678Fan/Light, White Plastic Grille, 50 CFM

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  • 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?
    • 50 CFM 2.5 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)
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  • Bathrooms up to (X) Square Feet45
    Ceiling InstallationYes
    CFM @ 0.10"50
    CFM @ 0.125"N/A
    CFM @ 0.25"39
    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 Dimension LxWxH8" 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 Weight5.6 lbs
    Project PackNo
    Rated Amps1.6
    Rated Sones - VerticalN/A
    Rated Watts42.4
    Sones2.5
    UL Listed for use over bathtubs or showers when connected to a GFCI circuitYes
    Wall InstallationNo
    Warranty1 Year
    Watts @ 0.1"42.4
    Watts @ 0.25"41.6
  • Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 26 reviewers.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by this product is a big improvement over my prior fan/light I was able to replace a similar fan/light in the bathroom without complication. my wife immediately commented on how much quieter the new one is. Since we use it a great deal the significant lack of loud noise is a relief. Now she wants me to replace the fan/light in the other bathroom with this quieter version. April 29, 2016
    Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is quality and preforms awesome! The added light feature has been a real blessing. Would recommend it as a great value and well worth the Rate this a 10. Has all the value and functionality at a great price. April 29, 2016
    Rated 2 out of 5 by Product does the job The plastic cover keeps breaking where it fits into the slot. I got a replacement one under warranty but I only removed it one time and there is already a crack that keeps growing. This cover will be garbage soon too. They wanted me to check the light bulb wattage and it is within the recommended wattage. April 27, 2016
    Rated 3 out of 5 by don't use with flat roof; no need for light it was the only one OSH sold for 4 inch duct. almost impossible to install under flat roof in 2X6 joist space. light is not needed and tungsten filament bulb will quickly burn out due to vibration. low cost and no choice was why I bought it. works as advertised. good choice for conventional sloped roof. October 16, 2015
    Rated 2 out of 5 by Cheap and NOISY Why would anyone want a very loud fan? Sure, it is cheap and people want to try it due to price. After installation, it is so loud, you wish you had NEVER HEARD OF BROAN and gone with something better. The plastic cover resonates, metal pings, and noise STATES CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP! May 17, 2015
    Rated 1 out of 5 by don't forget to prewire or you are in trouble I installed this unit and after reading the instructions was not warned to make sure the wiring was complete before the drywall ceiling is installed. There is no way to service the electric post installation. It also appears there is no way to replace the motor as the motor compartment is riveted in. Overall this unit was unsatisfactory December 10, 2014
    Rated 4 out of 5 by American made I just installed the broan 679 in my bathroom it replaced an old nutone fan only that just died. Big reason I bought this fan and light is because it's American made. Installation wasn't that bad. It's not real loud but it's not real quiet either that's why I bought it I like the noise I don't like hearing people use the bathroom. There is some things that need improved like the installation instructions separate the different languages, give rough dimensions on the sheet not just the box, and also include wiring diagram for using 1 switch for light and fan. Also the grille doesn't have a lot of play in it so you really need to be sure the have the proper depth when installing. One last thing is the grille design to take it off and clean it will you will have to remove the light reflector to take grille all the way off. Those don't hurt the product just are things that could be improved. Side note seen a bad review because someone didn't wire unit at time of install and put drywall up. Really use common sense look at unit first get familiar with it plan out install don't give negative review because of a mental error. December 16, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by The Broan bathroom fan/light is an excellent value, easily installed and quiet while in use. The Broan bathroom light/fan is well designed, the instructions are easy to understand and follow. The fixture fits readily into the bathroom ceiling and takes about 1 hour to install when replacing an existing light/fan. The fan can be wired to operate either independently of or in conjunction with the light. The Broan bathroom light/fan is an attractive fixture with a strong, quiet fan that is an attractive addition to any bathroom. September 5, 2014
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    how does one release wires to a Broan push to connect fan switch

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    Thank you for your question on exhaust fan switches. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for assistance.
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    wich way does the flapper open in ehaust line

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    Thank you for your question on the model 678 exhaust fan/light. When the fan turns on, the bottom of the back draft damper will open away from the unit housing. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 if you need further assistance.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 678 exhaust fan/light. If the motor hums but does not spin, first try to spin the fan blade when the fan is turned off to make sure it spins freely and is not bound up against anything. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for further assistance.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 678 exhaust fan/light. The 678 requires the use of a 100 watt maximum incandescent bulb. We do not offer this unit with any other light source. We recommend using only the bulbs listed in the installation instructions. Substituting a Light Emitting Diode (LED) for an incandescent bulb can be done, but some critical guidelines shall be followed. Even by following these guidelines, the bulb may still have shorter than expected life or reduced light performance. The LED bulb should be listed by a certification body (examples UL, CSA, ETL) and be marked suitable for enclosed fixtures. It should also be the same shape of an A19 (2.38" diameter X 3.8") bulb. If installed above a tub or shower area the bulb should be listed as suitable for wet locations. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 if you need further assistance.
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    Do u have 220 volts for this product? 679

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    Thank you for your question on the model 679 fan and light. The 679EX would be our 220 volt model number. This can be purchased through any Broan dealer. You can find your local Broan dealer under the Dealer Locator link on our website.
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