Replacement bathroom lights & fixtures

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Old 01-21-17, 04:11 PM
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Replacement bathroom lights & fixtures

I want to replace the exterior fixtures for the two items on the ceiling here but I'm not sure really what the terms are or what they are. The one on the left is definitely just a light but I feel like the one on the right could be not only a heat light but also part of the ventilation fan? When I switch the fan on I hear the motor up in that particular one:Name:  20170121_164909_1485039082408_resized.jpg
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I really like the way these look in my other bathroom. They both seem to give off heat. One has clear glass and the other is like a marble frost. In this newer bathroom the vent seems to be separate from the lights. I'm guessing this is how they do things now.Name:  20170121_165035_1485039075594_resized.jpg
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My questions are as follows:
- the fixture on the left in the first picture I have no idea how to get out of there it seems to be stuck.
- the fixture on the right seems easy as it is just a few springs holding on a mount type piece of metal thing.
- where can I find replacements for these that are similar to the style in my other bathroom. Flush and more modern & what is the terminology of the hardware / fixtures I'm looking for?

The measurements I'm looking for are as follows:
- hole in the ceiling on the left seems to be around: 11" squared
- hole in the celing on the right seems to be around 8" squared
(remember this one may need some sort of ventilation because it seems to be part of the fan unit?)

Pardon me I'm dumb when it comes to home improvement as I'm more of a computer person however as this just seems to be pull the unit out and push a new one in I ordered online I feel like I can do it.

Can you help point me in the right direction?
 
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Old 01-21-17, 05:43 PM
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I don't think either is an exhaust fan.

The one on the left is just a light.
The one on the right should probably have a infrared bulb in it for heat. The fan inside that unit blows the heat down. The IR bulbs come in 250w clear or red.

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Your fixtures look older which means they are going to be nailed/fastened directly to the framing. Do you have access from above.... like an attic ?
 
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Old 01-22-17, 02:52 PM
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Actually it looks like the light sucks the heat in. Where do I find some sort of cover that allows heat out but vent in?

I live in a condo, there is no attic. I really just want to replace the face. Any recommendations on how to proceed?
 
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Old 01-23-17, 12:32 PM
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There are recessed lights with a vent fan built in.

I don't know how to work around the vent vs heat issue.
 
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Actually it looks like the light sucks the heat in. Where do I find some sort of cover that allows heat out but vent in?
It does seem that way but the heat is via infrared radiation (yes, even with the clear bulb) and rather than heating the air, which WOULD be sucked into the exhaust vent, the infrared radiation heats OBJECTS (including human bodies) directly without heating the air.
 
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Old 01-23-17, 03:29 PM
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That makes sense, I found some trim for the IR light area and I'm confident I can find trim for the other area (to the left) but how do I pull the existing trim off?
 
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Old 01-23-17, 04:51 PM
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Usually the trim is held in place by springs and just pulls down a couple of inches to where you can then unhook the springs. You need to remove the bulb first on the round one and the square one looks to have solid spring wires that will need to be pushed/pulled to one side or the other after pulling the trim down.
 
 

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