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The Encore collection of ceiling fans from Possini Euro Design has been one of our most popular sellers. As an encore (heh), they've added a sleek and contemporary new design, the Possini Euro Design 44" Encore™ Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan.
I have been trying to get more info regarding the lighting in this fan. I want to buy the fan for my kitchen but three 40 Watt incadescent bulbs will not be bright enough. My unanswered question is, will I be able to fit 3 cfl mini candle base (13 watt 5000K) that are 3 1/2 to 4" long in the light fixture (found at other stores). How many inches deep is the light fixture. Your rep was to contact the manufacturer and get back to me, but no word yet. Thanks.
Hi JoAnn - thanks for your comment and question. If I've understood you correctly, you want to use CFL candelabra base bulbs instead of the recommended 40 watt incandescent bulbs.
One problem is that the candelabra base bulbs will not fit in this fan; the light kit is designed to use regular medium base light bulbs.
The other issue is that I don't believe the CFL bulbs will work with this ceiling fan's remote control unit. It's also not recommended that you use CFL bulbs with a dimming control, such as this fan has.
There might be some other options, however. I've put in a call to our fan rep and I'll post another comment as soon as I hear something back. Thanks again!
Hi JoAnn - here's some follow-up information. The rep got back to us and confirmed the info above.
He pointed out that the Encore fan, with its three 40 watt bulbs-120 watts total lighting power, does have more light output than most fans in its class, many of which only offer 100 watts total.
120 watts of light in a kitchen space is a fair amount, though it depends on the size of the space, room wall colors and so on. However, if you are thinking of using only the ceiling fan's light kit overhead to light the space, and your kitchen is quite large, it may not be enough even if the light output from the fan were more.
You might want to look at under-counter lighting or pendant lights over kitchen counters and work areas to add more light to the space. The more light sources you have, the more you'll be able to control and adapt the lighting for all the various tasks that take place in the kitchen.
I'd suggest using this mixed-light approach, rather than just relying on the one overhead light in the fan.
For more in-depth info, just give us a call - one of our lighting specialists will be happy to guide you through the various choices we have.
Hope all this helps. Thanks again for the question!