How to Install a Hunter Ceiling Fan Light Kit

So, you’d like to add a light kit to your Hunter Ceiling Fan? Adding a light kit adds light (yes, an obvious statement) but it also adds a sense of decor to a room. A light kit is a useful accessory because now the fan can accomplish both the purpose of providing light in a dark room, as well as cooling (or warming) the room. If you weren’t aware that it’s possible to warm a room with a ceiling fan too, be sure to read more about ceiling fan direction. It’s definitely worth the read.

Before you purchase a Hunter Ceiling Fan Light Kit to mount onto your fan, you’ll want to make sure the light kit you’re buying is compatible. Typically, you can check the compatibility of the light kit with your fan by looking at the product description of the light kit. It’ll say that its compatible with fan models this one, that one, etc. If there’s no details on the light kit as to which fans it’s compatible with, we recommend to hold off on purchase and to peruse other light kits instead. There’s so many out there nowadays that it makes sense to do your research before going ahead and committing to a purchase.

Installing a Hunter Ceiling Fan Light Kit – Step by Step:

  1. The first and likely most important part, is to ensure that power is turned off to the fan. That does not mean simply to turn off the switch on the wall – you need to turn the power off at the breaker. You can double check the power is off by trying to turn the fan on.
  2. The next step is to check for the housing assembly. It’s usually hidden underneath a cover in the middle of the fan. Remove the middle plate to expose the wiring and check for the wires that you need. The wires you are looking for is a black wire and a white wire that are not attached to anything. Look for a wire that is labelled lighting power. If you have both of these wires, you’re good to go!
Hunter Ceiling Fan Light Kit Installation

Here you can see that we’re removing the cover on our Hunter fan in order to check for the right wire colors that we need.

3. Get up there on a ladder, and pull the fan down so that you can work on it. It’s a lot easier to pull the fan down and work on it, then it is trying to install the light kit with it hanging from the ceiling

4. You’ll need to connect the light kit wires first and use wire nuts to keep them in place. Black goes to black, white goes to white.

5. Once the wires are connected, you can physically attach the light assembly to the fan.

6. Once the wires and the light kit are physically connected, you can re-attach any center plates as needed and put the screws back in.

7. If the light kit has any light bulbs, shades or pull chains, you can now finish the installation by attaching these as well.

Hunter Stockbridge Ceiling Fan

An excellent ceiling fan choice, when looking for a larger fan. The Hunter Stockbridge features a 70 inch blade span from tip to tip – elegance, style and … well, a large fan – bundled into one package.

The Stockbridge 70-inch ceiling fan from Hunter gives classic a contemporary twist. This 3 speed Stockbridge is designed to cool large rooms like your great room, where your family spends most of its time. In a traditional style and New Bronze finish with a snowflake scavo glass light bowl it blends seamlessly with any decor. Freshen its look to match a new decorating scheme by reversing the five blades from Walnut to Medium Oak. It’s equipped with Hunter’s patented anti-vibration technology and a unique triangular hanger ball system making it easy to install. The AVT system reduces torque for wobble-free performance while the Whisper Wind high performance motor delivers ultra powerful air movement and ensures quiet operation. An Installer’s Choice three-position mounting system allows this fan to mounted flush, standard, or angled. The Stockbridge can also be installed with or without the light and uses two candelabra bulbs (included).

Offering a contemporary twist to a classic, the Hunter Stockbridge 70-inch ceiling fan (model 55042) is designed to cool large rooms like your great room, where your family spends most of its time. Transitionally styled and designer New Bronze finish and a white snowflake scavo glass light bowl, it blends seamlessly with any decor. Freshen its look to match a new decorating scheme by reversing the five blades from walnut to medium oak.

The ceiling fan’s Installer’s Choice three-position mounting system allows for hanging the fan in a standard, flush, or angled position. Even more, the ceiling fan’s WhisperWind motor helps ensure quiet performance and smooth-running operation. It uses two 60-watt candelabra base incandescent bulbs (included). The Stockbridge can be installed with or without the light.

Dust Armor Nanotechnology Blade Coating

One of the biggest complaints with ceiling fans is having to clean dusty fan blades and the unsightliness of having extremely dusty blades in an otherwise clean home. After years of research, Hunger has formulated a blade coating that helps to repel dust build up through a breakthrough nanotechnology.

Fan blades with Hunter’s Dust Armor blade coating have a layer of nano particles that repel small moisture molecules. Dust particles gather to water molecules and when the density of the dust/water particles is low enough, light air currents blow the combined particle away from the surface.

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Hunter 55042 Stockbridge 70-Inch Ceiling Fan with Five Walnut/Medium Oak Blades and Light Kit, New Bronze (Tools & Home Improvement)


  • Designed for great rooms up to 625 sq. feet and equipped with Installer’s Choice 3 position mounting system for standard, flush or angled mounting.
  • Can be installed with or without 180 watt bowl light fixture (3 60 watt candelabra bulbs included) . Airflow: 4890 cfm; 13 degree blade pitch optimized to ensure ideal air movement and peak performance
  • Exclusive Hunter motor technology and hanging system that ensures your fan will remain quiet for life and wobble-free
  • Three fan speeds (high, medium, low) and reversible airflow function provides customized comfort year-round.Airflow Efficiency: 101 Cubic Feet Per Minute Per Watt
  • Limited Lifetime Motor Warranty is backed by the only company with over 126 years in the fan business

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Hunter Airplane Ceiling Fan – Great for the kids!

If you’ve got little ones running around in the house – or even older people in the home who like the idea of an airplane, or warplane ceiling fan – you should check these out! Hunter’s got a selection of ceiling fans that resemble airplanes. They still do a great job of moving air around – the airplane design is mostly cosmetic.

Hunter’s got an assortment of different airplane style fans as well. Which one do you think is best? Leave a comment to let us know your favorite Hunter airplane fan.

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Hunter 48 inch Blue Finish Flush Mount Ceiling Fan

The aviator enthusiast in your family will be sure to appreciate the Hunter 48 in. blue ceiling fan. This ceiling fan features 3 gray blades with bright-red tips and a ceiling applique that resembles the appearance of an actual F4U Corsair fighter plane. The powerful Whisper Wind motor offers quiet operation with 3-speed control and a reverse airflow option. The Low Profile design of this ceiling fan accommodates mounting in rooms with low ceilings under 8 ft.


  • Blue Finish with 3 Gray blades included
  • Reversible 3 speed WhisperWind motor delivers ultra-powerful air movement with whisper-quiet performance so you get the cooling power you want without the noise you don’t
  • 15 degree blade pitch optimized to ensure ideal air movement and peak performance.
  • Flush Mount- Perfect for rooms with low ceilings. Included pull chain allows for quick and easy on/off and speed adjustments
  • Limited Lifetime Motor Warranty is backed by the only company with over 125 years in the fan business

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Quiet Hunter Ceiling Fans

Hunter ceiling fans are known for being a quiet brand – a safe bet, and a good choice if you are looking for a quiet fan for your home. Whether you’re a home owner, business owner, or other form of landlord, a quiet fan is a usual commodity that many search for. Hunter is well known for providing quiet ceiling fans.

Part of this capability to remain quiet is the Whisperwind motor functions. Some enthusiasts ask the question – well, if the fan is super quiet, does it still do a good job on moving air? The answer to this is yes. Hunter fans do not only a great job of being quiet, but they still do a good job as what they’ve been built for too – to help move air around the room. You can use your Hunter fan in the winter, or in the summer, by changing the setting from clockwise to counter-clockwise and vica versa.

What Hunter fan should I choose?

The larger the room, the bigger the fan requirement. As the size of the room increases, so too does the requirement in terms of blade span. The longer the blade span of your ceiling fan, the more air it can move and thus the more successful it will be in terms of moving larger volumes of air. The other thing to decide is whether you need any lights on your fan. Perhaps the room you are thinking of is dark, and you could use an overhead light fixture as well – the ceiling fan can double as

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Hunter Mill Valley 52″ Ceiling Fan with Light

Industrial and Rustic design come together on the mill Valley with details including vintage style rivets securing the blades, coin-edge thumb screws and a barn style open hood light. Style meets performance with the mill valley’s white hood reflector that maximizes light from a vintage style LED Edison bulb. Damp rated and offered in a black housing finish, the mill Valley will add a modern essence to your casual Farmhouse living spaces and patios. The flushed mount makes this Fan perfect for rooms with lower ceilings.


  • WhisperWind motor delivers ultra-powerful air movement with whisper-quiet performance so you get the cooling power you want without the noise you don’t
  • Reversible motor allows you to change the direction of your fan from downdraft mode during the summer to updraft mode during the winter
  • 5 Walnut Stripe / Medium Walnut Reversible blades included
  • 13 degree blade pitch optimized to ensure ideal air movement and peak performance
  • ETL Damp-rated for use in covered porches, patios and sunrooms
  • Included pull chain allows for quick and easy on/off and speed adjustments
  • Limited Lifetime Motor Warranty is backed by the only company with over 125 years in the fan business

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Hunter Ceiling Fan Wobbles, Makes Humming Noises

If the ceiling fan wobbles or makes noises, the blades may be unbalanced. You’ll need to balance the blades. There are three reasons why a ceiling fan may go out of balance. The three reasons are either a bent blade bracket, a weight discrepancy with the fan, or warped blades.

To start troubleshooting the fan, take a look at it from the side. Do any of the blades appear to be out of line with the rest of the blades? If so, you can try to carefully bend the blade back into place. Use a measuring tape and check if all the blades are the same distance from the ceiling. Also check that they have the same pitch. You can verify this by checking, do any blades look narrower, wider or different that the others. Also look at the blades from below. Check they are spaced evently.

If you are going to bend the blades back, be very careful. The brackets can snap with some force being applied. If you do snap a bracket, you can sometimes purchase a replacement bracket set from the hardware store.  You can also find replacement Hunter fan brackets here.

If the blades appear to be in line properly, there could be a weight issue among the blades. Take a quarter, and tape it to the top of each of the blades. Do this one blade at a time. Observe and see if the balance gets better, with each blade.

Hunter Ceiling Fan Blade Balancing Kits

If you have not been successful with balancing using a quarter, or other small weights like two dimes, nickels, etc. you can try using a blade balancing kit. These kits come with a number of weights, instructions, and different materials. A blade balancing kit is very useful if you feel that you may be repairing ceiling fans often. For instance, if you are a repairman or handyman and you often visit homes where it would be beneficial to have a blade balancing kit with you. These kits are very inexpensive – often less than $20. As such, it’s pretty easy and convenient to purchase one and use it for pretty much any time you need it.

How to Change a Hunter Light Globe

If you have recently broken a light globe, then you’ll need to replace said light globe. Sometimes light globes can smash or break for the following reasons:

  • Kids were kicking the ball around and it impacted the ceiling fan.
  • Someone got really angry and smashed a door closed, which caused the ceiling fan or globe to fall down from the ceiling.
  • Someone really tall walked into the fan.
  • You were trying to change the bulb and dropped the globe.

First, ensure that you turn off all the power to the fan. You may need to wait a few minutes after the power is off before you try to touch the bulbs. The bulbs may be hot, and it takes them a few minutes to cool down. Check the bulb to see if it’s still hot. You may want to use a tissue to remove it. Try not to touch the halogen globe as oils from your hands and dirt gets onto the globe.

Make sure you don’t use more wattage in the plug than it can allow for. If you’re not sure what wattage is supposed to be used, check the last bulb to determine how many watts it was measured at. If you have no idea, you can check the manual that came with the fan. If that fails, try searching for your Hunter ceiling fan manual online.

How to Balance a Hunter Ceiling Fan

Hunter ceiling fans are known for their quality of construction, and reliability in the industry today. However, occasionally even the best ceiling fan may start showing wobbly blades. This means that you need to balance your fan. If the fan is left to rotate this way, it can cause damage to the fan. Plus it is also annoying. It’s important if you notice your fan starting to wobble, that you repair the issue. This will lead to better air efficiency and the fan will have a longer life span due to it.

1. Check the screws that attach the blades to the blade holders. Make sure the blades are tight in their mountings to prevent wobbling.

2. Check all the fan blades and wipe them all down with a damp rag. Removing dirt helps to balance the fan. Remove all the dust, dirt etc. and check if the fan still wobbles after.

3. Use a measuring tape to check the length from the tip of each fan blade, to the ceiling. All the blades should have the same measurement from the tip of the blade to the ceiling. If any are under or over the measurement from the others, then your blades might be bent slightly up or down at the blade holder. If the fan is still wobbling at this point, you will need to purchase a balancing kit.

4. Bring your fan balancing kit home and open it up. There should be a plastic clip-on weight and several metal weights which are stick-on. Find the middle point of the blade. Measure the blade, divide the span/length by 2. This is the middle. At the middle point, attach the clip-on weight. Turn the fan on. If the wobble gets worse, go to the next blade until the wobble stops. Once the wobble stops or becomes less you have found the blade that is unbalanced.

5. Use the clip-on weight to go up and down the unbalanced blade. When the wobble stops, you have found the source of the problem. Remove the plastic weight and attach a metal stick-on weight. The problem is resolved.Keep the weights somewhere safe in case another blade becomes unbalanced someday. Older fans have more chance of become unbalanced. If your blades are becoming unbalanced regularly, check your installation and ensure it is correct.

Keep the weights somewhere safe in case another blade becomes unbalanced someday. Older fans have more chance of become unbalanced. If your blades are becoming unbalanced regularly, check your installation and ensure it is correct.

How to install a Hunter ceiling fan

Welcome to the Hunter installation page. Here we have listed the different installation instructions on how to install your Hunter ceiling fan. There are a few different models. We have a video posted here for each model of ceiling fan. We find that a visual walkthrough of installing your ceiling fan is so much more useful then text on a screen. Seeing someone else doing the work will make things much easier for you if you need some help with installation.

How to Install Your Hunter 2x Series Fan

This video will walk you through installing your series 2 hunter fan. Your user guide would have more information on how to do this, but this video is right from Hunter itself … you might even find it more helpful then your user’s manual!

How to Install Your 5xxxx Series Fan

Tools you will need

  • Screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • Wire Strippers
  • Power Drill with drill bit
  • May need ladder

How to Install Your Low Profile 5xxxx Series Fan

    • Lay out all your parts required for the installation
    • Make sure they are all there
    • Turn off power at the circuit breaker
    • Place the ceiling bracket
    • Line up the holes
    • Secure with washers, screws, nuts
    • Remove the shipping blocks
    • Attach grommets to the blades
    • Install the downrod

    Watch the video for more steps

Hunter Claymore 54″ Ceiling Fan

A beautiful ceiling fan featuring a brushed cocoa finish, antiqued cherry hand carved blades, and a whisperwind motor for quiet operation. Max airspeed movement is at 5000 CFM capacity. Also comes with a 2 candelabra bulb light kit and a limited lifetime warranty.

Below we have some commonly asked questions related to the Hunter Claymore. If you have a question you would like to ask, feel free to post a comment to this page. We will attempt to answer your questions as best we can. Please do not hesitate to post something, as long as you are asking a question and not saying anything bad. We will answer all standard, straight-forward asked questions in a timely manner and add them to this page.

Common Questions Related to Hunter Claymore Model 28787

Q> I need help finding a replacement remote for the Hunter Claymore, which is fan model 28787. Can you help me?

Q> I need to find a replacement part for my Hunter Claymore, such as a new light kit or glass globe. What should I do?

A> Below we have listed a parts guide for the Hunter Claymore. This should help alleviate concerns related to finding replacement parts, or a replacement remote. These are the most common parts that require replacement on the Hunter Claymore. A remote is an easy part to lose and then not be able to find again – happens to a lot of our site visitors, so don’t worry. We’ll help you out as best as we can.

Hampton Bay Claymore Ceiling Fan User’s Manual
The user’s manual is useful for installation, cleaning and maintenance, troubleshooting, and alternate forms of installation. If you cannot find the original manual that came with your ceiling fan, you may find this link useful.

Hampton Bay Claymore Ceiling Fan Parts Guide
Useful for determining what comes with the fan, and what part numbers correspond to which part. If you need a replacement part but don’t know the part number, this is a good place to check and take a look.

Hampton Bay Claymore Ceiling Fan Energy Guide
Information on the energy settings on the ceiling fan, how to conforms to industry standards, energy usage at peak levels, and more. If you want to determine how much energy the fan will use, this guide would be useful for that purpose.

Hunter 2012 Brochure & Parts Guide

The 2012 brochure has not only part numbers and more information on mostly every ceiling fan available in 2012, it also lists all replacement Hunter parts produced in that year. On page 82 starts the section on Hunter replacement remotes, so if that is what you are looking for this may be useful for you.

Hunter Ceiling Fan Remote Controls – How do I determine which replacement remote I need?

This is a question that gets asked often – what remote control do I purchase to replace my existing Hunter remote control? This is actually a very common question as the remotes tend to get lost or broken quite often. Before you go about purchasing a new remote (and we can help you to determine which remote you need further on down this page), we recommend some of the following troubleshooting steps.

If you have already tried all of these steps, you can skip down the page further to Step 4 – Replacing the Remote.

Step 1: Check the batteries on the remote

You should always first check the batteries on the remote to determine if the batteries are dead. Try to change the batteries anytime you have a problem first. This is especially prevalent in situations where you have noticed degradation of the signal over time. Eventually, the batteries will just die and then you will not have any control via the remote any further. Always check the batteries as a first step anytime you are having problems with your remote.

Step 2: Check the dipswitches

The dipswitches is what controls the frequency of the remote. You cannot set the frequency that the remote and the fan operate on via any programming – instead, the dipswitches accomplish this. On the fan as well as on the remote, the dipswitches need to be programmed the same way. Often times, the dipswitches will look like three switches that can go up or down.

Below we have a picture of how the dip switches work and function in this environment:

How dip switches work

As you can see, the dip switches need to be set the same way on the receiver as they are set on the transmitter. This can apply to ceiling fans as well as many other facets in the electronics industry – there are other appliances out there that also use dip switches.

Step 3: Check with the manufacturer – is there any other programming method

Check with Hunter themselves or by finding the manual that came with your ceiling fan. Is there any other way to program your ceiling fan remote? If your remote has dipswitches, chances are there isn’t. You can do a little research – try googling around or looking up your fan’s manual. If you are not able to come up with any other conclusion,

Step 4: Replacing the remote

If the other two steps have not worked out, or you just want to skip these and head straight to remote replacement – we’re here to help. Below, we have a link to a Hunter downloadable PDF. This PDF is a brochure but it also has part numbers for replacement parts, If you scroll down to page 81, this is the section where you can see all the Hunter replacement remotes available. Here you can match up the part you need to your fan, and then from there you can determine which remote will work with your fan.

Hunter Brochure and Parts Guide – Scroll down to page 81 to see the remotes that are available from Hunter. From there you can find the right one that works with your particular fan, and the part number that you need for your remote.

Once you have the part number you need, finding the replacement part is a heck of a lot easier. We may have the replacement Hunter remote you are looking for. You can also try Googling the part number if we don’t have it, or check with your local Home Depot as well.