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What are the Different Types of Dimmers?

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-11-13

Dimmers are an important factor in lighting your home; they make it easy to modify the level of light within your rooms, allowing you to set the perfect mood. Dimmers also save energy and prolong the longevity of your bulbs. Types of dimmers: Single-Pole Dimmer – Control lights from a single location in your home…

Bath Lighting

What kind of lighting should I use in a bathroom with two sinks?

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-11-08

There are many options for bathroom lighting – pendants, wall sconces and vanity lights over the mirror are all common ways to light your bathroom. The best lighting for applying makeup and shaving for around the sink is soft light positioned equally on either side of your face; both pendants and sconces can achieve this…

Energy Efficient Lighting

How do I Avoid Glare with Under Cabinet Lighting?

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-10-30

Under cabinet lighting used to be hardwired toward the back against the back-splash in a kitchen area of the home, the light was then angled forward towards the front of the counter top and also into the kitchen. If you have a close table or seating area to this spot in your kitchen, this under…

Interior Home Lighting

Moving Electrical Wires and Junction Boxes

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-10-16

In both older homes, and new construction, it is common to have the access points to your wiring in a less than desired location.  It is possible to move the access point where a lighting fixture is installed in your ceiling or wall with some simple rewiring. Electrical wires and junction boxes need to have…

Interior Home Lighting

How Should I Light my Fireplace Properly?

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-10-09

Rooms with fireplaces are often inadequately lit – these spaces are generally designed for relaxing and entertaining but the lighting may only consist of a few lamps. If you’re lucky your builder might have thrown in a few recessed lights near the fireplace for general lighting, that is definitely needed but recessed cans are perfect…

Dining Room Lighting

How should I adjust my lighting when furniture is rearranged?

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-08-29

Lighting should be focused around how a room is used and furniture placement plays a key role in your fixture size and location; this is especially true for fixtures that drop over tables or counter tops. Fixtures for specific rooms in your home must be sized appropriately based on both the size of the space…

Ceiling Fans

Saving Energy with a Ceiling Fan

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-08-13

Ceiling fans help conserve energy and save money by circulating the air but they do not actually lower the temperature in a room. Ceiling fans make a space feel cooler by blowing extra air over a person’s skin, increasing the evaporation of moisture – this increased moisture evaporation can make a room feel up to…

Ceiling Fans

Enhancing your Space with a Ceiling Fan

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-08-07

Ceiling fans add great value to your living space as well as help maintain a consistent temperature year round. Ceiling fans are an energy efficient solution that provides comfort at a fraction of the cost of heating or central air alone. No matter what the space within your home, there is a ceiling fan that…

Ceiling Fans

How to Balance your Ceiling Fan

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-07-31

Few things are more annoying than a rattling fan motor or a wobbling fan; it can also be scary when your fan shakes above you. While most new high-end ceiling fans come pre-balanced, others level themselves when run on high for a few hours. In few instances it may be necessary to make some adjustments…

Energy Efficient Lighting

LED Under Counter Lighting

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-07-17

LED Tape lighting has various applications; any small space that needs ambient lighting is the perfect spot for these tiny flexible lights. LED is now bright enough for task lighting over kitchen counters and desks; it is a flawless under cabinet lighting solution. Unlike halogens, LEDs will not get hot and warm your cabinets, adding…

Energy Efficient Lighting

Light Bulbs and Color Temperature

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-05-16

The introduction of the CFL into residential homes has brought some great attention to color temperature; before the compact fluorescent light bulbs were popular, there were not as many options in color temperature for bulbs. The incandescent bulb has been THE residential light bulb for decades, which produces a warmer light at 2700k and has…

Dining Room Lighting

LED Technology: Picture Lights

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-05-01

LEDs are the newest and most talked about energy saving technology for lighting today – they use approximately one tenth of the power of an incandescent fixture. This amount of energy savings is not only great for the environment and your wallet but this new technology also influences the designs of light fixtures. There are…