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I am a new first-time home owner, having purchased my first home in late October 2009. The home I purchased is an amazing and beautiful home, however you simply don't notice the little things here and there that need work or improvement.

I have a million questions about home improvement, and hope to find some answers here @ diy.stackexchange.com.


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comment Do any ultra quiet ceiling fans that have no motor hum exist?
Yeah, it is wind movement noise. If the wind sound is 34dB at the lowest setting, that is LOUD. I've had ceiling fans that were less than 20dB at their lowest or even lowest two settings...no wind sound, no motor sound, just a very light breeze. That's what I need...but I don't think it still exists anymore.
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comment Do any ultra quiet ceiling fans that have no motor hum exist?
Thanks. I've exhausted options of other brands. (Ironically, I'm STILL looking, after all these years.) I tried one hunter a while back, and it just didn't move any air at the quiet settings. I'll have to see if I can find one that moves more air but is more efficient.
Jun
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comment Do any ultra quiet ceiling fans that have no motor hum exist?
Update: I did find sound levels. I thought the chart at the bottom of their home page was a comparison with other fans. Turns out this thing is 34dB at it's quietest...far too loud for me. I need something in the 10-20dB range. I used to live in a place that had standard ceiling fans that were close to 10dB on the lower two settings...you couldn't hear a thing unless you got up to them and pointed your ear right towards the fan. That's what I need...34-40dB...wow, in the dead of night that's like a jet engine! :P
Jun
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comment Do any ultra quiet ceiling fans that have no motor hum exist?
Thanks for the reply. Any idea if there is some richer information out there about these fans? I couldn't find anything about sound decibel levels on their site...and I'd really need that to know if this is quiet enough for me. (As a side note, it looks like most of those fans are backordered at least 100 orders deep, some several hundred... :o...)
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comment Do any ultra quiet ceiling fans that have no motor hum exist?
I'm curious why this was down voted. While the quality of the writing is not great, are there any discrepancies in the facts? I have actually still not purchased a fan...once winter hit, I decided to hold off. I still need one, though...
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accepted What exactly is a PAR type LED lamp, how does it differ from R/BR type LED & CFL lamps?
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comment What exactly is a PAR type LED lamp, how does it differ from R/BR type LED & CFL lamps?
@Craig: How is their brightness? I am looking for around 800 lumens or so, to be used on a dimmer switch. The kits I saw not too long ago seemed to be 450 lumen, which is fairly dim.
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comment What exactly is a PAR type LED lamp, how does it differ from R/BR type LED & CFL lamps?
@Craig: I've seen the retrofit kits...they look like they may be more diffuse...what is the benefit of using them over just a bulb?
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comment What exactly is a PAR type LED lamp, how does it differ from R/BR type LED & CFL lamps?
Thanks bcworkz. I found a little more information, and it seems PAR type bulbs, thanks to their lenses, are capable of offering anywhere from an 18° to a 100° beam angle. I guess I'll have to try a couple out and see how they look. I am worried the lens will disperse light in an odd way relative to the nice diffuse manner R and BR type bulbs to.
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