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Old 05-13-2017, 03:20 PM   #1
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Default Replacement light for Panasonic bath fan

I have a 10 year old Panasonic Whisper Quiet fan/light combo in my bathroom. I ducted it in with solid duct and it's in there to stay, I do NOT want to replace the fan.

The light has 2 of those 4-pin 18W compact fluorescent lamps in which the ballast is built into the fan itself. The ballast is shot, so I am looking for a new light kit for this fan, if available.

Anyone deal with this?

This is what mine looks like:



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I know you're going to trash this idea but can you put a standard grill over the fan and feed a Lotus Light from it?
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I know you're going to trash this idea but can you put a standard grill over the fan and feed a Lotus Light from it?
Funny you say that. I was thinking about just abandoning the light in the fan (leaving the grill as it is tho) and installing a 4" Lithonia wafer style recessed light in the ceiling.

But due to the layout of the small bathroom, the fan is right where you would want the ceiling light to be.
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You can probably buy new guts for Panasonic. Kind of extreme but you do end up with a new fan more or less.
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Buy the product new , take out parts you need and put old parts
back in new housing..take it to smart ass counter guy and demand
an explanation for this horse s**t!
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email or call Panasonic and see if they have any retrofit kits available for your model
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Buy the product new , take out parts you need and put old parts
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an explanation for this horse s**t!
So you're that guy!
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I'm not sure of the model.

I have had customers buy new fans that look exactly the same as their old one that they wanted me to switch out, but the motor designs were totally different and the brackets didn't match up. One of them the body was 1/2" bigger so I had to cut the opening bigger, but they framed it in with 2X4' which made it a huge pain in the ass.
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You should phone a handyman to take care of that for you.
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You should phone a handyman to take care of that for you.
I would if you lived anywhere near me.
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there should be a sticker somewhere.....on the motor.....on the light assembly....on the housing
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there should be a sticker somewhere.....on the motor.....on the light assembly....on the housing
But it's dusty.

Why can't you tell me the model so I can just sit here eating my pizza?
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But it's dusty.

Why can't you tell me the model so I can just sit here eating my pizza?

do you remember the cfm?
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But it's dusty.

Why can't you tell me the model so I can just sit here eating my pizza?
I know the feeling. Half the light bulbs in my house are burnt out. The last thing I want to do at the end of the day is drag in a ladder and change bulbs. If I don't do it soon I'll be walking around with a flashlight.
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do you remember the cfm?
I think 110.
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I think 110.
Not sure if this is right and the only way to know is to actually locate the model number of the ballast, but these could work.

FS10VSL1

https://www.encompassparts.com/item/...it_Upgrade_Kit___

https://www.encompassparts.com/shop/...SC/9806379.pdf
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I think my model is a FV15VQL4.

I found a picture of the box an all I can make out is the last digit is an A or 4.
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I think my model is a FV15VQL4.

I found a picture of the box an all I can make out is the last digit is an A or 4.
That would be a 150 cfm fan

If that's the case, then heres the part for it

https://www.encompassparts.com/item/...V3420059S/Unit
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So that is just a new cover and CFL sockets. You remove the existing ballast and rewire the new CFL sockets to the feed, since the CFL's that go into the GU-24 socket are self-ballasted.

Makes sense. But I could do that easier by just removing the ballast from mine and throwing a bulb socket and a 60w equivalent LED bulb. Or would I need two of those?

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