Ceiling fan light kit question


Are the light kits brand or model specific? The ones I saw in the store didn't appear to be usable with my existing ceiling fan. All I want to do is change the light fixture part of it.
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It certainly makes sense that they'd be brand & model specific. However, within certain brands, you may find light kits usable with more than one model.
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Some are, some are not. If your particular light kit is attached via an 1/8" threaded nipple, it's a universal light kit, and can be replaced with almost any of that type. Usually the less expensive fans have universal type light kits

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It looks like there a threaded nipple, then there is the piece containing the motor switch(s) for direction and speed, then the lighting fixture mounted on the bottom of that piece. It almost looks like I can use a standard one but cut the top off and drill three holes in it for the screws though.
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You might want to post a picture. Typically the "box" with the motor reversing switch and pull chain control,for the fan, has a bottom cover, which screws to the box, It would have a 1/8" threaded tap in it for a light kit, which would simply screw onto the nipple

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