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Simple Ways to Update Your Home Lighting

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-04-17

Is your home in need of an update? Do you still have the original builder grade light fixtures that came with your home? A dark and shadowy space can make a home feel dated, cramped and dirty, but don’t worry because there are some easy techniques to give your house a makeover, making it more…

Contemporary Lighting

Trending: Matte Gold Finishes

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-04-10

There is no denying that brass is out…..or is it?? Don’t be alarmed, that old shiny brass from the 80s and 90s is not making a comeback, this finish has evolved into a more refined, elegant and sophisticated set of finishes in the lighting world. While satin nickel has been a long-standing, ever-popular finish, the…

Bedroom Lighting

Designer Lighting in the Modern World

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-04-04

Lighting is no longer just about lighting up a space with general lighting, it has become so much more than that – designer lighting is meant to enhance a space and add purpose to your home. With the various kinds and styles of lighting come alternative lighting designs and variations other than general lighting or…

Interior Home Lighting

Track Lighting Guide: Putting Together a Low Voltage Track Lighting System

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-03-27

There are 4 basic components to a Low Voltage Track System: track, standoffs, transformer and light fixtures. • Track – this is what the light fixtures attach to, it brings power from the source to the very last fixture. • Standoffs – standoffs hold the track steady so that it does not dip with the…

Energy Efficient Lighting

Establish Your Energy Efficient Lighting Plan Now

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-03-14

Whether you’re remodeling or just looking for a more efficient way to light your home, there are far better economical ways to do so. Here are some of our most helpful tips on starting an energy efficient lighting plan from our most knowledgeable lighting professionals. You can save energy and keep your home stylish and…

Ceiling Fans

The Most Ideal Ceiling Fan Finishes

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-02-07

Ceiling fans offer not only a functionality to your space but also provides a stylish and industrial element. All of the various style options come in a wonderful array of colors and finish options that harmonize beautifully together. Here are some of our favorite ceiling fan finish combinations: This is one of Emerson’s Luxe Eco…

Bath Lighting

The Best Lighting for your Bathroom

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-01-31

The first priority when lighting you bathroom is not making the space look good, but rather making you look good, the most ideal and flattering light possible. In order to create this satisfying and flattering glimmer of light for you in your bathroom is to start with lights that illuminate on either side of the…

Energy Efficient Lighting

Philips New Smart Bulb: Hue

Littman Bros Lighting |  2012-11-09

This past week several new “smart” screw-in LED bulbs were introduced to the public and one specifically, the Philips “Hue”, is available at retail level, according to an American Lighting Association (ALA) monthly newsletter. The Hue is not being sold at just any retailer either; try Apple, which is now selling these “Wi-Fi enabled Philips…

Lighting Basics

Philips Releases New LED App

Littman Bros Lighting |  2012-10-10

Philips Lighting University has now made it much easier for you to become the authority in LED lighting with their new app (sold on iTunes), Learn LED, which is intended to provide you with the premier LED education tool, on the go, when you want it. Instead of having to sit through extensive classes or…

Crystal Lighting

What are Maria Theresa Chandeliers?

Littman Bros Lighting |  2012-09-13

Maria Theresa chandeliers date back to the 1700s when the Australian Empress, Maria Theresa reigned. They are beautiful fixtures that are known to have more traditional silhouettes that are covered and draped with crystals. It is often mistaken that the frame of Maria Theresa chandeliers are made of glass but actually, they are known to…

Crystal Lighting

Crystorama’s Guide to Crystal

Littman Bros Lighting |  2012-08-30

Crystorama, a family owned lighting company, is known for creating quality, very classic crystal lighting while incorporating modern silhouettes and materials into their lighting designs. Crystorama has been designing exquisite fixtures for more than seven decades and is a company that has grown to be an expert in crystal lighting; they have compiled a very…

Lighting Basics

Emergency Lighting Tips

Littman Bros Lighting |  2012-08-16

For commercial buildings, emergency lighting is an important part of the accessibility of the building. Often, emergency lights aid navigation during the nighttime hours both inside and out. There is an array of types of emergency lighting out there and they are available in a wide range of styles that will function efficiently when installed…