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Room Temperature and Effective Lighting: Ceiling Fans

April 02, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Light Fixtures

bedroom ceiling fanCeiling fans are a great option for controling the temperature in a room without increasing your energy costs.  While many are aware of the coolign effects of ceiling fans, few are aware that ceiling fans can also distribute warmer air in a room.  While ceiling fans are wonderful for decreasing electric bills by limiting the used of central air and heat, ceiling fans without lighting can present another issue.

All rooms need some form of light.  Rooms with lots of windows may not require must light from light fixtures during daylight hours, all homes require some form of lighting in the evening and night hours.  When selecting a ceiling fan for your home, keep this fact in mind.  If you are lighting a smaller room or a patio, it is possible floor lamps can provide adequate lighting to function in the space.

How to Install a Lighting Kit to a Ceiling Fan

two blade ceiling fanIf you have a ceiling fan that requires the installation of a light kit, your first decision is determining who will install the lighting kit.  There are steps outlining the process to add a lighting kit to a ceiling fan posted all over the internet.  There may also be videos which provide even more detail about the process.  Before deciding to take on a project of this nature, be sure to consider all of the steps and requirements before committing to the job.

Things to Consider When Purchasing a Ceiling Fan or Lighting Kit

When purchasing any type of light fixture for your home, it is important to take accurate measurements of your room or space.  Purchasing a ceiling fan that is too large for a small space can totally throw the entire project off task.  Also, consider the height of the ceiling.  It would not be very sage to have a ceiling fan hanging too low that it poses a risk to your family or guests.

 

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