Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

by Littman Bros Lighting

Hinkley Lighting 4439KZ Parker Buckeye Bronze 12 Light Chandelier

Hinkley Lighting is one of the major manufacturers of high-quality lighting in the industry and carries the latest designs and styles of fixtures for both interior and exterior lighting.

Hinkley has a range of lighting choices, from ultra-modern to very classic and traditional; they continue to have fresh, innovative perspectives for your home that will add a radiance and warm ambience to any space.

Littmanbros.com carries all of the Hinkley Lighting Collections, which promise to impress with an array of original styles and delightful themes:

The Hinkley Hampton Collection is a great choice to add a distinctive and very chic design for your home; the clean, symmetrical lines (that come in either antique nickel or brushed bronze finishes) and appealing shape of the off-white linen hard-back shade harmonize nicely together.

Or, if you would rather go for more transitional style lighting, then the Hinkley Parker Collection is a nice choice; the bold and sophisticated look of the collection with the double arm construction, like this Hinkley Parker 12 Light Chandelier, will stand out in any foyer or dining room.

Monday, January 16th, 2012

by Littman Bros Lighting

Hinkley Lighting Nexus Collection

There is an array of different kinds of Outdoor Lighting to choose from and finding the right type and style of Outdoor Lighting for your home can sometimes be a difficult task. Here are a few pointers to make it a bit easier:

You will need to choose multiple Outdoor Lights to use outside your home; the lighted impression and strength at night is a very important factor and you will need a few different kinds lights with about 40 to 75 watts to create that sufficient lighting.

The durability of your lights is important so you should think about the typical weather conditions of your home and decide what the best to use is. Nowadays almost all Outdoor Fixtures have special coatings in order to withstand these elements so make sure that the lighting you choose is listed as “Wet Location.”

Landscape Lighting is also a very popular choice when choosing Outdoor Lighting; there are numerous types of Landscape Lighting to choose from as well and all of these can do an assortment of things for you and your home’s Outdoor Lighting.

Uplights: Call attention to features from the outside; they are placed on the ground shining up to highlight focal points in the landscape.

Downlights: Aim downward, above an area, to emulate natural light or as a type of security lighting.

Path Lights: Go along a path such as sidewalks, driveways and pathways to securely lead a person to your front or back doors.

There are also Flood Lights, In Ground Lights and Outdoor Spotlights.

When choosing the best Outdoor or Landscape Lighting it would be nice to have a blueprint of your landscape to decide the best locations to put the lights. And of course, at the end of this whole process, the most fun part is deciding the style of your outdoor lights that will truly complement your home’s architecture.

Make sure when selecting your Outdoor Lighting that you don’t forget the key places to illuminate; your home’s entryway, all outdoor stairways and passages, your deck or patio and your driveway.

This Landscape Lighting shown is from the Hinkley Nexus Collection. Hinkley Lighting has a lot of wonderful Landscape Lights and Kichler Lighting is also a great brand that has an array of Outdoor and Landscape Lighting as well.

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

by Littman Bros Lighting

Tiffany Style Lighting is a wonderful way to add unique lighting to your space:

Most Tiffany Lighting is classified by its bright and colorful glass in the form of a mosaic with complex patterns and a beautiful, luminous and very vibrant glow. The design of each Tiffany Style fixture is distinctive and seemingly very time consuming; each portion of glass is wrapped in copper (repeated for every piece of glass), placed inside a dome-shaped mold and then bonded together.

Today, Tiffany Lighting has expanded its color and textile palette, creating a much more modern and contemporary feel. Look for very colorful portions of glass in a geometric or natural pattern with dark bronze finishes like this Kichler Lighting Elegant’e Bronze Pendant. Although, the modern Tiffany Style fixtures tend to have a polished nickel or satin nickel finish.

Littmanbros.com has an array of affordable Tiffany Style Lighting on sale now!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

by Littman Bros Lighting

Here are a few pointers to help you add some Classic/Traditional Lighting to your home:

Traditional Style Lighting consists of a lasting design scheme that is often considered Early American or Victorian style. A very decorative and elegant approach to lighting, Classic or Traditional Style Lighting features striking and luxurious elements with heavy ornamentation and intricate detailing. Look for an exaggerated design, simple finishes (like bronze or gold), gentle curves and an overall classic sophistication with rich embellishments.

This 12 Light Chandelier by Dolan Designs is a good example of Classic/Traditional Style Lighting.

Take a look at even more Traditional Lighting at Littmanbros.com right HERE!

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

by Littman Bros Lighting

Add Contemporary Lighting to your home to complement your style:

Contemporary/Modern Lighting should incorporate a very clean and simple design with minimal use of accents or ornamentation. Contemporary designs represent a very subtle complexity of up to date trends; smooth lines, fresh geometric shapes with the most current and avant-garde materials are used. Since this style of lighting is so minimalist and modest it tends to be a wonderful choice of lighting for an array of settings.

This 8 Light Chandelier from Access Lighting is an excellent example of Contemporary/Modern Lighting.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

by Littman Bros Lighting

Kichler Granby 5-Light Chandelier

If you’re that person who has a fusion of styles in your home then it’s often difficult to know what kind of Chandelier to add to your space. In a situation like this, a simple kind of lighting to focus your attention on would be the Transitional Lighting Style. It’s a very versatile type of lighting and one of the most common varieties – it blends a timeless, classic shape with conservative detailing.

This image of the Kichler Granby 5-Light Chandelier is a good model for what a transitional light fixture might look like – it is a very appealing look for a great room, foyer or large master bedroom. The lighting in your home is important and matching a large fixture like a chandelier to the design of the house is crucial. Transitional lighting unites traditional and contemporary and the end result is a warmer, more inviting space.