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Ceiling fans are designed with or without light fixtures. Choosing the type and style of fan for your home is based on personal preference. Just keep in mind that while style and size are very important factors in the decision-making process, two other aspects are more important. First, the motor of the ceiling fan should be your number one consideration to ensure you purchase a quality fan that will operate safely and efficiently for years. However, in addition to the motor, the light fixture is another very important consideration.

There are two reasons why the light fixture is so important. Just picture yourself walking into a room at a friend or family members house. What is the first thing you notice when you see the fan? The answer is the light, which is the focal point of the fan. Therefore, you need to pay special attention to the light fixture because it will play an important role in the rooms appearance. Secondly, you need to choose a light fixture that provides the type and amount of lighting needed.

The goal of the light fixture is to enhance the room in which the fan is located. In other words, you do not want to light fixture to be the sole focus in the room while you also do not want it to be a shrinking violet. The good news is that with so many incredible designs on the market, you will find that you have numerous choices to accomplish this. Remember that if you find a light fixture that you really like but after hanging it, you find it is not quite as enhancing as you thought, you can always add finished decorative touches such as beads, crystals, garland, and so on.

As you begin your search for the perfect light fixture, whether buying a fan with a light fixture or buying the light fixture alone, do take special time to think about the room. If the fan will be hung in a family room or any room in the house with a lot of traffic, you should look for lights that can provide god lighting. On the other hand, if the fan will go in rooms that are not used consistently throughout the day, such as a bedroom, office, or dining room, then an excellent solution is to buy a light fixture that has a dimmer. This way, if you need the room to be bright while in use, no problem but if you are having a quieter moment and do not want full light, you can simply dim the light to a comfortable level.

Another great option available today is the light fixtures that come with remote controls. Just imagine the convenience of this feature. For instance, if you buy a ceiling fan for your bedroom, without the remote control, when you feel your eyes getting heavy and its time to go to sleep, before you can settle in, you have to climb out of bed to turn the light off. However, with a remote control, you do nothing. With the press of a button, you can turn the light off while leaving the fan on, or turn them both off.

Finally, although it seems like a no-brainer, think about the type of bulbs. Typically, ceiling fans use halogen bulbs to produce bright light. Therefore, if you still want a good light source but you prefer the light to be less intense, you can use fluorescent bulbs or compact fluorescents lights (CFL) to help save on money.




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