I have had a ceiling fan for some time in my front room, but no light installed. To combat darkness during the winter, I am ready to try to make it happen by buying a ceiling fan light kit.
The tutorials I have watched thus far involve removing the switch housing cover plate and then at some point feeding the wires through the hole in that cover plate, however the plate that was on mine has no such hole. It has the notch on the side to line up with the switch for the fan and it has three screws about 120 degrees apart from each other on the sides, but other than that it is solid.
So before buying a light kit, I want to make sure that I can actually complete the installation. Is this lack of hole going to be a problem, and if so, what can I do to resolve the situation?
Well, the fan was installed already when I moved in, so I did not do it myself. It is a Hampton Bay and by using the mirror and a flashlight and reading upside down writing on the top of the fan, I think the model is CD-5201. It has some sort of moon pattern on each of the 5 blades, but I am sure that does not help.
But here are the requested pictures:
Fast-forwarding in time, I used flashlight and smartphone to capture the information.
- UPC = 759590966714
- Vendor = 23827 - Aloha Breeze after talking with Hampton Bay customer service
- Date = 9711
I am guessing that it 1997? Oh, brother! The fan works perfectly though.