Category Archives: Ceiling Fans

4 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Ceiling Fan

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Ceiling fans are a vital part of home furnishings and fixtures. The perfect ceiling fan has been carefully selected based on several factors. According to Zippia, 63% of all purchases start online. Whether you’re buying your ceiling fan online or in a physical store, the style and finish are obviously important, but more important than that are the following technical considerations that you must keep in mind.

Fan Location

Where the fan will be located is a very important detail. The fan location will determine the type of fan you need to purchase. Indoor fans and outdoor fans are vastly different from one another, so you must be sure you’re getting the right one for your needs.

Ceiling Fan Size

Fans will come in many different sizes. The size you need is based on the size of the area you hope to cool. You should start by measuring the size of the room. In order to get an accurate measurement you need to take the length and multiply it by the width. This will give you the square footage of the room. Once you have the square footage, you can consult with ceiling fan professionals. They will be able to advise you on which fan is the right size for your space.

Mounting Style

The mounting style of the fan is also important. The mounting type will be based on the height of the ceiling. You need to take this information along with you to the lighting and fixture store. Here you can talk with the pros and get advice on which mounting type you need for your space.

Fan Controls

You should also take some time to consider the way you want to control your fan. There are many different options available. You can control a fan by remote control, wall controls, two-in-one for both wall and remote, and a pull chain. The way you want to control your fan will be based on your accessibility, mobility, and preferences. Take your time to look through the different options that are available to you. You don’t want to miss out on an option just because you didn’t do enough research when you were shopping.

These are just a few things to consider when you’re shopping for ceiling fans. If you’re in the market for fans or lighting fixtures, please stop by to see our inventory today.

Posted 4/24/24

Your Ultimate Ceiling Fan Buying Guide

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Ceiling fans represent one of the most efficient options families have to keep their homes cool. They’re also an excellent tool for reducing the strain placed on a home’s HVAC system during extreme seasonal weather. Installing a ceiling fan is a straightforward process for any electrician, handyman, or trained professional, but there are some factors to consider before ordering a fan and having it installed. Here’s what you should take into account.

Fan Location and Expected Use

A fan manufacturer will use different components for their fans based on the fan’s expected installation location. If you plan on installing a fan in an outdoor environment like a porch or a humid area like a bathroom, you’ll want to select a fan designed for use in wet environments. Conversely, if you plan on installing your fan in a living room, the fan you choose should be designed for that purpose. Furthermore, you’ll want to consider the dimensions of a room when selecting a fan to ensure it’s the right size to cool the space efficiently.

Fan Features and Price Point

Modern fans come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and their price points may vary wildly depending on the materials used, as well as features like the noise level and size. If you’re upgrading the fans in your home from older models, you may want to investigate options like integrated LED lights and remote-controlled lights. Some fans are even controllable via your smartphone.

Getting the Most From a Fan After Installation

As with any device with moving parts, part of what keeps a fan in good working condition is maintaining it with regular dusting. You should clean fans each season so dirt and dust don’t build up on the fan and cause operational problems. Also, remember to switch the rotation of the fan each summer and winter. The fan should normally run in a counterclockwise direction in the summer and a clockwise direction during the winter. Changing the direction ensures the fan blades push air in the correct direction to cool or warm the room.

According to statistics, the average American household spends $1,945 on lighting, heating, cooling, electronics, and appliances each year. You’ll likely find that adding one or more new ceiling fans will reduce your utility bills and improve your comfort. Contact Premier Lighting today to learn more about our extensive selection of top-quality fans!

 

Posted: 1/27/24

What Rooms in Your House Need a Ceiling Fan?

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The decisions you make have a big impact on your monthly energy expenses. According to Spark Energy, Energy Star programs have lowered electricity usage by five trillion kilowatt-hours since 1992. If you’re pondering an indoor lighting upgrade, here are the rooms where you should install a ceiling fan.

Dining Room

Dining rooms are a hot spot when it comes to entertaining guests, whether you’re sitting down for dinner or enjoying a few drinks while playing a card game. You need to have lighting above your dining table, so you may as well opt for a ceiling fan that can help you stay cool during the summer. During the winter, you can reverse your dining room ceiling fan for energy savings.

Living Room

Most homeowners spend a lot of time in the living room. Whether you’re watching a movie with your family or having several friends over for a Super Bowl party, you can keep the air circulating and keep everyone cool with a ceiling fan. Living room ceiling fans are also a great way to keep air circulating throughout the central part of your home, which keeps the air from getting stale.

Bedrooms

When you’re installing light fixtures in bedrooms, you may as well opt for light fixtures that include ceiling fans. Bedroom ceiling fans aren’t a whole lot more expensive than traditional lighting fixtures, and they’re a great way for everyone to stay cool without cranking up the AC during the summer. Some fans even have remote controls, timers, and other convenient features.

Outdoor Living Spaces

Do you have a sunroom or an outdoor living space where you spend a lot of time? Indoor lighting is a key part of a good outdoor living space, but most sunrooms and other indoor-outdoor spaces have ceiling fans to keep occupants cool. If you’re just coming in from the swimming pool to relax, you’ll love having a swimming pool in the indoor-outdoor part of your home.

Upgrading your home starts with figuring out what you need in each room, and that’s especially important when it comes to indoor lighting. Choosing the right light fixtures can help you get the most out of every room in your home. If you want to upgrade your home with ceiling fans, call Premier Lighting today or check out our selection.

Posted: May 4

Kitchen Ceiling Light Fixtures – Make Your Ceiling Fixtures Shine

Kitchen Ceiling Light Fixtures

It’s amazing what a little light will do. Light really makes a room open up, makes it more inhabitable, more welcoming, and more useful. This is true even in the kitchen. Working in an under-lit kitchen can be a frustrating experience, while good lighting can make the kitchen the center of the home. When you think about where to place lighting in the kitchen, think about the tasks that you most commonly perform there.

Adjustable

Doing all the chopping, slicing, dicing, mixing, and other tasks associated with cooking means that work areas should be well-lit and clean. Under cabinet lighting is one option, but so is adjustable lighting over a work surface. Think about placing a series of adjustable hanging lamps over your primary work surface. This is similar to task lighting, just like the adjustable lamps in a workshop.

Recessed

You may have thought of lighting above the stove and above the sink, but what about recessed lighting? Recessed lighting gives a welcoming and warm reception to the entire kitchen, softly illuminating cabinets and surfaces. Instead of little pockets of light, get that overall glow with recessed lighting fixtures.

Ceiling

Ceiling fans keep the air moving and comfortable in a room where the heat is almost always on, whether it’s a burner on the stove or an oven full of cookies. One – or even two – can keep things cool, especially on a hot Scottsdale, AZ day. It’s rare to find a ceiling fan these days that isn’t also a light.

Rheostat

When it comes to a breakfast bar, mornings might need a subtler light to help you adjust to the day. Ceiling light fixtures with a rheostat (a “dimmer switch”) might seem like “mood lighting,” but once you try a lower, more relaxing light, you’ll find that your start is relaxed and mellow.

And remember, kitchen lighting doesn’t have to be stuffy or boring. Modern ceiling light fixtures come in a variety of styles. More than lighting, these fixtures are home decor products that will add charm and uniqueness to the heart of your house. If you’re not sure what look you want for your kitchen, check out Premier Lighting. Stop by one of our stores in Tucson or Scottsdale, AZ or check out our website to get ideas that will make your kitchen just as unique and individual as you are.

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Ceiling Light Fixtures

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When upgrading your home in Phoenix or nearby Scottsdale AZ, floors and walls are important. However, unless your home light fixtures brighten the room, your decorating efforts could suffer greatly. Some of the most effective lighting comes from above, and choosing ceiling lights is not always easy. Here are five tips to help simplify the process.

Determine Diameter

Before you visit interior design stores for lighting, you need to know the right size diameter. Measure the room and take the sum of the width and length. For instance, a 12 by 10-foot room gives you 22 feet. By scaling this number to inches, you get a reasonable estimate for diameter size. In this case, a 22-inch chandelier is a good choice.

Table Size Matters

If your dining room table is 48 inches wide, choose a chandelier as large as 36 inches in diameter (table width minus 12 inches). When not certain about size, larger is better than smaller.

Ceiling Height Matters Too

If you are installing a chandelier above your dining room table, make sure it does not extend any farther than two and one-half feet (30 inches) from the tabletop (standard eight-foot ceiling). For bedrooms, your hanging light should provide seven feet of headspace. This ensures the light does not get in the way.

Do Not Forget Design

Some people fall in love with a particular fixture, but this is not always a good idea. If your home is contemporary, you should stick with modern fixtures for ceilings.

Ask Your Lighting Professionals

For the highest quality ceiling light fixtures, visit Premier Lighting’s Showroom. You can find us in Tucson and close to Phoenix in nearby Scottsdale AZ. We can help you choose the best lighting and decor for your home.

Ceiling Fans in Design Plans

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Ceiling fans have made their way onto interior decorators’ blacklists for their maligned aesthetics and their noisiness. The industry is determined to turn them into style assets, so today’s offerings are sleek, contemporary, and unobtrusive. Your fan should be a work of art, and designers are up for the challenge.

Exquisite and Intelligent

High ceilings and large rooms demand a dramatic look proportional to the environment. You’ll find a number of new designs that are bold and worthy enough of being a room’s focal point. Not all new models are quite as domineering. Some are slim, sleek, and subtle, blending into the walls and ceiling in style. Sophistication isn’t everything. Intelligence is a necessary part of today’s smart building, so you might want a fan that turns itself on automatically. Learning thermostats can get to know your preferences and deliver a personalized service, and motion sensors keep your utility bills down.

Design Solutions

Fan blades are frequently treated as design features in themselves, but if you want a model that betrays its purpose, a caged design will allow your fan to masquerade as a light fitting or an artwork.

Silence

Stability and improved industrial design allow today’s fans to operate silently. Light fans are quiet fans, but their primary purpose should not be ignored. Regardless of how pretty your design-first model is, it’s useless if it doesn’t cool down your residents. Design excellence also translates into lower utility bills. Varying speeds can mimic outdoor breezes, while sleep mode adjusts itself throughout the night. In winter, some fans can be adjusted to generate and distribute heat from your heating and cooling system.

In Arizona and the hot deserts of the southwest, ceiling fans assist evaporative coolers. Buildings cooled by AC benefit from ceiling fans as amenities, as moving air cools those present in a room.

Discuss your lighting and ceiling fan options with one of our expert designers at Premier Lighting.

3 Reasons Fans Aren’t Just for Indoors

Outdoor Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are becoming a trendy and functional accessory this summer, and we have the top three reasons why! Outdoor ceiling fans will help you save time and energy; they will also contribute to the aesthetic appeal of your home:

1. Energy efficient: Installing outdoor ceiling fans can help to preserve energy. Homeowners are able to sit outside on their patio and/or deck and relax under their fan without being forced to sit in the air conditioned house all of the time. They can also be controlled via remote and placed in various areas around and in the house. This helps keep the light switch from being flipped on and off and gives the homeowner some ease when utilizing the fans.

2. Whimsical appeal: If you are a decorating fanatic, outdoor ceiling fans are a great addition to any blooming exterior décor. They bring in attention and add to the overall appeal of your back or front yard. Take our Minka Aire Bronze Outdoor Fan with its large leaf like blades for instance; this fixture will give any outdoor deck that “wow” factor. Outdoor ceiling fans will keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This can be done by changing the direction of the fan blades to push the air up or down.

3. Low maintenance: Outdoor ceiling fans can be cleaned in a jiff. They may take a little more precision to clean than indoor ceiling fans do, but a good wipe down before the dirt starts to build up will prevent your fan from getting too grimy. Fans are a relatively low maintenance way to keep cool during the summer and turn your outdoor space into a usable outdoor room.

Ceiling fans don’t just keep the inside of a home cool. They can definitely be a useful asset to any outdoor area. Here at Premier Lighting, we have a vast selection of outdoor ceiling fans that we think will make a great addition to your outside space. Take a look at our fixtures here and come into our showrooms for a free consultation.

Modern and Hi-Tech Lighting Options

Modern Light Fixtures

Are you ready to bring your home into the 21st century? With the help of our remote light switch controls and modern light fixtures, you can do just that.

Your home is probably already well equipped with hi-tech devices such as flat screen TVs, iPod speakers and fancy coffee makers, but now it is time to bring that modern technology to your lighting.

At Premier Lighting, we offer remote controls for your light fixtures, as well as for your indoor and outdoor ceiling fans. What better way to show off how tech-savvy you are to your friends and family than by changing the speed of your ceiling fan or by turning a light on or off from your seat at the dinner table? Not only are these remotes hi-tech and fun to show off, they are also convenient and practical.

Want your home to look and feel hi-tech in addition to actually being it? Choosing modern and sleek fixtures will give your home that instant updated feel. We have a wide selection of fixtures that fit the bill. For instance, our Kichler Nickel Ceiling Fan is just one of the many fixtures we carry that can bring any existing room into the 21st Century. With its sleek lines and nickel finish, this ceiling fan is sure to make a statement. Want more inspiration? Browse through our “Modern Lighting” Pinterest board for more ideas on how to update your space.

By adding some fun and useful gadgets to your home, as well as sleek and updated fixtures, your home is sure to look and feel modern.

Update Your Fan to Keep Cool and Stay Stylish

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Ceiling fans do not last forever, and as times change so do the styles. Whether you like it or not, most ceiling fans become the focal point in the room in which they are installed. They are large, hard to miss and typically installed on a white or off-white ceiling. That being said, it is vital that your ceiling fan match the style of the rest of your home to avoid committing one of the worst interior design crimes possible; mixing non-mixable styles.

Want your ceiling fan to disappear?

Ceiling fans come in a variety of styles, colors and sizes. If you do not want your ceiling fan to be such a major focal point in your room, choose a fixture that blends into the ceiling it is installed up against. If your ceiling is white, choose a simple white fan that will blend in.

Want your ceiling fan to stand out?

Ensure that your ceiling fan does not blend in against the ceiling it is installed up against, and it will become the focal point you were hoping for. Choose a ceiling fan that matches the style of the rest of your home. Whether traditional, modern, contemporary or southwestern, there is a ceiling fan that matches that style.

The choice is yours, but in Arizona homes are filled with ceiling fans. Rather than hiding them and trying to pretend that they are not there, it has become increasingly popular to treat your fans as you would any other accessory (such as a table lamp or side table) and choose something that compliments the rest of the room.

With our large selection of various styles, sizes and colors, no matter what type of room you have, a ceiling fan is always a viable and stylish option.

Where to Put a Ceiling Fan

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Unlike states where summer temperatures stay below 90 degrees, Arizona is known for its exceptionally hot temperatures. Because of this, homeowners and builders tend to put a ceiling fans in more rooms than not. But how can you properly decide a where to put a ceiling fan? The answer is not as complicated as you might think. You will want to put a ceiling fan in a room if:

• You spend a lot of time in that room (i.e. the bedroom or family room)
• The room faces East or West – East and West facing rooms tend to get much hotter than North and South facing rooms because they get the most direct sunlight
• You want to kill two birds with one stone and gain strong overhead lighting and air flow
• The room gets exceptionally warm throughout the day

Once you have figured out which rooms to put ceiling fans in, you’ll want to decide where in that room you want to install the fan. For smaller square rooms, the answer is easy. Put the fan smack dab in the center of the room. However, for abnormally shaped or extremely large rooms, a bit more thought is required. For abnormally shaped spaces, place your ceiling fan centered between the two farthest apart walls. If the room is extremely long, or you have an open floor plan where one large space acts as a few separate rooms, multiple fans may be required. In this case, treat each “area” of the space as its own room and place ceiling fans appropriately.

Our experts can help you decide which rooms need fans and where those fans should be placed to get you the best air flow possible. By installing ceiling fans in your home, you can reduce your carbon footprint and increase the airflow throughout your home, while also bringing in another element that will allow you to show off your homes style.