Lighting trends our homebuilders love

At Progress Lighting, we strive to provide our valued homebuilders with quality, innovative fixtures that display the latest trends while meeting the functional needs of homeowners.

We have been in the business of homebuilder partnerships for more than 100 years. Read on to learn the latest trends in the communities nationwide that Progress Lighting serves.

Transitional styles

Fixtures from the Progress Lighting Trinity collection exemplify a marriage of traditional and contemporary elements for a classic, timeless design. This transitional style is very popular among homebuilders.

Project completed by CalAtlantic Homes ( featuring Progress Lighting’s Energy-Star rated Trinity collection.

With refreshing and handsome forms, Trinity displays authenticity with etched glass and exposed candleholders. Available in Brushed Nickel, Polished Nickel, Cobblestone or Antique Bronze finishes.

Minimalist design

A movement towards minimalist design has brought attention to Progress Lighting’s Wisten collection. The collection features a clean, modern design with simple and balanced elements that make it a perfect solution for today’s understated interiors.

The Wisten collection offers fixtures for any room of the home, making it easy for builders to create a cohesive design style by coordinating fixtures from room to room. CC: Toll Brothers, Inc.

Wisten is available in the popular Brushed Nickel and Antique Bronze finishes to match a variety of interior settings.

Simplified fixtures with traditional influence

Updated or simplified traditional designs are quite prevalent among builders and they can work well with a craftsman aesthetic. The Progress Lighting North Park collection was designed as a new take on the traditional square glass craftsman style light fixtures, with simplified shapes that give it an updated feel.

Image courtesy of Stephen Alexander Homes ( featuring Progress Lighting’s North Park collection.

North Park allows homeowners to rediscover handsome hardware styles with modern and classic looks. Twin arching arms create an updated mission style.

Energy efficiency

A shift toward more efficient lighting technologies allows consumers to make subtle energy saving changes. LED and CFL lamps play a big role because they can pay for themselves through energy and maintenance savings, while providing aesthetically pleasing lighting.

The Haven collection offers a modern design that beautifully hides the fixture’s CFL source. Since the color consistency and spiral shape of the CFL lamp often deter homeowners, collections that are designed to conceal the source and diffuse light are a top pick among builders. CC: Miller & Smith Homes

Haven also allows builders to take advantage of the popular trend to position pendants in groups of two or more.

Glamourous lighting

For more lavish home settings, the trend to incorporate decorative fixtures that feature glamorous accents such as crystals, jewels and beads makes Progress Lighting’s Nissé collection a favorite among luxury homebuilders.

Many designers have elected to incorporate elegant fixtures that transform the master bath into a luxurious, spa-like retreat. This bathroom setting, completed by Toll Brothers, features Progress Lighting’s Nissé chandelier, crowned with stylish off-white shades.

With glamorous, vintage-modern appeal, Progress Lighting’s Nissé nine-light, two-tier chandelier features discs of clear glass that reflect off the bright Polished Nickel finish. A center column features drops of opulent beads that cascade down sleek curved arms, forming a dramatic waterfall effect.

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