Meet our September Vendor Progress Lighting. Design inspiration, quality products, and innovative technology have been at the heart of Progress Lighting's success since 1906.

Progress Lighting is more than just a lighting manufacturer with a rich heritage – they're your guide to great design. Along with an extensive product offering, Progress provides a wealth of inspirational resources and design guidance to ensure customers make the best lighting selections for their project.

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History of the company:

Progress Lighting, founded in 1906, has operated under the Hubbell Lighting platform since 2002. With over 5,000 lighting fixtures in our catalog, we have been the largest single source of residential and commercial lighting for more than 100 years, earning the reputation as the #1 decorative lighting line among professional trades, home builders, specifiers, and architects.

What products do you offer?

We offer a full range of residential and light commercial lighting applications, including ENERGY STAR, LED, Title 24 and JA8 approved, and energy-efficient solutions. Our residential product line includes a beautifully designed, comprehensive selection of chandeliers, pendants, recessed, close-to-ceiling, outdoor, vanity, ceiling fans, and LED lighting products. Our Design Series collection of artistically influenced lighting is made with trend-setting elements and uniquely handcrafted details. Our collaboration with internationally renowned interior designer Jeffrey Alan Marks on the Point Dume™ Collection for the Design Series celebrates a curated mix of yesterday and today, distilling both industrial and artisanal influences. Our commercial product line offers light industrial and commercial luminaires that work together to provide a unique solutions approach to a variety of multi-use applications, including multi-family, hospitality, and assisted living.

What sets Progress Lighting apart in the industry?

We have an extensive collection of proven lighting designs that is diverse and versatile, with style and function for any space. Trend-setting design, affordable luxury products, US-based distribution centers, and world-class customer service are just a few of the many ways Progress Lighting stands apart from its competition.

 What are the top trends for lighting right now?

Some of the top design trends that the Progress product development team are incorporating into their lighting designs for 2020 include an elevated Farmhouse style. This is where Coastal and Modern Farmhouse elements are combined for a casual, relaxed vibe that plays vintage wood and lightly distressed finishes against a clean and airy palette. Soft beachy hues in paint, accessories, and textiles contrast beautifully with black matte lighting and furniture made of distressed wood and metal. In lighting, black-framed fixtures are trending, offering a sophisticated look, especially when combined with geometric silhouettes, as seen in Progress Lighting's Torres island pendant. Clear glass such as the Latrobe's bottle-inspired glass shades is also having a moment, as is Satin Brass finish, a gorgeous golden finish that adds refining element to our popular Equinox pendant.

How do you see lighting changing in the next couple of years?

In the coming years, look for even more integrated LED options in lighting fixtures. LED lighting presents numerous benefits over traditional sources, such as energy savings, increased light and color output, easy installation, and low maintenance costs.

What is a key tip or hack when it comes to picking out lighting?

It's crucial to have a proper lighting plan that is layered in its approach by including ambient, task, and accent lighting in your lighting design. Ambient light is the general illumination in a space. Recessed, track, cove and soffit, overhead chandeliers, flush-mounts and natural daylight are good sources of ambient light. Accent lighting is also known as directional light; it highlights architectural elements and features like pictures or furniture. Popular accent lighting fixtures are wall sconces, directional track lighting, and directional recessed lighting. Task lighting helps to perform specific tasks. Undercabinet lighting and pendants are both excellent sources for task lighting.

Why should someone go with Progress Lighting?

Along with an unbeatable selection of beautifully designed, trend-setting lighting fixtures, Progress offers inspirational ideas, expert insight, and lifestyle trend advice by some of the most talented interior designers from around the nation to guide you in your journey to an affordable luxury lifestyle.

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