Having a wall control can be advantageous, depending upon your situation. If you’ve had to replace your remote before and replacing it becomes a common thing that you find yourself doing (even if it’s more then once or twice), then you may want to consider a universal ceiling fan wall control instead. Why, you may ask? Well, the simple reason is the remote is attached to the wall. Although it’s a simple answer, there does not need to be one that’s more advanced then that. Now, with that being said, there’s some fans that you can’t use a remote control with. Furthermore, there are fans that you can only use pull chains. Reaching up to grab the pull chains all the time would be a complete pain in the neck (or other places), so using the wall control is a lot easier. Especially for those of us who are shorter!
Dimmable CFL, incandescent bulbs or LED bulbs can be dimmed when you have a universal ceiling fan wall control that is capable of dimming. Hunter’s universal wall control, as an example is a good product to bring up. These wall controls can work up to a 75 foot range. They are very compatible with most brands of ceiling fans out there, so a good choice. These wall remotes will work with fans that have motors of up to 1 amp. The Hunter universal wall control works with Hunter and Casablanca ceiling fans, but does not apply to the Hunter Original line of ceiling fans. Keep this in mind if you have a Hunter original.