How do I Install a Litex Ceiling Fan?

Steven White

Ceiling fans are a great way to save energy and money because if their ability to move air throughout a room. In fact, most fans are actually able to increase efficiency for both winter and summer by moving cool and warm air where it is needed most. Litex ceiling fans are energy efficient and modernly designed. Using both a standard power switch and a remote control, they are considered top of the line ceiling fans. To make installation easier for their customers, these high tech fans still utilize the standard ceiling fan installation procedures.

Litex ceiling fans utilize standard installation procedures.
  1. Turn off the power to the existing light fixture you will be replacing with the fan. You can turn the power off by shutting down the correct fuse. Most fuse boxes will contain instructions detailing which fuse to disconnect. Verify that the power is off by attempting to turn on the light. If you are using open wires instead of a light, check the wires with a multimeter to verify that there is no electrical flow.

  2. Unscrew the screws holding the existing light fixture in place and gently pull the fixture down.

  3. Disconnect the wires that are going to the light by twisting the wire connectors to the left.

  4. Remove the old electrical box from the ceiling by either unscrewing the brace screws or prying it loose with a pry bar if it is nailed.

  5. Trace a circle with a 4-inch diameter next to the old hole. Cut out the hole with a drywall saw while having a friend hold a vacuum cleaner attachment next to you to catch the dust.

  6. Insert the new power box through the new hole and secure it into the joist with a power screwdriver. Make certain the there is absolutely no give with the power box, or the fan will jiggle.

  7. Pull the existing wires through the spaces in the power box.

  8. Put a small line of urethane-based adhesive on the new fan's medallion and center the medallion over the new hole. Press it into place and secure it to the ceiling with four 6d finishing nails. Be sure that the nails are driven into the joist beam. Countersink the nail's heads and fill the holes with Spackle.

  9. Pull the wires through the new ceiling plate and secure the ceiling plate into place by tightly fastening the screws. Once again, do not leave any room for give.

  10. Put the rest of the fan pieces together back on the ground following the instructions included in the package.

  11. Hook up one side of the fan to the ceiling plate and connect the existing wires to the fan's wires. The wire colors should match. Twist the wire connectors to the right and make sure they are tightly in place. Remember that you need to twist as hard as you can by hand.

  12. Attach the fan blades onto the motor with your power screwdriver.

  13. Turn the power back on and test the fan.