Hating my new ceiling fans! Lights too dim!
Our new home was just recently completed. The lighting consultant (sales lady) helped me choose all the light fixtures. We have 3 upstairs ceiling fans that I can not stand! They only allow for three (3) 40W candelabra bulbs. She talked me into the frosted globe that masks the bulbs, but I think that diffuses the lights even more. The rooms are fairly large bedrooms, and I have a hard time seeing at night in this dim lighting. (I'm only 34 years old, so it's not my eye sight!) The electrical outlets were not wired for lamps to turn on with the wall switch. This is Texas and ceiling fans in the bedroom is very standard for your only overhead light source.
When the lighting company came for another service call, I asked their rep about a different light kit. He said that pretty much all the ceiling fans only allow for 120 - 140W due to new environmental laws. Is this for real?
Can I fudge and put it larger bulbs? The fixture says 40w max.
I'm seriously considering taking them down and putting put up chandeliers. Then we would have to buy floor fans.