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Progress Lighting featured in award-winning remodeling project

General contractor Andrew Roby, Inc. took home eight Excellence in Remodeling awards from the Home Builders Association of Charlotte. One of Roby’s award-winning projects is renovation of Vicki Payne’s home. Payne is the host of For Your Home, the longest running home and garden show on TV. Last year, she downsized and moved to a 29-year-old brick ranch […]

Interior Design,  Progress Lighting,  remodeling,  renovations

Renovation in America: Trends & Findings

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 […]

lighting controls,  lighting industry,  Progress Lighting,  renovations

Energy Savings in Office Space Lighting

A recent article on office space lighting in tED Magazine states that “lighting is the biggest consumer of electric energy in commercial buildings, accounting for an average of 38 percent of consumption.” Commercial buildings are often over-lighted, utilize inefficient light sources and pay high local energy costs – creating a space in the marketplace for […]

Homebuilders,  Progress Lighting,  remodeling,  renovations

12 unusual housing trends on the horizon for 2013

2012 marked a significant year for the housing market. It is expected in 2013 that we will continue to see a “recovery” in housing, as inventory diminishes and prices rise. However, there seem to be some new trends emerging in the housing sector in 2013 that you might not expect. Check out these trends provided […]

Lighting,  lighting designs,  lighting lifestyles,  Progress Lighting,  renovations

High Performance Lighting Guide for the Home: Living Room

Living/ Family Room areas Now that you have learned about the basics of High Performance Lighting through our previous blog posts, you are now ready to learn how to install them in each area of your home. We will take a look into various rooms of the house, and how you can best apply HPL […]

controls,  dimmers,  lighting designs,  lighting lifestyles,  Progress Lighting,  renovations

This Week's Lighting Round Up!

Happy Halloween! In case you’ve been too busy carving pumpkins, sewing costumes or eating candy – here’s our weekly round up with all of our favorite social media highlights and posts. This week we looked into interior lighting designs, the future of housing renovations and one man’s creative way to recycle. Enjoy! Inhabitat: Old Door […]

controls,  dimmers,  lighting designs,  lighting lifestyles,  Progress Lighting,  renovations

This Week’s Lighting Round Up!

Happy Halloween! In case you’ve been too busy carving pumpkins, sewing costumes or eating candy – here’s our weekly round up with all of our favorite social media highlights and posts. This week we looked into interior lighting designs, the future of housing renovations and one man’s creative way to recycle. Enjoy! Inhabitat: Old Door […]

Lighting,  lighting designs,  lighting lifestyles,  Progress Lighting,  remodeling,  renovations

Weekly Round Up!

We hope everyone has had a great week! In case you were too busy to keep up with all of our social media highlights for the past few days, here’s our weekly round up. This week we were busy on our blog writing about new trends and tips for lighting your home. We’ve also included […]

Lighting,  lighting designs,  lighting lifestyles,  Progress Lighting,  remodeling,  renovations

Trend Watch: The Return of Luxury

Studies indicate that homeowners are planning remodeling projects on a greater scale for the first time in years. RemodelOrMove.com distributes an annual survey to 5,000 homeowners (with an average home value of $100,000) who are actively planning to remodel, but have yet to start their project. This year the survey indicated that the vast majority […]

energy efficiency,  Lighting,  lighting designs,  lighting lifestyles,  Progress Lighting,  remodeling,  renovations

High Performance Lighting Guide for the Home: Part 4

The Availability and Cost of High Performance Lighting Traditional residential, incandescent lighting varies widely in both availability and cost. This is also true for the five categories of High Performance Lighting: tubular fluorescents, built-in CFLs, decorative CFLs, built-in LEDs and decorative LEDs. Tubular Fluorescents– These strip lights are the simplest of fluorescent fixtures, and are […]