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40 watt just not bright enough?

Is is okay to use 60 watt, and why in the world would your fans not require bulbs light enough to see in a room?

Don't make sense to me.

I may have to pay electrician to take all these down just to replace with light kit that can actually give us light to write by. 40 watt just cast shadows, very dim.

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60 watts could be fine and you may never have a problem, but it says 40 watts for a reason. So you don't burn your house down. See "To reduce the risk of fire....". The better option here would be to buy 23watt compact fluorescent light bulbs. They give off less heat than a 40 watt incandescent and the same light output of a 100watt incandescent. I'm guessing that you don't currently have the light on a dimmer, but if you wanted to, make sure you get cfl's that are made to be used on a dimmer.

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60 watt should be fine

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