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How To Switch A Ceiling Fan Light Apart From The Fan

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Here are some Electrical Wiring Options for the Ceiling Fan Light Fixture that will allow you to control the Light Fixture separately from the Ceiling Fan Motor.

Electrical Wiring Options for the Ceiling Fan Light Fixture

Electrical Question: I have an existing 3 way wall switch for two lights; power in switch.

Do I:

  1. At the fan- bring new power source up to fan black wire.
  2. At the fan light use existing power source to existing light and share the common wire for fan and light?



Background: Dan, a Homeowner from Petaloma, CA

Dave’s Reply: Thanks for your electrical question Dan.

How to Control the Light Fixture Separately from the Ceiling Fan Motor


This method of wiring may be transposed to other brands of ceiling fan as well and is not limited to the Hunter Ceiling Fan.



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