Ceiling light/fan

gordonjohnston06August 15, 2010

I have been given a ceiling light/fan for my living room, on looking at it I have noticed the wiring on the ceiling plate and the fan/light are more than the feed from the ceiling, the whole thing has got me confused, I have pics of the two parts but was not sure if pics could be used on the forum, any help would be really appreciated.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mike_kaiser_gw

Your best bet might be to hire a licensed electrician, with all due respect this project might be above your skill level.

With that said, most modern ceiling fans with a light a pre-wired so that the light and fan can be controlled independently from a wall switch. Typically you'll have a black wire (hot for the fan), blue (hot for the light), white (neutral), and green (ground). Your house may only be wired with one hot wire (typically black). In that case you would connect the black and blue wires from the fan to the black wire in the ceiling and then control the fan/light using the pull chains. White would go to white and green to ground.

Hope this helps.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2010 at 7:30PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Bath fan/light combo
Attached is wiring diagram of masterbath (I hope I...
jaspol
Please Critique Low-Volt (Home Automation) Plan/Proposal
GW/Houzz Community, As always, I want to thank this...
Andrew K.
Same circuit for AC air handler and whole-house fan?
Hi, I've got a furnace/air handler in my attic. I was...
elofgren
1 of 2 security light bulbs keep going out, do i need a new light?
I have a security light fixture in my carport that...
tlbean2004
Troubleshooting Kohler 12RES Problem
I have a Kohler 12RES generator with an RDT 100 Amp...
sniffdog
Sponsored Products
Cafe 10-Bulb String Lights
Cost Plus World Market
3-light Chrome Transitional Bath Vanity
Overstock.com
Tite 2 Pendant by Foscarini
$861.00 | Lumens
Hudson Valley Vienna Modern Contempo Wall Sconce
1800Lighting
Averbach Post Mount Gas Lantern - 31"
Signature Hardware
Metal & Fabric Dress Form Light
$79.99 | zulily
Robert Abbey | Addison Wall Sconce
$350.90 | YLighting
Justice Design Group GLA-8783 - Sonoma 3 Light Wall Sconce - Bowl with Rippled R
$440.00 | Hayneedle
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™