Installing a Light Kit on a Ceiling Fan
What is better than a ceiling fan? A ceiling fan with lights on it. These lights are generally in a good place and are convenient to use. The installation is pretty straightforward and easy to do. The biggest problem seems to be that you could really use about 3 or 4 hands. Having someone else around is a great idea.
Light kit for your fan
Safety Suggestions and Tips
Be sure that power is off!
Use caution when climbing a ladder
Calculate circuit load
Balance fan blades with weights
Level of difficulty
Cut the power to the fan at the breaker box. If the breakers are unlabeled, turn the fan on and throw breakers until the fan stops.
There should be a plate on the bottom of the fan. Remove the plate. There is usually a screw on either side of the little pod hanging down.
Examine the plate you removed. There is normally a screw or some sort of plug in the middle of the plate. Remove the screw, exposing the threaded ferrule that the wires will run through.
Examine the exposed wires in the fan. There should be one blue and one white wire that are not connected to anything.