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A. Spruce
Re: Connecting a light to an existing Ceiling fan

It's been a few years here, but the way I recall the unit I installed worked was the fan had a remote control unit within it. The wall switch was replaced with a receiver that a hand held unit interfaced with, the fan itself was running still supplied with full current.

Back to the original question, I think we're still dealing with a blue light control wire that was never connected, and kentvw's repair is the way to go.

A. Spruce
Re: Connecting a light to an existing Ceiling fan
canuk wrote:

That Sprucey ... he's up to date with all the high tech stuff ...

Flattery will get you no where ... ;):p:D

canuk
Re: Connecting a light to an existing Ceiling fan
A. Spruce wrote:

Back to the original question, I think we're still dealing with a blue light control wire that was never connected, and kentvw's repair is the way to go.

If there was a toggle wall switch to turn the fan on/off and the fan simply has the pull chains to determine the speeds then I would certainly agree with that.;)

The other point raised was if there was a hardwired fan control on the wall this would act like a dimmer to the light as the speed was reduced.... which is not necessarily a desired outcome.

But of course since it's not known what set up the OP has this is merely speculation.:)

canuk
Re: Connecting a light to an existing Ceiling fan
A. Spruce wrote:

Flattery will get you no where ... ;):p:D

Since when? :D ;) :D

cmarcakis
Re: Connecting a light to an existing Ceiling fan
canuk wrote:

That would be ok if it's just a switch to turn on/off the fan but if there was a speed control for the fan there should be a separate feed for the light ... yes / no ?

The only switch that operates the fan is a speed control switch on the fan itself. The wall switch does not operate the fan....

kentvw
Re: Connecting a light to an existing Ceiling fan

Question if there is a wall switch that you "think" should control the fan?

If not, if there is no wall switch then I would say tie the blue in with what ever color feed the fan in the ceiling box behind the canopy.

It would be helpful to know what wires/colors are in the box behind the canopy.

Edit; I would imagine that there is a pull-chain on the fan to control the light.

canuk
Re: Connecting a light to an existing Ceiling fan

Another question .... did this ceiling fan replace a ceiling light fixture?

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