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Wiring a Ceiling Fan and Recessed Lighting

How to Wire a Ceiling Fan and Recessed Lighting – The power source should connect to one of the three wires leading up to the ceiling fan which the ceiling fan should connect with.

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I have a 2 wire coming into switch box from power supply.

Thanks, Frank

This electrical wiring question came from: Frank, a Homeowner from Gonzales county, Texas.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Frank.

How to Wire a Ceiling Fan and Recessed Lighting

Frank, the power source should connect to one of the three wires leading up to the ceiling fan which the ceiling fan should connect with. The switched wire should splice through the ceiling fan junction box where it will then feed the six recessed light fixtures. The neutral wire is shared.

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  1. Frank says:

    Hi, my question revolves around adding a ceiling fan to an existing recessed lighting group in our living room. We have nine can lights set up on one switch and wanted to add a ceiling fan in place of the middle light. I was wondering if there was a way to add a ceiling fan without having to rewire a separate circuit. Thanks!

    Frank

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Hi Frank,
      If you would like the ceiling fan to be controlled separately from the recessed lights then new wiring would need to be installed, otherwise a ceiling fan installed in place of an existing light would be controlled with the other lights. Please note that the addition of a ceiling fan requires a UL Approved electrical box that meets the NEC Code for the specific ceiling fan that is installed.
      I hope this helps you,
      Dave

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