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Golden Lighting Guide Rules

Littman Bros Lighting |  2014-10-03

Location may be the most important word to remember when it comes to buying or selling real estate, but remembering to focus on details may be one of the golden rules when it comes to interior design. One extra chair, an oversized sofa, or an unflattering or ineffective lighting choice may be all it takes…

Energy Efficient Lighting

Replacing Fluorescent Bulbs with LED Bulbs

Littman Bros Lighting |  2014-01-13

So you think you’re going green? You recycle, eat organic, turn off your lights and even switched them to compact fluorescents (CFLs) to conserve energy. But are CFLs still the best choice when trying to conserve energy? Replacing fluorescent bulbs with LEDs is a good step towards the green direction. A CFL equivalent to 60…

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Size of Chandeliers and Pendants

Littman Bros Lighting |  2014-01-07

Figuring out the size of chandeliers and pendants to put in your space can be tricky but there is a general rule of thumb to calculate these dimensions: Start with adding together the length and width of the area you want to hang your pendant or chandelier in feet; this number is the width of…

Energy Efficient Lighting

Outdoor Lighting Checklist

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-12-31

Using different light sources to layer your exterior lighting is a key component when lighting your outdoor space. Layering your outdoor lighting design, from outdoor wall sconces to path lights and spotlights add depth and interest to your home without appearing like a landing strip. No single light source can perform all the lighting functions…

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How do I Cover Recessed Lighting that is not in use?

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-12-30

Do you have light fixtures or recessed lighting that is off-center from your furniture or cabinet/counter layout? The correct, but tedious way to center fixtures is to re-route your electrical wiring through new electrical boxes or cans and remove the old one and then follow-up with a drywall repair and re-paint. How do you move the electrical…

Accent Lighting

Subtle Illumination with LED Tape Lighting

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-12-27

LED tape lighting is an excellent product for both accent and task lighting applications in various rooms within your home. It is roughly only one quarter of an inch wide and about an eighth of an inch long; the size allows the tape to be hidden practically anywhere that you want to create a glow…

Accent Lighting

Positioning Your Light Source

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-12-18

Lighting is no longer just about brightening up a space, it has become so much more than that; it is about layering and balance; positioning your light source. You can have a room filled with all different types of lighting and still be missing the mark. Some rooms would benefit from lighting that draws attention…

Accent Lighting

Updating and Renovating the Home

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-12-17

The real estate collapse has caused more people to stay where they are and renovate instead of going on the hunt for something totally new. Whether people are renovating to make their house into their dream home or prepping to sell when the market turns, there is no doubt there is a rise in updating…

Energy Efficient Lighting

Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-12-06

Outdoor lighting is about safety, navigation, and definition of space and when implemented correctly your exterior lighting will define your entrances and offer a smooth transition from your interior space. It should be noted that entrances should be well lit with wall or hanging lanterns – this will give you ample light for you and…

Accent Lighting

The Perfect Picture Light

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-12-05

Selecting the right picture light can be somewhat difficult but our lighting professionals have broken down some key points when shopping for the perfect picture lights. There are so many options between the different mounts, type of lights, size and finish options – first, you have to determine the size of the picture light you…

Interior Home Lighting

The Effect of Wall Sconces

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-12-04

Wall sconces have a huge impact on a space regardless of their size – they can be extremely long which will accentuate the height of a room; tall, which are typically used in spaces with higher ceilings or lots of natural light and highlight the openness of a space; and shorter sconces are great for…

Lighting Basics

What to Consider When Lighting Your Home

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-12-02

Lighting is an integral part of your home’s overall environment and that is why is very important that you have your interior home lighting scheme properly set up in order to achieve the perfect ambiance every home needs. Lighting your home and lighting in itself is the most commanding component if interior design; without ample…