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

Littman Bros Lighting |  December 30, 2013

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 |  December 27, 2013

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…

Ceiling Fans

Staying Cool Is A Breeze with Outdoor Ceiling Fans

Littman Bros Lighting |  December 26, 2013

It is absolutely possible to keep your outdoor areas cool and comfortable even under the hot summer sun with outdoor ceiling fans – your outdoor patio, porch or gazebo can be cooled with a ceiling fan much like your indoor rooms. But you must first be sure to find out that the UL listing on…

Light Bulbs

Which Light Bulbs are best for your Home?

Littman Bros Lighting |  December 23, 2013

The question is brought up more and more as light bulbs change with the times and growing technology; which light bulbs are best for my home? Picking out the best light bulb for your home begins here: Incandescent bulbs have been used in our homes since the 1800s and they have changed very little since…

Accent Lighting

Positioning Your Light Source

Littman Bros Lighting |  December 18, 2013

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 |  December 17, 2013

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

Stylish Outdoor Spaces with the Proper Outdoor Lighting

Littman Bros Lighting |  December 12, 2013

Summer is fast approaching and as you prep your outside space for the warmer months ahead you should definitely take a look at your lighting – does it highlight your landscaping? Create a safe environment to walk in? Offer enough light for grilling and entertaining? Outdoor lighting is much softer than its indoor counterparts and…

Crystal Lighting

Collection of the Month: Eurofase Rosini

Littman Bros Lighting |  December 11, 2013

Eurofase Lighting has chosen their Rosini collection as the December fixture of the month and Rosini holds true to be very significant in design and inspiration. This whole collection was inspired and motivated by the music composed by Yoshino Rosini, a 19th Century Italian composer, most well known for his operatic masterpiece William Tell and…

Home Decor

Lighting Design Trends: Combining Textures

Littman Bros Lighting |  December 10, 2013

This year a range of new and unique lighting design trends are popping up all around the industry adding that special touch to your home’s beautiful interior in both the lighting and interior décor and accessories categories. One of our favorites right now is the mixing of various textures within your space, like glossy and…

Energy Efficient Lighting

Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Littman Bros Lighting |  December 6, 2013

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 |  December 5, 2013

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 |  December 4, 2013

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…