HD50LHeavy Duty Fan/Light, 50 CFM, 1.5 Sones. 100W Incandescent Light.

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  • DISCONTINUED Replaced by Model A50L
    These products are named Heavy Duty for good reason. They're built tough to last in those punishing applications that are just too much for typical residential products. And a broad spectrum of AMCA and HVI certified performance ratings means there's an HD Series Fan or Fan/Light that's just right for your next light-commercial or institutional application.
    • 50 CFM 1.5 Sones. (HVI)
    • Totally enclosed motor designed for continuous operation
    • 100-watt lighting capacity (bulb not included)
    • Designer styled white polymeric grille with shatter-resistant light diffusing lens
    • Plug-in receptacles for fan and light
    • Type IC (Insulation Contact)
    • AMCA licensed for both air and sound
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  • Bathrooms up to (X) Square Feet45
    Ceiling InstallationYes
    CFM @ 0.10"50
    CFM @ 0.125"N/A
    CFM @ 0.25"38
    cUL ListedNo
    Duct DirectionHorizontal
    Duct Size4"
    ENERGY STAR® certified productNo
    Globe 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 Bulb(s) IncludedNo
    Lighting TypeIncandescent
    Minimum construction space required2x6
    Motor engineered for continuous operationYes
    Product Weight7 lbs
    Project PackNo
    Rated Amps1.2
    Rated Sones - VerticalN/A
    Rated Watts27
    UL Listed for use over bathtubs or showers when connected to a GFCI circuitYes
    Wall InstallationNo
    Warranty1 Year
    Watts @ 0.1"27
    Watts @ 0.25"25.1
  • HD50L is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks good works well Love the light nice and bright. Quiet fan that vents well.
    Date published: 2017-11-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for the cost This model is not whisper quiet, but it is not excessively noisy either. Made a great difference in our 70 year old home, which never had one.
    Date published: 2017-04-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacement for my vanity room ventilation fan I had a builder installed fan that stopped working within a year of moving in, called Broan as it is still under warranty and I was sent a replacement product within a week. Great customer service, great product.
    Date published: 2016-04-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not without challenges Took out a 15 year old exact model and replaced with this. Was not a perfect fit and took a little modifying.
    Date published: 2015-02-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet operation. We had this exhaust installed in our new home during construction. It was a first for the builder but with Broan's help, they figured it out. Since it is rafter mounted, it is exceptionally quiet. It works much better and much quieter that a hood mounted exhaust. We love it.
    Date published: 2014-03-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Buy Have had for 10 years. No problems. This is definitely the bathroom vent and light fixture you should buy if you want good function and ease of install and use. You do have to clean it once in a while - it sucks out dust.
    Date published: 2013-10-03
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from flap does not close Whenever windy outside flap is making noise.In normal position with no wind is a quarter open(it should be fully closed by gravity.Lousy design.
    Date published: 2009-04-12
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  • If using a soft white light bulb, would the lighting be more gentle and warm rather than the harsh white that's displayed in your photo above?

    Asked by: Gentle lighting
    Thank you for your question on the model HD50L exhaust fan/light. Using a soft white bulb should give you the most gentle and warm lighting that you could expect in these types of units.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2013-10-25

    Extra mounting brackets

    Is it possible to use two mounting brackets to brace the unit between two CEILING JOIST? I don't want to attach to a single joist because of where its located in the bathroom. Would like it to be in the middle. What brackets are available to use with this unit?
    Asked by: DIYer
    Thank you for your question on the model HD50L exhaust fan/light. You can use the model MCB2 hanger brackets with the HD50L.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2015-08-24

    Can I replace a 678 bathroom fan/light with a HD50L without major changes

    Asked by: Monty
    Thank you for your question on the model 678 and HD50L exhaust fans. If you have attic or crawl space access from above the replacement should not be too difficult. If you do not have access from above you will need to remove more drywall than would normally be necessary and patch the ceiling after the installation.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2015-01-26

    Would there be a problem if I wire it so that it has single switch operation

    In the wiring diagram it shows having two switches, one for the fan, and one for the light. Due to the existing wiring, I only have one switch available. Would it be problematic for the machine, if I configure it to run on one switch?
    Asked by: Togetherness
    Thank you for your question on the model HD80L exhaust fan/light. There is no problem wiring the fan and light to one switch so that they both come on at the same time.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2014-07-21

    How do you clean motor in ceiling fan?

    Asked by: Baxter
    Thank you for your question on the model HD80L exhaust fan/light. First you would remove the light lens by placing a small flat bladed screwdriver between the lens and grille and gently pry the lens out of the grille. Remove the bulb and then remove the nut in the center of the reflector. You then lower the assembly and unplug the light socket assembly. Unplug the fan assembly (BLACK receptacle). To remove motor plate: Find the single tab on the motor plate (located next to the receptacles). Push up near motor plate tab while pushing out on the side of the housing, or insert a flat bladed screwdriver into the slot in the housing (next to tab) and twist the screwdriver. The fan assembly will come down from the housing. You can then clean the blower wheel with a small brush, like an old toothbrush. Gently vacuum the fan, motor and interior of the housing. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 if you need further assistance.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2016-05-02
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