|Before: ceiling fan without a globe|
|What the other fans look like.|
After wrangling with the manufacturer for years to find out what the actual model number of the fans are so I can purchase replacement parts, I realized that I'd have to either replace the entire ceiling fan or come up with some way of making a suitable cap for the light.
I decided to try to make three clips on my 3D printer to replace the large original retaining ring and purchase a glass dome that looks nice.
We purchased a nice globe at Rebuilding Exchange for $2.50 - it was the right diameter (11 inches) and looked pretty nice.
|11 inch globe we purchased|
After taking some measurements (and doing a little design iteration), I came up with this design for an easy to print light clip.
So a $2.50 globe and a little bit of 3D printed plastic saved me from having to tear out a perfectly nice fan and purchase and install a new one (which would have been $250 or more, plus installation).
|Final assembly, with light on|