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Light Up the Night with These Top Outdoor Lighting Trends

The summertime is filled with evenings spent outdoors, visiting with friends and enjoying meals outside. So with the warm weather arriving here in Pennsylvania, we thought we would take a moment to discuss some of the biggest trends in outdoor lighting to consider. Here at Hummell Brothers, we specialize in outdoor lights for Westmoreland County and the surrounding areas and have seen our fair share of lighting trends that come and go; but here are a few trends that will be sure to stick around for quite some time:

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Timeless Lanterns

Lantern lights are in no way new but they are a huge trend that will likely stick around for many years to come. They evoke a timeless charm with their design but their materials continue to evolve so there are a wide variety of finishes and metals to match most any look you wish. They are perfect to light any outdoor entryway and instantly add a classic style to the front of the home.

Unique, Statement Lighting

Show your sense of style with stunning statement lights. White lights used to be the best option but now color filters offer a palette of color to accent lawn décor and stylize entertaining areas.

And, there are some incredible looks that can be created with white or colored orbs. You can even find outdoor lights in a variety of styles to support themed décor including nautical, gardening and more. Find outdoor lights that provide quite the sophisticated look while also being quite the conversation starter.

Environmentally Friendly Outdoor Lights 

It’s no surprise that many homeowners are looking for lighting that supports their eco-friendly lifestyle and LED lights fit right into that way of life. There are an incredible variety of attractive options in outdoor lights and are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners who wish to have energy efficient lighting fixtures.

Brighten up your summer with beautiful outdoor lights from Hummell Brothers! We offer a variety of brands and types of decorative lights, outdoor lights and accessories for all of your outdoor lighting needs. Stop buy our showroom and we can help you design the perfect lighting installation for your unique home and landscaping.

To learn more about outdoor lights in the Westmoreland County area, please stop in for a visit or browse our website for more information. If you have any questions, give Hummell Brothers a call at 724-523-3611 or contact us.

Big Trends in Lighting for 2019

Lighting can totally make or break a room. And, lighting fixtures are easier to switch out than you might think. It is easy to replace an old, outdated light fixture with a new, impressively stylish one and it makes a huge impact on the overall look and feel of the room. Here at Hummell Brothers, we offer a wide variety of lighting fixtures to enhance the overall ambiance of your home and as the Westmoreland County experts in lighting fixtures, we’d like to offer up some of the big trends in lighting for 2019 to help you get started.

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Big, Bold Statements

When it comes to lighting, bigger is better in 2019. With ceilings gaining more and more importance in the design world, ceiling lights are becoming more important in the overall design of a home. Choose oversized dome pendant lights for a chic, bold and beautiful look in the kitchen that will capture visitors’ attention.

Big, bold accent lighting fixtures are also great at guiding the eye to the illuminated part of the room. Highlighting the focal point also helps to add drama and coziness to your space.

Unique Shapes

Lighting fixtures are becoming more and more decorative, almost to the point of becoming sculptures. In 2019, unique shapes and finishes will become all the rage. Choose sculptural fixtures or lamps that can really be a statement piece in a room’s overall design this year and you are sure to impress!

Classic Textures & Materials

Classic, natural materials are also a trending style at the top of the list this year. Wood, bamboo and woven lighting fixtures are becoming increasingly more popular in homes as well as real brass, marble and more. If you’re looking for a new look in lighting for 2019, this trend will fit right in with the boho style that’s currently popular.

Metallic finishes are another way to incorporate classic materials. For both the mid-century modern resurgence and the concept of minimalism, metallic finishes can work well with both styles.Lighting Westmoreland

Clear, Industrial Pendant Lights

This is a major trend that has been around for a few years now and will likely continue for many more. Clear pendants are a charming mash-up of rustic and industrial design. Add an element of fun by hanging three at varying heights. Clean silhouettes in glass and exposed bulbs are a great way to add a unique charm to any room this year.

Ready to begin your lighting project or just want to browse our selection for ideas? Visit our lighting showroom to shop lighting fixtures for your Westmoreland County home. For more information, feel free to call us at 724-523-3611 or contact us.

Warmer Lighting to Light Your Way this Fall & Winter

With weather turning cooler, it’s time to focus on home improvement projects you can tackle indoors and a great place to start is lighting. Ceiling lighting, dining chandeliers and island pendants are all wonderful opportunities to add a warmth and coziness to your home this season. As the trusted lighting store for Westmoreland and the surrounding areas, we have a few tips and suggestions to help you light the way this winter. When you are ready to get started on your lighting home improvement project, stop by our lighting store in Jeannette to speak with one of our lighting experts and get started selecting your new fixtures!Kichler Kitchen Hummell Brothers

When the long, dark winter gets you down, it’s time to rethink and warm up your home’s lighting! You will be surprised how much adding an extra table lamp, lampshade or switching lightbulbs can alter the mood of a room. Here are a few things to consider:

  • Does the bedroom have one old central light fixture? Choose sconces to light your way instead. Whether next to the bed or over a mantle, sconces can cast a cozy light that makes any room feel homey. Instead of using a single intense light source, scatter multiple low-wattage fixtures around the room to produce a softer light.Hummell Brothers Kichler Bathroom
  • Switch to pendant lighting to help scatter and soften lighting. Accent you kitchen, bathroom, bar or foyer with pendants in glass, bronze, chrome and more for an updated look that also allows for a warmer feel throughout the space.
  • Choose opaque lamp shades and lower wattage bulbs to help scatter light around the room for a cozier and more flattering lighting experience. Light that scatters around the room is more flattering than light that is directed in a single spot. Our lighting store carries a wide variety of lamp shades and bulbs to choose from to help you get started!
  • Install dimmer switches. This allows you to easily adjust the level of light in a room. For example, if you have an eat-in kitchen a dimmer switch allows you to go from the bright light needed for cooking to a warmer, cozier light for dining.
  • Combine flush mount ceiling lights with standing lamps, table lamps and chandeliers for a warmer, more upscale look throughout the home.

And, these are just some of the lighting projects you can tackle this fall and winter. Ready to get started upping your home’s coziness level? Stop into our lighting store serving Westmoreland and surrounding areas for a visit or browse our website for more information. We will be happy to help with whatever you need. If you have any questions, give Hummell Brothers a call at 724-523-3611 or contact us online at

Electrical Safety Tips to Consider this Summer

With summer brings a great time of year to tackle home improvement and maintenance tasks of all sorts. It also brings higher electrical costs, lightning storms and a variety of other reasons to make your home’s electric a top priority. As a trusted electrical store for Jeannette and the surrounding areas, we have a few suggestions to help ensure your home’s electrical service is safe, efficient and prepared for the year ahead. And, if you need light bulbs, switches or any other lighting parts and accessories come to the experts at Hummell Brothers!

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Summer is the time of year to be sure your home is safe electrically. So, why not make summer the time for your yearly electrical check up? Here are a few things to consider and a few places to start:

Surge Protectors

With summer comes summer storms, black outs and the need for surge protectors. Surge protectors are designed to protect electrical devices from voltage spikes. A surge protector is there to limit the voltage supplied to an electric device by either blocking or shorting to ground any unwanted voltages above a safe threshold. At our electrical store you can find a variety of quality, dependable surge protectors to help safeguard your home. It is also important to know that not all surge protectors are alike. The experts here at our electrical store can help you find one for your unique needs.

Electrical Panel

Is your electrical panel up to date? Do you have old circuit breakers that need replaced? Now is a great time to ensure your electrical panel is current with the latest codes. And, if you are considering selling your home this summer, this is all the more important.


Have you looked at replacing your lighting with the new low energy LED lighting? Or, have you considered dimmers to not only enhance your lighting but also provide energy savings?
For anything that needs to be updated or replaced you can get it at Hummell Brothers! We offer a variety of light bulbs, service equipment, wire, emergency lighting, tools, switches, receptacles, motion sensors, dimmers and more.

At our electrical store we carry everything you need to update your electrical and lighting to enhance not only your home’s aesthetics but its safety as well.

When you’re ready to get started, please stop into our electrical store in Jeannette for a visit or browse our website for more information. We will be happy to help with whatever you need. If you have any questions, give Hummell Brothers a call at 724-523-3611 or contact us online or at

Brighten Up Your Summer with Outdoor Lighting

Summer is here! Now is the time of year we venture outdoors and get to work so we can enjoy the beauty of our yards all summer long. And what better way to set the mood or change the looks of your property than with beautiful landscape lighting? Outdoor lighting makes a huge impact, a great first impression and instantly enhances the overall experience of your evenings outside. Your dinners out on the deck have never been as beautiful as they will be with new, illuminating outdoor lighting!

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As experts in outdoor lights for Jeannette, the experts here at Hummell Brothers would love to tell you more about outdoor lighting as well as some great specials we’re offering right now to help you illuminate your home for less!

Outdoor lighting can help accentuate beautiful features of your home, pool and overall design. Many homeowners choose to install outdoor lighting at the front of their homes to highlight architectural or landscaped features. Walkways, driveways, and house numbers are also ideal areas to illuminate.

At the back of the home, install outdoor lights around your patio, pool or deck to offer a great place to entertain after dark. The fun doesn’t have to stop at sundown when you have outdoor lights!

Outdoor lights can also provide safety and help with security. Outdoor lighting dissuades burglars and creates the illusion that someone is always home. Not to mention, it looks great too!

Ready to install outdoor lights at your Jeanette area home? At Hummell Brothers, we are offering some incredible promotions on outdoor lighting so now is the time to do it! Through the end of July take 10% off the purchase of $150 or more of Kichler landscape lighting. Or, now through June 30th, take $15 off a $150 or more purchase of any outdoor post light, post or outside wall sconce.

So, brighten up your summer with beautiful outdoor lighting from Hummell Brothers! We offer a variety of brands and types of decorative lights, outdoor lights and accessories for all of your outdoor lighting needs! Stop buy our showroom and we can help you design the perfect lighting installation for your unique home and landscaping.

When you’re ready to get started finding great outdoor lights in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, please stop in for a visit or browse our website for more information. We will be happy to help with whatever you need. If you have any questions, give Hummell Brothers a call at 724-523-3611 or contact us.