Spruce up your Ceiling Fan Lights with New Blades

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Published: 12th July 2011
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Give your favorite ceiling fan light a new look by changing the blades. The lighted part of a ceiling fan light is, of course an obvious place to make a change, but these multi-functional lights can be updated with just a change of blades. You will notice if you visit a lighting retailer or look online that there is a huge difference in style from one ceiling fan light to another. There may also be a difference in how effectively the blades function, based on their size and shape.
A ceiling fan light with four blades is one of the most commonly found styles. You have probably seen this configuration many times. This is a good choice of ceiling fan light for those who may have a budget to work with as they can be a bit less expensive, in spite of their good looks. A five bladed fan light is just as commonly found, and is always a best seller that comes in a myriad of styles and colors. Both the four and five blade ceiling fan light are a great fit for a starter home, apartment complex or family room.
There are ceiling fans with as many as six blades. The ceiling fan light featuring six blades will be more efficient at moving the air around, and will work especially well in rooms with higher ceilings. Several styles of ceiling fan with only three blades can also be found and many of them are high style models. There is even a ceiling fan light that comes down like an upside down T and on the end of each arm of the T is a separate fan system. This option is as cool to look at as to sit beneath.
Many blade materials, shapes and sizes are available for your ceiling fan light. You will want to read the information from the manufacturer to determine motor strength and how much air can be moved around by any given ceiling fan. Be sure to check to see whether the fan is reversible or only goes in one direction. Many a ceiling fan light is set up so that the fan turns in one direction to cool air upwards, and the reverse to push warm air down to warm a room. The specific material itself does not necessarily affect its effectiveness.
The blades themselves may be made of wicker or rattan, which lend themselves well to a country style room, as well as to a jungle themed room. Wooden blades are a classic look, good with anything from traditional, to country casual, to a formal office. You can also find blades in sleek, high shine acrylics or polymers

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