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How to select Ceiling Fan Accessories
Purchasing a ceiling fan for a room may be very helpful, especially when you don’t have any other cooling equipment installed in your house. The advantages of having such device include an efficient and reliable operation, and less money spent on energy bills. To make your ceiling fan even more useful, you might consider equipping it with additional accessories, for example, light fixtures. That way a fan will not only cool the room during hot summer nights, it will fill it with a light air.
When selecting a ceiling fan accessory, the first thing you need to do is ensure that the device is compatible with the fan and can be installed in a room. Simply look at the specifications of the accessory and compare them with the ones of the fan.
Next thing in selecting a fan accessory, in this case - a light fixture, is to specify the number of light bulbs and their overall wattage. The wattage of a new fixture, combined with the wattage of the fan, should not exceed the allowable value of the power line. This is a very important step and you will have to calculate such value or ask someone to help you.
The next factor to consider when selecting a fan accessory is its installation and controls. Since most of the modern ceiling fans are controlled with a wall or remote panel, ensure that it will also suit for the light’s control.
After specifying the wattage and type of a ceiling fan accessory you can move to selecting its design. Since such item will be installed in the most visible point of the room, you might want it to have at least the same color as the fan does.
When you have specified all of the factors that a ceiling fan accessory should have, you might have some questions about them. Here are the answers to the most significant of them:
How do I know that a light is compatible with my ceiling fan?
You measure the diameter of the output of the fan and then compare it with the diameter of the light fixture you are willing to buy. If they match, you are good to go.
How to calculate the overall wattage of both fan and light bulb?
The wattage of each device is specified on its body or the box they came with. You simply add the values and compare the number you get with the wattage of the power line in your house.
How to install a light accessory with the ceiling fan?
If you know how to use a screwdriver and have selected a simple light fixture, you can follow the instructions that were given with the light kit. However, if you have no idea what to do with all of the wires, ask a certified specialist to help you or install the accessory for you.