Question - Can you use LED bulbs in ceiling fans?

Answered by: Willie Foster  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 24-06-2022  |  Views: 1184  |  Total Questions: 14

Outdoor ceiling fans can benefit from an LED bulb. Their light is just as powerful as CFL or incandescent bulbs without generating the same levels of heat while on. Indoor ceiling fans can benefit from an LED bulb as well, but must be connected to a toggle switch only in most circumstances. If you are operating your fan with pull chains, yes you can use LED bulbs. How ever due to inconsistencies in the manufacturing process of LED light bulbs, we do not recommend replacing your CFL or incandescent light bulbs with LED bulbs in ceiling fans with remote controls. If the switch is a dimmer, the problem may be that you're using LED bulbs, which respond to some dimmers by flickering. This is why you might see a ceiling fan LED light flickering. If the switch is a conventional one, remove the cover plate and check the wiring to see if it's loose. Albrillo E12 Bulb Candelabra LED Bulbs, 60 Watt Equivalent These LED light bulbs come in a pack of four and use only 10 percent of the amount of power an incandescent bulb uses, so they are the best light bulbs for ceiling fans if you want to conserve energy in a proper way. A dimmer switch should never be connected to a ceiling fan motor. You should not use an LED bulb if the lighting kit is directly wired to a dimmer switch either. There are LED bulbs that are dimmable, but be sure the load going through the fixture is compatible with the bulb.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/07/25/how-stop-your-led-lights-flickering/

LED bulbs don't have glowing filaments. When the dimmer switch goes off and on many times per second, the LED bulb becomes a flickering strobe light. In rare cases, the flickering can be some other power supply issue, which may be the explanation if you don't have dimmer switches.

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https://www.thespruce.com/light-bulbs-burning-out-early-1152844

Another cause of bulbs burning out is excessive fixture vibration. When a fan blade becomes unbalanced, the fan starts to shake, and the vibration jiggles the filament in the bulb and shortens its life. The same problem is common with light bulbs in garage door openers.

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Fans range in size from 36 inches to 56 inches using 55 to 100 watts, a typical 48 inch ceiling fan will use 75 watts.

https://www.lightup.com/learn/how-to-choose-light-bulbs-for-your-ceiling-fan.html

Try to target a rated life of at least 15, 000 hours, but make sure you're not sacrificing too much lumen output for it (remember, 800 lumens is equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent light bulb).

https://www.quora.com/Can-I-use-a-60-watt-led-bulb-in-a-ceiling-fan-fixture-that-requires-a-60-watt-

Can I use a 60 watt led bulb in a ceiling fan fixture that requires a 60 watt standard bulb? An LED bulb that uses 60 watts will replace a 500w or 600w incandescent bulb, AND if your fan says “Do not exceed 60w”, then go ahead and use that monster LED bulb.

https://www.earthled.com/blogs/light-2-0-the-earthled-blog-led-lighting-news-tips-reviews/36300676-c

If your socket says not to exceed 60-Watts, it is referring the dangers of high heat output associated with incandescent bulbs. However, LED's do not emit dangerous levels of heat. Thus, if your fixture says “not to exceed 60-Watts” but you want to use a 100-Watt equivalent LED bulb, this would be safe to do so.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/before-buying-led-bulbs/

You probably know that LED bulbs run dramatically cooler than their incandescent cousins, but that doesn't mean they don't produce heat. LED bulbs do get hot, but the heat is pulled away by a heat sink in the base of the bulb.

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Generally speaking, the maximum wattage ratings are printed on the light-bulb sockets of the light fixture or lamp. You will see language that reads something like: "Caution: Use only Type A lamp, maximum 60 watts. "

https://www.superiorlighting.com/lighting-resources/light-bulb-learning-center/bulb-reference-guide/

How to use the chart: The code number of a bulb consists of a letter or letters followed by a number. The letter indicates the shape of the bulb and the number relates to the diameter of the bulb in eighths of an inch. The most commonly used household bulb is the A-19.

https://www.waveformlighting.com/home-residential/everything-you-need-to-know-about-a19-bulbs

The term A19 is used to describe the overall shape and dimensions of a light bulb. It has been used since the era of incandescent light bulbs, and now CFL and LED light bulbs continue to use the same term. The name A19 consists of two parts - the first letter and the two digit number.

https://www.advancedceilingsystems.com/guides/best-led-bulbs-for-ceiling-fans

Some ceiling fans use regular sized Medium based bulbs in their light kits. Unlike a household lamp or ceiling light, many ceiling fan manufacturers cap the usable wattage at 60W or 40W. This means that traditional bulbs with more wattage will not output light to it's full capacity or may not work at all.

https://www.doityourself.com/stry/using-cfls-in-a-ceiling-fan-light

Because CFL light bulbs are designed to fit in standard light sockets, there's no problem with adding them to a ceiling fan light. CFL bulbs are designed to be more energy efficient than regular bulbs, while giving consumers the advantages of a fluorescent light.

https://support.sengled.com/hc/en-us/articles/360025041853-Can-the-Smart-LED-bulbs-be-used-in-a-ceil

No. The Smart LED (Element) line of bulbs cannot be used on ceiling fan fixtures or 3-way lamps as those switches constitute dimmers and deprive the bulbs of power.