Ceiling fans with lights

If you want to retrofit a ceiling fan in a room, you often have the problem that you have to bring a new power cable to the point in the ceiling where the fan is to be installed. To get around this problem - and of course because they are otherwise very practical - there are ceiling fans with lights. Both functions are combined in one device and you only need a power connection. As a rule, you can even use the existing power cable that was actually intended for the lighting.

ceiling fans with light are perfect for retrofitting in rooms where there is only one power cable for the ceiling lighting in the room.

For the readers who just want to quickly click through the different models, here is a link to the corresponding Amazon search and directly below is the list of the current bestsellers:

View ceiling fans with light function on Amazon here.

The Amazon bestsellers

Bestseller no. 1
Nalezuns fan ceiling light, LED ceiling fan with lighting, 3 color temperatures and 6...
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Nalezuns fan ceiling light, LED ceiling fan with lighting, 3 color temperatures and 6...
  • New design: ceiling fans with lighting combined with a fan and a lighting device.It...
  • High quality material: lampshade is made of high quality iron and PC, which is hard, high temperature resistant and ...
  • Smart LED light source: 48 W energy-saving ceiling light uses a new type of LED lens light source, a ...
Bestseller no. 2
Cecotec ceiling fan with light and WiFi EnergySilence Aero 5600. 40 W, 52 inches with 3 blades,...
  • High power of 40W, with high performance DC motor that increases air flow and the feeling of freshness, with...
  • With Wi-Fi control via a smartphone, you can choose the different operating settings of the fan...
  • Perfect for outdoor use, the fan has an IP44 certification that shows its high level of protection, so...
Bestseller no. 3
BRILONER - CCT ceiling fan with lighting 5 speeds, remote control, dimmable, timer,...
  • Multifunctionality: This LED ceiling fan with remote control combines efficient lighting and pleasant...
  • Adjustable lighting: The LED fan lamp has a CCT function from 3000K to 6500K, which means that ...
  • Timed functions: Equipped with a 30-minute timer for the light and a 1-hour timer for the...
2,00 EURBestseller no. 4
Umikk 40W ceiling fan with lighting lamp, ceiling fan with lighting and...
  • 【LED ceiling fan】This fan light is perfect for small rooms and has a diameter of...
  • 【Fan design】This fan light has a unique design that includes a fan and a lamp...
  • ✔【Multifunction】 - Unique design, you can put aromatherapy tablets in it. The improved version...
10,00 EURBestseller no. 5
Ceiling light with fan, quiet, white, ceiling fan with lighting, app and remote control;...
  • Function: ceiling fan with lighting, with remote control, APP, dimmable (adjustable light colour/brightness),...
  • Dimmable: Intelligent LED technology, you can freely set the light color via the remote control or APP, 3 ...
  • Quiet ceiling fan: frequency conversion motor, low noise when working, including 6 gears that work in the ...
36,10 EURBestseller no. 6
Cecotec ceiling fan with light EnergySilence Aero 450. 50 W, 4 reversible blades 42", summer...
  • High power of 50W, with high performance copper motor increases airflow and the feeling of freshness with maximum...
  • System consisting of 4 completely innovative and aerodynamic wings designed to improve airflow...
  • The fan integrates a lamp, making it a practical hybrid device. Achieve the perfect light and...
Bestseller no. 7
papasbox ceiling light with fan 48cm | 3 color temperature 6 speeds 70W LED...
  • 🍃【Ceiling fan with light】It has remote control, Bluetooth APP, dimming, color temperature adjustment, ...
  • 🍃【3 color temperature and 6 speeds】Adopting a new type of lens light source and acrylic eye protection...
  • 🍃【Forward/Backward】The ceiling fan can rotate in both directions to improve air circulation in the room...
Bestseller no. 8
76cm Small Ceiling Fan with Lighting and Remote Control - Modern, flat ceiling fan...
  • 【Small size and large air volume】This small ceiling fan is super space-saving, only 76cm. And that...
  • 【Two Modes of Rotation】 The reversible wind direction helps to circulate the airflow in winter and the breeze in ...
  • 【Ceiling Fan with Remote Control】 This 76cm mini ceiling fan is equipped with the function of stepless dimming ...
Bestseller no. 9
BKZO modern smart LED ceiling light with fan Ø 60cm, ceiling fan with lamp, stepless ...
  • ✨ Smart control: With the app "Tuya Smart" you can control the ceiling light with fan with a tap of your finger, ...
  • ✨ Stepless dimming: The correlated color temperature of modern fan lighting is 3000 K to 5500 K, you ...
  • ✨ CONTINUOUS SPEED ADJUSTMENT - The fan of this ceiling light also has a power of 20 W, you ...
Bestseller no. 10
Lightakai Ceiling Fan with Light, 22'' Circular Chandelier Ceiling Fan LED...
  • 🚨 Material: The ceiling fan with lighting use acrylic and metal, more durable and robust. Acrylic,...
  • 🚨 Silent work: The ceiling fan motor is strong, silent, comfortable and gentle.
  • 🚨 3 lighting colors: 3 types of lighting effects, white light, natural light, warm light (interchangeable,...

Ceiling fans with lights - their advantages and disadvantages

Ceiling fans with a light function combine the lighting with the air conditioning of the room in one device. A single power connection in the ceiling is sufficient for the connection - the laying of a separate cable is therefore superfluous. It is important for ceiling fans with lights that their bulbs can be easily replaced because their service life is limited. Some of the fans are equipped with standard lamps, in other cases a complete module has to be replaced. Ceiling fans with light offer a lot of comfort if they can be controlled with a remote control and also have a timer.

Combining the fan with the lighting is a good idea if you don't want to completely redo the power wiring.
Combining the fan with the lighting is a good idea if you don't want to completely redo the power wiring.

Why are ceiling fans with lights so popular?

If you want to install a ceiling fan, you will first notice that there is exactly one power cable in the ceiling at the right place: this is actually intended for the ceiling light. Some people then decide to do without the ceiling lamp altogether in favor of the ceiling fan and to realize the lighting using floor lamps and wall lamps. But that can be unsatisfactory, because light from above illuminates the room better. This is where the ceiling fan with light comes into play. As a 2-in-1 device, it proves incredibly beneficial.

Its advantages in detail:

  • It saves space on the ceiling.
  • Only one power connection on the ceiling is required.
  • Installation is easy. On the other hand, if you want to install a ceiling fan in addition to a ceiling lamp, you will struggle with the limited space.
  • An Fan next to a separate ceiling lamp would affect their light.
  • The ceiling fan with light saves costs as a 2-in-1 device.
  • The appealing look disguises the fan as a lamp.

There can only be one disadvantage: If the lighting unit can only be exchanged as a module or very special lamps are required, this can be annoying.

LED ceiling fans

The problem of replacing the lamps has become much smaller since the use of LEDs. These not only save a lot of electricity, they also last much longer than conventional light sources. However, some manufacturers of cheaper ceiling fans with lights rely on permanently installed LEDs. These are difficult to swap out. The producer then assumes that the LED will last (almost) as long as the fan itself. However, these cases are rather rare. In most cases, either LEDs with standard sockets (often: E27) can be exchanged very easily, or, as described, the somewhat more complicated module exchange is necessary.

Dimmable light on the ceiling fan

Everyone who has ever had dimmable lamps appreciates the stepless dimmability of light. Of course, these are also available for ceiling fans with lights. However, not all models are equipped in this way. Usually only higher quality remote controlled ceiling fans have this option (if at all). If you do some work, you can also convert the non-dimmable ceiling fan of your choice into a dimmable device. If its light source is replaceable, a dimmable lamp should be integrated into the fan, which is then adjusted to the desired light intensity with an external dimmer. There are also smart home solutions for this. This brings us to the next topic:

The smart home enabled ceiling fan with light

We recommend the smart home-enabled ceiling fan with light to people who love new technologies that go beyond common standards. Ceiling fans with replaceable light sources can be equipped with smart home lamps, which they integrate into the existing smart home system. They can then be controlled via app or with the Alexa app. The functions are diverse: The light and the fan can be switched on and off with it, both can be started at certain times and also switched off again using the timer function, and even color changes can be implemented for the light.

With many manufacturers, the light module is a replaceable element, which prevents the fan from becoming electronic waste if the light source fails.
With many manufacturers, the light module is a replaceable element, which prevents the fan from becoming electronic waste if the light source fails.

The remote control for the ceiling fan with light

We just don't want to move on hot days. Anyone lying on the couch and possibly falling asleep soon no longer wants to get up to operate the fan. Therefore, the remote control for the ceiling fan with light has become a popular standard. It delivers pleasant temperatures and cozy light at the touch of a button. Of course, the remote control can also control the fan and the light separately. When we sleep, the fan can continue to run, but we switch off the light with the remote control or dim it down. At the same time, the remote control can also regulate the running speed of the fan.

Timer for lights and ceiling fan

After a hot summer day, the ceiling fan should run quietly for a while in the evening until the falling night brings enough coolness. Then it should switch off by itself at some point when we are already asleep. The light should go out at the same time or a little earlier sometimes later. The timer function for the ceiling fan with light is useful for this, as it can best control the fan and its light source separately. This usually works with the solutions provided for the smart home. On the one hand, this is very practical, on the other hand, it also saves energy.

Ceiling fan for the winter

Like all ceiling fans, the models with lights are not only useful in hot summers, but also in winter. When they turn backwards, they distribute the warm air from the heater in the room, which normally rises to just below the ceiling. An advantage of the device with light would be that you can use its fan and light functions all year round by using the Reverse direction of rotation in winter can.

Conclusion

The ceiling fan with light has various advantages. It is available in a wide variety of designs, with the higher-quality models scoring with impressive additional functions and being Smart Home-compatible. In this case, Apple users should look out for the “HomeKit-compatible” seal. The small additional investment is definitely worth it.

 

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