What’s trending: Our most-loved products

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, Kitchen Lighting, Lighting, lighting designs.

      

This week at the Dallas International Lighting Market, we are introducing several new products and collections to add to our diverse selection of fixtures for any room of the home (more information – coming soon!). In addition to these new products, we are also showcasing several families that consistently “top the list” among builders, interior designers and consumers.

Enjoy highlights of our most popular products that excite our partners and customers time and time again. Learn what makes these collections so unique – and we hope you will be inspired for your next design project!

For those who gravitate towards fixtures with bold personalities and sleek, modern interiors – there’s our EQUINOX collection. Available in three sizes, mix and match with multiples for added drama to any room setting.

The etched opal glass is a soft contrast to the sleek, polished nickel frame.

The interlocking rings can be personalized in any arrangement for a unique statement.

For the customer who expects sense and order in their home, there’s our HAVEN collection. Haven is a sculptural family with a rectilinear shape that complements today’s streamlined home furnishings.

Haven is simple and lean, with a modern sense of scale.

Haven contributes to a sophisticated and modern style.

If you are looking to create casual elegance in the home, our ASHBURY collection is a perfect fit. The collection is created with circular details and a layered, linen drum shade for added visual interest.

The nine-light chandelier completes the Ashbury family for total coordination throughout the entire home.

Sleek, quartz inspired bobeches add value and a play of texture.

For the bold and dramatic customer who craves unexpected design, BINGO offers a statement piece with a low-profile, modern look.

The bold, ring pattern is popular in home furnishings, offering a coordinated interior style.

The Bingo collection is ideal for entryways, islands, dining rooms and vanity areas.

A great option for those with an active lifestyle, ARCHIE is both attractive and functional. Homeowners can enjoy the down-lighting that enhances visual elements in a room.

Archie's authentic style adds a retro touch to interiors.

Archie enhances activities such as cooking, socializing, table games and crafting in rooms where family and friends love to gather.

Which Progress Lighting products do you love?

Dallas Market Showroom Highlights

Posted by kbanks & filed under Dallas Market.

      

We’re excited to be exhibiting at the Dallas International Lighting Market this week – and so far we’re off to a great start! Take a look at some of the highlights of this year’s showroom – from our most popular products to new collections for 2014. If you weren’t able to make the show, enjoy a peek into our showroom.

Hello Dallas Market! A shot of the company showroom.

Dance is consistently a popular family among consumers.

Several of our new collections also include bath and vanity options.

We introduced 10 new decorative families at the Market. Here's a close-up of Compass.

Stay tuned – more Dallas Market highlights to come!

What are your 2014 remodeling plans? Enter to win!

Posted by kbanks & filed under Giveaways, Lighting.

      

When it comes to home design, we like to say that lighting is the “great differentiator.” Not only does the right light provide functional and aesthetic benefits, but it can set a mood, make guests feel at ease and create a space where you love to linger and relax. We invite you to enter this week’s lighting giveaway, for your chance to win a fixture that is sure to differentiate – and transform – an area of your home.

The Drayton Hall collection brings warmth to any room with its traditional details and elegant design.

To enter, LIKE the Progress Lighting Facebook page and COMMENT on the post on our page featuring the image below, with an answer to this question: Which room of your home do you plan to renovate or upgrade in 2014?

We’ll choose one entrant to win the Drayton Hall 9-light foyer fixture shown in the image. Deadline to enter is January 20 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Image posted on the Progress Lighting Facebook timeline 1/14/14.

Progress Lighting’s Drayton Hall 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 Drayton Hall 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 9:00 a.m. (E.S.T.) on January 14, 2014 and will end at 11:59 p.m. (E.S.T.) on January 20, 2014 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

Internet Entry: “Like” Progress Lighting on Facebook. Find the post featuring Progress Lighting’s Drayton Hall collection. Comment on the post on Progress Lighting’s Facebook page by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on January 20, 2014 with the answer to the question “Which room of your home do you plan to renovate or upgrade in 2014?” 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 January 21, 2014, Progress Lighting will post a comment and “tag” the name of one participant with an eligible entry in the Sweepstakes. The winner 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 nine-light chandelier foyer fixture from the Drayton Hall 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 Drayton Hall 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 Carolyn Canington at 864.672.4995.

Caress: Livable Luxury

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting.

      

Known for its perfect marriage of textures, the Caress collection is designed with modern angles and curves. Learn how Caress will enhance the special rooms of your home with this short video clip highlighting the family’s most-loved features.

  • Livable luxury
  • Chic, sophisticated frame
  • Textured glass shades finished in Polished Nickel
  • Chandeliers, foyer fixtures, pendant and bath and vanity options

New Year giveaway! Enter to win a Riverside chandelier on Facebook

Posted by kbanks & filed under Giveaways.

      

We’re thankful for all of our fans on Facebook, which is why we are kicking off the New Year with a lighting giveaway just for you! Win a beautiful Riverside chandelier with an easy click of a button.

To enter, LIKE our Facebook page AND the post featuring the image below.

We’ll choose one entrant to win the six-light Riverside chandelier shown in the image. Deadline to enter is January 12 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Image posted on the Progress Lighting Facebook timeline 1/6/14. Image courtesy of Ryland Homes (www.ryland.com).

Start off 2014 in the right light with a fixture that reflects the tone and spirit of a rustic retreat. 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 Riverside 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 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 12:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) on January 6, 2014 and will end at 11:59 p.m. (E.S.T.) on January 12, 2014 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

Internet Entry: “Like” Progress Lighting on Facebook. Find the post featuring Progress Lighting’s Riverside collection. Like the post on Progress Lighting’s Facebook page by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on January 12, 2014. 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 January 13, 2014, 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 one six-light chandelier 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 Carolyn Canington at 864.672.4995.

4 tips to upgrade your bedroom decor

Posted by kbanks & filed under Bedroom Lighting, Lighting.

      

Turn your bedroom into your very own personal sanctuary. With some easy design upgrades, make this room your favorite space in the house, and the perfect place to unwind and recharge.

Some easy bedroom decorating tips include:

  • Use a layered lighting approach: Blanket you’re bedroom in layers of light. Varying your fixtures, such as bedside wall sconces for reading or a chandelier for overall illumination, adds comfort with both functional and aesthetic benefits.

Tip #1: Layered lighting. Featured collection: Savannah

  • Use pattern and color to set the mood: Incorporate bright colors and fun patterns to add energy and cheer to your bedroom. Use a soft color palette with subtle patterns for a more relaxed, soothing environment. Our Bingo collection allows you to customize your fixture – so you can easily switch out fabric with new patterns and colors to match your style of the season!

Tip #2: Use pattern to add interest. Featured collection: Bingo

  • Use lighting to create a focal point: Adding an elegant fixture such as a chandelier creates an interesting focal point for your bedroom. Waking up and shutting your eyes to beautiful design? What could be better!

Tip #3: Add a focal point. Featured collection: Ashbury

  • Create a master suite by unifying your bathroom: By carrying colors and design themes into your bathroom, your personal space will feel bigger. Use similar accessories and finishes to connect these two rooms for a full, relaxed suite. Progress Lighting makes it easy with a variety of fixtures that coordinate throughout the home.

Tip #4: Create a master suite. Featured collection: Helium

What was once a place to solely to sleep, will now be a peaceful haven where you love to linger. To view the full collections pictured above, visit www.progresslighting.com.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens, Top Bedroom Decorating Tips

Nissé: Modern-day glam

Posted by kbanks & filed under Lighting, Progress Lighting.

      

The Nissé Collection offers a striking blend of vintage elements and bold silhouettes – with refined details that reflect beautifully throughout a home. Watch this video to learn what makes this one of Progress Lighting’s most-loved collections.

  • Mirror-like Polished Nickel finish
  • Chunky discs of clear glass accent each fixture’s sleek curved arms
  • Available with rich, off-white silken fabric shades
  • Cascades of shimmering glass beads and cut-prism drops

Moving forward with home renovations

Posted by kbanks & filed under Uncategorized.

      

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 single-family home construction is at its highest level in four and a half years.

Additionally, 48 percent of homeowners are planning to remodel, build an addition, or build a custom home. Meanwhile, 84 percent of respondents are planning to decorate or redecorate their homes.

Take a look at the top U.S. markets for planned projects:

Are you planning to renovate your home to kick off the New Year? Be sure to check out our latest designs to complete your project.

Source: Renovation in America, Findings from the 2013 Houzz & Home survey

New lighting options in 2014: What you need to know

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, energy efficiency.

      

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 to 50 cents or so for the older versions. But the new ones last twice as long, and use 28 percent less power. There are other popular alternatives, such as CFL and LED sources, that are known and long life and high efficiency – and continue to improve in aesthetics.

Check out these alternatives and more information on the new regulations in the video below:

Source: Huffington Post Home

Congrats Toll Brothers, 2013 Builder of the Year!

Posted by kbanks & filed under Uncategorized.

      

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.

Source: Builder and Developer Magazine. Featuring Progress Lighting Bay Court pendants and Equinox chandelier.

As one of the nation’s leading builders of luxury homes, Toll Brothers has much to celebrate as we close out 2013. Here are some of the highlights from this year:

  • Purchased Shapell Industries, a Beverly Hills firm behind more than 70,000 homes throughout California.
  • Focused on the luxury market and the acceleration of demand from international buyers wanting to own homes in the United States.
  • Delivered high levels of quality and customer satisfaction, especially with their offering of specialty green features that makes them stand out among their competitors.
  • Continued excellence in customization options, allowing customers to “personalize” their home to suit their family and lifestyle needs.

Source: Builder and Developer Magazine, “America’s Big Homebuilder Just Got Bigger”