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I have a Harbor Breeze Ceiling Fan and Light unit shown below.

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The unit supports changing the fan speed and dimming the light electronically via a remote control shown below.

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I am considering to change the currently used candelabra incandescent light bulb with LED light bulbs. There are a few requirements for this LED light bulbs:

  1. Candelabra (E12) base
  2. Dimmable
  3. 800+ lumens (i.e. as bright as my current incandescent light bulbs)

I was wondering what are my options for finding a LED light bulb that meet these requirements? AFAIK, LEDs and dimmers compatibility are hit and miss, and although I looked, I couldn't find any relevant information on what type of LEDs would be compatible with my ceiling fan and light unit. Also, most candelabra-base LEDs don't go beyond 600 lumen.

The only thing I can think of is getting a E12->E26/27 socket adapter so I have an easier time finding a LED light bulb that goes 800+ lumen, and just keep trying LED light bulbs until I find one that can work with my unit. However, I wasn't sure if a socket adapter would mess with the dimming-aspect of the LED/dimmer and cause damages, so feedback would be really welcome.


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Cree makes dimmable bulbs now, if you can believe it. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jan 26 '14 at 5:03
Yep. I think Home Depot carries those. However, I am not sure if they will be compatible with electronic dimmers like one I have. – user36148 Jan 26 '14 at 5:09
Is it a zero-crossing PWM dimmer? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jan 26 '14 at 5:10
Unfortunately, I don't know. I tried to look up what type of dimmer is included in a Harbor Breeze (a Lowes' brand) Ceiling Fan and Light unit, but I wasn't able to locate any specs. – user36148 Jan 26 '14 at 5:12

I've been able to use a dimmable CFL with a similar model fan. Since you're shopping at Home Depot however, why not just try it? HD makes returns exceptionally easy.

Home Depot doesn't make any dimmable CFLs with E-12 that I know of. It also doesn't make any socket adapters, so I am still in the middle of hunting a socket adapter. Also, I was concerned if using the socket adapter with dimmable CFLs/LEDs can cause damage to the electrical circuits or whatnot. – user36148 Jan 27 '14 at 6:39
Well, don't shop at Home Depot. Major online bulb retailers have better stock, for example 1000bulbs.com . Socket adapters are ugly but electrically harmless. – Bryce Jan 27 '14 at 7:42
Thanks Bryce. I will keep that in mind for my search of socket adapters. – user36148 Jan 28 '14 at 5:44

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