Friday, September 23rd, 2011

by Littman Bros Lighting

Lighting in your home should harmonize with your way of life and it is important that you establish a lighting strategy that tailors to your needs – think about the day-to-day things that take place in the rooms of your house and the mood you want to bring into the space. Often the rooms in our house need more than one kind of lighting, which brings us to the fundamentals of lighting you should become familiar with – the three basic types of lighting: general, task and accent lighting.

General Lighting

General Lighting

General lighting, also known as ambient lighting, brightens a space with overall illumination. It provides a pleasant degree of brightness without glare and enables a sound environment for you to get around in. Having a primary fixture of general light in each room is essential to a quality lighting system. This type of lighting can be achieved by using Ceiling Lights or Wall Lights, Chandeliers, recessed or track lights and Outdoor Lighting on the outside of your home.

Task Lighting

Task Lighting

Task lighting is for exactly that, particular tasks needed done around the house – reading, writing, cooking, paying bills, playing games, etc. With task lighting you would need Pendant Lighting, Under Cabinet Lighting, portable Floor Lamps and Desk Lamps and recessed and track lighting.

Accent Lighting

Accent Lighting

Accent lighting adds some appeal to a room by luring the eye to various personal effects in your house – paintings, photographs, plants or sculptures as well as textured walls, outdoor landscaping or window treatments. Accent lighting is normally provided by track and recessed lighting or Wall Lighting and needs no less than three times as much light on the object as the ambient lighting surrounding it.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

by Littman Bros Lighting

Kichler Granby 5-Light Chandelier

If you’re that person who has a fusion of styles in your home then it’s often difficult to know what kind of Chandelier to add to your space. In a situation like this, a simple kind of lighting to focus your attention on would be the Transitional Lighting Style. It’s a very versatile type of lighting and one of the most common varieties – it blends a timeless, classic shape with conservative detailing.

This image of the Kichler Granby 5-Light Chandelier is a good model for what a transitional light fixture might look like – it is a very appealing look for a great room, foyer or large master bedroom. The lighting in your home is important and matching a large fixture like a chandelier to the design of the house is crucial. Transitional lighting unites traditional and contemporary and the end result is a warmer, more inviting space.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

by Littman Bros Lighting

A decorative Chandelier is an excellent way to add significance to a space – they provide a pleasant down light for the room. Also, know that you should always have your chandeliers on Dimmers in order to create a more relaxing and tranquil ambiance. The new trend this year is installing chandeliers over islands instead of the standard single pendants. If you’re on the hunt for that one-of-a-kind chandelier that will enhance your space, start perusing Littmanbros.com now, you’re bound to find something that matches your taste.

Lighting truly brings a room together and nothing affects the mood and function of a space like lighting. The kitchen is a room that deserves a lot of attention when lighting your home and it is usually the most utilized and fundamental room in the house; its where people habitually come and share their time together. You should make sure to have your two main lights positioned over a main table, Island and or counter tops. Your kitchen should also have LED recessed cans and Under Cabinet Lighting in order to give the space different levels of light.

Wall Sconces provide soothing, indirect light and can also create a dramatic effect on your walls – great places for sconces are dining rooms, study, master bedrooms, hallways and powder rooms.

Bathrooms should be lit with an overhead Mini Chandelier as well as a light over the mirror or side sconces. With varying levels of light your bathroom will be shadow free.