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Published on February 20th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


SMILA SOL Ceiling Fan

Materials: SMILA SOL

Description: The Kids Bedroom of our house (built in 1954) originally had a ceiling fixture. At some point a previous owner replaced it with a ceiling fan, which didn’t match the decor.

I replaced it with plain white one from Home Depot, but was a little leery of the glass dome on the light kit and 2 rambunctious kids.

The SMILA SOL fit the bill as being made from plastic, and the sun/moon/stars theme made it a shoo-in. Unfortunately the SMILA SOL is meant to be mounted to a ceiling junction box and not a ceiling fan.

I removed the existing light kit and with the use of screws from my tool kit, I was able to securely attach our IKEA fixture to the fan!

See more of the Smila Sol ceiling fan.

~ PENFOLD, Whittier, CA

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Jules Yap

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4 Responses to SMILA SOL Ceiling Fan

  1. Courtney says:

    Quick question. I am thinking of buying the SMILA SOL I already have a new fixture in the bedroom but just want to replace the glass shade. Do you think I could just use the plastic SMILA SOL “shade” on my existing ceiling mounted fixture?

  2. rebecca Rowland says:

    I would love instructions also. I’m not very handy.

  3. we had one of these SMILA SOL lights kicking around. we had a ceiling fan in the bedroom that i had to cordon off the area under it because the lightbulbs and clear glass shades hung low, dangerously low and easy to hit when changing one’s clothes. we also took the ceiling fan light off and put in the ikea unit. now the light is golden and diffuse and the fixture safe to be around. i need to repaint the brown fan blades. big happy thx to Jules!

    • Melissa says:

      We are trying to figure this out ourselves but are unsure how we would be able to control the light separately from the fan, as we like to have it running at night. Did you already have it on two switches? Any detailed instructions for mounting it to the ceiling fan?

      Thank You!

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