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Hinkley Lighting: LED Innovator

Littman Bros |  2013-11-21

Hinkley Lighting is at the forefront of LED lighting and not only provides consumers with a variety of LED products but also incorporates beautiful design aesthetics to their products as well. Hinkley offers more than 100 LED options in their landscape lighting line of deck, path, step, spot and brick lights, their very functional line…

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Crystorama Designer: Dorian Webb

Littman Bros |  2013-11-18

Award-winning designer Dorian Webb and New York based Crystorama Lighting have created a very strong partnership over the years and together have produced new collections in lighting known as Dorian Webb for Crystorama. According to crystorama.com, Webb began her career designing hand-crafted necklaces bracelets and earrings inspired by a trip she made to Venice, Italy;…

Chandeliers

How to Choose a Ceiling Medallion

Littman Bros |  2013-11-15

Ceiling medallions can often times seem like an afterthought in homes but, when the right medallion is chosen, it can truly tie the whole room and lighting scheme together to create that decorative touch to your space; ceiling medallions don’t have to be overlooked either as there are plenty of attractive moldings out there that…

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Schonbek and Swarovski Unite

Littman Bros |  2013-11-14

Schonbek Worldwide Lighting has announced that they have made an exciting transformation to the company as a result of their strong partnership with the Swarovski Group. In October 2007, Schonbek was acquired by Swarovski, and since then their association and rapport have been significant for both companies. In a statement made by David White, VP…

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What are the Different Types of Dimmers?

Littman Bros |  2013-11-13

Dimmers are an important factor in lighting your home; they make it easy to modify the level of light within your rooms, allowing you to set the perfect mood. Dimmers also save energy and prolong the longevity of your bulbs. Types of dimmers: Single-Pole Dimmer – Control lights from a single location in your home…

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Stainless Steel vs. Bronze or Brass Finishes

Littman Bros |  2013-11-08

The earliest light fixtures were made of brass and bronze because of their weight and low heat conductivity. Although stainless steel was invented in 1912, it took decades to discover that it was a better finish and product for lighting fixtures. Even today people associate the weight of brass with quality and the luster of…

Lighting

What kind of lighting should I use in a bathroom with two sinks?

Littman Bros |  2013-11-08

There are many options for bathroom lighting – pendants, wall sconces and vanity lights over the mirror are all common ways to light your bathroom. The best lighting for applying makeup and shaving for around the sink is soft light positioned equally on either side of your face; both pendants and sconces can achieve this…

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Featured Brand: Currey & Company

Littman Bros |  2013-11-07

Currey & Company is a manufacturer of distinct home furnishings and is well known for their decorative light fixtures as well as interior furniture and accessories. Currey & Co got their start as an outlet and supplier of garden furniture and fixtures and expanded into interior light fixtures, lamps and furniture in 1990. Currey set…

Chandeliers

What does it mean to Layer Lighting?

Littman Bros |  2013-10-18

A room cannot be properly lit using one light source; different sources provide proper lighting for specific uses. Light layering is a design method in which a number of different light sources are blended together to create a cohesive and inviting design. Think of lighting as a wedding cake: three tiers with a little frosting…

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Moving Electrical Wires and Junction Boxes

Littman Bros |  2013-10-16

In both older homes, and new construction, it is common to have the access points to your wiring in a less than desired location.  It is possible to move the access point where a lighting fixture is installed in your ceiling or wall with some simple rewiring. Electrical wires and junction boxes need to have…

Energy Efficient Lighting

Light Fixture Types and Their Purposes: LED Tape

Littman Bros |  2013-10-11

LED tape has made it possible to add clean and seamless lighting to any location. It is so small at one-eighth inches tall and a one-quarter wide. Many LED tapes can be cut every two to three inches so they can fit into any space from small accent cubbies to long runs of crown molding…

'How To' Guides

How Should I Light my Fireplace Properly?

Littman Bros |  2013-10-09

Rooms with fireplaces are often inadequately lit – these spaces are generally designed for relaxing and entertaining but the lighting may only consist of a few lamps. If you’re lucky your builder might have thrown in a few recessed lights near the fireplace for general lighting, that is definitely needed but recessed cans are perfect…