Decoding lamp lingo

Great New York Times article that I wanted to share that addresses the misconception that incandescent bulbs will be banned in the near future. The truth is: Federal regulations are changing how lighting products are made. In an effort to help consumers choose products that save money and energy – while meeting performance expectations – […]

Home lighting trivia & giveaway!

Many of you who have entered our Home Lighting Trivia and Giveaway say you will use your new Progress Lighting pendant over the kitchen or dining area in your home. Did you know that pendant fixtures should hang between 30″ and 36″ over a table or island? Hop over to our Sweepstakes tab and share […]

The color Orange

We’ve been seeing a lot of the color orange out on the streets these days.  To get a sneak peak at this popular color, we asked our own director of decorative product development, Libbe Milicia,   Here’s what she has to say: The fashion Universe loves orange, and can’t get enough of  the persimmon shade […]

Bathroom lighting upgrades – Home Depot video

Been thinking of renovating or revamping a bathroom in your home?  Check out the latest video from Home Depot, which shows you all the fun things to consider when tackling a bath and vanity makeover. Change out your mirrors – This can immediately update the appearance of your bathroom. Be sure to choose a finish […]

Color temperatures and applications

Most of us know that there are different lighting fixtures for different uses. Task lighting, mood lighting and general lighting all play roles in residential and commercial environments. But lighting also plays a big part in how we view other items in the home or office. And it’s important to view items – such as […]

Introducing the Greening of Greenville LED Streetlight Pilot

We have always been proud of our hometown of Greenville. We are in the Upstate of South Carolina, a beautiful part of the southeast and a hub for innovation and urban design. When Greenville’s downtown was redesigned 30 years ago, an extensive tree canopy, on-street parking and wide pedestrian walkways were developed. Part of the […]

The mother of all light sources

We tend to spend a lot of our time focusing on modern light sources, such as fluorescent lamps and light-emitting diodes (LED). But seeing how Progress Lighting is headquartered in Greenville, SC, it’s pretty hard to ignore the sun – our biggest source of light and heat – during the summer months. It’s more than 90 […]

Seeing the Light in Tough Times

Even though people may not be building houses like they were a few years ago, the lighting industry is still doing business. American Lighting Association (ALA) Conference keynote speaker Robert Stevenson says showrooms just need to “figure out ways to make it easy for customers to do business with you” in order to keep numbers […]

Out with the Old

Renovating a room can be a huge undertaking, unless you consider only updating a few pieces in the space. When you choose the right furniture and accessories to add or replace, you can have the same effect – but for less money and effort than a full overhaul. Lighting fixtures are one way to change […]

Need a break from the heat of summer?

The official first day of summer is right around the corner, but the heat of the season has already made its debut.  Get ready for sunny days, cookouts and porch time with family and friends. Although porches, decks and backyards create picturesque moments in our minds, in reality,  sometimes it can be a little too […]