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Dim LED PLate

I purchased the Edgemont model 557-268 which has LED. At the time
of viewing other models were all lit so we didnt realize that thie model
would be so dim. We already installed, and not quite sure what to do.
Can we purchase a higher plate?


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  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    also have the edgemont with LED light plate; it gives off a useless amount of light.

  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    I just had this same light/fan installed by a pro today and I am very upset at the lowe dose of light . . .I have no clue what to do! I want to convert it to a regular kit - but dont know how! And the pro is about to do it for free!

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    someone should post how to find a brigght light kit! Anyone know?

  • dadvictr Nov 19, 2008

    I just purchased and installed the edgemont 52 inch fan and have a similar problem. Has anybody solved the problem with the useless light it has?

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    Several reviews at the Home Depot website state that there is no other light option for this fan. Also, do not install a remote with this fan. It causes the light to blink every 5 seconds while the fan is on.

  • Zigi25 Jan 01, 2009

    My fan's light output is so poor that I rechecked the installation. Verified that the LED light kit is indeed receiving 24V, so nothing's wrong with its power supply. At that point I went to the Net and found a number of identical comments on this subject. As of today, no good solutions...


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