Are Lighted Bathroom Exhaust Fans Safe?


Quick Answer

Lighted bathroom exhaust fans are safe when they are installed correctly, their wiring is checked thoroughly and they are cleaned regularly. Installing these fans in the proper place is another key to safety.

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Bathroom exhaust fans need an air duct to enable air to pass through without interference from the plastic cover that holds the light in place.

Lights can be added to the exhaust fan to make the bathroom decor more attractive and functional. In this case, the warm air rising from the light beneath the fan can cause the fan to malfunction. Bathroom fires have been reported due to malfunctioning exhaust fans and short circuits in exhaust fans.

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