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Light Fixtures as Art

Littman Bros |  July 23, 2014

It’s the Tiny Details That Make or Break Any Room Look at any room’s photo in a home magazine. What do you notice? The colors, patterns, unique furniture pieces and arrangements, probably. Do you know the one thing that pulls all of those designs you love together, but rarely gets its proper due? The light…

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LED Color Temperature in Your Home

Littman Bros |  July 10, 2014

What kind of led color temperature should be used in a home? Many homeowners who want uniform LED lighting for their houses will frequently ask this question. The first thing to understand and answer for yourself is whether or not you are going for a single color temperature for all your LED fixtures. Many opt…

Landscape Lighting

BBQs, Beer, & Outdoor Lighting

Littman Bros |  July 3, 2014

It’s summer and time to take the party outside.  Preparing your patio, deck, or outdoor room for guests requires essential outdoor lighting and comfortable furniture to create a carefree exterior living space.  The key to creating an enjoyable outdoor space is to establish a warm, inviting and safe environment with the key outdoor lighting.  The proper…

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Zenful Living: Asian Style Lighting

Littman Bros |  June 20, 2014

Asian style lighting encompasses design elements from the Far East, Zen inspired lighting incorporate tasteful Asian influence with perfect Feng Shui.  Iconic figures like from Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Buddha, and Chinese Foo Dogs establish peace and serenity within interior design.   Foo dogs, traditionally know in Chinese simply as Shi, are guardian lions that have…

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Pantone’s Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Littman Bros |  June 10, 2014

The verdict is in as Pantone names Color of the Year. Unlike last year’s emerald green, which the company envisioned as a symbol of prosperity, growth and renewal, Pantone reached across the color wheel to name Radiant Orchid as its warmer version of the season’s top color. To the Pantone color experts, Radiant Orchid is…

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Relaxing Outdoor Lighting

Littman Bros |  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…

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Replacing Fluorescent Bulbs with LED Bulbs

Littman Bros |  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…

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Size of Chandeliers and Pendants

Littman Bros |  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…

Accent Lighting

Where to Install my Under Cabinet Lighting?

Littman Bros |  January 3, 2014

Under cabinet lighting is a wonderful addition to your kitchen when you need a brighter work space – those dark corners and shadowed areas in the kitchen will disappear and add that extra layer of lighting and functionality to your space. All under cabinet lighting should be placed in front of the cabinet for more…

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Outdoor Lighting Checklist

Littman Bros |  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…

'How To' Guides

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

Littman Bros |  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…

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Subtle Illumination with LED Tape Lighting

Littman Bros |  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…