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Lumens, Watts, and Volts: What’s the Difference?

It used to be simple to shop for light bulbs: just choose the wattage and buy the bulb. Now, it’s not so easy. New lighting terms continue to be introduced into our everyday vocabulary. We tapped industry expert Chris Primous, Vice President of OEM Sales and Industry Relations at MaxLite, to explain them. While most […]

Lighting Trends

Lighting Tips for the Bathroom

Bathrooms are more than just functional spaces; they can express a homeowner’s design style just as well as any other room in the house. Lighting is an essential décor element, and we have a range of styles to fulfill your needs for both form and function in the bath. Here’s how to choose the best […]

Lighting Trends

Fabulous Finishes: What’s Trending Now

Selecting the perfect lighting involves many choices – you need to consider style, shape, and size, and finally, the finish of the fixture. Many Progress fixtures come in a range of finishes, running the gamut from light and bright to dark and bold. Here are two of the fabulous finishes that are trending now.  Matte […]

Outdoor Living

Outdoor Lighting Sizing Guide: How to Determine Fixture-to-House Proportions

Adding the perfect amount of outdoor lighting will give a home after-dark curb appeal and provide safety for family and visitors. Start by shopping for exterior lighting that complements the design of your house – but keep in mind that the lighting you fall in love with needs to be the right size for your […]

In The Wild

One Room Challenge Reveal: The Landree Pendant

Porch Daydreamer Tracey Amadio has what it takes to compete in the One Room Challenge™, a twice-yearly event, where twenty design influencers are challenged to transform a room of their choice. Tracey started her influencer career by posting a few DIY YouTube tutorials that “went crazy,” she said. She moved on from YouTube and now […]

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Versatility Rules: Expand Your Lighting Options

Design rules are made to be broken, and it’s time to try something different. Expand your lighting options by thinking beyond traditional ways and places to use lighting and try one of these trends instead. Using Outdoor Fixtures, Inside Bringing the outdoors inside by repurposing light fixtures that traditionally are only hung on a home’s […]

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Warm or Cool: It’s Up to You: Understanding Color Temperature and CRI

Comfort and style are two goals of room design – we all want our home to look and feel just right. Choosing furniture, décor and paint colors are steps along the way, but did you know that the color temperature of the lighting has a big influence on the design’s outcome? Warmer color temperatures will […]

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Why WiFi – Introducing Smart Technology for Ceiling Fans

As smart technology becomes common in our daily lives, even low-tech appliances like ceiling fans are joining the smart home movement. And we’re on board: Progress has recently partnered with Smart by Bond technology, bringing custom control to our collection of AC Motor ceiling fans.  So Easy With Smart By Bond, our ceiling fans can […]

Kitchen Lighting

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Design Tips

Modern Farmhouse. It’s a design trend that we can’t say enough about! That’s why we love the work of builder/designer duo Nolan and Jayme Fridley of Fridley Homes: they have a signature, Modern Farmhouse style of clean surfaces paired with vintage, homey elements that we love – and we think you’ll love it, too. We […]

Outdoor Living

Outdoor Lighting That Lasts

Lovely breezes, plentiful sunshine, and soft, warm air are among the benefits of living near the ocean or in a lakeside home. Unfortunately, these advantages can quickly turn into negatives where outdoor lighting is concerned. Selecting exterior lighting that stands up to harsh weather conditions is a must if your home is near salt air, […]