Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ceiling Fan Tips

There are so many options when it comes to ceiling fans -- size, how many per room, controls and mounting. We've put together a handy guide to help you select the right ceiling fan for your home. 

Or, please contact us and visit our Ceiling Fan Page and Online Store for more information.

Pick the Right Size
The best rule of thumb is to go as large as your room can accommodate. For maximum airflow, you want at least 18 inches of clearance between the edge of the blade and your wall or ceiling. Here's a quick chart to help you find the right size for your space.

Room Size (sq ft) 6'x8' 8'x10' 10'x10' 12'x14' 16'x20' 18'x24' larger
 Size of Fan 29"-42"  40"-50" 42"-52"  50"-60"  50"-60"  50"-60"  50"-60"

Double Up
Larger rooms can accommodate more than one ceiling fan. Here are some quick guidelines. Or, just tell us about the configuration of your room and we'll help you come up with a solution that's right for you.
  • Under 600 sq. ft. = 1 fan
  • 600 - 1500 sq. ft. = 2 fans
  • 1500 sq. ft. + = 3 fans

Get the Height Right

Most ceiling fans are sold with downrods to accommodate 8’ ceilings or 9’ ceilings. If your ceiling is higher, here are some suggested lengths of drop rods for ceilings ranging from 9 to 13 feet or more:

Ceiling Height (feet) Drop Rod Length (inches)
9 12

Keep it in the Family
Many of Kichler's fans coordinate beautifully with their light fixtures. It's decorating made easy when all the glass, wood accents, and metal finishes match. Check out our lighting page for more info. 

Save on Energy Costs
A fan’s breeze will make a 79-degree room feel more like 72 degrees. By raising the thermostat, you can save up to 30 percent on your air-conditioning bills, depending on your home’s construction.

Take Control
Remote controls for fans have come a long way ... Most fans are mounted at a ceiling box where a light fixture was formerly located. Typically, the light switch is replaced with a control that allows various fan speeds and – if the fan includes lights – light settings.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

22.8 Years of Light

Imagine not changing a light bulb for 22.8 years! With the new Energy Smart LED Bulb you'll use fewer watts than incandescent bulbs for big savings on electricity.The 22.8 years is based on using the bulb three hours a day over the 25,000 hour bulb life.

Plus, these smart lights are omnidirectional. Unlike most LED bulbs that direct light in only one direction, GE Energy Smart LED bulbs are designed to direct light all around. We offer a full selection of bulbs. Click here to see more energy-efficient options.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Way More Than Light Switches

Pass & Seymour offers way more more than just switches and switch covers. They offer innovative, smart ways of reducing energy costs and adding convenience to your life all with a clean, sleek style.

Here are some lighting control upgrades that can add style and functionality to your home:

Surge Protectors without the Bulk: Electrical surges can damage electronics in computers, entertainment systems, and appliances. Surge-protecting power strips can help, but are bulky. P&S Surge-Suppression Outlets offer a sleek, built-in solution.

Recessed TV Boxes: Now you can recess both power and low-voltage connections into the wall with recessed TV boxes. Mounting a high-def TV on the wall is quicker and easier with no visible connections to spoil the look.

Ambiance Control: Any room or space will look its best with the right lighting. What’s “right” will probably vary with time of day, weather, and activities. Adjusting lighting to create the perfect ambiance is easy with the broad selection of P&S Dimmers. From controlling a single fixture from one location to push-button whole-house control, they have the perfect solutions.

Dimmers Reduce Energy Costs: P&S Dimmers can cut energy use in bathrooms and bedrooms by 40 to 50% — with big savings in other rooms, too! Plus, you can extend the life of your light bulbs.

Click here to learn about more products

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Stylish Ceiling Fans for Bermuda and the Caribbean

Ceiling fans can add style, better air circulation and illumination all over your home – both indoors and out. We work with Kichler, Progress Lighting, Sea Gull Lighting and others to provide everything from sleek and modern to traditional and elegant ceiling fans. Many of our customers choose to update the style of their homes by simply changing their light fixtures and ceiling fans. To see a sample customer quote including shipping and fees, click here.

And, shop our online store for a quick look at a few of the many ceiling fans we offer.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Illuminate Your Outdoors with Kichler

Kichler offers so many options for creating an outdoor space that looks as beautiful at night as it does during the day.
  • Decorative or hidden path and spread lighting
  • Uplighting, silhouetting, downlighting or cross lighting to focus illumination on trees, shrubs and exterior walls
  • Garden and water feature lighting
  • Innovative deck, dock and hardscape lighting 
Many styles incorporate low voltage and LED lighting. We can help you create a plan for your outdoor spaces and order all the necessary components from the lighting fixtures to transformers, wiring and accessories. Visit our Outdoor Lighting Page to download a brochure and learn more.