I have a harbor breeze ceiling fan with several incandescent light bulbs in it.
It bugs me that these are the only bulbs in the house I haven't been able to easily replace with something more energy efficient. I'm hoping someone on SPCR can help me find a suitable replacement.
The current bulbs are have a blueish/purple gray glass and are about 2.8 inches from base threads to tip (3.5 inches if you include the base).http://www.harringtonlights.com/Referen ... _bulbs.htm
suggests some methods of measuring the base and after doing so I tend to think this is a E11 base.
If you actually look at their example photo the Purple E26 example matches the glass shape in my hand but the base is silver and small enough that I believe it to be an E11. Imagine taking his E14 example size and changing the glass to the E26 shape and then shrinking it to 80% the size of his E14 example.
Now the lights in this ceiling fan have a slider switch on the wall (no on/off just the slider) so I'm looking for a compact CFL that can be dimmed or a LED that plays nice with dimming and either one has to fit in a E11 base.
Now the space between the socket and the fan blades is at least 6 inches if not more. The socket is hidden by opaque white glass so I don't care about the shape of the bulb. If a floodlight wide angle bulb fits I'll use it, if it is a spot light I'll use it, if my only option is a incandescent bulb I'll be frustrated.
Any lighting experts out there that would be willing to give me a little advice? Something I can buy at a reasonable price other than just replacing the entire ceiling fan to get sockets of a different size would be nice.
For now I'm using the incandescents and they aren't marked so I have no idea if they are 20W, 25W, 40W, 60W?
I'm starting to wonder after looking for E11 aka Mini-candelabra bulbs and seeing how rare they are, maybe these are E12 aka candelabra base instead which are much easier to find and buy.
Either way anyone have experience with dimmable candelabra bulbs?