Do light+fan combos use the same wires as ceiling light only units?


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Old 07-28-21, 06:53 AM
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Do light+fan combos use the same wires as ceiling light only units?

I would like to replace some ceiling lights with light+fan combos - the type with the strings to turn on fan and light.

Do the fan combo lights require anything beyond a normal light fixture in terms of wiring or other considerations, or will I be able to simple swap using the same wiring?
 
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Old 07-28-21, 07:23 AM
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You will need fan rated boxes in the ceiling to support the extra weight and movement of a fan. Most fans can use the same wiring as a light so no difficulty there.
 
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Old 07-28-21, 08:04 AM
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Wiring will depend on what you want the switch to control and how the cables were run.
 
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Old 07-28-21, 08:16 AM
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Most newer fans will have an electronic module and remote that will allow just one 120v set of power lines to run the fan and lights separately.
 
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Old 07-28-21, 09:32 AM
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Most newer fans will have an electronic module and remote that will allow just one 120v set of power lines to run the fan and lights separately.
Or you will use the existing circuit/switch for the light an manually turn on the fan!
 
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Old 07-28-21, 12:33 PM
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an manually turn on the fan!
With a real long chain from the ceiling.
 
 

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