoor Living.

          

    With leaves falling and crisp air settling in, there’s hardly a better time than fall to enjoy the outdoors. And with bright new hues coming forth in natural settings, the opportunities to enliven your landscape are endless.

    Better Homes and Gardens shares some landscaping tips to beautify your yard. Paired with the right lighting, these perfect-for-fall ideas will create an outdoor setting that will invite guests in, while providing an exterior getaway just for you.

    Add depth and mystery to your landscape by using large shrubs and small trees to block views. Photo courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

    Using accent lights, such as this Ashmore path light, enhance the textural interest of plants and shrubs. Photo Courtesy of Progress Lighting

    Take advantage of wonderful fall days by setting up a seating area where you can sit back and enjoy your landscape. Photo Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

    Positioning lanterns, such as this Promenade fixture, alongside doors and windows creates interesting highlights and shadows, with a glow that sets a relaxing mood. Photo Courtesy of Progress Lighting

    Sometimes subtle details in your garden are most effective - not everything has to be big and bold. Photo Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

    For more landscaping ideas from Better Homes and Gardens, click here. Please visit our landscape and outdoor lighting pages for more products to revive your home’s exterior settings.

    We need your “Before and After Progress” pictures!

    Posted by kbanks & filed under Giveaways.

          

    Do you have a Progress Lighting fixture installed in your home? If so, your pictures from before and after you upgraded your lighting can win a special prize.

    Send us your “Before and After Progress” photos by Friday, October 18 – and we’ll send you a fixture of your choice from our Riverside collection! Submit your pictures through a direct message on our Facebook page, or via email to kbanks@hubbell.com.

    We can’t wait to see your home improvements featuring Progress Lighting!

    Progress Lighting’s “Before and After Progress” Giveaway

    OFFICIAL RULES

    1. No purchase necessary to enter or to win. A purchase will not increase your odds of winning. Subject to applicable federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

    2. Progress Lighting’s “Before and After Progress” Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to anyone who is 18 years or older at the time of entry. Employees of Progress Lighting (“Sponsor”), Facebook, and each of their respective affiliated companies, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies, and other agents, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with such employees, are not eligible to enter or win.

    3. Entry. The Sweepstakes begins at 3:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) on October 7, 2013 and will end at 3:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) on October 18, 2013 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

    Internet Entry: Send two photos – one of a room in your home BEFORE you installed a Progress Lighting fixture and one AFTER the fixture was installed – via direct message on the Progress Lighting Facebook page or via email to kbanks@hubbell.com. Entries must be received by 3:00 p.m. (EST) on October 18, 2013. By entering, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules. Only one entry per person, per Sweepstakes.

    Sponsor and Administrator will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, entries or for failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any telephone connection, network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Sponsor or Facebook. In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the Facebook account from which they were sent. For theses purposes, an account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such an account by Facebook. All entries become the property of Sponsor and none will be returned. Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted or the owner of an email account shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Sweepstakes.

    4. Prizes and Odds. Upon receipt of each entry, Progress Lighting will validate the photos and offer each participant a list of eligible prizes from the Riverside collection. Each participant must respond with their shipping address and choice of prize. If the person submitting the entry does not meet the eligibility requirements, no prize will be awarded.

    5. Winner Notification and Acceptance. Return of prize notification as undeliverable or failure of winner to respond to the message according to the instructions in the message may result in disqualification. To claim the prize, winner must provide a mailing address to where the prize may be sent. Winners may waive their right to receive prizes. Prizes are non-assignable and nontransferable. No substitutions allowed, except that prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes.

    6. Participation. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes as solely determined by Sponsor. In the event the Sweepstakes is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date.

    7. Limitations of Liability. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action, and entrant waives his or her right to a jury trial for such disputes, claims, and causes of action; (2) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.

    8. Construction. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any contestant and Sponsor, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of South Carolina, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of South Carolina, or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than South Carolina. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the valid or enforceable provision was not contained therein.

    9. General Release. By entering the Sweepstakes, contestants release Progress Lighting and any other promotional sponsors, and each of their respective affiliated companies, directors, officers, employees, representatives, partners and agents from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes or with the acceptance, possession or use of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light).

    10. Sponsor. Progress Lighting’s “Before and After Progress” Giveaway is sponsored by Progress Lighting, whose decisions regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Sweepstakes. If you have any questions regarding this Sweepstakes, please contact Caitlin Greeley at 864.672.9617.

    Monday Giveaway: Hall and Foyer

    Posted by kbanks & filed under Uncategorized.

          

    For this week’s giveaway, we’re offering a chance to win one of three hall and foyer fixtures from our Riverside collection! We’ll select three people who comment on the  fixture on our Facebook page to win. See Official Rules below for more information.

    Progress Lighting’s Hall and Foyer Sweepstakes

    OFFICIAL RULES

    1. No purchase necessary to enter or to win. A purchase will not increase your odds of winning. Subject to applicable federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

    2. Progress Lighting’s Riverside Hall and Foyer Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to anyone who is 18 years or older at the time of entry and have chosen to “Like” Progress Lighting on Facebook. Employees of Progress Lighting (“Sponsor”), Facebook, and each of their respective affiliated companies, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies, and other agents, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with such employees, are not eligible to enter or win.

    3. Entry. The Sweepstakes begins at 10:00 a.m. (E.S.T.) on October 7, 2013 and will end at 5:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) on October 13, 2013 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

    Internet Entry: “Like” Progress Lighting on Facebook. Find the post featuring Progress Lighting’s Riverside pendant. Comment on the post on Progress Lighting’s Facebook page by 5:00 p.m. (EST) on October 13, 2013. By entering, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules. Only one entry per person, per Sweepstakes from the Progress Lighting Facebook page.

    Sponsor and Administrator will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, entries or for failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any telephone connection, network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Sponsor or Facebook. In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the Facebook account from which they were sent. For theses purposes, an account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such an account by Facebook. All entries become the property of Sponsor and none will be returned. Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted or the owner of an email account shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Sweepstakes.

    4. Prizes and Odds. On October 14, 2013, Progress Lighting will post a comment and “tag” the name of three participants with an eligible entries in the Sweepstakes. The winners will be asked to send a direct message to the Progress Lighting Facebook page.  Once each winner is confirmed and shipping address is received, Progress Lighting will send one Riverside hall and foyer fixture. If the person submitting the entry does not meet the eligibility requirements, no prize will be awarded.

    5. Winner Notification and Acceptance. Return of prize notification as undeliverable or failure of winner to respond to the message according to the instructions in the message may result in disqualification. To claim the prize, winner must provide a mailing address to where the prize may be sent. Winners may waive their right to receive prizes. Prizes are non-assignable and nontransferable. No substitutions allowed, except that prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes.

    6. Participation. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes as solely determined by Sponsor. In the event the Sweepstakes is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date.

    7. Limitations of Liability. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action, and entrant waives his or her right to a jury trial for such disputes, claims, and causes of action; (2) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.

    8. Construction. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any contestant and Sponsor, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of South Carolina, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of South Carolina, or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than South Carolina. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the valid or enforceable provision was not contained therein.

    9. General Release. By entering the Sweepstakes, contestants release Progress Lighting and any other promotional sponsors, and each of their respective affiliated companies, directors, officers, employees, representatives, partners and agents from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes or with the acceptance, possession or use of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light).

    10. Sponsor. Progress Lighting’s Riverside Pendant Sweepstakes is sponsored by Progress Lighting, whose decisions regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Sweepstakes. If you have any questions regarding this Sweepstakes, please contact Caitlin Greeley at 864.672.9617.

    3 types of lighting to complete your home

    Posted by kbanks & filed under Uncategorized.

          

    According to the American Lighting Association, there are three basic types of lighting that work together in your home:

    1. Ambient (general lighting)
    2. Task
    3. Accent

    A good lighting plan combines all three types to light an area according to function and style.

    Ambient lighting provides an area with overall illumination. Also known as general lighting, it radiates a comfortable level of brightness without glare and allows you to see and walk about safely.

    Ambient lighting can be accomplished with chandeliers, ceiling or wall-mounted fixtures, as well as recessed or track lights. Having a central source of ambient light in all rooms is fundamental to a good lighting plan.

    Avalon by Progress Lighting

    Task lighting helps you perform specific tasks, such as reading, grooming, cooking, or playing games. It can be provided by recessed and track lighting, pendant lighting and undercabinet lighting. Task lighting should be free of distracting glare and shadows.

    Undercabinet Lighting

    Accent lighting adds drama to a room by creating visual interest. As part of an interior design scheme, it is used to draw the eye to houseplants, paintings, sculptures and other prized possessions. Accent lighting can also be used to highlight the texture of a brick or stone wall, window treatments or outdoor landscaping.

    To be effective, accent lighting requires at least three times as much light on the focal point as the general lighting surrounding it. Accent lighting is usually provided by recessed and track lighting or wall-mounted picture lights.

    Illuma-Flex by Progress Lighting

    Source: American Lighting Association, Basic Types of Lighting