Ceiling fans provide cooling and circulation to the air in the room. These are nice but some of them do not include a light fixture. This requires the homeowner to purchase a floor light, which can be quite expensive. An alternative is to replace the ceiling fan with a regular light fixture. This can be done yourself in a short time if the steps below are followed.
You will need:
Step 1: Turn off the wall switch for the ceiling fan. Switch off the circuit breaker that controls the ceiling fan.
Step 2: Place the step ladder directly beneath the ceiling fan.
Step 3: Use the proper screwdriver to remove the blades of the fan one by one. Save the screws for use in the future.
Step 4: Use the screwdriver to remove the screws that secure the outer cover to the fan motor. Save these screws.
Step 5: Remove the screws that secure the motor frame to the mounting bracket. The motor frame will swing free, but it will still be held by the mounting bracket. This mounting bracket is secured to a metal bracket attached to an electrical box.
Step 6: Remove the wires and wire nuts that create the fan’s electrical connection. Remove the motor bracket from the bracket attached to the electrical box. Put the motor on the floor.
Step 7: Use the screwdriver to remove the retaining screws that secure the electrical box bracket to the box. Save these screws to use when mounting the fixture to this box.
Step 8: Remove the new light fixture from its packaging and lay out all components.
Step 9: Remove the glass housing from the fixture. This will provide access to the holes for the screws used to mount the fixture on the electrical box.
Step 10: Twist all electrical wires together from the box to the new fixture, in this order: white wire to white wire and black wire to black wire. The bare connections should be covered with wire nuts.
Step 11: Place the wires in the electrical box. Screw the two mounting screws into the light fixture, attaching them to the electrical box.
Step 12: Install light bulb(s). Replace the glass housing onto the fixture.
Step 13: Turn on the circuit breaker. Flip the wall switch to turn on the fixture and make sure it lights up.