Lights on: Ceiling fan with lights

A sophisticated ceiling fan will meet all requirements for energy-saving ventilation technology and appealing aesthetics. A fan equipped with a light kit replaces a conventional ceiling light fitting. A ceiling fan with lights illuminates the living room, bedroom, hallway and kitchen. In some cases the light on the fan can be dimmed or the colour can be changed.


Atmosphere with ceiling fan lights

Create a cosy, snug atmosphere in your home with a ceiling fan with lights. Warm white lighting is ideal for areas used for resting and relaxation. That includes bedrooms, living rooms and the dining area. In children’s rooms and utility rooms neutral white is the best option because it simulates natural daylight. Light with a slightly higher content of the colour blue has a stimulating effect, making it a most suitable for offices, working spaces and studies where concentration is important for finishing tasks efficiently. This might also be the kitchen counter where food is being prepared or the worktable in the garage. Ceiling fans like the Raja and Bayu from the Pepeo range come with three different selectable colour temperatures, furthermore the integrated slim LED light is dimmable.

The adjustment of the colour rendering index and light intensity is another benefit of modern ceiling fans. The dimmer feature is usually activated with a button on the remote. Most ceiling fans are suitable for use of low-energy bulbs and LEDs, sometimes the LEDs are already integrated in the fan. Thanks to their low power consumption you can even let dimmed LED lights on during the night, for example if your child is scared in the dark. Fans with DC motor operate so quietly that they can even be used in bedrooms and other places used for relaxation. A lamp shade made of frosted glass or opal PVC prevents any glare and direct sight of the lamps underneath.
Lamp glasses with a floral shape add a rustic, romantic touch to the overall design of the fan and allow for replacement of the bulbs without the need to remove the shades. These open lamp sockets are ideal for state-of-the-art bulbs from the Instalux range. The dimmable E27 lamp reacts to hand signals, any movement is detected by an infrared sensor. The bulbs adapt to your individual needs of light intensity and colour temperature without any effort. As you can see, you have a lot of freedom when it comes to customising your fan with lights in terms of colour temperature (warm-neutral-cold) and brightness.

Ceiling fans like the Pepeo Turno or aireRyder Cyrus are available with and without a light kit. A decorative bottom cover ensures that the fan looks complete and appealing even if the light kit is not installed. LED low-energy bulbs are hidden by the glass shades. Due to their outstanding durability, LEDs require sometimes replacement only after several decades.

Fan with lights and remote control

Often a ceiling fan with light already includes a remote control accessory. Otherwise the majority of ceiling fans can be upgraded with a remote control. Make sure the optional remote control is compatible with the fan.
On the handset you can control the on and off as well as dimming of the lighting. The remote control receiver is inserted into the canopy of the fan and connected with the power supply from the ceiling and the fan itself. Some models are equipped with a user-friendly pair of connector plugs. Terminal strips from a DIY market are an economical alternative. The wiring diagram of the ceiling fan indicates all cable connections. Please note: All work relating to installation, wiring, fitting of lights, light bulbs, etc. must be done after the power supply has been cut off for safety reasons.

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If you have several electric appliances that are remote control operated in the room, it makes sense to adjust radio frequencies on the ceiling fan’s remote control transmitter and receiver. Decide on an individual combination of the small DIP switches inside the battery compartment on the back of the handset. The same combination must be entered on the remote receiver unit. This prevents other devices from reacting to any signal from the ceiling fan remote control. On the other hand it is possible to use one handset for several ceiling fans if all of the receivers are set to the same frequency.

Ceiling fan with pull cord or wall controller

A pull cord for ceiling fans with light is a stylish eyecatcher. Little hangers at the end of the cord come in a variety of lovely designs and add a nostalgic touch to the interior. The light is turned on/off with the pull switch. Additionally, the lighting can be regulated with a suitable wall controller. Wall controllers are not compatible with remote controls, the fan can only ever be used with one type of control. Both options have their advantages, a remote control allows use of the appliance without the need to get up, the wall controller cannot get lost and does not require batteries.

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Which light bulbs are best for ceiling fans?

For decades household lighting consumed up to 60 Watt per bulb, however nowadays there is a huge choice of low energy bulbs and improved, upgraded versions of conventional bulbs. Today, most people tend to look at the energy efficiency label of the lamps instead of the wattage. This is a good decision, because the times when incandescent bulbs transformed 95% of the power into heat instead of light are finally over. Apart from consumption and service life the light output (lumens), illuminance (lux) and colour temperature (Kelvin) are stated in the description of lamps. If the data is available, also check for switching capacity and in case of halogen lamps look at the preheating time. The base (socket) of the lamp must also be compatible with the actual light fitting. The most common sizes for ceiling fans are Edison screw bases E27 and E14, as well as GU10. LED lamps are considerably smaller and are plugged in, not screwed in.
In some cases it is possible to use an adapter between the original socket and the bulb to use a different base. This usually impacts the aesthetics though, an adapter is often visible.

Occasionally, the manufacturer already supplies the lamps for the ceiling fan in the box, however they can be replaced with a low-energy alternative. In ceiling fans without DC motor it is possible to use LED bulbs in some instances, however these LEDs are not dimmable. Nevertheless, LED bulbs are our product recommendation because they are free from heavy metals like mercury and are extremely durable. Should the situation arise, diodes that are fixed on to the ceiling fan can be replaced by a professional after expiring.

Ceiling fans with lights in the Pepeo range

All fans presented on this page have independent settings for the light and the fan.