Category Archives: LEDs

4 tips to show off your favorite home accents with lighting

Renovations Living Room Lighting

Did you just hang up a new painting? Are you especially proud of the display over the mantel? Do you have a framed autograph from your favorite athlete? If you want to show off these items to your guest without pointing them out yourself, let your lighting do it for you. Accent lighting is a […]

Fall Preview: What’s NEW from Progress Lighting

In response to the ever-evolving demand for efficient, on-trend fixtures in the interior design and homebuilding communities, we are excited to announce that Progress Lighting has recently added several new collections – and also expanded some of our most popular lighting families. With more than 100 new SKUs added to our diverse offering of high quality lighting […]

Why lighting outdoor areas is so important to aging-in-place design

How Outdoor Lighting Helps Aging in Place

Studies show that aging individuals desire a smaller home, but they want size when it comes to their backyards. A big reason for this is to provide privacy from neighbors. With bigger outdoor spaces, it’s important that these areas are well lit for visual appeal, but also to enhance safety and security. When designing an […]

Path Lighting Basics: 5 tips to enhance outdoor safety and security

Path Lighting Safety Tips

Pathway lighting is an essential way to welcome friends and family members to your home. Not only do path lights greatly enhance safety by illuminating dark walkways that could lead to hazardous falls, they are an easy way to improve curb appeal. When selecting the perfect outdoor path lights, be sure to follow these quick […]

Why LED lighting is best for 55+ housing

Why LED is best for 55+

Energy efficiency is important to the older buyer because of the impact on the environment and especially the impact on their wallets. In fact, 90 percent said they would purchase energy-efficient products if it would lower their energy bill. Long-term financial security is a primary driver for this demographic, so they are willing to invest […]

3 new ways to use tape lighting

Tape and strip lights bring design flexibility, efficiency and beauty to your home lighting plan. Designed with LED sources, strip lights offer optimum efficiency to meet your green design goals. Read on to learn 3 new ways you can incorporate the versatile tape light to enhance your home’s functionality and beauty. Use LED tape lighting: […]

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 […]

Under Cabinet Lighting 101

Under cabinet lighting is both a practical and elegant lighting solution. Ideal for use in kitchens, home offices and bathrooms, under cabinet lights add a soft ambience and romantic feel to rooms. These lights are also very functional additions for turning counter tops and desks into usable workspaces. There are several ways to go about […]

Progress Lighting: A Year in Review

As another year comes to a close, we look forward to bright opportunities ahead. But before we embrace the excitement of the new year, we thought it would be fitting to take a moment to reflect on the successes of 2014. We invite you to join us as we celebrate noteworthy accomplishments from this past […]