Best Ceiling Fan Light Kits in 2020



Hunter 99162 White Linen Bowl Glass Review:


I got this along with some bright "corn" style led bulbs to brighten up a dim fan. The globe doesn't fit with these bulbs installed. It does fit with standard style bulbs. Just beware, this globe tapers a great deal more than a stocker, so take that into account before purchasing. I ended up using a full on medium base light kit instead.



Hunter 99160 Amber Linen Bowl Glass Review:


This is a beautiful addition to our Hunter fan. I broke the bowl that came with our Hunter fan while installing it. Trying to find a replacement in the stores to fit and look as nice as the one I broke is nearly impossible. This Amber Linen Bowl from Hunter has a very elegant look, I honestly can't keep from looking at it when I turn the light on and it's especially pretty when using a dimmer. I'm very pleased with the delivery, the packaging, and my purchase.



Hunter Indoor Low Profile Ceiling Fan with LED Light and remote control - Dempsey 44 inch, White, 59244 Review:


I've had this fan up for over two years, and it's still really awesome. I had a Hampton Bay (a Home Depot brand) ceiling fan before this one, but the pull chain mechanism stopped working after two years; it required 10–20 pulls to turn the fan off, and forget about high speed—it was medium or low only (the fan's choice) each time.

Before I settled on this Hunter fan, I looked at 43 other models: 2 Craftmade, 8 Emerson, 2 Hardware House, 18 other Hunter, 6 Litex, 2 Minka-Aire, 3 Monte Carlo, and 2 Westinghouse; as well as a bunch of Hampton Bay and Harbor Breeze (Lowe's brand) fans. I compared the fans' diameters, heights from the ceiling, airflow/cubic feet per minute, number of blades, Amazon ratings, price, and light type and remote (if applicable).

Admittedly, this fan is only a 44" fan and pushes 3,157 CFM, far less air than its rivals, which pushed an average of 4,692 CFM (with an average 49" diameter blades). The only fans slower were the Hunter Low Profile III Plus (#53075), Low Profile III (#23866), and Low Profile IV (#51059). HOWEVER, that said, it's still plenty of air in my ~130 sq. ft. bedroom. And when I need a slight breeze, it delivers. Sometimes I wish it could be even lower. Incidentally, the highest CFM were the Emerson Midway (#CF955WW) at 6,085 CFM, the Emerson Sea Breeze (#CF654WW) at 6,492 CFM, and the Minka-Aire Ultra Max (#F588-SP-WH) which puts out an insane 7,077 CFM (and gets nothing but five stars on Amazon but doesn't have a light kit).

This fan sits 12.4 inches from the ceiling to the bottom of the light. (The tops of the blades are 6.75" from the ceiling.) This is average for the other models I looked at: a generally-even spread from 7" all the way up to 18.31" (although some didn't have a light). The Hunter Low Profile III (#23866) and the Emerson Snugger (#CF804WW / CF805WW) were the lowest-profile, and the Hunter Astoria (#53059) and Beacon Hill (#53081) were highest.

This fan won out over the others mostly because it has an included light kit with *dimmable LEDs* (on a standard Edison base, not a candelabra base) and a nice three-speed remote—I didn't want to worry about compatible light kits/remotes after the fact. It's just so convenient to have the speeds I want at the push of a button, and to be able to dim the lights. It's perfectly balanced too. Installation was easy enough—even with a ceiling medallion, which I had to carve around the top canopy and sandwich around the fan as it was being assembled and hung, which required bending the 90° metal resting hooks down a little (still at a 90° elbow but pointing 45° down toward the floor then bending up at 90° back toward the ceiling to make a V). Then I slid the fan-and-medallion onto the top canopy horizontally and secured the screws while a second man held the fan up.

OK, so this fan is great . . . BUT it gets a star off because:
*The instructions don't tell you to secure the fan directly to a fan-rated electrical box. This fan has a metal plate with rubber feet that rest on the ceiling, and the instructions imply you can secure the plate to the ceiling and the canopy to the plate alone. Now, I've hung ceiling fans before, and I know better. But Hunter really should have specified how to use a fan box and/or a brace for first-timers.
*The balancing kit included also has poor directions. There's not really a need for a balancing kit with 99.9% of installations, I reckon, since the fan has those rubber feet. But the instructions don't explain that there is a balancing kit or what it does. There are brief instructions with the balancing kit, but they don't tell you that the balancing kit is for the light wobble, not blade wobble, etc. And they don't explain thoroughly the many places to try the clip in the balancing kit or that the weighted stickers go above the blade (not its underside). Again, I'm not a novice, but a couple more sentences would go a long way for first-time D-I-Yers.
*Some of the holes for the fan blade screws were poorly drilled--too much paint or too dull a bit at the factory or something. I nearly rounded out some screws securing the fan blades. Luckily they included an extra screw, which helped; and I used another screw I had (same width and threading but longer) to widen the pilot hole first. But still, that could be disastrous for other customers.
*The included LED bulbs are 800 lumens and 3,000K. This is a very blue light. The bulbs aren't very bright, and thanks to the color, when I leave my bedroom, every other room in the house looks like a red-orange hell by comparison. Another reviewer said he/she got better bulbs and fixed the problem, but I don't want to have to hunt for bulbs to fix something I just bought.
*The fan includes a notice that Polywell Manufacturing (Zhongshan Co.) made the ceiling blades with medium-density fiberboard (MDF), which complies to phase 2 of § 93120 ATCM Emissions. Researching what this means, I found info that MDF uses a type of formaldehyde that's a known carcinogen for nasopharyngeal cancers, and there was an Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) to reduce it. I mean, I do kind of wish my fan didn't spray airborne cancer from China. . . .
*The "Safe Exit" feature dims the lights gradually over 30 seconds and turns them off, which would be really cool when getting into bed or turning out the light when I'm done reading, etc. Except both bulbs flash their full brightness off and on three times first, which wakes me up when I'm trying to get to sleep. Why not just have the remote LED flash? The remote LED is pretty bright too, incidentally. I have two stickers over it.
*The switch to reverse the fan's direction is under the glass cover. I used to like to have the fan blow air down onto me sometimes and suck cold air up from the vents (or another cooling source) and distribute it around the room at other times. I don't want to get a stool or a chair and remove the glass several times a day for this.



Westinghouse Lighting 7784800 Three LED Cluster Ceiling Fan Light Kit, Antique Brass Finish with Frosted Ribbed Glass, 1 Pack, White Review:


The only big negative I've seen in other reviews is whether this will work with existing fans. Many fans have a three-screw mount system, and this is not directly compatible, but it will usually still work. The trick is that with most such fans, you remove the three screws, pull off the cover plate, and then remove a plug from the center of the cover plate. This light screws into the hole in the middle of the cover plate. Yes, it would be nicer if it replaced the cover plate and used the same three-screw mounting, but that's a minor issue.

Also be aware that this is set up for a French Canadian plug wiring system, and for USA wiring, you have to cut off the ends of the wires, strip them, and use the included wire nuts. I wasn't expecting to have to strip wires, so it was a little more complicated to install than I expected.

The included LED bulbs put out a nice warm (yellowish) light that is quite bright--it nicely lights the room, which is exactly what we wanted.

I ordered the used version, and the box had clearly been opened and resealed, but everything was included and in perfect condition. I ordered a second used one for another room, and it arrived with one of the glass shades broken. Amazon sent a replacements, and the bag of screws was open with missing screws, but I hadn't shipped back the other one yet, so all was good. I also noted that two of the other shades had hairline cracks, but I was left with three good ones.

I've added four photos showing (1) the parts, (2) the fan I attached it to with a center plug on the cover, (3) the light attached to the center cover, and (4) the final result.



Westinghouse Lighting 7785200 LED Schoolhouse Indoor/Outdoor Energy Star Ceiling Fan Light Kit, Three Fitters with White Opal Glass Review:


I had a white ceiling fan in a spare bedroom that did not have a light kit but had a round screw cap on the bottom that appeared to be for a light kit option. This product looked like just the right thing. It comes with 3 different color bases and the white one matched my fan in color and size. The two wires you need to connect for the light come with plugs to fit most fans existing wires. My older style fan didn't have the matching connectors but it was easy to cut off the connectors and use the existing wire nuts to make the connections. The included LED bulb provides plenty of light.
All in all it only took me about 15 minutes to do the whole installation, it may take you longer depending on your skill set.



Westinghouse Lighting 7785000 Three LED Cluster Ceiling Fan Light Kit, Oil Rubbed Bronze Finish with Frosted Ribbed Glass Review:


The fans in my new place are new. However, the landlord did not install new fans WITH lights. I have next to no electrical experience, so I was expecting to have to turn of the breaker, strip wires, connect them and hope I did everything right...

Well, turns out the fan had built in connectors for lights. This kit also comes with the proper connectors to attach to the fan's wiring. The power did not have to be turned off, though I did hit the switch to be safe. And about ten minutes later the lights were fully installed and lighting up the room.



Westinghouse Lighting 7801665 Comet 52-Inch Matte Black Indoor Ceiling Fan, Light Kit with Frosted Glass Review:


I’m amazed at how quickly other reviewers claim to have installed this Westinghouse Comet fan! I ordered & received the fan in short order from Amazon. Then I ordered a retrofit fan bracket. It arrived & I realized the bracket would not work on my I-trusses. So I ordered another bracket & received it a week later. During the fan installation I dropped one of the tiny lock washers. Of course, it fell into one of the small holes into the motor housing. I removed the housing & was finally able to shake the washer out. While installing the housing, I realized I had nowhere to attach the ground wire, as I had already attached the house wire ground to the box. I took it all apart again & attached the ground wire to the box ground, got the housing back up, then came the blades. Whew, what an ordeal! Dropped several bolts & washers; up & down the ladder to locate them, & finally got the blades mounted. All in all, I’d say I’ve got maybe 8 hours into it. One review said 10 minutes. Anyway, finally got it up & running. Very nice! Well balanced, nice air flow, dim, but adequate lighting, very quiet operation, nice look. Only change I’d make, were I to do it again, would be to hire the dude that got it up in 10 minutes!



Westinghouse Lighting 7876400 Alloy 42-Inch Gun Metal Indoor Ceiling Fan, Light Kit with Opal Frosted Glass Review:


This is a great little fan and I've bought two of them for my small second floor bedrooms, both between 120 and 140 square feet. I like that the blades are reversible for different decor. I went with the darker, wengue wood side. The fan itself puts out a good amount of air, and the light seems adequate for a bedroom. I have very 80's textured ceiling so I like that when the light is on it de-emphasizes the texture since it hangs lower than a traditional light fixture. My one complaint is how much the whole thing swings when you pull the light and fan chains, but can be alleviated somewhat by holding the glass with one hand while you pull the chain with the other. Many fans have the ball style mount these days so it's not anything that out of the ordinary. There is a mild hum from the motor while the fan is running, but again, that's very common to electric motors. When you have the fan on high the sound of air moving is much louder than the hum in my opinion. I was on the fence about the 3 blades, as I prefer a 5 blade fan. After living with it for a while it doesn't bother me at all. For the price this fan is definitely a fantastic value. If you go to the big box stores you'll pay twice as much for the same or worse quality. It's also difficult to find these more modern designs for a reasonable price in stores.



Westinghouse Lighting 7247300 Alloy Two-Light Reversible Three-Blade Indoor Ceiling Fan, 42-Inch, Brushed Nickel Finish with Opal Frosted Glass Review:


This is a great little fan and I've bought two of them for my small second floor bedrooms, both between 120 and 140 square feet. I like that the blades are reversible for different decor. I went with the darker, wengue wood side. The fan itself puts out a good amount of air, and the light seems adequate for a bedroom. I have very 80's textured ceiling so I like that when the light is on it de-emphasizes the texture since it hangs lower than a traditional light fixture. My one complaint is how much the whole thing swings when you pull the light and fan chains, but can be alleviated somewhat by holding the glass with one hand while you pull the chain with the other. Many fans have the ball style mount these days so it's not anything that out of the ordinary. There is a mild hum from the motor while the fan is running, but again, that's very common to electric motors. When you have the fan on high the sound of air moving is much louder than the hum in my opinion. I was on the fence about the 3 blades, as I prefer a 5 blade fan. After living with it for a while it doesn't bother me at all. For the price this fan is definitely a fantastic value. If you go to the big box stores you'll pay twice as much for the same or worse quality. It's also difficult to find these more modern designs for a reasonable price in stores.



Westinghouse Lighting 7201900 Alloy Two-Light 42" Reversible Three-Blade Indoor Ceiling Fan, Oil Rubbed Bronze with Opal Frosted Glass Review:


This is a great little fan and I've bought two of them for my small second floor bedrooms, both between 120 and 140 square feet. I like that the blades are reversible for different decor. I went with the darker, wengue wood side. The fan itself puts out a good amount of air, and the light seems adequate for a bedroom. I have very 80's textured ceiling so I like that when the light is on it de-emphasizes the texture since it hangs lower than a traditional light fixture. My one complaint is how much the whole thing swings when you pull the light and fan chains, but can be alleviated somewhat by holding the glass with one hand while you pull the chain with the other. Many fans have the ball style mount these days so it's not anything that out of the ordinary. There is a mild hum from the motor while the fan is running, but again, that's very common to electric motors. When you have the fan on high the sound of air moving is much louder than the hum in my opinion. I was on the fence about the 3 blades, as I prefer a 5 blade fan. After living with it for a while it doesn't bother me at all. For the price this fan is definitely a fantastic value. If you go to the big box stores you'll pay twice as much for the same or worse quality. It's also difficult to find these more modern designs for a reasonable price in stores.