2 Additional Images

679Fan/Light, White Plastic Grille, 70 CFM, 3.5 Sones Type IC

  • Overview
  • Links
  • Specifications
  • Accessories
  • Where To Buy
  • Reviews
  • Answers
  • Broan features classic ventilation fan/light combinations which easily fit any décor. Why stop at just powerful ventilation when you can add extra lighting to help brighten any room?
    • 70 CFM 3.5 Sones
    • Bright 100-watt lighting capacity. Bulb not included
    • Shatter-resistant light diffusing lens
    • Type IC (Insulation Contact). Quality Broan features and easy installation make this an extremely popular series
    • Designer styled white polymeric grille complements virtually any decor
    • Plug-in, permanently lubricated motor
    • Efficient polymeric fan impeller
    • Mounting ears offer quick, sturdy installation
    • UL listed for use over bathtubs and showers when connected to a GFCI-protected branch circuit
    • Polymeric duct connectors with tapered sleeves for easy, positive ducting
    • All models are available in single packs or Project Paks
    • Use with Model 68W (White) or 68V (Ivory) two-function control (available separately)

    Buy this Bath Fan online at lowes_logo
    BROAN Bath Fans available at Lowe’s.
    Find your nearest Lowe’s store.

  • Video Links

    Cleaning a Bath Exhaust Fan - Danny Lipford

    Proper Ventilation Equals A Healthy Home - Danny Lipford

    How To Ventilate The Whole House - Danny Lipford

    Selecting Proper Ventilation Fan Size is Easy - Danny Lipford

    Article Links

    Evacuate the Bathroom

    Breathe Easy – What you need to know to ensure proper home ventilation

  • Baths up to () Sq Ft65
    Ceiling InstallationYes
    CFM @ 0.10"70
    CFM @ 0.125"N/A
    CFM @ 0.25"N/A
    ColorWhite
    CSANo
    cUL ListedNo
    Duct DirectionHorizontal
    Duct Size4"
    ENERGY STAR® qualifiedNo
    Globe Glass ColorN/A
    Grille FinishWhite Polymeric
    Grille Length10-5/8"
    Grille Width11-1/8"
    Heater wattageN/A
    Housing Dimensions L x W x H8" x 8-1/4" x 5-3/4"
    Housing Height5-3/4"
    Housing Length8"
    Housing Width8-1/4"
    Humidity SensingNo
    HVI CertifiedYes
    Light Bulb Quantity1
    Light Bulb Wattage100 Watts
    Light Bulbs IncludedNo
    Lighting TypeIncandescent
    MaterialPolymeric
    Minimum construction space required2x6
    Motor engineered for continuous operationNo
    NightlightNo
    Product Weight6.5 lbs
    Project PackNo
    Rated Amps2
    Rated Sones - VerticalN/A
    Rated WattsN/A
    Sones3.5
    UL Listed for use over bathtubs or showers when connected to a GFCI circuitYes
    Wall InstallationNo
    Warranty1 Year
    Watts @ 0.1"N/A
    Watts @ 0.25"N/A
  • Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Good low-end bathroom fan Good fan for small bathroom. Not too loud. Efficient enough. Price was good. My only complaint is that the plastic covering the light is tinted a terrible shade of blue that makes any bulb you put in look very harsh. March 10, 2014
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Noisy but economical bathroom vent fan and light. My reason for not giving this fan/light set a higher rating is it is rather noisy. It was harder removing the old fan compared to how easily this fan went in the same hole in the ceiling. March 10, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this product. I am very pleased with this product. It works very well and the fan is very quiet. Since the fan we had before this one, (not a broan brand) was very loud, I was very pleased with this fan and light fixture. March 10, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by I love it It was alittle small, so o didn't think it would be effective. But I have had it a while and it is great. It does the job, it is quiet, and it has stood the test of time, thank you Groan. March 10, 2014
    Rated 4 out of 5 by 678 Fan/Light, White Plastic Grille, 50 CFMGreat Product, Great product, great price, but CFM is a little too low. March 10, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Replaced 20yr Broan unit I was amazed how very little this Broan unit has changed from when my house was constructed 20 years ago. The fan died in the old unit, and It made replacement very easy. I went to HD first and all they had was NuTone products - bad! (Un)Fortunately the smallest unit was 9" square and my ceiling cutout was 81/4 inch, but I was not about to create more work for me. So I went to my local family owned hardware store who happened to carry the Broan line - Yeah!. My only complaint is that there is little room for adjustment with the grill screw that connects the light reflector assembly. I had to replace it with one that was 1/4 inch longer so the acorn nut would secure it. We have exhaust again in the 1/2 bath. October 8, 2013
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Good low CFM combo fan/light The unit was relatively easy to install in the ceiling of my enclosed shower compartment. I selected the lower CFM unit since it was a relatively confined space. My house configuration caused some difficulty with the vent pipe coming from the unit, but that was not a unit issue. The light output is very good and provides consistent light throughout the whole shower stall. The fan noise is reasonable, although I wish it could have been less (just didn't want to pay the higher price for the lower noise). Fan has some rattle occasionally, but not consistently. Overall, a good value for a small area that needed both light and vent. October 4, 2013
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Good value and reliable This unit was installed in 2000 and has performed flawlessly to 2013 until the motor started making noise. So much for "permanent" lubrication, but of course, under the harsh conditions of moisture, hot and cold temperature extremes, etc, can't expect everything. The good news is that I cleaned and relubricated it and it sounds like new. My biggest complaint is the "flapping" sound of the backdraft flap and the cold air that comes in because it's designed to have a small 1" opening and close in a breeze. This design I believe is somewhat flawed, so I added some counterweight to the flap and some weatherstripping to the output to better seal that opening but still allow it to open when the fan runs. Seems to work fine. Other than that, I don't think it's too noisy normally, but I know there are quieter ones. Biggest thing is to clean it routinely. I hadn't cleaned it in 5 years and it was really gunked up with dust. I spent more time cleaning it thoroughly than getting the fan and flap re-worked. 3 hours later and we're back to normal. March 30, 2013
    2 next>>
  • (44 Questions : 45 Answers)

    Product Q&A

    Ask your questions. Share your answers.

     
     
    « Back
     
     
    Has staff answer
    679
     
    1 answer

    Where can I buy a new 679 fan?

    Customer avatar
    by
    Joe
    Connecticit
     on 679
    Your website identifies several Lowes locations to buy the 679 but when I go to look for it on the Lowes website its not listed in its inventory. My zip code is 06110.
    Age: 55-64
    Gender: Male
    3 weeks, 4 days ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Joe
    Connecticit
    0points
    0out of 0found this question helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

    Answers

    Answer: 
    Thank you for your question on the model 679 exhaust fan/light. Please click on the “Dealer Locator” link at the top of our web site page for distributors in your area. Even if they do not have stock on this fan, they can special order it for you. If you have further questions, please contact customer service at 800-558-1711.
    2 weeks, 5 days ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Read all my Q&A
     
    Please wait while more information about BroanCustomerService is loaded.
    Additional information about BroanCustomerService could not be loaded.
    0points
    0out of 0found this answer helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
    Has staff answer
    678
     
    1 answer

    Not using light, is there another grill that can be used?

    Customer avatar
    by
    Daniel
    Decatur, AL, USA
     on 678
    I have a model 678-B Fan/Light Exhaust that is original to the home. I am now not using the light portion of the exhaust. Is there another grill without a lens that can be used on this exhaust?
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Male
    1 week, 3 days ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Daniel
    Decatur, AL, USA
    0points
    0out of 0found this question helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

    Answers

    Answer: 
    Thank you for your question on the model 678 exhaust fan/light. The only parts available for the 678 would be the original replacement parts. There is no other grille that can be used on this model.
    1 week ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Read all my Q&A
     
    Please wait while more information about BroanCustomerService is loaded.
    Additional information about BroanCustomerService could not be loaded.
    0points
    0out of 0found this answer helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
    Has staff answer
    678
     
    1 answer

    Will grill and light lens from 678 fit older 678-A

    Customer avatar
    by
    PSmith
    Alaska, USA
     on 678
    I have an older 678-A which needs replacment of the plastic grill and light lens.
    Will a 678 grill and light lens fit on my older 678-A...?
    The older 678-A light housing piece is 7" x 8" which holds the grill piece tight against the ceiling.
    If not, are replacement 678-A Grill and Light Lens available from Broan?
    Please e-mail your reply... Thx.
    3 weeks, 1 day ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    PSmith
    Alaska, USA
    +1point
    1out of 1found this question helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

    Answers

    Answer: 
    Thank you for your question on the model 678 exhaust fan/light. The replacement grille/lens assembly, part number 97014094 will work on all the 678 versions, old and new. You can purchase this part through the “Shop for Parts” link at the top of our web site page.
    2 weeks, 6 days ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Read all my Q&A
     
    Please wait while more information about BroanCustomerService is loaded.
    Additional information about BroanCustomerService could not be loaded.
    +1point
    1out of 1found this answer helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0
    Has staff answer
    678
     
    1 answer

    How to remove the grill only for replacement

    Customer avatar
    by
    rwnc
    nc
     on 678
    How do you remove the grill only for replacement. Removed the lens just fine but don't know how to release the grill.
    Age: 55-64
    Gender: Female
    3 weeks, 1 day ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    rwnc
    nc
    0points
    0out of 0found this question helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

    Answers

    Answer: 
    Thank you for your question on the model 678 exhaust fan/light. To remove the grille for replacement you would first need to place a small flat blade screwdriver alongside the lens, between the lens and grille and gently pry the lens out of the grille. After removing the light bulb, you will find a nut in the top of the reflector assembly. When you remove the nut, the reflector and grille will come down from the ceiling together.
    2 weeks, 6 days ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Read all my Q&A
     
    Please wait while more information about BroanCustomerService is loaded.
    Additional information about BroanCustomerService could not be loaded.
    0points
    0out of 0found this answer helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
    Age: 55-64
    Gender: Female
    4 weeks ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    danjo
    Chicago, IL, USA
    0points
    0out of 0found this question helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

    Answers

    Answer: 
    Thank you for your question on the model 680 exhaust fan/light. We would first suggest checking the voltage from the wall switch and at the socket inside the 680 itself. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for further assistance.
    3 weeks, 5 days ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Read all my Q&A
     
    Please wait while more information about BroanCustomerService is loaded.
    Additional information about BroanCustomerService could not be loaded.
    0points
    0out of 0found this answer helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
    2 3 next>>
    2 3 next>>