Category Archives: energy efficiency

The Do’s and Don’ts of Lighting Your Front Door

You may have noticed that our lighting specialist Anne Suggs is a fashionita if you followed along with our recent Be Bright Scarf Giveaway – but now, we get to tap into the other side of Anne’s diverse skill set. Not only does she stay up-to-date with the latest fashion trends that influence the design of our products, but Anne also serves […]

How to select the right lamp for your light fixtures

Prosper Living Room Lighting

Not all bulbs are created equal. Choosing the right source for your light fixture can affect the functionality and appearance of your home, as well as your energy bill. Light output, energy efficiency, durability and style greatly vary from source to source. Before changing your burnt-out bulbs, consider the following four categories to choose a […]

5 tips to extend the outdoor living season

Provide comfy seating for outdoor living areas.

The prevalence and popularity of outdoor living comforts are on the rise, as homeowners become accustomed to the many benefits exterior spaces have to offer. With cooler and shorter days just around the corner, now is the time to start preparing the outdoor spaces of your home for relaxing and entertaining that will transcend the […]

A closer look at outdoor top-seller Westport

Our Westport collection has been a long time customer favorite for outdoor applications. As more homeowners seek to outfit their landscape with the most energy efficient solutions – Progress Lighting recently introduced Westport in an LED option to meet the diverse needs of our clientele. But what is it about Westport that really differentiates it from […]

4 benefits of under cabinet lighting (that you probably weren’t aware of)

4 Benefits of Undercabinet Lighting

Under cabinet lighting is an easy, cost-effective way to add visual depth and task efficiency to your most-used workspaces in the home. Perfect for above kitchen countertops or under floor cabinets, the payback of installing under cabinet fixtures is quite significant. While you may be aware of the task applications of under cabinet lights (such […]

Preparing for warmer days: How to install a ceiling fan

How to Install a Ceiling Fan

Spring is in full swing – and summer is just around the corner. Get your home ready for the hot months ahead by installing a ceiling fan. Nearly every room can benefit from a ceiling fan – but consider adding a fan in your most commonly used living areas such as a guest bedroom, living […]

Incandescent sources in residential design: Yay or Nay?

Although LED and more energy efficient sources are on the rise, incandescents are still commonly used in home lighting applications. If you’re planning a remodel or a lighting upgrade, it’s important to consider the pros and cons of going with incandescent lamps. Here’s a few to start the conversation. Pros: Low initial cost (note: high […]

LED fixtures vs. LED lamps: Which is better?

As lighting technology evolves and energy efficiency becomes increasingly important for builders and consumers alike, LED lighting is taking center stage. With advancements in color consistency, light output and cost effectiveness, there’s no doubt that LED is a major player in the design world – for both residential and commercial markets. It’s important for consumers […]

Solid-state lighting: The benefits, challenges + misconceptions

In a recent interview with our Senior Product Designer James Thomas, we asked him to weigh in on the benefits and challenges of solid-state lighting. In our Q+A, Thomas shared his perspective on the effects that the move towards LED sources has on the industry as a whole. Here’s what he had to say. “For […]

What's new in LED lighting

Samantha Hart from Better Homes and Gardens Lighting Magazine interviews Louie Morales on what’s new in LED lighting. Watch this short interview to learn: How LED technology is revolutionizing the lighting industry The possibilities LED creates for manufacturers to create new designs without the constraint of a lamp What you need to know about LED […]