On one of our trips last year it came to me upon inspecting how close one of ceiling lights was to one of our Fantastic Fans that some of the flying bugs that had gotten into our rig had been suctioned to the screen of the fan. Our fans are newer generation and have pop out removable screens so I removed one and let the fan suck out some of the bugs. However I found that it didn't get most of them because the bugs stayed close to the lights. My idea was that if lights were mounted in the fan opening that they would be attracted to them and pulled out much better. Here then is what I came up with:
First I ordered two Aqua Signal 3-LED lights
from Amazon for $11.41 each. These lights have recessed mounting and are waterproof (not that it's important)
Next I removed the inner fan housing and made a template of where I wanted the lights to be so that I could cut the holes.
As my fan was mounted in the roof off center of the hole there was plenty of room on one side for the light and switch but on the opposite side I needed to remove just a bit of the foam to accommodate the light.
The holes for the lights were cut out using a Dremel tool with a cut off blade, the switch is a small rocker from Radio Shack and used a 5/8" hole for mounting. One light was mounted along with the switch and wired. Wire was run round the shroud to the other side and through the hole for the other light, the 2nd light would have to wait until after the shroud was put back in place as it would not fit back in the hole with it installed.
Once installed back in place the 2nd light was wired and installed. Now with the lights installed right below the fan I am hoping that it will work better at getting all the flying bugs out with little hassle.