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Ceiling Fan Light Bulb Alternative?

Posted by frank1203 (My Page) on
Sun, May 22, 11 at 17:31

Hi, I just had a ceiling fan installed and there is a light attachment that came with the fan which is necessary to light my bedroom. The light attachment are three 60 watt clear candolabra bulbs surrounded by clear glass cup. I don't like the way this light shines in my room. Because the glass cups are clear and the bulbs are clear in conjunction with the vents on the fan, it projects lines all over the room almost like a dance club. So, I'm looking for any sugestions anyone may have as far as what bulbs or glass cups I can purchase to solve this issue. I love the fan but need to soften the lighting effect in some manner but still need brightness for my room as it an overhead light. The requirementis the the bulbs can only be 60 watts max on each of the three sockets. I welcome your ideas! Thanks in advance.

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RE: Ceiling Fan Light Bulb Alternative?

1. Switch to bulbs that are opaque - so salled soft white.
2. Call the manufacturer and see if there are light cups made of opaque glass. Also ask their opinion for softening and diffusing light.
3. Install a rotating disco light ball below the fan!

RE: Ceiling Fan Light Bulb Alternative?

thank you. I did call the manufacturer who suggested I try Home Depot for opaque lighting cups. Sure enough, I was able to by three of them for only about $13.00 total. I put them in last evening and the disco light ball in my bedroom is now a thing of the past! Thanks again.

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