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Lighting Basics

Size of Chandeliers and Pendants

Littman Bros Lighting |  2014-01-07

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…

Lighting Basics

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

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-12-30

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 |  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…

Ceiling Fans

Cooling Outdoor Patios is a Breeze

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-12-26

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 |  2013-12-23

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 |  2013-12-18

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…

Interior Home Lighting

Moving Electrical Wires and Junction Boxes

Littman Bros Lighting |  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…

Dining Room Lighting

How should I adjust my lighting when furniture is rearranged?

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-08-29

Lighting should be focused around how a room is used and furniture placement plays a key role in your fixture size and location; this is especially true for fixtures that drop over tables or counter tops. Fixtures for specific rooms in your home must be sized appropriately based on both the size of the space…

Ceiling Fans

How to Balance your Ceiling Fan

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-07-31

Few things are more annoying than a rattling fan motor or a wobbling fan; it can also be scary when your fan shakes above you. While most new high-end ceiling fans come pre-balanced, others level themselves when run on high for a few hours. In few instances it may be necessary to make some adjustments…

Energy Efficient Lighting

Light Bulbs and Color Temperature

Littman Bros Lighting |  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…

Dining Room Lighting

LED Technology: Picture Lights

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-05-01

LEDs are the newest and most talked about energy saving technology for lighting today – they use approximately one tenth of the power of an incandescent fixture. This amount of energy savings is not only great for the environment and your wallet but this new technology also influences the designs of light fixtures. There are…

Bath Lighting

Choose Your Lighting to Set the Right Mood

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-04-24

Lighting can impact the experience of a room more than any other architectural element. Besides the obvious function, lighting can be used to evoke predetermined emotional responses. The first step in lighting a space is to think about its functionality; how do you plan on using the space? Will your dining room be strictly for…