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A Bulb Isn’t Just A Bulb – Know the types!

Littman Bros |  2015-09-20

A light bulb is just a light bulb, right? You buy it, screw it in, and it works. Yet bulbs are designed differently for different uses. The brightest light possible in a surgical room isn’t necessarily what you might like shining in your eyes when you wake in your master bedroom. Each type is created…

Kitchen Lighting

Bright Ideas in Island Lighting

Littman Bros |  2015-08-28

Kitchen Islands are the gathering place. Your guests meander around it while you put the finishing touches on dinner. Teens invade it to dine quickly before dashing back out the door. Little ones utilize it as their place to create masterpieces. And somewhere in there, it assists with food prep as well. When it comes…

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Replacing Fluorescent Bulbs with LED Bulbs

Littman Bros |  2014-01-13

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

Outdoor Lighting Checklist

Littman Bros |  2013-12-31

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

Subtle Illumination with LED Tape Lighting

Littman Bros |  2013-12-27

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…

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Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Littman Bros |  2013-12-06

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…

Lighting

Eurofase LED Lighting: Efficient yet Stylish

Littman Bros |  2013-11-25

Eurofase is certainly one of the leading manufacturer’s in LED lighting applications as they have made sure to offer their customers a widespread collection of LED products that are efficient and of course fashion-forward design’s in lighting; they combine trendsetting designs with LED capabilities. Eurofase LED lighting is featured in a variety of their newer…

Lighting

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…

Energy Efficient Lighting

Light Fixture Types and Their Purposes: LED Tape

Interior Lighting Style |  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…

Lighting

Kichler Introduces Innovative Landscape Lighting System

Littman Bros |  2013-07-03

Kichler Lighting introduced a new line of LED landscape lighting at this summer’s International Lighting Market and this new line, known as Radiax, definitely generated a lot of interest among industry professionals. Kichler’s Radiax LED landscape technology has the greatest lumens per watt in the industry; its design utilizes innovative optics that increases light output…

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Styles from the 2013 Dallas Market

Littman Bros |  2013-07-03

The summer 2013 Dallas Market Lighting Show just wrapped up and this year was overtaken by two very different looks. On one hand you have the restoration and simple classic style and on the other there are the more modern sculptural pieces. These fun and modern pieces that have little in common with the conventional…

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Light Bulbs and Color Temperature

Littman Bros |  2013-05-16

The introduction of the CFL into residential homes has brought some great attention to color temperature; before the compact fluorescent light bulbs were popular, there were not as many options in color temperature for bulbs. The incandescent bulb has been THE residential light bulb for decades, which produces a warmer light at 2700k and has…