This fan is fairly similar to the Western Star Ceiling fan above. It comes in a 52 inch or 60-inch blade size. The main difference with this ceiling fan is the bronze crafting around the fan along with the inclusion of the light kit upon purchase of this western style fan. It is a little bit more powerful than the Western star fan with a CFM rating of 7200CFM. Both this and the Western star fan are made in the USA. The Sheridan wagon wheels feature molded wood grain and a multi-layered, hand-painted finish for an authentic look. As far as western ceiling fans go this will most certainly be the centerpiece of any room.
How about having integrated art built into your western ceiling fan. This western fan has multiple levels of design starting with the beautiful scenes (of which there is a number available for you to choose from) moving to the authentic barbed wire which is hand wrapped around the edges to the beautiful western, rustic style which will no doubt turn heads. You can get this fan in the 52 inch or 60-inch version, but not only that, you are able to purchase with or without the light kit, whichever suits your needs best.
The Western Trails Ceiling Fan comes with a 6700 CFM rating with a 3 Speed Reversible 188MM x 25MM Heavy Duty Size Motor. In keeping with the authentic western style, the speed settings are managed with a pull chain.
The Hampton Bay “Lonestar” western style ceiling fan has a theme straight out of Texas Hill country. You can bring a taste of the southwest to your decor with this fan. Available in 52 inches this fan is a little more modern than the above fans in that it comes with remote control, so no pull chain on this one and you will not be able to control the fan on the fan unit directly. The fan is able to be reversed so you stay cool in summer and warm in winter. The Lonestar ceiling fans are one of a few western ceiling fans with stars as part of their feature design.
The fan features the handcrafted look of fine wrought iron and incorporates graceful sweeping shapes and a Texas star pattern in an aged bronze finish. The light fixture is integrated into the design and is made of warm tea-stain glass. Rope wire accents at the outer edge of the walnut finished fan blades provide a classic finishing touch.
This fan is a dual mount which means it can be mounted on a flat or angled ceiling for your convenience. It comes with a 1-year warranty.
If you are on the hunt for western ceiling fans it really is good news, bad news scenario. The bad news is the selection is unfortunately limited. Although there are a number of different customization available within the fans that are available, there really are not a whole lot of western ceiling fans available. The good news is that what is available is really quite amazing. The company that makes a lot of the western style ceiling fans hand make a lot of the fans. They are unique and have a lot of TLC involved in their creation. You can be sure there will very few people with the same centerpiece in their home.
Copper Canyon makes a lot of nice ceiling fans and in this case, they have delved into the western world with the Longhorn Ceiling fan. This ceiling fan is 60 inches, which is a very large size and comes with 3 speeds. The fan is reversible so you are able to change the direction of the fan and use it all year round to help control the temperature of your home. The Longhorn ceiling fans also come with a light kit included.
The walnut teak blades complement a rustic style base which has a barbed wire design with the feature ‘longhorn’ design and as with the Hampton Bay above, is one of only a few western ceiling fans with stars.
It has a high performance in terms of moving air blowing out a large 6700 CFM at 94 Watts giving it a reasonable airflow efficiency rating of 71.3.
All things ‘rustic‘ have been trending for a number of years, and it’s no different in the world of a ceiling fan. Rustic ceiling fans shouldn’t be confused with ‘antique‘ or ‘retro‘ ceiling fans.
Although these terms are often interchangeable, ‘rustic’ usually applies more to the materials used and overall finish than the shape or design of the fan.
So, you can get an antique design fan, or a retro shaped fan, but the materials, finish and texture will determine whether it appears rustic or not.
Words of advice: rustic doesn’t have to mean shabby.
Ceiling fans need to be durable and effective, but they can have a rustic look.
If someone tries to sell you an obviously worn and shabby fan and pass it off as ‘rustic’, move along swiftly.
There are plenty of designer – rustic ceiling fans available – they’ll give you the rustic look you’re after, but with all the convenience of remote control and warranties.
With rustic being such a popular look, it’s possible to find rustic options in nearly every conceivable category of ceiling fans from small household fans, to commercial, outdoor and even medium-size industrial fans.
Below we have compiled a list of commonly sought after rustic ceiling fans along with one or two reviews of the top-rated ceiling fans in that style to help you get started with your search.
Traditional Rustic Ceiling Fans
For the purpose of this article, ‘traditional rustic’ refers to the most common shape (a central hub with fan blades) with a rustic look. There are endless options to choose from and the charm lies in the rustic detail of each individual fan.
The 7800000 Brentford 52-inch Aged Walnut is a classic rustic ceiling fan that can be used either indoors or outdoors. It is ideal for industrial-style living rooms, old-school offices, or even stylish workshops. The center hub is made of seeded glass ensconced in a sturdy metal hub with an aged zinc finish. The six broad fan blades are made of rich Walnut with darkened edges giving them a slightly burnt look, which is a beautiful rustic detail.
Despite its rustic appeal, this Brentford ceiling fan is equipped with all the modern accessories such as three fan speeds, a lifetime motor warranty and a two-year warranty on all other parts. Rated for outdoor use, this rustic Brentford is the perfect addition for a laid-back outdoor patio.
This Hunter Fan Company 53029 Vernazza 52-inchceiling fan is a striking combination of brushed metal in a dark cocoa hue and five squared-off blades in Aged Barnwood. The center hub is finished with old-school scalloped embellishments and has a single light enclosed in opaque glass.
The 53029 Vernazza can be installed either with or without the light fixture and its three speeds are adjusted via a rustic pull chain. The beautiful dark blades are coated with Hunter’s patented Dust Armor, which reduces the risk of dust collecting on the fan.
The Hunter features reversible airflow and the manufacturer guarantees minimal noise and that this fan will remain wobble-free. This no-frills rustic-style ceiling fan is designed for large rooms up to 485 sq. feet and slots in with most modern décor trends.
The decadent Hunter 51314 52-inchRustic ceiling fan is also part of the Vernazza collection. Although it’s a traditional shape with a center hub and five blades, the Hunter 20551 is ideal for those who want a rustic fan with a bit of flair. The large central hub/motor housing is decorated with delicate swirls all finished in the same Brushed Cocoa as the rest of the center hub.
The center hub tapers in sharply where the five Aged Barnwood blades are connected via sculpted metal Brushed Cocoa arms. Right beneath the blades, the center hub once again flares out into a cloudy light housing that perfectly finishes off the rustic look. This fan is the perfect combination of rustic with a little bit of opulence and fits in perfectly with a more romantic design style.
In typical Hunter tradition, this ceiling fan comes with all the necessities such as the company’s trademark Whisper Quiet performance, variable speeds and a CFM rating of 4820.
If you’re looking for an understated rustic effect, the Kichler 300117DBK Canfield, is an excellent choice. This 52-inch ceiling fan features a Destressed Black metal hub with five paddle-shaped blades in dark Walnut. With few embellishments, the Kichler’s rustic appeal lies in the combination of distressed metal and the wood grain detail on the blades.
Although this fan does not come with a light fitting as standard, customers can choose to add a light kit as well as remote control functionality. The standard version has three speeds and is operated via pull chain. The Kichler has a no-fuss rustic look that will appeal to those who don’t want to make their ceiling fan a focal point but also want a fan with a bit more character than a modern all-plastic option.
Wagon Wheel Ceiling Fan
A popular choice for people looking to create the western, saloon feel to their decor. Options are not plentiful given that it is somewhat niche, however, there are a few different options to choose from.
Sculpted Rustic Ceiling Fans
Our selection of ‘sculpted rustic’ ceiling fans mostly have the same rustic trademarks such a brushed metal and aged wood, but they tend to have a more flamboyant design than those listed in the ‘traditional’ category above. These rustic styles will appeal to those who want a more whimsical design, but without the glitz or sparkle. They’re perfect for rooms where you want to include a beautiful ceiling fan, but don’t want it to steal the show.
The Concord 52FEB5RI rustic ceiling fan is a masterpiece of detail, delicately fashioned blades and rustic metal. The Concord’s metal center stack / down rod is made of black distressed metal, but around the motor housing, there’s an intricately carved leaf pattern with an Amber (Rust) stain solidifying this ceiling fan’srustic appeal.
The Concord’s five blades are made of wood that’s expertly carved to look like large fronds swaying in the breeze. The eye-catching blades are finished in the same Amber (Rust) stain as the leaves carved around the motor housing. This fan is full of quirky, rustic appeal and lends a tropical feel to kitchens, bathrooms or covered patios. It will even lend a lot of character to an entrance hall.
This quirky rustic Concord ceiling fan has remote control functionality and comes with a one-year manufacturer warranty.
The Nassau 52-inch Ceiling Fan features sculpted ‘leaf’ blades all finished in a spectacularly rustic Natural Iron. The Nassau adds some metal attitude to the leaf-shaped blade trend by shunning the ‘natural wood’ look and instead casting everything in distressed iron. The design may be a little whimsical, but the iron finish ‘toughens up’ the entire look. The term ‘steampunk’ comes to mind, but without being too elaborate.
The Nassau features five blades, three speeds and has a wet rating making it ideal for covered patios. The optional light kit consists of a single downlight that perfectly complements the Nassau’s rustic appeal. This is the perfect ceiling fan for those who want a rugged, rustic look.
Wooden Rustic Ceiling Fans
The fans featured in this category get their rustic character more through the use and texture of wood rather than metal. The use of different stains, textures and wood grains are used to create beautifully rustic ceiling fans with loads of character. These fans are ideal for those who want a more natural rustic look to complement their choice of décor.
This Minka Aire F701-DRF Driftwoodceiling fan is a study in natural, rustic elegance. The Minka Aire’s style and shape is similar to those listed under ‘traditional’, but its Driftwood finish earns it a spot on the ‘wooden rustic’ list.
With few embellishments, the Minka Aire F701-DRF Driftwood ceiling fan is elegant and understated with the Driftwood finish giving it a natural rustic character. This 52-inch five-blade fan is ideal for seaside homes or coastal-inspired décor. It has adaptable speeds, a lifetime warranty and a CFM rating of 5600.
TheMonte Carlo 5GL52WI Great Lodgeceiling fan is the ultimate carved wood rustic accessory. As its name suggests, this fan will look right at home in a hunting lodge, rustic pub or a cabin in the woods. The center hub is fashioned to resemble a cut wood round and the detail on the five blades are styled to look like saw markings.
The blade arms are done in either Distressed Black or Iron finish and the ends are carved to resemble pinecones. The center hub also tapers off into a tiny pinecone design. This Monte Carlo Great Lodge has a distinct ‘Bear Grylls’ outdoors look and it doesn’t get any more natural rustic than this!
With three-speeds operated via pull chain and a limited lifetime warranty, this rustic creation pays homage to the rustic beauty of the forest. It’s probably an acquired taste, but it will definitely be a talking point.
Best Rustic Ceiling Fan with Lights
Having extra illumination built into your ceiling fan can sometimes kill two birds with one stone. You may not need to have a separate light and ceiling fan fixture.
More often than not if your ceiling fan does not come equipped with an integrated light kit then you may be able to purchase a separate light kit.
It may not always be the case especially in the scenario you are looking at a really unique, custom design ceiling fan.
If you do not see an integrated light kit on a particular rustic ceiling fan you may be looking at, search for the model and “light kit” or just ask the seller or manufacturer. If you are wanting to be as energy-efficient as possible, be sure to check what sort of bulbs a ceiling fan takes.
Not all rustic ceiling fans with lights have LED bulbs and sometimes the older bulbs can be a bit problematic with a number of replacements and sometimes, obscure bulb types.
One candidate for the best rustic ceiling fan with lights is the Hunter 52225 Casual Donegan Bowl Light Onyx BengalCeiling Fan With Light.
This particular fan comes packed with up to the minute features.
Variable speed enables you to run the fan at a speed that is right for you, not at pre-set levels.
Two 9.8W LED lights ensure that you have adequate lighting as well as being highly energy efficient.Not only that the lights have a dimmer feature, so you have full control over the lighting output.
A 3 position mounting system allows for standard, low and angled mounting. With a reversible option, you are able to use the fan all year round to help heat and cool your home.
In the reverse scenario where you might be looking for rustic ceiling fans without lights chances are you will be able to purchase your ceiling fan without a light kit, or at the least remove them.
Of course, this does not apply to the ceiling fans which have their lighting integrated into the design.
Western Ceiling Fans
There are not a huge amount of Western ceiling fans available but the ones that are are very cool.
They are custom made and have a very unique and handmade feel to them. You can get various custom designs made for you. Check out our post on Western Ceiling fans.
Antler Ceiling Fans
Another very popular rustic style ceiling fan people are looking for is Antler ceiling fans. The thing is, the ceiling fan is not made from real antlers. If it were the fan wouldn’t work very well! In fact, the antler fixture comes in the form of a lighting kit for various models of fans. So if you were looking for an antler style ceiling fan check out which companies make the light kit and look for the ceiling fan that is compatible.
Windmill Style Ceiling Fans
If you have been searching for rustic ceiling fans you have probably seen windmill style ceiling fans at some point. As mentioned above, the windmill ceiling fan is a perfect fit for as a farmhouse ceiling fan or as a unique feature piece to complement your rustic decor. Quorum is the company that makes the popular windmill style ceiling fan. They make this particular fan in a number of different sizes so be sure to check the size and choose one that fits your room.
Cleaning & Maintenance of Rustic Ceiling Fans
Rustic ceiling fans may look a little, well, rustic, but these are still modern appliances and they need the same care and maintenance as any other fan. You may not be able to see dust build-up as easily as you would on an all-white ceiling fan, but they need to be cleaned just as regularly.
Regular dusting and making sure there is no build-up in and around the motor will keep your rustic beauty in good nick. It probably goes without saying that due to the various textures and purposely-created rustic look, you don’t want to tackle these fans with a can of polish – that’s likely to ruin the slightly faded look. Your first reference should be the owner’s manual, but quite often a damp cloth is all you need to remove any stubborn dirt.
Sizes of Rustic Ceiling Fans
As mentioned, rustic fans are very fashionable at the moment, and they’re available in the most popular fan sizes. It only gets tricky when you’re looking for heavy-duty industrial sizes, as these aren’t normally styled for fashion, but rather for function.
If you’re unsure what size ceiling fan you need, the best option is to ask the experts – speak to someone at your local store or contact the manufacturer for advice. Although oversize fans are trendy, you don’t want to be completely overwhelmed or kick up a small hurricane even on the lowest setting.
Large fans are generally designed for large spaces, but the number of blades, as well as their angle, makes a difference in the wind speed. Naturally, there is plenty of information online, but it’s still safer to speak to those in the know – they may have some excellent advice in adapting your rustic ceiling accessory to suit the size of the room.
Rustic not for you but looking for something a little different? Why not check out ourmega listof unique ceiling fans!
In this Minka Aire Concept II review, we look at every aspect of this fan. It has a very nice modern design with a number of good features for a ceiling fan. It is a tad more pricey than other ceiling fan units of the same stock, so is it worth it?
In the below video you can see a preview of the fan in action.
About the Manufacturer
If you have been looking for products for the home you may have come across Minka Aire or another product under the Minke Group Umbrella.
Under multiple brand names, the group retails in various Home Decor products ranging from table lamps, floor lamps, wall art, lighting, decorative accessories along with a solid range of ceiling fans.
They produce a lot of good products which only seem to be getting better with time.
They work with as many as 2100 independent lights and showroom dealers and have distribution centres in North Carolina and California providing quick delivery around the US.
For the sake of this consistency, we will be reviewing the 44-inch model and its specs.
There are many factors which determine how much airflow a ceiling fan has.
One of those factors is blade pitch. Most ceiling fans are going to have a blade pitch between 12-15 inches. This is about optimal for a ceiling fan.
Anything less than 10 is just going to slice through the air and not actually move much and anything higher than 20 is going to be met with a lot of wind resistance which will put a lot of extra pressure on your motor.
The Minka Aire Concept II falls within the ideal pitch for a ceiling fan with a 14-degree pitch.
The fan blades are made from ABS plastic but come with the different finishing to match the style of the fan you choose. The casing for the lighting is made of glass.
From the ceiling to the blade is 8.25 inches and the hanging weight of the fan is 24.03 pounds or 10.9kg
The manufacturer recommends checking the support connections, brackets and blade attachments twice a year to make sure they are secure. (It is not necessary to remove the fan from the ceiling).
Minka Aire also recommends cleaning your fan periodically to help maintain its appearance.
You should use only a soft brush or lint-free cloth to avoid scratching the finish.
Plated finishes are sealed with lacquer to minimize discolouration or tarnishing.
Do not use water when cleaning as this could damage the motor, wood blades or possibly cause an electrical shock.
In is recommended to use a lint-free lightly damp cloth or duster to remove dust from the blades.
The motor has permanently lubricated bearings so there is no need to oil your fan.
If the fan is provided comes with a glass shade, DO NOT IMMERSE GLASS SHADES IN HOT WATER clean with lukewarm soapy water and a soft cloth or sponge.
For any Minka Aire Concept II troubleshooting, there is a section in Minka Aire Concept II manual which covers a lot of common fan issues such as the fan not starting, the light turns on/off unexpectedly, the fan making noise, the fan wobbling and frequency interference.
This fan is UL Listed. For safety reasons, this fan is recommended to only use CFR-3T solid-state speed TR111A wall control only.
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or other personal injuries, mount fan only to a U.L. Listed outlet box or supporting system marked acceptable for fan support and use mounting screws provided with the outlet box in conjunction with the lock washers provided with the fan.
The Minka Aire warranty is for one (1) year from the date of purchase from an authorized Minka Aire dealer.
The warranty is only valid to the original purchaser or user against all defects in material and workmanship (light bulbs excluded) for one (1) full year.
Additionally, Minka-Aire warrants the motor only for the lifetime of the Minka Aire ceiling fan (excluding wall controls and electrical components), to the original purchaser or user.
Keep in mind:
The warranty is voided with the use of any non- Minka Aire electrical devices, E.g., wall controls or electrical dimmer switches, etc.
The warranty is void once the original purchaser or user ceases to own the fan or the fan is moved from its original point of installation.
The warranty is void with the use of any hanger bracket (non-Minka Aire or non-fan specific) other than the hanger bracket supplied & installed.
It is highly advisable to keep the receipt of proof of purchase and in case of any malfunctions.
The Pros of the MInke Aire Concept II
Most consumers of the fan for a number of reasons.
High on the list is the fact that the fan has a very low profile.
Some ceiling fans hang down quite far from the mounting which means if you have low ceilings it could create issues.
This fan, however, doesn’t sit too at only 8.25 inches from ceiling to fan blade.
The remote and wall switch was a common crowd-pleaser.
You are able to control the fan via remote and via the wall simultaneously.
Not only that you are able to control the lighting and the fan separately given the correct wiring.
Probably one of the most common praises of the fan was the fact that it can be easily installed.
Very few people had much trouble with putting everything together and mounting it.
So if you have a DIY streak this will be good news to you.
The fan is also pre-wired so dealing with the electronic side of the installation is made extremely easy.
Having the ability to dim the light up or down via the remote and/or wall control unit was a bonus to many people.
So after researching many different sites, customer reviews and feedback there is one issue that was the most frequent by far. Illumination.
This fan uses an E11 Halogen bulb as the lighting fixture.
On top of that, the lighting is encased in the glass case which then dims the light a bit more.
The halogen bulbs are not the most economical or environmentally friendly for that matter.
It was reported by consumers often that the halogen lights quite frequently need changing, so if you are after economical lighting for your room then you may want to look at an LED-based lighting feature on your fan.
The problem with these bulbs extends not only from their not-so-economical value but to the fact they do not have the same illumination as LEDs.
Given that, it was frequently said that the lighting of this fan was not sufficient as its own lighting for a room due to its dimness.
The other issues with these bulbs are they get very hot.
It was reported on a couple of occasions that the glass casing has cracked due to the bulb exploding or from the heat. Not ideal.
Also with the heat, some people found the threading around the glass case expanded which made getting the casing off very difficult when trying to change a bulb.
A number of consumers mentioned the size of the fan, describing the unit as quite bulky and heavy.
It’s worth taking this into consideration as you would need a strong platform for a heavy fan to be mounted to. 50 pounds or 23kg is a reasonable amount of weight to be carrying.
This Minka Aire fan is on the upper end of the price echelon.
Being nearly double the price of a number of other ceiling fans and this was another criticism that popped up from consumer feedback.
Before purchasing, one thing that you should check is the warranty.
There have been a few occasions where a fan has malfunctioned and the manufacturer have refused to cover the fan due to the fact it was brought by an unlicensed dealer (Amazon) and the Amazon warranty has either run out or has not covered it either.
So this is something to be aware of with this brand of fan.
On a few occasions, some consumers have mentioned that this fan does not move a whole lot of air and maybe more suited for smaller rooms.
Given there is a larger model and other fans with much larger blades and CFM if the intention is to cool a large room then it might be worth taking this into consideration.
Other consumer criticisms that reoccurred are the fan having a wobble, the sounds of the blades/wind was a little noisy, noises developing with the blades or motor, an exposed screw, the cheap feel of the plastic blades and the finish not matching the base unit, the remote went through batteries quickly and the fan getting stuck in one direction.
Ceiling fanshave always been some of the most straightforward electronics at home. However, they can be pretty inconvenient if you want to adjust their setting without moving from your position. As they’re often regulated by a wall switch, you’ll often have to go to the switch to up its setting or turn it down. Those were the old days, though. Today with everything starting to become smart, ceiling fans are certainly not about to be left behind. For example, you can now bring home the Haiku L Series Smart Ceiling Fan.
Touted as the world’s first smart fan, the Haiku Home L Series is a luxurious ceiling fan that will not only make your home more comfortable, but a lot smarter as well.
It’s certainly one of the first smart ceiling fans available in the market today, making it a novel concept and product that you might want to try if you’re interested in creating an ultra-modern home.
Haiku’s patent-pending technology is the very reason why the L Series Smart Ceiling fan is so smart.
This technology is basically designed to make the brand’s products more comfortable by adding components that will make operation a breeze for you.
It’s equipped with motion and climate sensors so you don’t have to bother about turning the unit on or even adjusting it manually.
These sensors will automate the fan’s operation, making your home more efficient.
The system also includes a wi-fi radio. This allows you to control the fan right through the app. With this, you can easily program the fan’s functions.
While tons of ceiling fans already have light integrated to make them more efficient, the Haiku Home L Series Smart Ceiling Fan takes the concept to a new level.
By using LED bulbs, this ceiling fan will not only cool your room but light it effectively as well for a lower cost. LED lights are the next big thing in power-saving lighting, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a smart ceiling fan has one.
Haiku Home App
To make the operation of your smart ceiling fan even easier, you can download the Haiku Home App.
An essential part of the app is its ability to let you customize and control the fan’s performance.
You can choose its fan speed and light’s brightness level easily at its landing screen right after you select the ceiling fan you want to work within the app.
Below the landing screen, you’ll find five icons that represent different features of the fan.
The first one is a book icon that will let you control the temperature. You can opt to turn on its climate sensor through this screen as well.
Since the unit can sense when you enter and leave the room, you can also opt to turn the feature on and off through the app.
You can create a setting for your smart fan and have it run at selected times of the day through this feature. No more tweaking every time you get home as you can also schedule a select setting for different days.
To help you save some energy, you can also use this unit’s sleep mode to automatically turn off the unit when it’s not needed.
The Whoosh mode is another unique feature of the Haiku L Series Smart Ceiling Fan. This will imitate a cool breeze running through your room, letting you enjoy a fresh environment.
The unit comes with remote control as well. It will let you do most of what the app can do, except for setting temperatures and tweaking the motion sensor. It’s a nice addition to the unit as it can be a handy tool for the other members of the household who don’t want to download the app on their phones.
Wall Control Unit
You can also opt to get a wall control unit that does all the things that the app can do. This requires an additional purchase, though.
This Haiku Home product is compatible with the Nest Learning Thermostat and Amazon’s Alexa so you can easily use voice control to manage it.
The unit looks great. Haiku Home is known to create gorgeous products so this shouldn’t come as a surprise. However, this is still a very great plus since you’re already paying a lot for the unit.
It’s pricey. Like most €œsmart€ items, the Haiku L Series does not come cheap.
It’s whisper-quiet while in operation. Whirring noises tend to bother a lot of people so they skip owning fans altogether if they can find other ways to cool their homes. This shouldn’t be a problem with the Haiku Home L Series, though, as it operates in silence.
Only the units bought through Amazon come with the wi-fi module.
It’s lightweight. Weighing just 11 lbs, it’s definitely a lot lighter than other ceiling fans.
You’ll need to get the app to get the most out of the unit.
It’s definitely well made. You can count on this unit to last for a long time.
Haiku L Series Verdict
If you’re wondering whether this product is worth your money, the answer here would totally depend on you and your needs.
Ceiling fans hardly changed in over a century because their purpose is very basic. Adding these automatons are part and parcel of modernization and certainly, make things more convenient.
The Haiku L Series Smart Ceiling Fan is your best option when it comes to smart ceiling fans.
This product is very well-thought-out and planned to help make its operation a lot simpler. It will surely add value to any smart home.
If there’s one product that has already been perfected, it might just be the ceiling fan. Invented over a century ago, there have been little changes to the core components of these appliances over the years. Now, they’re sleeker, more effective, easier to install, and even quieter than ever and the Minka-Aire F844-DK is no exception.
However, they continue to be manufactured mostly in their traditional design. With its function largely relying on how it is designed, ceiling fans all tend to look alike and many of them look the same. So if youâ€™re trying to go for a modern look for your space, you might struggle a bit in finding a nice unit for your home.
For modern spaces, most folks just opt for industrial-grade units. While this can effectively cut the search short, it might not be the best choice for everyone. Those with smaller homes with low ceilings shouldnâ€™t use such a high-powered fixture as it can definitely cause accidents and injuries. For homes, a domestic ceiling fan is still your best choice
For this, you can check out the Minka-Aire F844 DK Light Wave. This modern-looking ceiling fan will definitely add a nice touch of modernity to your space without having to resort to an all-too-powerful fixture.
What makes the Minka Aire Light Wave a good choice for every modern home? Take a look at its features below.
Sleek, Modern Appearance
The first thing that people love about the Minka-Aire F844 DK Light Wave is its appearance. It definitely looks great in its silver brushed steel finish and contemporary design. It will definitely look great in any modern home thatâ€™s fond of stainless steel and chrome finishes on its surfaces. It can also complement industrial motifs really well.
Three 48â€ Blades
With three 48″ blades, it can easily and properly improve air circulation for most rooms. The three-blade design also helps it stay balanced, quiet, and power-efficient. It can produce up to 5024 CFM, which is definitely not bad for a ceiling fan in this size.
14W LED Light with Dimmer
The Minka Aire Light Wave comes with a light kit right in the center of the unit, adding value to the fixture. While most ceiling fans also offer this feature, this product stands out because you won’t have to replace the bulb anymore if you want a more power-efficient lighting.
As it comes with a 14-watt LED light, it can already be all the lighting you need in most rooms. It’s actually very bright for small spaces, but it will definitely be enough for most rooms that will also require a fan. This makes it even more valuable and functional.
A wall unit comes with the Minka-Aire F844 DK Light Wave to help you easily control its settings. This will let you turn it on and off easily and adjust the speed settings without a fuss.
The unit also comes with a remote control that will let you enjoy the fan better. Aside from turning it on and off, it will also let you leave the fan on if you want to turn off the light or vice versa. It can also adjust the speed setting easily.
Aside from cooling your room, ceiling fans are also very handy in circulating warm heat in the winter months if they have a reverse motor function. You can activate this function in the Minka-Aire F844 DK Light Wave with a switch that’s found on the body of the ceiling fan letting you easily enjoy a warmer home.
It’s very beautiful. The Minka-Aire F844-DK Light Wave looks amazing and will surely add some charm to your home. It’s perfect for modern interiors, thanks to its sleek design.
It’s quite expensive. It’s easily in the price range of industrial fans but is only designed for domestic use.
It’s very easy to install. If you’re quite handy, you can expect to have this unit set up in just a few minutes.
You’ll need to rely on the remote to tweak the settings of the unit. The wall control won’t let you turn the light off and leave the fan on or adjust the brightness of the light.
The light kit only uses one bulb. This means fewer purchases and more savings. No more need to buy multiple bulbs to light your room.
You can’t activate the reverse motor feature with the wall unit or remote control. You need to access the switch found right in the body of the unit to do so.
It offers a very bright light. The 14-watt LED bulb is very bright. It can be enough to light an entire room adequately depending on its size.
It’s very quiet. While you will still hear a quiet hum from its AC motor, you don’t have to worry because it won’t be loud enough to disturb your thoughts.
It’s more energy-efficient. As it only uses 65 watts of power for both the fan and the light, you’re saving more money and energy at the same time. It’s practically an investment for your home that you should seriously consider.
You can dim the light. If the 14-watt LED light is too much for you, you can adjust its brightness with the help of the remote.
Minka-Aire F844-DK Verdict
If you’re looking for a fan and light fixture that will add beauty and charm to your space, you don’t have to look further as the Minka-Aire F844 DK Light Wave is a very good choice for such a need. It will definitely give your space a nice modern element that’s not only great to look at but highly functional as well.
Is it worth the price, though? The answer here would be yes. It’ll be hard to find a similar product at a lower price range that can offer modern aesthetics, great quality, and excellent performance in one package. The Minka-Aire F844-DK Light Wave offers great value so you can be sure that you’re putting your money in the right place with this product.
Industrial Ceiling Fans are powerful, large ceiling fans designed for use in large spaces such as warehouses, shopping malls, manufacturing plants, theatres, airports and large commercial buildings or offices.
They are manufactured to last through continuous use and to move large volumes of air.
What is the difference between a standard ceiling fan and an industrial or commercial ceiling fan?
The main differences between standard and industrial ceiling fans usually lie in the blade size and power of the motor. Materials used also tend to vary.
Standard ceiling fans are often made of lightweight materials such as wood or light plastics which means they can be operated by small, quiet motors which is exactly what you want inside a home.
Industrial ceiling fans are normally constructed using steel, aluminum or even thicker plastic and composite materials.
They are built for strength and their powerful motors easily manage the heavier materials.
Industrial fans need to be extremely robust as they are required to work much longer hours, or even continuously for days or weeks on end in the case of shopping malls or airports, for example.
Large industrial settings usually require ceiling fans to move warm air accumulating near the ceiling downward where it can cool, which in turn lowers the overall temperature.
They are also used to provide ventilation and get rid of any gases or toxins in the air.
In order to effectively move hot air away from the ceiling, fans need some room to work.
Industrial fans are therefore always mounted on a down-rod to provide the needed space between the fan and the ceiling.
The working space required is determined by the size and height of the room, and the overall power of the fan being installed.
Large fans require more space between the fan and ceiling to operate efficiently, whilst smaller fans require less space. This is why many household fans can be flush-mounted.
Flush-mounted fanscan’t produce as much airflow as those mounted on down-rods but they’re perfectly sufficient for smaller rooms.
The hanging height (distance between the fan and ceiling) varies depending on the size and power of the fan. In many cases, this can be adjusted depending on the overall ceiling height in order to optimize the air circulation throughout the building/space.
This is where it gets tricky as there isn’t a specific size point where ceiling fans cross over from being classified as traditional / home-use to industrial.
To further complicate matters, many ceiling fan manufacturers have a commercial category that falls somewhere in-between traditional ceiling fans and industrial ceiling fans.
Commercial ceiling fans are often the same size as traditional ceiling fans, but they’ll have more powerful motors to increase airflow.
Fans that fall in the commercial category are often used for small to medium-sized rooms that require constant airflow, such as classrooms or small workshops.
Many of these rooms could, however, also be fitted with a small industrial ceiling fan, which further blurs the lines between traditional / commercial / industrial.
To make things a little easier, below is a list indicating which size ceiling fans generally slot into each category.
Note: Ceiling fan size refers to the diameter of the fan (the distance between the blade tips when measured in a straight line running through the center of the fan).
Most common fan sizes:
26-inch (2.2ft) Standard
29-inch (2.4ft) Standard
30-inch (2.5ft) Standard
32-inch (2.6ft) Standard / Commercial
36-inch (3.0ft) Standard / Commercial
42-inch (3.5ft) Standard / Commercial
48-inch (4.0ft) Commercial / Industrial
52-inch (4.3ft) Commercial / Industrial
56-inch (4.6ft) Commercial / Industrial
60+-inch (5.0ft) Industrial
As a rule-of-thumb, most ceiling fans larger than 60 inches are classified as industrial ceiling fansÂand they reach sizes up to 288 inches (24ft).
Some spaces, such as massive warehouses and production plants, may require even larger industrial fans, but these are normally custom-built for specific applications.
Are there exceptions? Do you get smaller industrial or commercial fans?
Yes. As mentioned above, size isn’t the only deciding factor when it comes to industrial ceiling fans.
The Air King 9718, for example, is considered an industrial fan even though it’s only 18-inches in diameter. Thanks to its tough powder-coatedsteel construction and powerful motor, this oscillating Air King fan is ideal for certain industrial applications.
Its fully-enclosed motor is permanently lubricated, so it is designed to be durable and operate for long stretches at a time.
The Air King 9718 can be mounted to a roof or wall, but its small size means it won’t be effective if mounted to a very high ceiling.
It’s designed for smaller industrial spaces and can even be a great booster to direct airflow in large spaces in conjunction with larger ceiling fans.
It all depends on the size of the space you need to cool or ventilate.
Large warehouses will require a very different airflow setup than a small workshop.
The number of people who work in the space, and the type of manufacturing that is done, play a big role in the type of fans you’ll need to install.
In cases where fumes or gases (such as paint shops) need to be ventilated, or where heat-generating equipment (such as welders) are used, you will need much stronger ventilation than in a movie theatre, for example.
When it comes to industrial fans, the most important part of the purchase process understanding the environment in which they’ll be used
That’s the first step in deciding which product will be most effective.
Unlike air-conditioners, ceiling fans don’t significantly lower the temperature of a room.
Instead, they move the air to create a breeze which has a cooling effect on the occupants of a room.
We all know that hot rises and cool air sinks, so by keeping the air in motion, ceiling fans mix the warm and cool air which keeps the space at a manageable temperature.
Without a ceiling fan, warm air will continue to build up beneath the ceiling and this will gradually raise the temperature in the room. Ceiling fans prevent this from happening.
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Deciding factors: Fan specifications you need to be aware of:
All fans have an airflow rating that is measured in CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute).
The CFM rating indicates the volume / amount of air that a fan can move per minute. In other words, CFM measures how far, in terms of feet, a fan can blow/push the air in one minute.
If you know the volume (cubic feet) of the space where the fan will be used, you can use the CFM rating to work out how long it will take a specific fan to circulate the air in that space.
Cubic Feet divided by CFM equals how long it will take for the air to be circulated throughout the room. Therefore:
1000 cubic feet · 1000 CFM = 1 minute
1000 cubic feet · 500 CFM = 2 minutes
Wind Speed (MPH)
Wind speed, which is measured in Miles Per Hour (MPH), indicates how fast a fan will move air from the ceiling to the ground.
Although wind speed forms part of the overall CFM rating, it’s usually listed separately as it is an important factor to consider when buying a fan.
Ceiling fans with a high MPH figure are never a good idea for offices, for example, as they will easily blow papers off any desks situated within their line of fire.
This is why it’s so important to consider the exact size and use of the space before purchasing a fan.
In cases where you don’t want fast-moving air blowing straight onto desks, you should opt for ceiling fans that can still move a large volume of air, but at a lower speed.
On the flip side, if you need a higher wind speed (to quickly ventilate gases or potential toxins) you’ll want to look at fans with a higher MPH.
Ceiling fans are electrical appliances, so wattage is always a deciding factor.
Electricity usage plays a big role in many modern businesses whether it’s on the manufacturing, storing, transport or outlet side.
The wattage rating tells how much electricity a fan consumes when it’s in use, which is a vital consideration for companies looking to reduce their energy consumption.
High-power fans naturally have more powerful motors that tend to consume more electricity. However, there are many ways to avoid exorborant use of electricity.
Shop around and get expert advice to work out the best ventilation plan/strategy quite often the solution lies in combining different types of fans as well as precise placement.
Fan technology is continuously being updated and there are plenty of energy-efficient options to choose from. It’s all about finding the right balance between power, placement, and wattage.
In the world of large industrial ceiling fans, motors slot into two broad categories: DC (Direct Current) motors, and AC (Alternating Current) motors.
AC Motors: AC motors plug directly into the power source/plug point, which allows the current to reverse and run in both directions between the power source and the appliance (in this case an industrial ceiling fan).
Many household appliances, and therefore also ceiling fans, make use of AC motors because most power companies only supply the electricity in AC format.
Due to the reverse current, however, quite a lot of energy goes to waste.
DC Motors: Fans equipped with a DC motor are plugged into a transformer, which in turn connects to the power source/plug point.
The transformer acts to turn the Alternating Current coming from the power source into a Direct Current, which then operates the fan.
Because the current is being routed in a single direction, there is no unnecessary or wasted energy, which makes DC motors a lot more energy efficient than AC motors.
DC motors have been around for quite a few years, and their popularity keeps increasing due to their efficiency.
On the surface, the logical conclusion is that DC motors are the obvious choice as they use less electricity, but that’s not always the case.
AC and DC motors are merely the broad categories for ceiling fan motors.
Ceiling fan manufacturers all use different motor configurations (fly-wheel, ball-bearing, stack and many more) to get the best possible performance out of their AC as well as DC motors.
That said, DC motors have become the more popular choice for large industrial applications, as they do save a lot of electricity cost in the long run, especially if they run upward of 12 hours a day (or continuously).
Keep in mind, however, that DC motors can only be powered via a transformer plugged into a regular power source they can’t be plugged into alternative energy sources such as solar or hydro.
At least not yet.
For this reason, companies who intend to increase their use of alternative energy, opt for AC motors instead.
They might use more power, but the trade-off is that the power comes in the form of clean energy.
Ceiling fan motor size (AC and DC) is measured in millimeters and, just like car engines, bigger normally means faster and more powerful.
The parts of the fan that actually move the air the blades play a huge role in deciding which industrial fan best suits your needs.
The blade shape, size and pitch all contribute to the fan’s overall CFM rating.
The number of blades is also an important factor fewer blades tend to move air more efficiently, but they also produce more noise.
Airflow efficiency loosely translates into return on investment and is calculated by dividing the amount of air a fan moves (CFM) by the amount of energy it uses to do so (Watt).
This formula is recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and gives an accurate indication of how much youâ€™ll be spending on electricity to operate a specific fan.
In the U.S, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) awards super-efficient appliances with and Energy Star certification. If efficiency is your main concern, look for ceiling fans that have been Energy Star certified.
Note that with all six factors mentioned above, there is no perfect CFM, Wattage, or efficiency rating.
It all depends on what is required of the fan (slow continuous air circulation, quick ventilation, directing air from one side of a building to another, etc).
All of the above factors need to be taken into account to find the right balance between performance and efficiency for the specific space you have in mind.
Types of Industrial Ceiling Fans:
There are numerous types of industrial or commercial ceiling fans and manufacturers sometimes come up with very creative names to make their products stand out from the crowd.
It’s difficult to define specific categories, as most ceiling fans can probably slot into more than one group.
However, if you’ve just started your hunt for the perfect industrial ceiling fan, take a look at some of the options below. This way you’ll at least get a feel for where you need to start looking!
The Hunter 59132 is a 96-inch (8.0 ft) industrial ceiling fan with six aluminum blades coated in fresh white.
It can be installed in either three-blade or six-blade configuration. This ceiling fan has a wattage of 113 and an airflow capacity of 11899 CFM (three-blade configuration) â€“ this translates into an airflow efficiency rating of 100 CFM per Watt.
The Hunter 59132 is mounted 11-inches (0.9 ft) from the ceiling and is built for either indoor or outdoor use.
The two above-mentioned examples illustrate why it’s important to understand how fans work, what the numbers mean, and what your desired results are when purchasing a fan.
These two fans are both 96 inches (8.0 ft) in size, but their outputs and efficiency ratings are very different. This is due to a variety of factors such as differences in blade pitch, number of blades, hanging height and wattage.
Same-size fans can deliver vastly different results, and while both of these are considered to be excellent products, your choice will depend on which characteristics are most important for the space in which the fan will be installed.
Smart fans are fairly new on the market and, as the name implies, they have nifty features that bring them up to speed with the latest advances in technology.
The Haiku Smart Fanis aimed at home use rather than industrial, but it‘s size and clever features make it an interesting option for small commercial applications such as offices or individual shops.
The fan is available in 52-inch / 60-inch / 84-inch derivatives and is fitted with three sculpted blades.
Customers can opt for blades made of bamboo, matrix composite, or aluminum in a variety of colors.
What makes this fan so unique (and smart) is its ability to function in a fully-connected environment.
The Haiku Smart fan is equipped with Wi-Fi and can communicate directly with Amazon’s Alexa.
It features Haiku’s SenseMe technology that uses sensors so it can switch on when it picks up that someone is in the room this means it has no manual switch or chain.
The sensors also monitor the temperature and levels of humidity in the room so it can adapt accordingly.
This genius fan is also capable of connecting to the rest of the house / office via Thread (a Wi-Fi application that allows you to control all connected appliances directly from your smartphone).
The fact that the fan automatically only operates when it’s needed is one of the main reasons the Haiku was awarded the prestigious Energy Star certification. In terms of airflow efficiency, the mid-range 60-inch model delivers:
910 CFM/Watt when set on Low
734 CFM/Watt when set on Medium
549 CFM/Watt when set on High
The Haiku Smart fan might not be the ideal fan for most industrial applications just yet, but it’s a good indication of the direction in which ceiling fans are developing.
Many industries will benefit from smart technology that continuously adjusts the fan settings to keep air circulating at the desired rate whilst keeping energy consumption to an absolute minimum.
Industrial Ceiling Fans with integrated lights
Fans with integrated lighting are convenient and can minimize the amount of energy used.
For industrial use, integrated lighting means a much easier set-up as you don’t need different power sources and fixtures for lights and fans.
In large spaces that require a number of fans and lights, it is very convenient to streamline and simply install ceiling fans with integrated lighting. Keep in mind that the wattage on these fans will be higher as it includes the wattage for the light fixture as well as fan operation.
This 44-inch (3.6 ft) Emerson outdoor fan has an oil-rubbed bronze finish and UL Wet rating.
This three-blade fan with integrated light is ideal for uncovered decks and seaside weather conditions. Producing 4280 CFM is not suited to large spaces, but it is ideal for small-scale industrial applications.
The UL rating on industrial fans is important as this will dictate the environment in which the fan can be operated and also how it can be cleaned.
Many businesses opt for industrial fans with a UL Wet rating because they can be hosed off without doing any damage to the fan.
Large manufacturing and storage facilities (especially if refrigeration is involved) will install Damp or Wet rated industrial ceiling fans as a lot of moisture tends to accumulate in the building.
Dry rated fans aren’t equipped to deal with high levels of moisture and can easily be damaged under such conditions.
As a rule, Damp and Wet rated ceiling fans are more durable, which is preferable for most industrial facilities, even if conditions are completely dry.
Many people use the UL rating as an indication of the fan’s quality and durability in general.
Its three-blade configuration angled at 22 degrees gives it a truly industrial look and makes it a firm favorite on patios.
HVLS (High Volume, Low Speed)
HVLS fans are more typical of industrial use these are the fans you expect to see in large manufacturing and storage spaces, as well as shopping malls and airports.
HVLS industrial ceiling fans usually range in size from 72-inches (6.0 ft) up to 288 inches (24 ft). Manufacturers that specialize in large HVLS fans will often custom-build these fans, especially for customers who need bigger size fans.
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