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What are the Different Types of Dimmers?

Littman Bros Lighting |  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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What kind of lighting should I use in a bathroom with two sinks?

Littman Bros Lighting |  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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How do I Avoid Glare with Under Cabinet Lighting?

Littman Bros Lighting |  2013-10-30

Under cabinet lighting used to be hardwired toward the back against the back-splash in a kitchen area of the home, the light was then angled forward towards the front of the counter top and also into the kitchen. If you have a close table or seating area to this spot in your kitchen, this under…

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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…

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How Should I Light my Fireplace Properly?

Littman Bros Lighting |  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…

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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…