Basics

March 31, 2022

Installing a new ceiling fan is a thrifty way to reduce your energy bills without sacrificing comfort. A fan installation is a perfect weekend project for any avid do-it-yourselfer because it only requires a few hours to complete, and the payoff is immediate. You don't have to be a home improvement expert to install a ceiling fan, Del Mar Fans & Lighting's videos and instructions below can help you get started.

August 19, 2021
If you're looking for a ceiling fan that offers form, function, and comfort, look no further! We have developed a list of the best outdoor ceiling fans across the board. From outdoor ceiling fans with lights to a ceiling fan for your covered deck, you will find the best ceiling fans for any outdoor area.
December 1, 2020

What are Northern Lights?

The Northern Lights are beautiful, natural displays of dancing lights that can be seen all over the world near places like Alaska and Canada, to name a few. These lights are actually electrically charged particles that come from the sun, and then enter the Earth's atmosphere, causing the lights to be visible by the human eye. Another name for the Northern Lights is the "Aurora Borealis" in the northern hemisphere, and beautiful colors of green, blue, and even violet can be seen high in the sky. The Northern Lights often take on many forms, and sweep across the sky with shapes such as streamers, rays of light, and sweeping curtain-like shades of color.

April 27, 2020
Del Mar Fans & Lighting has created a simple guide to help you find the right ceiling fan downrod length for any room in your home.
April 16, 2020
In the world of ceiling fans the saying goes, one should buy small ceiling fans for small rooms and large ceiling fans for large rooms. While this may sound like an ancient proverb, choosing the right size ceiling fan ensures maximum performance and comfort. Take our word for it ceiling fan size matters.
February 11, 2020
According to EnergyStar.gov, more than 70 percent of sockets in America still contain the old, inefficient incandescent light bulbs. They've challenged America to change just 20 million light bulbs to energy-efficient light bulbs such as LED light bulbs in 2014. See the infographic below to learn how a small change like switching to energy efficient light bulbs can mean to our environment and your wallet.
August 23, 2019
What are the different types of lighting? What is task lighting? How to create accent lighting? What else is available besides ambient lighting? With so many different types of lighting available, it can get a little confusing when designing a lighting scheme for your home or office. Our guide explains the different types of lighting - ambient (or general), task and accent, how to use them effectively, and which light fixtures to use create your desired lighting.
May 29, 2019
Over the years, we've encountered our fair share of ceiling fan troubles, but we've learned from our experiences and want to share with you what we've discovered along the way. We've compiled our best ceiling fan troubleshooting tips to help you identify and fix the most common ceiling fan problems. As always, use caution when working on your ceiling fan and turn the power off at the circuit breaker box to prevent any injuries.
April 16, 2019

A vaulted ceiling makes a strong architectural statement in a home, but mounting a ceiling fan on an angled ceiling requires more than your standard fan installation tools. When buying a new ceiling fan, confirm the fan is compatible with sloped mounting. Many ceiling fans are designed to fit sloped ceilings with angles, also known as a pitch, up to 30 degrees. However, if your ceiling has a pitch greater than 30 degrees, you will need a sloped ceiling adapter for a proper and secure installation.

August 15, 2016
A high-speed wobbly ceiling fan will strike fear in the heart of anyone standing under it or even near it. An unbalanced fan could also end up with damage to the motor’s bearing and bushings. This could lead to an irritating unnecessary fan noise. Below we will teach you how to balance a ceiling fan and put an end to your wobbly woes. Don’t forget, anytime you work on ceiling fans be sure to turn the fan's power off at the breaker.