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Landscape Lighting

Relaxing Outdoor Lighting

Littman Bros Lighting |  May 27, 2014

Outdoor lighting enhances the beauty of your property and makes your home safer and more secure. It is an investment that pays off in the value it adds to your home. A well-lit front entrance enables you to greet guests and identify visitors.   Outdoor wall lanterns on each side of the door will give…

Energy Efficient Lighting

Replacing Fluorescent Bulbs with LED Bulbs

Littman Bros Lighting |  January 13, 2014

So you think you’re going green? You recycle, eat organic, turn off your lights and even switched them to compact fluorescents (CFLs) to conserve energy. But are CFLs still the best choice when trying to conserve energy? Replacing fluorescent bulbs with LEDs is a good step towards the green direction. A CFL equivalent to 60…

Lighting Basics

Size of Chandeliers and Pendants

Littman Bros Lighting |  January 7, 2014

Figuring out the size of chandeliers and pendants to put in your space can be tricky but there is a general rule of thumb to calculate these dimensions: Start with adding together the length and width of the area you want to hang your pendant or chandelier in feet; this number is the width of…

Energy Efficient Lighting

Outdoor Lighting Checklist

Littman Bros Lighting |  December 31, 2013

Using different light sources to layer your exterior lighting is a key component when lighting your outdoor space. Layering your outdoor lighting design, from outdoor wall sconces to path lights and spotlights add depth and interest to your home without appearing like a landing strip. No single light source can perform all the lighting functions…

Lighting Basics

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…