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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…

Interior Home Lighting

Should I Use a Floor Lamp or a Torchiere?

Littman Bros Lighting |  2012-08-15

Although floor lamps and torchiere’s seem similar in appearance, there are noteworthy differences between the two and assist in different functions for your interior home lighting. Here is some information about each: Floor Lamp – Floor lamps are habitually used for task lighting, next to a chair or table for reading, sewing, homework or other…

Home Decor

How Should I Prepare When Shopping for Lights?

Littman Bros Lighting |  2012-08-09

You will need to first develop a lighting plan for you and your home; it is the best way to stay organized throughout this process. First, you’ll want to create a lighting budget, have a good idea on your spending cap. It is smart to walk into this with some kind of financial plan. This…

Interior Home Lighting

How Do I Find the Perfect Lampshade?

Littman Bros Lighting |  2012-08-08

When picking out a shade for your lamp, you should always remember that the shade should harmonize or complement the lamp without overpowering the design and shape of the lamp itself. Typically matching your shade shape with the body of your lamp works out the best for the overall look of the lamp; a square…

Ceiling Fans

How Do I Select A Ceiling Fan?

Littman Bros Lighting |  2012-07-12

To begin the selection of your ceiling fan you should determine the size of the room that you would like the fan to be installed in. Once you have the dimensions of the room you can select the size of the fan you will need for the space. Here is a little key for you…

Interior Home Lighting

How Do I Change a Vertigo Pendant?

Littman Bros Lighting |  2012-07-11

The Vertigo family of lights is a very unique style of lights designed by Corbett Lighting. The interesting shape of the pendants might seem to make it difficult to change the bulb efficiently; but it is a fairly easy process. There is a set screw on the bottom rim to loosen on the fixture and…

Interior Home Lighting

How Can I Reduce My Energy Consumption in Lighting?

Littman Bros Lighting |  2012-07-03

Lighting uses about 10 percent of the total energy consumed in a home so it is always questioned how one can reduce that energy consumption. Using less energy greatly reduces greenhouse gas emissions and improves the air quality of the environment. Here are some ideas to help you reduce your energy costs and intake: •…

Ceiling Fans

How Do I Balance a Wobbly Ceiling Fan?

Littman Bros Lighting |  2012-06-28

It is important to get the ultimate performance from your ceiling fan and if a fan is wobbly it is not accurately circulating the air through the room. If a fan is wobbly it could be from various things; loose screws, warped or unbalanced fan blades or the fan is just not properly installed. Here…

Interior Home Lighting

What Are Basic Types of Lighting?

Littman Bros Lighting |  2012-06-27

There are plenty of ways to add a beautiful lighting design to your home but it is of course necessary for you to know the various types, styles, sizes and shapes of lighting that are out there. First you must know the three basic types of lighting you will be choosing, depending on the space…

Interior Home Lighting

How Much Light Do I Need in a Room?

Littman Bros Lighting |  2012-06-20

Lighting a space in your home is not always the easiest process, and it is often questioned how much light is necessary within a room, depending on the type of room being lit. There is actually a method one must utilize when designing a lighting plan for your home. First, you must determine the square footage…

Interior Home Lighting

Find Your Standout Decorative Kitchen Island Lighting

Littman Bros Lighting |  2012-06-13

The kitchen is a space in the home that attracts the most people – cooking, eating, working and entertaining are all rolled up into one room in a household and that is why it is an area that should be adequately lit. Kitchen island lighting can be a hit or miss; more often than not…

Landscape Lighting

Continuing Your Energy-Saving Efforts After Earth Day

Littman Bros Lighting |  2012-04-24

Earth Day 2012 has passed and it is now time to ask ourselves what we can do beyond just Earth day to protect our planet. There are enormous advantages in using LED lights that can make a big difference in reducing your carbon footprint as well as begin to recognize how easy it is to…