The lighting scheme provides the finishing touch to the decoration of your rooms. Accordingly, the modern electrical appliances are designed to enhance the beauty of your rooms. Inquest for design innovations, ceiling fan lights emerged as a great idea from both functional and aesthetic points of view. As such most of the leading brands nowadays provide for the arrangements of ornamental “fitters” tucked beneath the blades to support lamps and their decorative shades.
With a ceiling fan light kit, you can make the most gorgeous decoration statement. An elaborate ceiling fan light kit is ideal for a big hall type room with a high ceiling. A small and simple ceiling fan light on the other hand can lend a stylish look to an otherwise plain interior. So it is always recommended selecting the ceiling fan light according to your room size, height of the ceiling, colors of the walls, and the type of illumination desired.
The ceiling fan lights are available in the wide assortments of neon, glass globes, or simple bulbs. Shades are mostly available in glass and crystal materials. If you plan to install a ceiling fan light in the outdoors, go for the weatherproof UL rated light kit only, both for the purpose of safety and durability.
Most of the contemporary fans are adaptable to the attachment of a ceiling fan light kit having a link to the fan’s switch housing and requires only a simple electrical connection.
In order to fix a ceiling fan light, first access the wiring by loosening the screws of the fan’s switch housing bracket on the bottom. Among the bundle of wires, you have to look for two wires meant for ceiling fan light. One will be white (neutral), the other, black, and red or blue (hot). Then attach the adapter ring. In order to make the wiring connections with the two labeled wires, join the two neutral wires with a wire connector and the fixture’s hot wire to the labeled wire bracket. Now fix the light kit to the fan with the screws and connect to power.
Ceiling Fan Blades
A ceiling fan consists of three basic parts, namely the motor; blades, and the mounting device. The standard ceiling fans comprise three to five blades. The numbers and sizes of the blades determine the prices of the fan. The more the number of the blades, the costlier is the fan. Price also depends on the length of the ceiling fan blades which is measured by the full blade sweep they produce. There is no universally fixed size for the ceiling fan blades; length varies with the brands. In the high-quality ceiling fans, the spin lengths vary between 30, 42, 44, 46, 50, 52, and 60 inches diameter.
The quality of the fans is rated by their performance in moving the air effectively and quietly. This is conditioned by such factors as the pitch, length, and number of ceiling fan blades, and their revolutions per minute (RPMs). The angular edges of the ceiling fan blades are termed as the pitches which are particularly important for the effective replacement of the air. This shape enables the blade to apply pressure to the air in front of it and consequently, the air is forced downwards.
Higher pitches allow more replacement of air. High-quality ceiling fan blades have a pitch of 12-14 degrees. A blade pitch as low as 8 or 10 degrees leads to poorer performance. While the short ceiling fan blades with minimum pitches can swirl at a high speed, they do not make for much air circulation, and they are noisier than the types of fans with longer blades and higher pitches though they rotate more slowly.
These days ceiling fan blades are available in a range of colors and designs. Different materials like solid wood, cross-laminated veneer, and less-expensive veneered constant-density boards are used to render the ceiling fan blades a smart and contemporary look. The trendy get-ups include a metal finish or a wooden look. The use of woven bamboo and fabrics has also become popular. Contrast or reversible ceiling fan blades are yet another innovative addition to the whole gamut of ceiling fan blade designing. With two different finishes on both sides of the blade, they add to the glamour quotient of your interior.
Then there are those stylish outdoor ceiling fan blades made up of washable sailcloth stretched over a frame. Some leading brands also offer a replacement ceiling fan blade which allows you to bring a touch of change and alteration to your interiors all around the year.