Is it possible to install a ceiling fan box (new construction) and only attach a ceiling light fixture to it instead of a fan? I would like to have the fan box installed for future application but do not want a fan installed as of now.


Yes, that's a good idea. It's essentially the same box just stronger. It also needs to be installed with the correct hardware. Install a fan box in every room where you would typically put in a ceiling fan, the cost to do it now is minimal compared to the cost of doing it later.

  • That's what I figured, we are building a new house and wanted to try to "future-proof' things as much as possible and it's easier to install some of these things during construction then afterwards. Thanks for the feedback! – Nick May 24 '20 at 11:32

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