Complaint / review / scam report
Hunter Fans
The fan would work on the ceiling fan light but the lig...

Complaint / review text:
The fan would work on the ceiling fan light but the light kit would not. Read up on here why after second one blew up to see what other people were seeing with these Hunter fan/light units. Since I don't care to spend $40 a year on a new light kit and well now my unit's light kit is discontinued. There is a wattage limiter that seems undersized in the unit, smaller wires than all the other wires in the unit and is rated for 190 Watts and light is designed for three 60 Watt light bulbs or 180 Watts total. We put 40 Watt bulbs in because we had issues before with 60 Watt bulbs getting too hot. Well the first thing when it was turned on one morning, it went pow, pow, pow. The first was a light bulb going and then the limiter must have 2 fuses inside it that blew because nothing else looks charred in the light kit. Part can be ordered online from eBay or amazon but not Hunter. Seems like a design flaw since ours blew up twice in 2 years!!! Not a happy customer with good reason!!! Guess what, not much you can do about it either by the looks of the people who call Hunter.

The other issue with the second light kit was that the high temp plastic light elements were starting to chalk and crumble due to poor injection molding. Porosity must be a quality issue with the elements (light holders) because it is obviously not able to take as much heat with the air bubbles in it. See the picture of the damage from less than two years of run time... I fixed it by putting ceramic elements in kind in the light unit and it is cooler with those too as ceramic is used on the heat shields for the old space shuttle. This fix voids the warranty, I'm sure, but what warranty is there! Hunter will just tell you to buy their $40 light kit if available for yours or just go spend another $120 because they like to sell these awesome lights! Good thing I got an A in circuits class!

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Offender: Hunter Fans

Country: USA
Site: www.hunterfan.com

Category: Shops, Products, Services

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