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EXPERIENCE TIPS & TRENDS FOR LIGHTING SOLUTIONS

THE DUTCHESS Toll Brothers’ Latest Model Home Design

Artfully Described By Doris Pearlman / p. 50

SUMMER 2016

OUTDOOR LED SOLUTIONS

URBAN INDUSTRIAL

BUNGALOW BLOWOUT

The layered lighting approach to your outdoor space using LEDs / p. 48

Learning from the latest trends and styles with new Progress Style boards / p. 18

Traditional charm and eclectic style collide in a bungalow remodel / p. 38

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LIGHTING & HEALTHCARE · LIGHTING MISTAKES ROOKIES MAKE HIGH POINT MARKET REVIEW · RETURN OF THE DINING ROOM


THAT MOMENT WHEN UNEXPECTED SILENCE IS A GOOD THING

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SUMMER 2016

EXPERIENCE TIPS & TRENDS FOR LIGHTING SOLUTIONS

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EDITOR Where do I start? These last six months have been ridiculously fun. Beginning with this issue of Experience Progress —redesigned and reimagined! To start, let me just put it out there — I’m a magazine and fashion enthusiast. From my earliest childhood memories, I’ve been obsessed with both. So it’s only natural that when I joined Progress Lighting, I figured out a way to marry the two. I just had to, and it was crazy simple. Lights can totally transform a space. Oscar de la Renta said it best, “The most important thing? Perfect lighting at all times.” And just like fashion, if your taste changes next season…poof — so can your lights! As you flip though our Summer issue of Experience Progress, I’m hoping you’ll be absorbed in the beautiful photography and stories. Whether it’s delivered to your doorstep or to your computer, appearing on your iPad or your cell phone screen, it was made for you by a very talented group of marketing experts – Bridget, Laura, Meredith, Josephine, Tae, Greg, Ryan, Carolyn, Kim, Tim, Nicole, Paul, Allison and Joe. Ones that I’m proud to call my teammates and even more importantly, my friends. ILLUMINATE THE MOMENTS THAT MATTER,

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In This Issue

CONTENTS 38 Liz & Lee’s Bungalow Traditional charm and eclectic style collide.

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COVER STORY

Think Like a Designer

High Point A Look at Industry Trends on Display at Market

Traditional charm and eclectic style uniquely collide in this new house.

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Lighting + Healthcare The impact of proper lighting on your health and those you love.

50 3 Trends in 3 minutes An interview with Better Homes & Gardens / 26

Designing with Pendants The versatility and functionality of pendant lighting / 32

Notes from Nashville Interview with Designer Marcia Knight ASID / 10


SUMMER 2016

RETURN OF THE

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URBAN INDUSTRIAL Minimalist

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Outdoor LED The layered lighting approach to your outdoor space using LEDs

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GOING VINTAGE

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with Edison Bulbs

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In the Progress Model Shop

Avoid Rookie Mistakes

Rich D’Andrea celebrates 50 Years

Lighting advice to consider when designing your home

Giving Back

Shining Stars

Doing more than just producing great lights / 65

The people behind the brand at Progress / 66

New Lights

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Product Preview 2016

Simple upgrades and decorative accents can make a big impact, especially when it comes to improving the beauty and perceived value of your home.

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NEW LIGHTS.

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he start of a new season is the perfect time to upgrade your home’s interior design. The good news is you don’t have to completely renovate your home to refresh your favorite living spaces. Progress Lighting has unveiled several new collections that are in line with the year’s top trends. Enjoy highlights of some of our new designs, and insight on how they further the leading looks.

Artisanal Accents Handcrafted elements add authenticity to a variety of rooms including kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and even home offices. Homeowners can achieve this trend by merging recycled materials and vintage accents with modern undertones for a fresh, new design. Fixtures that showcase painted finishes, antique mirrored glass, modernized scrollwork or hand-bent arching forms fall into the artisanal category.

The new Indi collection is artistically styled and can be clustered to fill spacious interior areas. Antique mirrored glass shine through when illuminated. Other new artisanal collections: Monogram, Crime, Tally Indi P4248-134

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Product Preview 2016

Lighting fixtures that make a bold statement and serve as the focal point of a room are trending in residential design.

Industrial Chic The industrial trend is growing as more homes incorporate vintage electric design elements. Industrial designs pair well with rusticinspired interiors. For lighting, fixtures that incorporate steely accents, knob and strap details and mixed metals contribute to the industrial phenomena. District’s metal shade offers an industrial-inspired design. Available in both incandescent and LED versions, the versatile vintage form can be used in indoor and outdoor applications Other new collections with industrial elements: Bell, Fuller District P5622-20

Back in Brass Warmer metals are expected to gain momentum in 2016. From appliances to hardware to light fixtures – bronze, brass and gold tones are making their mark. Not only are finishes “heating up”, but the freedom to mix metals is gaining in popularity. Gone are the days where one finish characterizes the entire house, or even a single room. Mix and match your favorite metallic tones. Progress Lighting has expanded it’s popular Swing collection to include spheres and pendants featuring Natural Brass metal accents and vintage undertones. Other new collections with Brass elements: Dash, Pure 6

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OVERSIZED FIXTURES Lighting fixtures that make a bold statement and serve as the focal point of a room are trending in residential design. You don’t have to have a large home to take part in this trend. A statement pendant in a kitchen nook or above a dining room table can make for a beautiful style accent. Homes with tall ceilings or a large foyer can also benefit from the increased sizes of today’s most popular lights. The new Collins collection embraces the trend towards styling with large pendants as the primary fixture. The water glass gallery contains both rustic and modern undertones. A mica shade provides rich, glimmering light. Other new oversized collections: Enclave, Inspire, Invite

RETRO RENEWAL

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A surge in furniture, textiles, colors and fixtures that were prevalent in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s indicates homeowners’ growing nostalgia reminiscent of “simpler times.” Prismatic glass and fabric shades, brass accents and traditional forms are making a comeback in lighting design. Light is beautifully illuminated through soft prismatic glass in the expanded Lucky collection. Precise details in the tubing, frame and shades enhance the vintage design styling. Other new collections with retro/ vintage elements: Radiance, Prismatic Glass Be sure to browse the hundreds of new SKU’s recently added to our diverse lighting portfolio at: www.progresslighting.com

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Market Update

A Look at Industry Trends On Display at

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his spring, interior design professionals from around the globe came together to explore, learn and collaborate at the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world – the High Point Market. The wildly successful bi-annual event attracts the industry’s best of the best – from world famous designers and celebrities to respected manufacturers and brands. Our team was thrilled to join in on the fun as spectators at this esteemed event. We are excited to share with you all that we learned along the way. LIGHTING CONTINUES TO BE THE JEWELRY OF THE HOME. It was evident that lighting is, more often than not, the crowning glory of a space. Lighting has the ability to completely transform the look and feel of your home. Artistic elements – such as handcrafted finishes and natural materials – were pervasive in lighting designs at this year’s market. Matte metals are also increasingly popular in lighting and home appliances.

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HOMEOWNERS ARE SPLURGING ON STATEMENT PIECES TO ELEVATE THEIR HOME STYLE. Neutrals are trending in the home as homeowners look to their walls and floors as the “canvas” to their unique style. A muted backdrop paves the way for designers to pull in gorgeous statement pieces – whether it’s an eyecatching fixture or rich piece of artwork – and create a statement through the careful placement of distinct home accessories.

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CRAFTSMAN AND QUALITY METALS ARE SHOWING UP IN ALL AREAS. The use of metals – from polished chrome to brushed nickel to muted gold – is proving to be one of the top trending looks for furniture and accessory design.

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BOLD COLOR AND PATTERN GUARANTEE VISUAL APPEAL IN TODAY’S INTERIORS. Bright pops of color decked the walls, pillows and artwork of many showrooms at High Point. A bohemian, tribal look showed up in many areas – while inviting floral patterns dominated others. Either way, color is in!

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LIVABLE LUXURY IS THE NEW NORMAL. We heard from industry thought leaders that open concept living continues to dominate – but now more than ever, homeowners expect glamorous spaces that are also livable, multifunctional and comfortable.

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INDUSTRIAL AND GLAMOUR COMBINE FOR A UNIQUE LOOK. Many products effortlessly combined both industrial and elegant elements for a distinctive look. We saw accessories that shone with pearls and jewels being used next to warehouse-inspired furniture pieces finished with steel and wood accents.

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INFLUENCER UPDATE! We met up with Instagram celebrity and designer Kate Rumson at the show. She was stunned to see her latest feature in a spring issue of Experience Progress! Left to right: Tilebar Brand Ambassador Jacob Herskovitz, Interior Designer Kate Rumson, Celebrity Designer Bobby Berk.

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NOTES FROM

NASHVILLE A Q&A with

MARCIA KNIGHT, ASID OWNER Marcia Knight Designs

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ashville-based designer Marcia Knight, ASID has enjoyed a career in the residential design community that spans several decades with client relationships that have lasted just as long. She’s worked with clients on projects during all stages of the design process, as well as projects for their children and even grandchildren! We caught up with Marcia to get her thoughts on trends, the importance of a good lighting design and upcoming projects for 2016.

How do you incorporate trends into a home setting?

I very much enjoy working with clients during the planning stages of building a house and/or renovating. When we start at the beginning, we can work together to identify what they really want - what their lifestyle needs and requires.

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My advice is to start with a good foundation – with high quality finishes, furnishings and lighting. Once a solid design has been set, it’s easy to incorporate items that emulate current “trends” through the use of smaller accessories. For examples, pillows, accent rugs and artwork work to freshen up an area – and can easily be interchanged with similar items as trends come and go.

MARCIA’S TIP NO. 1 GO BEYOND THE CEILING Many people still consider overhead lighting as the only thing to include when illuminating a room. In order to create a lighting plan, it’s important to analyze the existing space and determine the different layers of lighting that are needed – beyond close-to-ceiling fixtures. Multiple light fixtures play a role in a layered lighting design. • Chandeliers, pendants and sconces offer pretty decorative lighting options • Undercabinet lighting, bedside sconces and floor and table lamps serve as examples of task lighting • Accent lighting – such as recessed and track lighting – highlights architectural details or artwork • Recessed downlights provide ambient or general lighting

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MARCIA’S TIP NO. 2 GET READY FOR NEW SEASONS When the seasons change, the natural light available also starts to shift. Therefore, it’s nice to find ways to bring a warm glow inside the home even after you lose daylight. Some ways you can achieve this include: • Place LED votive lights and candles throughout different rooms. • Use candle clusters to add a wonderful amber glow that is warm and inviting.

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How has lighting technology changed to enhance your design projects?

I love working with the new LED tape strips. So many of the previous options were very cumbersome, which required designers to plan far ahead to incorporate into their projects. The ease of LED tape strips accommodate a variety of applications, including under cabinets, inside cabinets, as well as lining display cases and bookshelves. Plus, they offer energy efficient benefits.

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What is an exciting project you are currently working on?

I’m working with a family to renovate their ranch-style home – that includes opening up their kitchen floor plan and adding several bathrooms and bedrooms – to better reflect their lifestyle. While these areas are being renovated, we can incorporate layers of lighting to maximize the use of each space.

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Dim the lights throughout the home to provide a nice, soft ambiance that is welcoming and relaxing. This can be easily accomplished by adding dimmers in popular areas in your house. I also like to change small accessories that incorporate seasonal elements – such as decorative throws and accent pillows.

And, because they like to cook with their four children, it’s especially important to consider the amount of task lighting that will be needed. Especially in the kitchen when the children are helping to prepare meals! What has your experience been with the Progress Lighting brand?

Progress Lighting is a very easy company to work with. They offer an excellent range of design styles and price ranges, which helps when prioritizing budgets. I also love how they are staying current with new design factors and technology, such as the amount of LED options that are available. With aesthetic and functional benefits, it’s an easier conversation for me to encourage my clients to replace lights or add LED options, while benefitting from energy savings features.

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THE MOROCCAN TREND IS A CLASS OF DESIGN NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.

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old, exotic and vibrant, Moroccan design is an enticing global movement that has heavily influenced today’s most on-trend interior settings. Positioned in Northern Africa bordering the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, Morocco embraces many cultures, civilizations and religions, resulting in a varied, inspirational and diverse style that is a dramatic expression of color and creativity.

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olors are also paired with intricate geometric designs that contribute to the exciting nature of this style. Mixing patterns is accepted and encouraged, especially with pillows, rugs and ottomans. Decorative tile work is also commonly used in Moroccan interiors, many of which embrace the quatrefoil shape. Large mirrors or reflective mirrored surfaces can complete the look.

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s with any interior space, lighting plays a key role in completing your intended style. With Moroccan design, light fixtures double as distinctive sculptural works of art that serve as visual focal points even when not illuminated. Lanterns finished in bronze, copper and wrought iron are particularly popular. Hang artistic pendants at varying heights in place of a traditional chandelier for the perfect Moroccan touch to your home.

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METALLIC LANTERNS

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BOLD GEOMETRIC PATTERNS


CAPTIVATING COLORS

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oroccan design is known for an array of rich, energetic and contrasting colors. Colorful textiles, upholstery and wall hangings indicate Moroccan influence. Hues such as warm yellows and burnt oranges are prevalent; Adding in a splash of vivid blues, greens and turquoises brings in a Mediterranean vibe for an exquisite result.

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etailed carvings and arched doorways are architectural elements with Moroccan inspiration at their core. Leave the conventional coffee table and sofa behind in your Moroccan style living room, and replace with beautifully carved wooden additions, colorful flea market finds or a plush ottoman with intricate stitching. Pillows positioned on the floor have been replaced with low-seating furniture that adds comfort and support.

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Preserving the historic elements of a building creates the desired urban appeal for this particular style, ideal for the casual creative, young entrepreneur or imperfectionist.

THE LOOK FURNISHINGS

COLOR PALETTE

MATERIALS

Rustic

Monochromatic

Vintage

Incorporate rustic metal shelving and cabinets, and choose leather or canvas furniture to tie the other elements together.

A consistent color palette comes naturally when incorporating elements like concrete, steel, metal and wood. Keep the look going by painting walls neutral colors.

Exposed brick, steel columns, wrought iron railings and concrete floors combine to achieve a warehouse feel that characterizes the urban industrial style.

THE LIGHTS SPOT THE TREND

METAL PENDANT LIGHTING

CHRONICLE Pendant P5311-20

Fixture finishes like Antique Bronze and Brush Nickel add to industrial style. Pendant lighting with Edison bulbs is also popular, and designers often use rustic fixtures to complete a room.

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Less is more. This style uses a monochromatic color palette and a soft simplicity with an emphasis on shape, exuding sleek sophistication for a streamlined lifestyle.

THE LOOK DESIGN

COLOR PALETTE

Pure Linear

Monochromatic

Crisp, straight lines and shapes characterize a minimalist style room. This simple framework displays a sleek sophistication that can also be mirrored in lighting fixtures.

A monochromatic color scheme creates uniformity in this style. The palette can be accented nicely with a touch of pattern or the natural color of a potted plant for decor.

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B&W Stripes

Black and white stripes are a significant and fun trend in the minimalist style. Just a pop of pattern uses cleverly in a pillow or rug adds character to the monochromatic design.

THE LIGHTS PENN Pendant P5067-104 SPOT THE TREND

CLEAN & CRISP LIGHTING Select fixtures with crisp lines, distinct iron frameworks and simple geometric shapes for your Minimalist style room. Designers prefer Brushed Nickel or Antique Bronze with this style.

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Avoid Rookie Mistakes

LIGHTING MISTAKES

ONLY ROOKIES MAKE

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n our Designer interview with Marcia Knight (for the full article, see page 10), she addressed one of the most common mistakes people make when lighting a room. According to Marcia, many people still consider overhead lighting as the only thing to include when illuminating a room.

“Multiple light fixtures play a role in a layered lighting design,” she added. Our lighting solutions specialist, Anne Suggs, also recently addressed some “do’s and don’ts” to consider when it comes to lighting at a special “Be Bright” event at the Hubbell Lighting headquarters.

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There are special things to consider when approaching the lighting in every room of your home. And with a little knowledge, the right lighting can make any design project less intimidating and more impactful. Let’s take a tour of the average home for some easy-to-remember advice for your next remodel or design project.


ENTRYWAY ROOKIE MOVE // Avoid placing downlights in a straight line down hallways. This can unintentionally create a cold “runway” effect.

PRO TIP // Try using a dimmer to offer calming lighting in the entryway. This helps relax guests and homeowners as they enter the home. According to Anne, indirect lighting can also make a tight entryway seem larger.

Project by Synergy Design and Construction | Seeded Glass pendants

KITCHEN ROOKIE MOVE // Prevent over lighting this popular gathering space! Did you know that the kitchen is one of the most over lit rooms in a home? Alternatively, task lighting is an important element to get right in a kitchen – you don’t want to chop vegetables, slice onions or read the morning paper in shadows. Image courtesy of Dostie Homes | Caress pendants

DINING ROOM ROOKIE MOVE // Don’t feel like you are limited in using just one pendant as a focal point for the dining room.

PRO TIP // Try multiple pendant groupings over a large dining room table. Mount the pendants 32” to 36” above the table height, so that guests can still see everyone while having enough light. Anne also suggests using recessed downlights or wall sconces to add more vertical light – to contrast the horizontal light of the pendant.

PRO TIP // Consider overcabinet lighting if you have at least 12 inches above your cabinets. Also, be sure to position directional spotlights in line with the edge of your countertop. Finally, Anne stresses the importance of selecting the right pendant to complement your kitchen.

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Avoid Rookie Mistakes

Left: Image courtesy of Kolter Homes | Ashbury chandelier Below: Project by Masterpiece Design Group | Photography by StudioKW | Invite chandelier

LIVING ROOM ROOKIE MOVE // Don’t use the same lighting throughout a living room with an open floor plan.

PRO TIP // Combine wall mounted fixtures with recessed downlights to add another layer of light – and contribute to a softer feel. Also, keep in mind how the living room lights will be controlled (and if they can be controlled independently).

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Although they may not be used all the time, recessed downlights are great for a living room for when more light is needed. – ANNE SUGGS

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ROOKIE MOVE // Don’t install any type of light that could give off glare in the bedroom. A very important factor to providing a calming atmosphere is that the room is free of glare. Also, avoid placing a downlight directly over the bed.

PRO TIP // Select a diffused light where you can’t see the source – so it’s not as difficult for your eyes to adjust to the darkness. “For the main overhead lighting in a bedroom, use an indirect fixture. Indirect lighting is inherently non-glary because it uses the ceiling as the main fixture,” said Anne.


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ROOKIE MOVE // Don’t put just any fixture in a bathroom.

ROOKIE MOVE // Don’t

Be aware of water ratings on fixtures that are going into the bath and vanity area.

use cheap fixtures in outdoor spaces. Your exterior fixtures should be the most durable out of any in the house.

PRO TIP // Place recessed downlights overhead in a line with the edge of the counter. Additionally, you should consider an additional source to better illuminate the occupant’s face. Anne also reminded us that showers should have a recessed or surface mount fixture near the back wall – or corner of the shower.

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PRO TIP // Remember, a little light outdoors can go a long way, so be sure not to over light. Also, consider how the lighting will look from all vantage points in the yard. Anne suggests approaching lighting the back yard as you would the living room – and choose two to three focal features, such as a sculpture or trees, to light.

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LIGHTING TRENDS IN 3 MINUTES! An interview with Better Homes & Gardens and Progress Lighting

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n a recent interview conducted by Better Homes and Gardens editor Samantha Hart, David Peek, Progress Lighting’s Director of Product Development, shared insight on three lighting trends that are hitting the residential design scene. Tune in!

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Lighting is no longer the secondary player in the room. It can serve as a focal point or functional work of art. According to David Peek, homeowners are recognizing that lighting is a beautiful way to add personality to their home to make it more distinctive. It offers something you can’t achieve with other accessories – through light, contrast and reflection.


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David Peek also shared that the use of pendants in lieu of chandeliers is a fun trend popping up in residential interiors. Positioning multiple pendants above a dining table adds drama to a space. Decorators are also using pendants in bedrooms over nightstands as an alternative to a table lamp to light the room.

DAVID PEEK’S TOP PICKS

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When asked what his number one piece of advice for homeowners who are new to the lighting space, David Peek said “be bold.” Lighting is one of the easiest ways to infuse your space with personality. And luckily, lighting isn’t a decision that you have to live with for the rest of your life. Your tastes will change in a few years – and your lighting can change right along with you!

CIRRINE Pendant P5082-20

THE POINTE Pendant P5051-15

Marque is a beautiful series of interior lantern-style pendants with a modern, rustic theme.

BINGO Wall Sconce P2026-09WB

With Bingo, homeowners can customize the design to make it their own by interchanging different fabrics and materials in the fixture’s characteristic metal rings.

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THE RETURN

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ure, a homeowner still technically needed a formal dining room as part of their house plan for re-sale value. However, the average family seemed to be only using this space during a few special occasions – such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and a handful of other holidays or times for celebration – and then ignoring it for the rest of the year. Additionally, with the popularity of breakfast nooks and kitchen islands, more families were happy to repurpose dining rooms to use for other activities – playrooms, home offices and libraries.

But it seems that the dining room could be making a comeback in homes across America. As we continue to incorporate access to social media channels, entire television seasons and 24hour news cycles into our daily lives, there’s an increasing desire for us to have a space where we can just use to “unplug” and connect with friends and family on an intimate level. Could a dining room offer a place that sparks conversation, while temporary shielding us from accessing our smart phones? We think so!

Toll Brothers dining room designed by Possibilities for Design | Calven Collection

Use colors that you naturally gravitate towards. Hues that make you happy, calm or energized will allow you to spend several hours enjoying different topics of discussion.

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A beautiful blue painted piece may be just the thing to freshen a room and get the conversation started! You can also anchor the color with beige and brown accents.

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Don’t forget to have a basket handy where everyone can temporarily leave his or her cell phones for the night. Unplug from electronics and reconnect with the soul.

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A confluence of materials – forged iron, polished wood, pottery and glass – can reside in harmony. The range also provides desirable contrast in texture and finish.

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Incorporate a variety of textures and materials in home accents for the dining room. Make things as comfortable as possible – you want your guests to linger!

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Take note of the room’s natural framework. The proportions of the space will create a frame for your furniture and accessories – and, ultimately, for your guests’ experiences.

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A round dining table facilitates traffic flow, while encouraging intimate gatherings. A glass top can also bring a welcome sense of airiness.


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Lighting Basics

DESIGNING WITH PENDANTS

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vailable in a plethora of shapes, sizes and styles, pendants offer endless design options, while providing all-purpose illumination, task lighting and accent lighting. Not only are pendants a classy style accent, but they also contribute to a functional and inviting layered lighting design. Keep these purposes in mind when using pendants to light a variety of rooms in your home:

ALL-PURPOSE LIGHTING

TASK LIGHTING

Space pendants throughout the room for overall lighting. The larger the area, the bigger the pendant light should be.

Focus pendant lights on a specific work area, such as over a sink or desk area. One small pendant may be sufficient.

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ACCENT LIGHTING Highlight specific areas or accent pieces with pendants to create interest and depth to your design.

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Cluster small pendants over a kitchen island or dining room table to aid in everyday tasks like preparing meals, reading recipes or doing homework.

Additionally, pendants can help further your unique design taste. Select a pendant style that reflects your home’s characteristic decor. For example, modern pendants made of glass exude sleekness, while glass orbs present a retro look. Choose a style that matches your home design and meets your lighting needs. The appeal of pendant lighting is that there is a style, size and price point for every design plan. Explore options by Progress Lighting to update your space with pendant lighting.

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Tech Insights

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INTERSECTION OF LIGHTING + HEALTH CARE by Chris Bailey

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ccording to the US DOE’s Energy Information Administration, health care facilities account for 7% of electricity use by all commercial and institutional buildings. Additionally, lighting equipment represents as much as 42% of total electricity used in health care facilities. Despite the extraordinary costs associated with lighting systems, health care applications provide a unique set of challenges and opportunities, which given the lack of research funding, leaves a large separation between research and applied design. Despite the obvious benefits and in many cases unique, lighting practices implemented by health care providers and facility managers,

these efforts and their related benefits largely go unmeasured. This has resulted in the general deficiency of quantified benefits of “good lighting” and limited design guidance with respect to both common and specialized health care environments. For patient and health care professionals alike, patient experience, observation accuracy, procedure success, patient recovery and patient safety (slips, trips and falls, etc.) are of the utmost concern. Given the range in age of patients (newborn to geriatric), varying degree of patient mobility and duration of treatment and observation, lighting requirements vary greatly.

CHRIS BAILEY / Director of Lighting Solutions Center for Hubbell Lighting With more than a decade of experience in the lighting industry, Chris Bailey has been described as a “forward-thinking lighting evangelist.” As the Director of the Lighting Solutions Center for Hubbell Lighting, Bailey is committed to using his unique skill set of technical abilities and market wisdom to educate professionals worldwide on the fast-changing dynamics of the lighting industry.

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Since the degree of difficulty and resulting implications of visual tasks performed by patients are in sharp contrast to those performed by health care professionals, an extreme level of flexibility. The shift away from monolithic hospital centric campuses to an outpatient population-centric model is becoming evident. Some sources indicate that inpatient volumes are predicted to fall 5%, vs. 30% growth in outpatient volume. In recent years, the shift in the healthcare facility archetype has driven facility design away from predictable sterility and towards residential and hotel-like

interiors for an increased degree of patient comfort. This not only provides an atmosphere of recovery for the patient, but promotes a greater degree of family member and caretaker comfort and involvement throughout the recovery process. This has not only been shown to improve patient recovery but also to reduce the demand on overextended health care practitioners and staff.

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ENERGY USE

IN U.S. HEALTH CARE BUILDINGS, 2003 Water Heating 1%

Ventilation 16%

LIGHTING 42%

Cooling 14%

According to a 2003 study from the United States Department of Energy, lighting accounts for 42% of electricity use in health care buildings.

Other 15%

Space Heating 3%

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The shift in the health care facility archetype has driven facility design... towards residential and hotel-like interiors for an increased degree of patient comfort.

Additionally, providing patients the ability to control or adapt patient room lighting through accessible lighting controls, many times directly from the patient’s bed, has been shown to provide positive benefits to the health and wellbeing of patients and foster a sense of independence. It is important to point out that for some patients, the simple act of flipping a switch or pressing a button may be an immensely complicated endeavor.

This makes the development of more advanced control systems using integrated technologies such as voice and gesture recognition very promising for disadvantaged patients. However, despite the understandable desire to promote patient-friendly interiors and access to lighting controls, these technologies can lead to reduced visual performance and visual fatigue for health practitioners if not implemented correctly.

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Liz & Lee's

Bungalow Blowout Traditional charm and eclectic style collide in a unique bungalow remodel.

LOWRY FAMILY Charlotte, NC

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The personality of the owners really shone bright in the final design. VICKI PAYNE Host, For Your Home

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hen Lee and Liz Lowry learned they were pregnant after just a few short months of marriage, they knew it was time to kick their home remodel plans into high gear.

The couple had recently purchased a quiet 1920s bungalow style home in the heart of a young, trendy neighborhood in Charlotte, N.C. - which they were also sharing with Liz’s two stepchildren and mother. While the community-driven area is what caused the couple to pull the trigger on the home buy, with just two bedrooms, one small “scary” bathroom (with a pull chain jelly jar light) and the Lowry’s expanding family – the couple needed to make some changes. And according to Liz, they needed to make them fast.

As Liz and Lee prepared to add the Lowry’s needs and reflected on two bedrooms and another their unique style, but still full bath, TV host and interior maintained the arts and crafts designer Vicki Payne caught personality of the neighborhood.” wind of the family’s design The solution? Vicki calls it a “new dilemma. To the family’s twist on old style.” surprise, not only was Vicki up for the remodel challenge, but “The personality of the owners she also wanted to feature the really shone bright in the project on her next season of final design,” said Vicki. “You the popular TV series For the move from different finishes Home with Vicki Payne. to different styles of lighting in each room – pulling in NEW TWIST modern and transitional looks, but still maintaining that ON OLD STYLE craftsman feel throughout. It According to Vicki, “the challenge was an eclectic result that fit here was to create an attractive perfectly with the Lowry’s and functional design that met multi-generational story.”

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THE JEWELRY OF THE HOME An open-concept dining area, positioned just off the kitchen, was convincingly one of the most outstanding areas of the home. “The Flourish chandelier has these soft amber shades, crystals and a warm hand rubbed bronze. It ties in the dark colors in the fireplace and really unites the space,” commented Vicki. “It’s the jewelry,” added Liz. “I don’t always think of Progress as a brand with such detailed or designer oriented pieces, but this is one of my favorite focal points of the home.”

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The kitchen displays a beautiful layered lighting design with LED recessed cans and the Fresnel pendants above the island. “I was surprised at how seamlessly the LED and incandescent lights coordinated with one another,” said Liz. “The color and quality makes it easy to incorporate more energy efficient lights in your home.”

THE BLENDING OF ELEMENTS The master bath took on a classic, original style with modern updates. The black and white tile floor speaks to the home’s traditional charm. Big, bold

mosaics in the shower and the Fortune chandelier bring in a contemporary feel. Contrasting pale apple green walls mimic the vibrant color scheme carried throughout the house. The laundry room greets you with a bright coral hue, a black washer and dryer and Progress Lighting’s eye-catching Bingo collection. “I wanted to do something crazy. No one likes doing laundry, but the Bingo light makes it fun,” said Liz. While certain areas are more contemporary, the exterior of the home maintains the old, charming style that defines the


Cadence outdoor lanterns and AirPro patio fan with light kit

This project really changed my perception of Progress... you can get a stylish, affordable light that’s good quality for any room of the home. neighborhood. With elegant Cadence lanterns accenting the front façade, the Lowry’s also added a second side porch for an enjoyable and beautiful outdoor living environment.

A CHANGING PERCEPTION Progress Lighting’s extensive line of finishes and styles was key for illuminating a home

that embraced such unique products make the brand a great personalities from room to room. solution for a large demographic “The lighting was a good way to of homeowners and remodelers. bridge together these different styles and colors. We had a lot to “This project really changed my perception of Progress,” choose from,” said Vicki. said Liz. “In the past, Progress Working her job in the Ferguson wasn’t my go-to brand, but I was showroom, Liz shared that pleasantly surprised with the she now readily recommends variety and richness of fixtures. Progress Lighting to her You can get a stylish, affordable customers. She also noted that the light that’s good quality for any availability and affordability of room of the home.” progresslighting.com

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Going Vintage

EDISON BULBS A CLOSER LOOK with STEFANIE STROUD

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ARCHIVES Carefully crafted details and special accents achieve a vintage electric feel. P5161-20

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he type of bulb used in a lighting fixture can quickly change the form from a functional piece to a magnificent work of art. In recent years, a wave of nostalgia has swept over the residential design space with the emergence of bulb styles that reflect the original design of the Edison lamp, invented by Thomas Edison in 1879. TRESTLE This gilded iron four-light pendant is perfect for industrial or rustic living spaces. P5168-71

We recently tuned in to an interview with Ferguson Lighting Specialist Stefanie Stroud to address the matter. Here’s what she had to say about the Edison bulb trend and how it should be incorporated into today’s home plans.

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“It’s all about admiring the beauty and glow of the filament.” Edison bulbs naturally bring forth a unique design appeal due to the attractive nature of the bulb’s filament or wire element within the lamp. Unlike incandescent sources that can produce a distracting glare, an Edison bulb operates at a lower Kelvin temperature that creates an inviting amber glow. Stefanie noted that today’s bulbs are available in a variety of shapes and sizes to complement a range of fixture designs. According to Stefanie, the trend really took hold among designers and homeowners nearly a decade ago due to the attractive look of the bulb. As a result, manufacturers (like Progress Lighting)

began creating fixtures that are designed to highlight the uniqueness of Edison lamps. “LED Edison bulbs are growing in popularity.” Edison sources are also available in LED options for an energy efficient alternative that provides that same vintage look that homeowners desire. These sources operate at a cooler temperature for less energy consumption.

“The Edison bulb can work in many different designs – whether it’s a modern eclectic look, a rustic farm-house SWING The four-light sphere pendant features mixed metal accents and vintage undertones. P5190-20

DRAPER One-light minipendant inspired by mid-century modern design. P5061-20

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vibe or a streamlined transitional design.”

SWING The four-light chandelier offers a new expression of a classic. P5150-20

The Edison trend can be applied to a variety of home settings with differing styles. Edison bulbs can be used in almost any room of the home – whether clustered in a foyer, positioned in a single ring chandelier above a table or used in clear glass pendants to line a kitchen island. Stefanie’s one caution was to avoid using these sources in the bathroom and opt for brighter task sources in these areas. Incandescent or LED lights are best for efficiently completing everyday tasks such as shaving or applying makeup.

ARCHIVES This two-light bath & vanity fixture can be mounted horizontally or vertically. P2809-20

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OUTDOOR LED SOLUTIONS

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WHY CHOOSE OUTDOOR LED? THEY’RE SAFE. Because LEDs do not produce an exceptional amount of heat like other landscape and outdoor options, homeowners can be at ease knowing their outdoor LED lights will illuminate their property with minimum fire risk. Additionally, children playing in the yard are not at risk for burns due to the low temperature compared to other light sources that can get very hot.

THEY SAVE ENERGY. The energy saving benefits are even more applicable to exterior settings since outdoor lights are often left on for hours at a time.

THEY’RE LOW-MAINTENANCE. Outdoor lights can be difficult (and time consuming) to replace, especially for lights on a roof. An LED lamp can last up to 20 years, making LEDs an extremely low maintenance solution.

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OUTDOOR LED, FOUR WAYS. 1 WALL LANTERNS Like down lights, LED wall lanterns contribute to the mood of outdoor living areas. Make guests feel at ease in your outdoor space by positioning wall lanterns around popular gathering spaces.

2 DOWN LIGHTS Shine LED down lights on areas ideal for outdoor entertaining. Recessed LED fixtures create a comfortable environment and add to your home’s safety and security.

3 SPOTLIGHTS LED spotlights can be used to highlight architecture, gardens and key focal points of your landscape design. Spotlights also add visual intrigue to exterior areas, boosting curb appeal.

4 PATH LIGHTS Guide guests along exterior pathways and steps using LED path lights. Brookside LED sconces

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THINK LIKE A DESIGNER An exclusive luxury home tour with awardwinning interior designer

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Home photos in this article are courtesy of Toll Brothers.


Living room featuring the Roxbury chandelier in Antique Bronze.

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In a children’s bedroom, the feature of the room is the lighting. The bubble-like Bingo fixture by Progress Lighting inspired Doris to create a candythemed room, complete with hanging DIY candy pieces and candy-painted stripes on the ceiling for a fun, vibrant twist. The overall white spaces of the room allow for simplicity, while the accents of orange and pink punctuate the room creating a highly memorable space.

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hrough extraordinary talent, careful attention to detail and expert design techniques, Doris Pearlman is in the business of bringing people’s dream home visions to life. As an award-winning interior designer, respected industry thought leader and founder of Possibilities for Design, Inc., Doris partners with national homebuilders across the country to develop creative and inspiring interior spaces.

“Everything that’s done in a model home is done with a purpose,” said Doris. “Each decorating and style decision is intentional, helping the buyer to appreciate the uniqueness and special features of the space – from volume to architectural detailing to color scheme.”

is hallmarked by grace and elegance. While her amazingly skilled design appears to be both beautiful and effortless – we went behind-thescenes to learn all of the careful thought that went into the design process, from the inspiration to the placing of product.

Doris recently finished styling an impressive home with the luxury homebuilder and Progress Lighting partner Toll Brothers. The Dutchess Farm Estates model, located in Newtown, Pa.,

Join us as we glean insight from Doris and learn how to think like a designer. We invite you on an exciting home tour of the Dutchess model home from the perspective of the design expert herself.

DINING ROOM For the luxury homeowner, the dining room has real appeal. “Entertaining and dinner parties are important in this sized home – so the dining room is a must. We went with a table that very comfortably seats 10 guests,” said Doris.

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A double-chandelier display with Progress Lighting’s Dazzle collection is this room’s crowning delight.

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MAKING A GRAND ENTRANCE “When a potential buyer walks into a home, they decide if they have a love affair with the property within the first minute. The entry is the first meeting between the buyer and the home, so the design is critically important,” explained Doris. Boasting a two-story foyer with stunning double turned staircases, the visitor’s first impression of the Dutchess model is one of luxury and extravagance from floor to ceiling.

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WALL PANELS “The wall trim details give the foyer that energetic, transitional feel. Without this feature, it would be a much more formal, traditional space.”

Entryway featuring Piedmont foyer cluster in Burnished Silver.


LIGHTING “The lighting is like the arrow that draws your eye up in the space. You wouldn’t recognize the high volume of the space without the multiple lanterns because they are so cool and unusual.”

FLOORING “The marble and wood floor runs from the entryway until it breaks into the family room. The combination of materials is unusual and intriguing. Treating the entire floor – and not just a part of it with a small inlay – creates a larger, more impactful look.”


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The pendants are the jewelry for the space. They bring in a contemporary element that creates excitement because the combination is so unexpected.

THE HEART OF THE HOME A stunning gourmet kitchen with generous counter space, a large island and expansive breakfast area serves as the heart of the home. The design takes on a less is more approach, using fewer materials over a larger space to build contrast and intrigue. Mixed finishes contribute to the impactful nature of the kitchen. A dark island is juxtaposed with light, perimeter cabinets that create a bright atmosphere. The stone wall treatment and backsplash provide added texture, while the farmhouse sink contributes to a casual style. “The pendants are the jewelry for the space. They bring in a contemporary element that creates excitement because the combination is so unexpected,� said Doris.

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A MASTER BEDROOM RETREAT

An extravagant coffered ceiling adds dimension, volume and architectural interest – all while contributing to a greater perceived value – in the master bedroom. The dark taupe walls and columns further the room’s rich and elegant appeal. Progress Lighting’s chandelier is a key focal point. “The most central part of this room is the Nissé chandelier hanging over the foot of the

bed,” said Doris. “If you look at the room without the fixture, it’s not nearly as exciting.” According to Doris, if outfitting your bedroom with a chandelier, dimension is hugely important. “The Nissé chandelier is perfect because it’s pretty wide, covering the vertical space, but it’s not very deep. You can use it with a nine or ten foot ceiling comfortably.”

Master bedroom featuring the Nissé five-light chandelier in brushed nickel.

The most central part of this room is the Nissé chandelier...If you look at the room without the fixture, it’s not nearly as exciting.


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WINE TASTING ROOM & SITTING AREA Every dream home needs areas that are perfect for entertaining – which is why Doris converted the conservatory space along the side of the house, typically used as a sunroom, into a special area for sharing drinks and memories with friends and family. “The room is very long, so we divided it into two areas using the Equinox fixtures to give the room a “center” and put a modern twist on a traditional room,” explained Doris. “The first area

is finished with big, cushy chairs and a leather ottoman to drink coffee, watch television or read. The second area features a table, eight bar stools and wine storage cabinets ideal for an intimate cocktail party.” Doris selected a neutral color palette, incorporating beiges, taupes and grays. She explained a neutral color scheme is very important for this target buyer, as it is very accepted in the most luxurious home designs. Doris

complements the neutrals with a lot of texture on surfaces and contrasting pops of accent colors, through furniture and accessories. According to Doris, the light fixtures are key to creating a comfortable, intimate setting. “The pendants take a very large room and create groupings that are cozy,” she said.

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THE BEST OF TRADITIONAL & CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

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“This home was styled specifically for an affluent buyer deciding to upgrade to a larger residence, and settle on a home that is their ultimate purchase. The design must tap into their mind’s eye and bring their dream home vision to life,” said Doris. Doris focused on a transitional style in order to create an upbeat look that still had roots in traditional design. From room to room, Doris incorporates the best elements of traditional and contemporary styles, and marries them for a bright and inspiring result.


Everything that’s done in a model home is done with a purpose. -DORIS PEARLMAN

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Spotlight

IN THE MODEL SHOP RICH D’ANDREA, Model Shop Supervisor, celebrates 50 years at Progress Lighting

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I enjoy doing what I’m doing. It’s different every day. Plus, I get to work with ... so many talented people.

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t is very rare to find an employee who has been as loyal to their company as Rich D’Andrea. This year, he celebrates 50 years with Progress Lighting.

A normal day as Model Shop Supervisor means Rich manages brand modifications to fixtures the team is designing. He can fabricate and prototype just about anything. So what’s the biggest industry change that Rich has experienced over the last five decades? Like the rest of us, he’s seen a drastic shift toward LED sources, as a major accomplishment for the lighting industry. “For the brand, the biggest change I’ve experienced is what we are doing right now. All the talent we are adding. All the momentum we are building for new products and collections,” he said. “It’s an exciting time to be with Progress Lighting.”

What made you apply for a job at Progress Lighting more than 50 years ago?

I wanted to get into Progress Lighting because they are a big company—and even to this day they are doing amazing things. I started working in the assembly lines in Philadelphia but was always looking for a job in the model shop area. As soon as a job opened up, I applied for it and got it.

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What keeps you motivated to come to work every day?

I enjoy doing what I’m doing. It’s different every day. Plus, I get to work with just about everyone—from people in the marketing department to the design team. It’s fun to work with so many talented people.

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Do you make changes to your own lighting design in your home?

I have Progress Lighting all throughout my home, and I’m always looking for different fixtures to put in my house to make things look better. Of course, I have to confirm with my wife before I make any updates!

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Do you notice lighting wherever you go?

I love going on cruises. Whenever I take a R vacation it’s always a cruise, so I even look at the lighting that is installed on the cruise liner… They don’t seem to worry about if you see the lamp, which is a big thing we worry about. What is your favorite cruise?

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All my cruises have been great. But my favorite would have to be the cruise to Alaska.

So whether he’s traveling to Alaska, renovating his home or working with the design team in his model shop, it seems lighting is most likely top of mind for Rich.

FROM EVERYONE AT PROGRESS LIGHTING, we truly want to congratulate him for this incredible milestone – and for spending the last 50 years dedicated to improving the brand experience for customers nationwide.

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Giving Back

PROGRESS GIVES BACK A Commitment for Progress Lighting & Hubbell Lighting

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e are so proud to work for a brand – and parent company! – that is committed to making the world a better place through active involvement in philanthropic initiatives that serve communities across the country. In addition to its connection with the Hubbell Foundation, Progress Lighting has received honors for consistent support of nationally recognized programs that serve our country’s heroes including Operation Finally Home, Wounded Warriors and Home for our Troops. The manufacturer also uses their expertise in the home improvement industry to serve others through the

funding of local projects fronted by organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and the Boy Scouts of America. Through generous donations and acts of service, Progress Lighting leads by example - promoting a culture of giving back. Company employees have followed suit by volunteering with organizations that better the individuals, families and communities where the company conducts business. For example, associates have dedicated extensive time, energy and resources to support the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Special Olympics and The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree among other local charitable events and initiatives. We continue to identify philanthropic efforts to better serve our communities and industry partners.

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Meet the real people behind Progress. Take a look at a few of our

SHINING STARS! What is your favorite aspect of your position? C There is never a dull moment.

CLYDE GEORGE ENGINEERING 21 Years of Progress

The environment here is fastpaced and new challenges face me daily. Meeting and overcoming those challenges is what keeps me going. I view all my duties with an eye to the customer, continually focusing my efforts to ensure that our products perform to their expectations and bring value to their application. What’s the most rewarding thing about your job?

C Using the experience I have garnered over the years to help others gives me a great sense of satisfaction. I enjoy providing any knowledge I have as a resource to assist customers, peers, or other departments such as technical support,

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customer service, and warranty services. It is truly a privilege to be part of such a great team. What is the hardest thing about your job?

C I constantly strive to stay abreast of technology advancements in lighting as well as the ever-changing governmental regulations. As we endeavor to be good stewards of the environment, we want to offer the most energyefficient products possible. We constantly upgrade our products with the latest technology and are committed to keeping them compliant with all applicable regulations take a customer through our showroom and talk to them in their own language about our company and our products.


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LANCE SMITH BUILDER SALES & MARKETING 17 Years of Progress

What is your favorite aspect of your position? L Getting to work with

What did you want to be when you were a child? L When I was a child I wanted

multiple departments and our Account Managers in the field. I came from the field so it is refreshing to be able to get back and work with those folks.

to be a race car driver and race NASCAR. My Dad use to take me to Atomic Speedway and I loved the speed. Even today when I am on the road I think I am a race car- I love speed!!!

What’s the most rewarding thing about your job? L Taking business from our

competitors. Seriously, I enjoy the art of the sell and I must admit that I get really excited when I am successful in scoring new business.

What is your favorite aspect of your position? L Honestly, working with such

LAURA PAGE CREATIVE SERVICES 3 Years of Progress

a wonderful group of people! Our design team is so creative and easy to get along with and the engineering and sales/marketing team is knowledgeable and on top of their game. Everyone is happy and more than willing to help with anything you may need. It makes all the difference to come into work each day knowing that each person in our company is doing their part to make Progress Lighting successful as a whole. What’s the most rewarding thing about your job?

hearing that a piece of marketing collateral I helped put together for a presentation won over a new business against one of our competitors. What did you want to be when you were a child? L I wanted to be a veterinarian

because I loved animals. Then I figured out I had a bad allergy to cats and dogs, so that dream quickly came to an end. I have always been creative and crafty and loved being on the computer, so as I got older I combined those two talents and decided to go to school to be a graphic designer. I have loved it ever since!

L I love knowing that I am making a difference for our company. It’s gratifying to receive positive feedback from our sales force about my work or progresslighting.com

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Hubbell Lighting International Headquarters, Greenville, S.C.

I really enjoy being able to bring a new set of ideas to a problem, and creating a solution that satisfies everyone. – DUSTIN VICKERY

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

DUSTIN VICKERY NATIONAL ACCOUNTS 1.5 Years of Progress

D The most rewarding aspect of my position is solving problems for our customers and account managers. I really enjoy being able to bring a new set of ideas to a problem, and creating a solution that satisfies everyone. It is very gratifying to be able to reach out to the customer and let them know that you have solved their problem. What is the hardest part of your job? D The hardest part of my job

is the constant reprioritizing of my work. There is always something that comes in marked as urgent, and I have to drop what I am doing and take

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care of that issue immediately. Going down a to-do-list isn’t possible in this position because you rarely get to spend more than 30 uninterrupted minutes on any one thing. It definitely keeps you on your toes. How do you add value within your role? D I think my sense of urgency

is something that adds value. This is an incredibly fast paced industry where time is of the essence, so I do my best to get everything done as quickly as possible without making mistakes. I don’t believe in pushing things off or making people wait a minute longer than they have to, and I think people appreciate that.


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