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Old 05-26-2013, 09:32 AM   #16
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You have to be careful using speed controls on the wall. Some will cause the fan to hum/oscillate. I prefer to just use the pull chain on the fan to set the speed. Switch the speed with the pull chain.

As for the lights....I'm surprised the bases are not GU24. Personally, I like the GU24's...but that is another story.

Try the CFL's with the dimmer...if they work...your good to go...if they don't....maybe consider LED. The costs have come way down recently. Even for the extra bucks....your going to like the fact that you will most likely never replace the bulbs in that fan again.

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Are LEDs dimmable?

As for the fan, it doesnt hum at all, it works fine.
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You might want to look at a remote control for operation.
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They probably are, but who knows if the trims are, at the end of the day, if something happens, you know where the blame starts.
Imagine the surprise after, having used 60 watt incandescent lamps, you enter the room to find that the little arms that held the lamp sockets under the fan blades have melted and sagged from the heat because they were made of plastic with a metallized coating.

I first ran into plastic with a metallized coating when building plastic model airplanes and cars. Nowadays they make faucets that way.
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Imagine the surprise after, having used 60 watt incandescent lamps, you enter the room to find that the little arms that held the lamp sockets under the fan blades have melted and sagged from the heat because they were made of plastic with a metallized coating.

I first ran into plastic with a metallized coating when building plastic model airplanes and cars. Nowadays they make faucets that way.
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Most LEDs are dimmable.
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I'd just like to add that newer fans also have a limiter for the lights that cause the lights to not come on if higher wattage bulbs are installed.
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I'd just like to add that newer fans also have a limiter for the lights that cause the lights to not come on if higher wattage bulbs are installed.
I have never see one that shuts the lights off completely(if working properly). Every wattage limiter I've seen acts similar to a dimmer, limiting the lights to about 190 watts. If it is shutting off your lights, the wattage limiter probably needs replacing.
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So we tried dimmable CFLs. Horrible buzzing, they turn off when the dimmer is about halfway.

I think we're gonna just return the fan and get one that has incandescent sockets. What a pain in the neck.
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So we tried dimmable CFLs. Horrible buzzing, they turn off when the dimmer is about halfway.

I think we're gonna just return the fan and get one that has incandescent sockets. What a pain in the neck.
I would consider LEDs. Like others have said, they are usually fully dimmable, and you will probably never have to change the bulbs again

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