Monday, August 30th, 2010

by Littman Bros Lighting

Track LightingTrack lighting is a contemporary fixture perfect for just about any room in your home. Whether you want to illuminate the artwork on your living room wall or brighten up the kitchen, track lighting is available in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes. It is a great alternative to traditional lamps and recessed lighting and is cost-efficient, easy to install and can create the illusion of a larger space.

The Unlimited Possibilities of Track Lighting

A popular location for track lighting is the living room. It is a room used for a variety of activities, including studying and entertaining guests. Unlike a traditional floor or table lamp, track lighting can light up a much larger area, so you can sit or stand anywhere and not have to worry about where to find the best light. Continue Reading The Versatility of Track Lighting

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

by Littman Bros Lighting

Kitchen LightingSummer is quickly coming to an end, the kids are getting ready for school and many of us are getting our homes ready for the fall season that is approaching fast. With the cooler months drawing closer, many more of us will spend more time inside enjoying our homes and less time outside. Now is the perfect time to check any light fixtures throughout the house and replace any that may be old, worn-out or broken.

Since many people find that their home becomes a main focal point during the cooler seasons, it is important that your lighting creates a warm and inviting atmosphere that is illuminated throughout your home. The Dining Room, Living Room and Kitchen are probably the most important rooms in your home because they are the main areas used to entertain guests when having company over. Continue Reading Accent Lighting Guide: Light Up Your Home With The Right Lighting Accent

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

by Littman Bros Lighting

Energy-Efficient LightingIt’s been a hot summer, and you’re sure to have felt the burn in your most recent electric bills. As we head into the humid days of August, we need to find ways to keep ourselves cool without running our air conditioning non-stop. One way to do this is by transitioning to energy-efficient lighting.

Compact Fluorescent vs. Incandescent

Traditional incandescent lamps work by heating a tungsten filament to a point where it gives off light. However, about 90% of this energy is lost as heat rather than emitted as visible light. In a compact fluorescent light bulb, electricity excites a gas trapped within to produce ultraviolet light, releasing only 30% of the energy in the form of heat. In addition, CFL lamps use about 1/4 of the electricity than that of incandescent bulbs. While they initially cost more than incandescent lamps, CFLs last up to 10 times longer and can save around $30 in energy costs over their lifetime. Continue Reading Cool Off This Summer With Energy-Efficient Lighting