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HowardPM

02:41PM | 07/17/06
Member Since: 12/31/03
23 lifetime posts
I just got a new Hampton Bay Rendington IV installed today and it came with a remote that has fan controls/light/dimmer on it. Well anytime you use the dimmer or the bulbs are not at max light there is a very noticeable hum coming from the bulbs. Any ideas?

Tom O

03:47PM | 07/17/06
Member Since: 09/17/02
476 lifetime posts
What you're hearing is the lamp filament vibrating. The first thing to try would be another brand of lamp.

HowardPM

04:36PM | 07/17/06
Member Since: 12/31/03
23 lifetime posts
You mean another brand of bulb? I don't think I can replace the lamp on the ceiling fan as its built in.

Tom O

11:37AM | 07/19/06
Member Since: 09/17/02
476 lifetime posts
A lamp could be a bulb or a tube or some other configuration. What it is installed in is either a fixture or a luminaire. You might also check into lamps that are specifically rated to be installed in luminaires that are a part of a ceiling fan.

Tom


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