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Lighting Basics

Accent Lighting

Where to Install my Under Cabinet Lighting?

Littman Bros |  2014-01-03

Under cabinet lighting is a wonderful addition to your kitchen when you need a brighter work space – those dark corners and shadowed areas in the kitchen will disappear and add that extra layer of lighting and functionality to your space. All under cabinet lighting should be placed in front of the cabinet for more…

Chandeliers

How to Choose a Ceiling Medallion

Littman Bros |  2013-11-15

Ceiling medallions can often times seem like an afterthought in homes but, when the right medallion is chosen, it can truly tie the whole room and lighting scheme together to create that decorative touch to your space; ceiling medallions don’t have to be overlooked either as there are plenty of attractive moldings out there that…

Interior Home Lighting

Stainless Steel vs. Bronze or Brass Finishes

Littman Bros |  2013-11-08

The earliest light fixtures were made of brass and bronze because of their weight and low heat conductivity. Although stainless steel was invented in 1912, it took decades to discover that it was a better finish and product for lighting fixtures. Even today people associate the weight of brass with quality and the luster of…

Bathroom Lighting

What are my lighting options for my bathroom mirrors?

Littman Bros |  2013-11-01

The most flattering and efficient lighting for a vanity mirror is at about 5 feet 6 inches off the ground or approximately eye level. How you achieve this will vary on your bathroom layout and overall style preferences. Wall sconces placed approximately three feet apart from each other on either side of the mirror are…

Energy Efficient Lighting

Light Fixture Types and Their Purposes: LED Tape

Littman Bros |  2013-10-11

LED tape has made it possible to add clean and seamless lighting to any location. It is so small at one-eighth inches tall and a one-quarter wide. Many LED tapes can be cut every two to three inches so they can fit into any space from small accent cubbies to long runs of crown molding…

Lighting Basics

Light Fixture Types and Their Purposes: Wall Sconces

Littman Bros |  2013-09-20

Wall Sconces are mounted on the wall usually between 5 feet to 6 feet off the ground – they are perfect for many locations within the home, some prefer to mount them as a form of accent lighting in a living room, next to a fireplace or artwork. Wall sconces can also serve to light…

Chandeliers

Chandeliers and their Functions

Littman Bros |  2013-08-30

Chandeliers have multiple functions; they add a beautiful light source, decoration and define an area while adding interest to a space. The most common area for chandeliers is the dining room. They are also perfect for foyers, breakfast areas and bedrooms. The mini chandelier is also a great way to dress up a space; the…

Contemporary Lighting

Pendant Lighting Functions

Littman Bros |  2013-08-16

Pendants are truly the jewelry of your home as they make for beautiful accents and supplemental lighting. Pendants are fixtures that hang from the ceiling, suspended by a cord, chain or metal rod. They are often hung in groupings, layered throughout a space like over you’re your kitchen island or highlighting your dining room table….

Flush Mounts

Flush and Semi-Flush Mounts and their Functions

Littman Bros |  2013-08-09

Flush mounted fixtures are a great source of ambient lighting – they are especially practical in high activity areas with standard ceilings; foyers, bathrooms, laundry rooms and hallways are all high activity areas with lower ceilings and would be great areas to install flush mounts as well as they do not typically have tables to…

Contemporary Lighting

Pick of the Week: Cluster Pendants

Littman Bros |  2013-06-21

Modern Pendants are definitely in this year and we love all the styles that are popping up around the industry.  They can be displayed in one line to accentuate a linear space like an island or long dining room table or a single unique pendant can create interest over a kitchen sink or vanity pedestal. …

Home Decor

Lighting Your Fireplace Properly

Littman Bros |  2013-05-03

A Fireplace is a highly desired feature in any home; it creates a warm and welcoming ambiance even when it is not lit.  The hearth should be the focal point to any room that it inhabits and accent lighting is a great way to highlight this architectural feature.  The most common form of accent lighting…

Interior Home Lighting

Lighting Solutions for High Ceilings

Littman Bros |  2013-04-19

When lit and decorated correctly rooms with high ceilings can be the most beautiful space in your home.  Although, the sheer size often presents some challenges in lighting; a large room with high ceilings requires layers of light that create depth and make the space feel inviting.First, some overall general lighting will be needed –…