One of the really useful features of many Harbor Breeze ceiling fans is the integration with a light kit. Combining lighting with cooling has a number of benefits, not least not cluttering up the space on your ceiling with separate fittings, one for the light and one for the Harbor Breeze fan. By efficiently using the ceiling space for both a ceiling fan and a light you will succeed in making the room more attractive than otherwise it would be with separate fittings.
Harbor Breeze Ceiling Fan Light Kits
One of the ways of enhancing the usefulness and practicality of your Harbor Breeze ceiling fan is to complement it by introducing a Harbor Breeze light kit. Essentially Harbor Breeze light kits are light fittings that are incorporated into the ceiling fan creating a dual purpose installation, the ceiling fan no longer acts as just a fan but also as housing for a light fitting.
Harbor Breeze light kits are relatively few in number, however, fortunately there are a number of companies who have created generic or universal light kits for Harbor Breeze ceiling fans.
Why Install a Light Kit for your Harbor Breeze Ceiling Fan?
There are a number of advantages to installing a light kit on your Harbor Breeze fan. Perhaps the first and most obvious is that there may be limited room on your ceiling to include a separate light fitting and a ceiling fan. Remember a ceiling fan needs good clearance so that nothing can get caught in the blades of the fan. If your room needs adequate lighting as well as cooling with a fan then it may be that options are limited.
The development of the Harbor Breeze light kit essentially solves this issue in a neat and convenient manner. Simply use the ceiling fan structure as a fixture point for the light fitting itself.
Another advantage of incorporating the ceiling fan light kit with the fan is control. You can ensure that both the fan and the light can be controlled by the Harbor Breeze ceiling fan remote, making it easy to utilize efficiently. Using a remote control to switch lights on and off can be a great deal more convenient that a wall situated light switch and allows you a level of control that you will not realize you missed until you have it installed.
Harbor Breeze Light Kit Options
Harbor Breeze ceiling fans do not typically come with an integrated light fitting. As a general rule if you wish to add a light fitting to your ceiling fan then you need to look at Harbor Breeze light kits, essentially add-ons, to install onto your fan once it is in place.
When choosing the most appropriate ceiling fan kit you should consider first the use that the room has, the existing lighting arrangements and the specific type of lighting that you want the light to provide.
For instance in a hallway it maybe that you want the light level to be good, so you would select a Harbor Breeze ceiling fan light kit that provided a good level of general lighting.
However, in a typical living room you may have existing wall lights and lamps situated around the room and want the light from the ceiling fan to complement that. In that case the Harbor Breeze ceiling fan light kits you would look at would be ones that provided accent lighting and not so much general lighting.
Installing your Harbor Breeze Light Kit
As with any electrical fitting great care should be taken when installing and if you are not completely confident that you know what you are doing you should get the assistance of an electrician or someone who can install it safely.
Many of the Harbor Breeze ceiling fans are designed so that the incorporation of Harbor Breeze light kits is relatively straightforward and so installation should not present too much of a problem. All of the ceiling fan light kits will come with installation instructions and these should be read through and followed carefully.
The main considerations should be that the light kit is securely attached to the Harbor Breeze ceiling fan and that the electrical wiring is both connected correctly and properly insulated from the surrounding environment.
Installing a Harbor Breeze ceiling fan in your home is often undertaken for practical reasons. You may feel that you are paying too much on your energy bills? If you are then one of the ways to help reduce them, while at the same time adding a stylish and practical fitting in your home is to install a Harbor Breeze ceiling fan. Harbor Breeze make a wide range of ceiling fans so you have plenty of options to choose from. No matter what your budget, there is likely a model that will fit your purpose.
But why limit yourself to just the ceiling fan when many of the Harbor Breeze ceiling fans can incorporate Harbor Breeze ceiling fan light kits. These enhance the practicality and usefulness of your Harbor Breeze fitting and in addition provide an enhancement to the fabric of your home that will have lasting value.