Yeh, I found at another forum that is normal. Not all are bothered by the noise but I get a bad headache even with just 1 on. I have a 24 in light fixture by Current USA. I bought a 120mm fan on Ebay for $5. I splice the wires into an adaptor rated 12 v and placed it the side of the light fixture. Only half of the fixture is cool thus am going to get another. The fan is cheap because it doesn't have any bearings, thus may not last long. I have used it for 6months. I found that under 30 db the fan will be quiet.Hi,
I have a 4 x 48" fixture from Current USA. It comes with a built in fan but the fan is very, very loud. Is this normal? How do I reduce the noise?
You don't need to do all of that. What I did with mine was that I got a light dimmer from home depot and ran my fan at 75 percent of the factory speed. What I found that it was a good compromise between cooling and noise. It's been about 4 months and the unit is still running great.Thanks for the info guys. I was thinking of modifying the case with more cooling holes and maybe find a quiter fan to replace the one they have on it. BTW, there is only one fan.