Why always the limited wattage (thus lumens) for ceiling fan light kits?
I, too, require more light than 40 watt equivalents. I look all over the Internet for explanations that are more helpful than, "we can only recommend...", or the standard dim lighting. We customers are going to naively try whatever will fit. So the question becomes, what will happen if I use, say, 60 watt incandescent or even 75 watt bulbs? Will I start a fire? Will the mechanism burn out?
I'm really interested in this fitter, otherwise. By the way, it looks like the four light directions can be adjusted. Is that not the case?
Thank you for your question on the model TF40RB ceiling fan light kit. The TF40RB has been designed for and has been UL approved to use four 13 watt compact fluorescent bulbs. The use of other types of bulbs can create more heat and a higher current draw than the unit is designed for. This could cause some discoloration on the glass shade and possible reduce the life of the lamp sockets. The lamps on this fixture do have some adjustment for aiming the lights.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Maximum wattage in light fixture
Can I use four 20 or 25W LED light bulbs in this fixture. I require a much higher lumen output than produced by four 40W incandescents or four 13W CFL's (4x450=1800 lumens). Ideally, I want about 4000 lumens. Four LED bulbs would give me this with less wattage but I am wondering if there are any limitations in the fixture or fixture wiring itself that would restrict this.
Thank you for your question on the model TF40RB ceiling fan light kit. The TF40 series light kit requires (4) 13 Watt compact fluorescent bulbs. You can also use incandescent lighting, (4) 40W, medium-base incandescent bulbs, but we cannot suggest or recommend using anything other than what is listed in the installation instructions.
Date published: 2014-12-10