Replacing Globes in a Ceiling Fan Light

Replacing Globes in a Ceiling Fan Light

Write By: FansOnSale Published In: Ceiling Fans & Lighting Blog Created Date: 2016-08-01 Hits: 11196

Changing the globes in the light fitting of a ceiling fan is a straightforward procedure. The globes in a fan can usually be changed to fit either energy saving halogen, compact florescent lamps (CFL) or LED globes. Hunter Pacific has put together several tips to replacing the globes of a ceiling fan safely.

Please note any installations should always be conducted by a qualified electricians. Do not attempt to service the fan if you are unsure or may cause damage to the product, or if you feel unsafe doing so. If you need advice call the Hunter Pacific service line on 1300 360 280.

Replacing a single linear halogen globe in a ceiling fan light:

  1. Always switch off all the power to the fan and light when conducing any maintenance such as cleaning or changing globes, especially where fitted with a remote control.
  2. It is recommended to wear protective gloves in order to protect your hands and the globe.
  3. Carefully remove the glass to expose the inner lamp holder.
  4. The lamp holder assembly for this type of light is located in the middle of the light.
  5. The long linear globe is attached at two opposite ends. One end of the globe holder has a gap which is used to slide out the linear globe.
  6. The linear globe is pushed into the spring loaded globe holder end with no gap. This should free the globes which can be removed at the opposite end.
  7. Placing the replacement globes is done in reverse. One end is inserted into the globe holder end with no gap, until the globe can align with the gap on the opposite end and be instead in.
  8. Always make sure the globe is secured in properly in the lamp holder.
  9. It is important to never touch this type of globe with your bare hands as this can reduce the overall lifespan of the globe.
  10. Always be aware of the lamp holder’s maximum wattage rating and never exceed it when replacing a globe (usually max 80W or 100W).

Still need help? Watch the Hunter Pacific video below showing how to remove a linear halogen globe:


Replacing a twin Edison Screw globe:

  1. Make sure you are familiar with the type of Edison Screw globe you have. The normal sized Edison Screw (ES or E27) is different from the Small Edison Screw (SES or E14) globes which have a narrower base.
  2. Always switch off all the power to the fan and light when conducing any maintenance such as cleaning or changing globes, especially where fitted with a remote control.
  3. It is recommended to wear protective gloves in order to protect your hands and the globe.
  4. Carefully remove the glass to expose the inner lamp holders; there are often two on opposite ends, each holding a single globe.
  5. When removing or inserting a globe, it is always best to hold the globe near the base so that it does not get damaged during tightening.
  6. It is important not to overtighten the globes so that they do not get stuck in the lamp holder. While they should be firmly secured you should be able to easily unscrew them.
  7. Larger globes, such as CFLs or LED cannot to be too large so that they do not rattle against the glass as that can cause damage to the glass or the globe itself.
  8. Always make sure you get suitable globes that are within the maximum wattage rating (usually 40W or 60W) and that are suitable for dimming you have a dimmer installed (or a dimmable remote).

The video below outlines these tips and shows how these globes can be changed: