From ceiling fan to light fixture

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Old 01-12-09, 01:46 PM
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From ceiling fan to light fixture

New poster here. Go easy on me. I have a ceiling fan with light fixture. Fan quit working and I am installing a simple ceiling light fixture. I have removed the fan and found there is a fan rated ceiling box installed. There is also one more wire than the new fixture requires, this being a red wire which, I am assuming (possibly incorrectly) is a 'hot wire' for the fan motor. My questions are these: do I need to convert the box back to a regular or is the fan rated okay to use? Second: Do I have to do anything with the wiring or can I cap off the hot wire?
Would appreciate any info I can get!
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Biggs
 
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Old 01-12-09, 04:18 PM
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Welcome to the forums! You have two switches (probably), one that operated the fan and the other which operated the light. Cap off the red wire in the ceiling box and use the white and black for your new light fixture. Only one of your switches will work, since you disconnected it in the ceiling box.
 
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Yep. Works like a charm. I figured you could just cap the wire but guess I just needed some reassurance! Thanks a ton!
 
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