Illuminating Your Yard

There are a number of reasons for illuminating your yard, such as security, safety, and ambiance.

Outdoor Lighting | Better Buildings Initiative

Accelerate the adoption of high-efficiency outdoor lighting and improve system-wide replacement processes.

Specimen Trees: Are They Worth It?

Specimen trees have an undeniable appeal, whether they are gnarled, showy, squat, gigantic, rare, graceful, or just plain odd. There’s a time when every garden owner considers these traits, mulling

Current Obsessions: The Well-Ordered Garden

As our Winter Storage week comes to a close, we’re resolved to get our gardens—and the rest of our homes—in order. Here’s what we’re up to this weekend and throughout January: New Year, new

Trending on Remodelista: 5 Design Ideas to Steal from the Shakers

In an effort to streamline, simplify, and pare down their belongings, this week the Remodelista editors learned to live with just the essentials. Here are five ideas to steal from the Shakers: Ladder

Gardening 101: Birch Tree

Birch, Betula: “Handsome Opportunist” If birch wasn’t such good value, all year long, it would be considered a weed. While springing up in neglected places, it is meanwhile selected by designe

Tiella Lighting 800CBL5PN Cable Kit

The Tiella Lighting 5 Head Cable Kit By Clarissa Allison | January 23rd, 2015 The Tiella Lighting 800CBL5PN Cable Kit flys off of the shelves. This is due to the simplicity of everything you need for

Colorado’s Reliance on Mountain Snow

The Rocky Mountains are Thirsty So far the winter snowfall in Colorado has been significantly below the average. There is concern that even if there are some heavy snowstorms in 2018, it may not be e

Hardscaping 101: Fruit Cages

If you’ve ever tried to grow soft fruits out in the open then you’ll know that birds of all shapes and sizes love delicious ripe berries just as much as we do. And they can strip plants bare with

Reasons for Illuminating Your Yard

There are a number of reasons for illuminating your yard, and this article explains why.

Outdoor Lighting | California Lighting Technology Center

Advances in outdoor luminaires and lighting controls save energy while enhancing visibility, safety and security, protecting dark sky habitats, and improving light distribution outdoors. CLTC develops

Pretty in Pink: An Artist’s Dry Garden in LA’s Topanga Canyon

Charmed by a funky building in LA’s Topanga Canyon that “had always been inhabited by artists,” in 2010 artist Carly Jo Morgan bought a 1920s house with a sprawling hillside garden. At the time

Object of Desire: A Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder from Germany

Hanging from a slender steel cable, a wooden bird feeder with a peaked roof can thwart marauding squirrels—with style. To manufacture the bird feeder, Germany-based designer Sabine Meyer partnered w

Gardening 101: Calla Lily

Calla Lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica: Bride’s Bouquet Sculptural and startlingly exotic, the Calla lily (also known as Arum lily) is both an intriguing and mesmerizing plant, with its funnel-shaped f

Best Houseplants: 9 Indoor Plants for Low Light

Indoor plants is an oxymoron. The most important thing to know about plants: they prefer to live outdoors. You will never see a botanical description that starts with “native to north-facing windo

Swimming Pool of the Week: A Lap Pool Above the Vines at Baker Lane

When winemaker Stephen Singer and his partner, Michel Boynton, set out to create Baker Lane—a livable landscape and working vineyard on a former apple orchard in Sonoma County’s Sebastopol, Calif

How Cold Is Too Cold For Trees

Surviving the Extremes The mass of a tree is primarily carbon, which comes from carbon dioxide during photosynthesis. This process allows the plant to convert the sun’s energy into a chemical energy

Selecting The Right Statement Lighting

By Clarissa Allison | May 13th, 2016 Statement lighting is an easy way to display the personality of your home without the commitment of re-painting an entire room or purchasing a host of new furnishi

New Year Celebrations in Denver

New Year’s Eve Parties and Events The Denver holiday season comes to a grand conclusion with a huge collection of New Year celebrations. Not only are there parties and fun, but some locations offer

Home for the Holidays with Progress Lighting

One of our favorite things about the holiday season is seeing how our partners and customers incorporate our fixtures into festive displays in their homes. Check out just a few of the many ways Progre

The Best Outdoor Christmas Displays

It’s less than a week from most everyone’s favorite holiday of the year and with the colder weather in Colorado presenting a lull in the landscaping scene, I decided to scope out some of the best

1 Fixture, 4 Ways: Glimmer

1 Fixture, 4 Ways: Glimmer Planning a minor update or major renovation on your home? Consider one easy change that will make a big impact in your space – updating your lighting! Glimmer fits the def

Illuminating The Home With Striking Brass

By Clarissa Allison | December 19th, 2017 There was a time when you’d be certain to spot chrome or brushed nickel hardware throughout most contemporary homes. The goal here was sleek, simple and alm

Designer Spotlight: Citrine Living

One of our greatest joys is to watch designers use Progress Lighting to make their visions a reality. Tamara of Citrine Living does just that each time she incorporates our fixtures into a new space.

Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas For Your Porch

Not Feeling Motivated To Decorate For Christmas? We all ooooh and awwww about the houses that glow with tons of Christmas lights this time of year. However, if you have ever done much outdoor lightin

Tour the stunning Summit Estates Community with Possibilities for Design

As a respected thought leader and founder of Possibilities for Design, an award-winning national interior design firm, Doris Pearlman is in the business of bringing dream homes to life. Connecting wit

Best Windbreak Trees for Colorado

Landscape Windbreaks and their Efficiency It’s finally December in Colorado and the weather is true to form. We had some warmer-than-normal temperatures in November with somewhat dry conditions, but

The Benefits of Updating Office Lighting

By Clarissa Allison | April 17th, 2015 Lighting design and its philosophy have changed dramatically over the past decade. Companies are reducing the overall environmental footprint of the space and el

Best Rock For Landscaping

Helpful Tips For Choosing Landscaping Rock Using rock when landscaping, also known as hardscape, has many benefits. One of the pros of landscaping with rock is that it is durable, so you never have to

1 Fixture, 4 Ways – Cherish

Have you been searching high and low for the perfect lighting to complement your home’s design? If so, then we hope this newest version of 1 Fixture, 4 Ways, featuring our very popular Cherish colle

Lifespan of Insects

Benefits of Bugs We all have a different level of tolerance for bugs. One of my least favorite insects that makes me scream like a sissy is wasps. Many people are afraid of spiders, some to the point

Mix & Match: Debut and Squire Collections

Have you seen our recent Mix & Match lighting inspiration on the blog? The fun continues today with two fixtures from our exclusive Design Series: Debut and Squire! If you missed the last two blog

Lighting Trends for Custom Home Building, via Synergy Homes

Homes can date themselves quickly if you aren’t careful with your design choices. People keep this in mind when choosing many aspects of home design, but they often overlook it when it comes to ligh

Top Benefits of Houseplants

Health Benefits of Houseplants Even though the Colorado ground is blanketed in snow, you can still grow interesting plants inside your home. If you love nurturing plants in your garden during the

A Day in the Life of ARTS Awards Nominee Pamela Tresp – A Superstar Sales Rep!

There are many skills that Pamela Tresp has learned from her years as a police officer in Dallas – that she now uses to benefit her career as lighting sales representative for Progress Lighting. She

Ways to Extend the Outdoor Living Season, via Richmond American Homes

With fall upon us, it’s easy to withdraw indoors. These simple tips from our partners at Richmond American Homes will help extend the outdoor living season. Lighting Early dusk doesn’t have to put

Bringing Plants Inside For The Winter

Give Your Plants A Vacation Do you have plants that you set outside for summertime and then bring them back inside for the winter? Many people keep their plants year around, but it takes some special

Security Lighting Tips For The Home

A security lighting system is a great deterrent. It illuminates the intruder, exposing them to vulnerability. While it is no guarantee to preventing criminal activity, crimes will be far less likely w

Office Lighting Tips For An Efficient Workplace

Guest post by Arthur Smith of | September 22nd, 2017 The best way for any company or organization to improve their overall performance is to improve the work conditions for their employ

Your Ultimate Ceiling Fan Guide

By Clarissa Allison | May 27th, 2016 Choosing The Perfect Ceiling Fan Before purchasing a new ceiling fan, there are several factors to consider in order to ensure it will be the right fit for your ho

Directional Spot Lighting

By Clarissa Allison | February 26th, 2016 By now you’re aware that lighting sets the tone for any space it inhabits. Dimension can be added depending on the direction  and color temperature of spot

Make Nursery Lighting Functional And Fun

By Clarissa Allison | May 15th, 2015 When you prepare for a new baby, it’s easy to become too preoccupied in making the nursery aesthetically pleasing. As you get to know what your little one needs

How to Pull Off the Edison Bulb Trend

By Contributing Writer Clarissa Caouette for | August 4th, 2017 The vintage look of the Edison bulb is all the rage right now. With the orange, candle-like glow these bulbs cast and thei


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