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

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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 (

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


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

Source: Better Homes and Gardens, Top Bedroom Decorating Tips

Nissé: Modern-day glam

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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

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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 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!

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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.

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”

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 shape lends itself to an ancient-inspired color palette.
  • Finished in Copper Bronze and embraces Stonehenge glass.

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; and a mini-pendant option

See the complete collection online now!

Renovation in America: Trends & Findings

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, remodeling, renovations.


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 building, renovation and decorating plans among Houzz users

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

Over the next few weeks, we plan to unpack the interesting data revealed through this study. To start, we would like to highlight some of the major themes:

  • Increased confidence among homeowners in the renovation and housing market: Three-quarters of U.S. homeowners believe now is a good time to buy a home.
  • Bathrooms and kitchens remain top priority projects across the U.S.: These projects capture the lion’s share of home renovation dollars.

Featured collection: Progress Lighting Lady Luck

  • More U.S. homeowners investing to increase home value: The primary motivation is to improve the look, feel, flow or layout of the home.
  • Strong outlook for remodeling and design professionals: Homeowners planning major home renovation plan to hire professional help.

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

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:

  • MicroCore LED Light Engine—Architectural Area Lighting
  • LightVault 8 LED Luminaire—Kim Lighting
  • MultiSource™ Dual Optic 4” x 8” LED Directional—Kurt Versen
  • MegaLum LED Downlight—Prescolite

The Architectural Products Magazine PIAs determine and honor innovation in the development and refinement of building-related products.

For information on Hubbell Lighting’s products, visit For more information on the Architectural Products PIAs, visit