Broan 744 Exhaust Fan and Light (744)
Broan 744 Exhaust Fan and Light
Blends in with recess lighting nicely.
I installed this in a bathroom with other recess lights. If you are using 6 inch lights, this unit will look like a light and blend in with your ceiling. Reasons this was selected: it is not fluorescent, can take a halogen lamp. White trim. Fairly quiet, moves air well with 4 inch duct. Price was right, less here on amazon than the discount home improvement stores.
We used this light/exhaust fan to replace a recessed light above our shower. Home builder didn't install an exhaust fan in the bathroom because it wasn't required by code. This product the perfect solution for removing the steam from our shower. I installed it myself after removing the old recessed light. I had to cut the existing hole in the ceiling drywall @ 1/2" wider to fit the light in the same location but the trim baffle covered this up so no drywall repair was necessary. The only reason I had to do this is that the exhaust duct can't be mounted directly against the joist since you need room to clamp the exhaust hose onto the fan. (Design-wise, placing the fan and exhaust duct at the end of the unit seems to be the most efficient use of space.) The unit is quiet and removes the steam from our shower so we no longer have damp walls after using the shower. I highly recommend this product!