Ceiling fan light fixtures

Old 12-29-02, 11:39 AM
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Ceiling fan light fixtures

We just purchased a house with many ceiling fans that don't have light fixtures.

I purchased a simple Westingouse single bulb light fixture to install on the ceiling fan.

I know nothing about wiring, so am thinking it's best to consult with this forum prior to installing it. The instructions tell me (a novice) very little about the wiring.

The light fixture has two wires: one white and one black. The ceiling fan has a white and black wire coming down from it, and these wires are attached with a sticker labeled "lighting."

I am going to ASSUME that I connect the fixture' swhite wire to the fan's white wire, and the black wire to the fan's black wire.

There are a slew of other wires from the ceiling fan, but with these black and white ones labeled "lighting" I'm thinking that's where I connect it.

I apologize for this being such a simple (perhaps stupid) question. Just don't like to play around with electricity unless I know exactly what I'm doing.

Old 12-29-02, 11:50 AM
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Yes the black and white wire marked for lighting are the two you want to use. When connecting them make sure the connection is tight and the wirenut is on securely and no bare wire is showing.

And don't think of any question as to simple or stupid the only time they become stupid is when they are not asked.
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Old 12-30-02, 10:18 AM
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Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, I connected the white to white, and black to black . . . but nothing. I checked the bulb, made sure the connection was tight, pulled the cord to ensure it was in the "on" mode, etc.

The instructions I have say to "connect the white to white, and the black to blue (or red on some models)."

Problem is, as I noted, there are black and white wires labled "lighting", which I used, but there is on red wire and one blue wire connected something else.

I can include an image, but does it need to be a URL, or can I to an HTTP post from my local machine?

Old 12-30-02, 11:54 AM
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The wires sticking out of the fan may not be connected at the other end. Pull the fan down and see if those wires you connected to have a plug on the other end that may need be connected. There could be a blue wire that needs to be connected to the black power wire that the fan is connected to.

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