I have a question that I’m hoping the community can help me solve.
I have a hunter fan (product number 23457) with an integrated remote controller that controls the fan speed and dims the bulbs. I understand that I might not be able to control the fan remotely (as much as I would like to do that.) but I would like to be able to automate the dimming of the bulbs or at the least install color changing (smart) bulbs.
Unfortunately in order to do this I need to be able to disable the dimming capability of the receiver below the fan motor. The reason being that when I plug in smart bulbs they strobe and obviously don’t work properly.
I already contacted Hunter Fan (the manufacturer) and their suggestion was to reinstall the incandescent bulbs that came with the fan (which I’m sure have long burned out) that the fan receiver required a chip in it to make the smart bulbs operate properly… Mind you I’m pretty sure this person didn’t know what he was talking about since I currently have Cree LED bulbs installed and they turn on/off and dim just fine (with the remote)… I just can’t automate the dimming and would like to be able to do that…
I’m wondering if anyone would know if it is possible to bypass the remote controller so that clean power from the wall outlet is going to the fan. I will probably take the receiver apart at some point but wanted to inquire here to see if anyone has attempted something like this before.
I should point out that there is (as far as I can tell) only one set of wires going from the fan to the wall so installing dual switches to control the fan separate from the light is not an option.