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Honeywell HYF290B Review (2020) - In-depth Pros & Cons

Honeywell HYF290B Review (2022): In-depth Pros & Cons

In this Honeywell HYF290B review, we look at every aspect of this tower fan.

It is at the time of writing, one of the newer Honeywell tower fans available and like many of Honeywell’s tower fans, available at quite an affordable price.

So is it worth it?

We found that if you are looking for a reliable fan for a smaller room with adjustable lighting options (which most tower fans do not have) this would certainly be a consideration.

About the Manufacturer

If you have been looking for products for a tower fan for your home you will have come across the brand Honeywell. Honeywell

Honeywell is a Fortune 500 company and has products in many industries ranging from footwear to Oil & Gas. They work with as many as 2100

For the home, Honeywell has a large range of homeware products ranging from heaters, cooler, thermostats to security cameras and generators.

Honeywell HYF290B Tower Fan Assembly

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Honeywell QuietSet Whole Room Tower Fan-Black, HYF290B
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Like many tower fans, there is a little bit of the assembly required with the HYF290B.

You will have to secure the base effectively locking 2 pieces of plastic together.

The base will need to be secured to the main unit and from there you will have to secure the cord through and around the base.

Overall a pretty standard setup in terms of the assembly when it comes to tower fans. Nothing difficult or complicated and shouldn’t take you any more than 10 minutes. You can read the setup instruction manual here.

Design

The fan is very stylish, we like the design of the fan through its a lot smaller than expected and compared to the other tower fans we have tested.

The materials and design look of good quality, there is no built-in handle for an easy pickup but the fan is very light anyhow, so you won’t have much trouble moving it around.

There are lights on the fan at the top which indicate the power, speed setting, and timer. Also on the top of the unit is a magnetic dip which the remote control sits comfortably in for storage when you are not using it.

What about the Fan Speeds?

While many tower fans come with only 3 fan speeds, the Honeywell Quietset 8 comes with fan 8 speeds.

As far as tower fans go that is in the higher range of speed options with one of the highest being the Dyson Am07 come with 12 speeds.

With 8 speeds you are able to have more control over the output and therefore sound output as well.

How is the Airflow on the Honeywell Quietset 8?

Before you buy a tower fan, it is always important to figure out what you want in your fan and how it is going to be used.

Do you have a large or a small room? Is it really hot and humid where you live?

These factors will help you to determine the best fan for your situation.

In the case of the Honeywell HYF290B general feedback from customers seems to be that it is not a super-powerful fan.

So if you do have a large room, and extremely hot and humid climate, then it is probably not the fan for you.

However many with smaller rooms who did not need the abundance of airflow found the fan to be more than adequate.

Does this fan Oscillate?

There are not a whole lot of tower fans, bar Vornado Wind Curve fans, that don’t oscillate.

The Quietset 8 is no different. There is an oscillation feature which you can turn on and off and this is also able to be controlled by the remote control.

Timers

If you want to set and forget with your tower fan then you have a few options with this fan.

It is possible to set the timer which will turn the fan off automatically.

There are 4 timer options which are 1, 2, 4 and 8 hours.

Compared to other fans this is a basic level of features. Top of the range tower fans allows you to set 15-minute increments and at hourly intervals, which is far more control over when your fan with shut off.

Honeywell Quietset 8 review

Noise

There are some who think this fan is louder than it should be and many who are happy with its volume.

This is often the case with most tower fans and sometimes it comes down to expectations.

If you are expecting a silent tower fan, most likely you will be disappointed.

At the same token sometimes marketing can overstate how quiet the fans are.

One purchaser conducted a sound test of the fan which you can read in his review.

What can I do with the Remote Control?

As below the remote control for the Honeywell HYF290B is fairly simple. It does not have any lighting on it, so in the dark, you will have to press buttons by memory, but it is about as simple as you can get.

It has three buttons, power, timer and wind speed.

Unfortunately, you are not able to control the lighting or dimmer on with the remote control, nor are you able to operate the timer function.

You will have to use the buttons on the actual unit to change those settings.

The remote control for the Quietset 8 tower fan is powered by 2 AAA batteries.

The Remote control for the Honeywell Quietset 8 looks very similar to the Remote picture here in terms of buttons & function

Honeywell HYF290B Review

How do I clean the Honeywell HYF290B?

At some point, you are going to want to clean your tower fan in order to extend its shelf life.

There are 2 parts which require different methods for cleaning.

For the exterior unit itself, not including the grill, soft dry cloth is recommended by the manufacturer. DO NOT soak the fan in water and make sure no water ever gets in the motor housing.

To clean the grills and fan blade area, the manufacturer suggests using a pipe cleaner, flexible dust wand, vacuum cleaner or compressed air to remove the dust in the fan.

Power/Safety/Energy

The Qiuetset 8 Tower Fan comes with overload protection (fuse) in case of a short circuit. It also has a polarized plug for your safety and runs on 120V.

For those outside the USA you can check what voltage your country runs on here. It is, however, important to note the safety feature is designed for the US market.

This fan has also been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B digital service pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules.

Physical Specs

Assembled Depth (in.)
8.2 in
Product Depth (cm.)
20.8
Assembled Height (in.)
32.8 in
Product Height (cm.)73.914
83.3
Assembled Width (in.)
10.8 in
Product Width (cm.)
27.4

Pros

Knowtheflow TickHas adjustable lighting

Knowtheflow TickQuiet Fan

Knowtheflow TickAbove average amount of speeds to choose from

Cons

Knowtheflow cross Low air output – so not suitable for large rooms.

Warranty

This fan comes with a 1-year limited warranty which is only valid to the original purchaser of the product from the original date of purchase. This is by far the best cover of any of the tower fans we have researched with most fans coming with a warranty of only 1 year.  Of course, the warranty does not cover any damage from unauthorized attempts to fix any problems.

Of course, the warranty does not cover any damage from unauthorized attempts to fix any problems.

Always confirm the warranty when you purchase the product.

How does the price compare?

The price of the Honeywell HYF290B is at the time of writing cheaper than its predecessor and would be categorized in the mid-lower end of price for tower fans.

Honeywell HYF290B Review Conclusion

For the most part, the majority of purchasers had a favourable experience with this fan.

The biggest concern from people was in regards to the airflow output.

It was a common comment from people that the fan does not have a high air output and would not likely work in a larger room.

It is also of note that one particular person who owned the Quietset 7 felt there was less output in the 8 than the 7.

Another point of interest is that the Quietset 7 came with a thermostat which some people were missing on this fan.

Of course though, with the 8 you get the lighting dimmer feature, so really it’s a trade-off of features in that respect.

The Honeywell HYF290B is a middle of the range tower fan in terms of features and price. It is unique in that it gives you control of the lighting and has more speeds to choose from than most other tower fans. However, it is not high spec.

We would say that someone looking for a reliable fan for a small room and is looking for extra lighting then it would be worth a look.

It is a shame you can’t control the lighting from the remote control though.

61+ Unique Ceiling Fans For Your Home

50+ Unique Ceiling Fans For Your Home

If you are looking for a ceiling fan that is a bit more run-of-the-mill then you have come to the right place.

Below we have comprised a list of 50+ cool and unique ceiling fans.

Having perused many ceiling fans we have also picked out a few of our favourites.

The Monte Carlo Dylan Ceiling Fan has one of the largest airflows and efficiencies of the fans listed, so if you are looking for serious air, check it air.

The Hunter Symphony is one of a few smart ceiling fans available.

Although taste is completely subject, check out the slick propeller fan from Casa Vieja.

There is a lot of variation out there and they are many similar but different options available in some styles. An example is the leaf fan.

There are a number of styles from various manufacturers, however, we have only given one for reference. So if you like one style of fan here, have a good look around as there may be different sizes/colours/styles of that type of fan available.

We have also included some basic stats of each fan so you can easily compare and get a quick overview of each fan. While we have made every effort to have as accurate data as possible please always consult the seller or manufacturer for the actual stats as there may be some discrepancies here.

50+ Unique Ceiling Fans

Minka-Aire F844-DK Light Wave

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Minka-Aire F843-DK, Wave, 52" Ceiling Fan with Remote Control, Distressed Koa
  • DESIGN: The Minka-Aire Wave fan is truly...
  • BULB: No bulb/light included.
  • INCLUDED: RCS213 - Three-speed hand-held...
  • MOTOR: Conveniently quiet, 3 speed -...
  • DIMENSIONS: Measures 12.5'' from the ceiling...


This fan is a slick-looking modern looking fan which is available in brown, silver or white colours.

Its unique design is in its curved blades or variable fan blade pitch which gives it its sleek modern look.

You are also able to control the lighting on the fan with a 17W dimmer.

The good news is also that with this fan the lighting is LED so you will use minimal power with the lighting unlike some halogen lighting kits with other fans.

The fan comes with 3 speeds and a handheld remote control for easy control.

A wall control can also be purchased in order to control the fan’s speed and light dimming from the wall.

It is a UL listed indoor rated fan so you won’t be able to use this outside.

The good news is that this fan is reversible however in order to reverse the fan you have to do this manually on the fan unit itself. Over this fan has fairly positive ratings.

See what people are saying about it.

Westinghouse 7214100 Harmony

Westinghouse Lighting 7214100 Harmony Indoor Ceiling Fan with Light, 48 Inch, Brushed Nickel
  • Two-light 48-inch two-blade indoor ceiling...
  • 153-by-20-millimeter silicon steel motor with...
  • Airflow: 4, 610. 9 cfm (High); Energy Usage:...
  • Includes 3/4-inch by 6-inch down rod, 78-inch...
  • Lifetime motor ; two-year on all other parts....

The Westinghouse almost looks like some sort of weapon out of a science fiction movie rather than a ceiling fan.

This cool ceiling fan boasts only 2 blades which are a move away from the traditional ceiling fan which generally has 3 or more.

With this fan, you get 4 fan speeds as well as the all-important all year round switch (which reverses the fan direction). Inside the lighting, case is 2 lights which are candelabra base 40-watt torpedo light bulbs.

Although it does not come with a remote control you are able to purchase a compatible remote separately. This 48-inch fan is recommended for a 12×12 room or less.

The fan is controlled directly by 2 pull chains. One for the light and one for the speeds. It is UL listed for indoor use. This cool fan comes Westinghouse fan comes with quite favourable ratings. Check out what people have to say.

Harbor Breeze Twin Breeze

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Harbor Breeze Twin Breeze Ii 74-in Oil-rubbed Bronze Outdoor Downrod Ceiling Fan
  • Award winning double fan ceiling fan displays...
  • 6 brown wicker blades make it easy to change...
  • Light kit with frosted glass shades creates a...
  • 74-in fan is ideal for extra-large rooms....
  • 3-speed reversible AC motor provides up to...


If you are looking for something a bit different why not look at a double fan. This aptly named Harbour Breeze Twin Breeze fan has a sleek oil-rubbed bronzed finish but the best thing about this fan is that it is UL Wet Listed.

Yup, that means you can use this double fan in wet locations. It comes with 3 speeds and a light kit which takes Candelabra base bulbs.

Being 74 inches in total the fan is recommended by the manufacturer for rooms that are 400m2 or more. You are able to purchase a remote control separately if you need more convenient controls. This fan has good ratings from consumers. See what people have to say.

COLORLED Invisible Ceiling Fans

Ceiling Fan with Lights-22 inch Invisible Acrylic Blade Metal Shell Ceiling Light Fan

Ceiling Fan with Lights-22 inch Invisible Acrylic Blade Metal Shell Ceiling Light Fan, LED Remote Control 3-Color Dimmable Lighting Fan (Star cutout pattern)
  • ✔ Invisible Acrylic Blade Ceiling Fan...
  • ✔ Wind speed: 3 modes speed adjustment,...
  • ✔ Timer switch: 1~4 hours set for auto off,...
  • ✔ High grade motor: Silent, durable, high...

This 22-inch ceiling fan oozes decadence and style and certainly draws attention to the design of the fan. So much so that it can become just a centrepiece light with the ability to have the blade fans retract – hence the name Invisible fan.

This unique fan saves you power with LED lighting and is UL listed for indoor use only. There are 4 blades all of which are clear which keeps attention firmly focused on the design. You can control the airflow with 3 speeds. Find out more.

Brette 23 in. LED Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling Fan

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24' Segue Modern Industrial Indoor Ceiling Fan with LED Light Remote Control Brushed Nickel Silver for Living Room Kitchen House Bedroom Kids Room Family Room Dining Room Home - Possini Euro Design
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24" Segue Modern Industrial Indoor Ceiling Fan with LED Light Remote Control Brushed Nickel Silver for Living Room Kitchen House Bedroom Kids Room Family Room Dining Room Home - Possini Euro Design
  • 24" wide fan unit. 16" wide fan head....
  • Has five downlights. Comes with five 7 watt...
  • Brushed nickel finish motor with five...
  • A modern fan design from the Possini Euro...
  • 6" downrod included. 18" high from the...

If you want a bit more discretion with your fan you could try the Brette 23 Inch ceiling fan. This unique drum style fan has no visible blades and contained within the frosted glass are 2x 23 watt LED light strips, great for saving power on lighting.

The lights are also dimmable and easily controlled by the included remote control. With the remote, you are also able to adjust the speed of the fan independently of the light too, a feature many other fans do not offer.

It has 3 speeds and the fan is also reversible so you can add more comfort to your room all year round. There are a few different companies making this kind of fan so you have options in terms of brand and with style. Check out what people are saying.

Westinghouse 7224300 Quince

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Westinghouse Lighting 7224300 Quince 24-Inch Gun Metal Indoor Ceiling Fan, Light Kit with Opal Frosted Glass
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Westinghouse Lighting 7224300 Quince 24-Inch Gun Metal Indoor Ceiling Fan, Light Kit with Opal Frosted Glass
  • Two-light 24-inch reversible six-blade indoor...
  • 153-by-9-millimeter silicon steel motor with...
  • Airflow: 1, 270 cfm; Energy Usage: 25 watts...
  • Includes 3/4-inch by 4-inch down rod, 78-inch...
  • Lifetime on motor; two-year on all other...

The Westinghouse 7224300 Quince almost looks like a small plane’s turbine. It boasts 6 blades and comes in 3 colors; chrome, gunmetal, and white. At only 24 inches, the fan is compact and recommended for rooms around 10×10 feet.

The motor is high quality and energy-efficient and backed with a  lifetime warranty. You can keep your room more comfortable all year round as this fan is reversible. The 7224300 Quince comes with 2 lights that use incandescent bulbs.

There are 3 speeds on the fan and although it does not come with a remote control, it is remote control adaptable should you want the extra convenience. Being a more well-known brand it comes with pretty good ratings. See what purchasers have to say about it.

Kichler Lighting 56-in Satin Black with Antique Pewter

Update your decor with this 56-inch ceiling fan with 2 rosewood blades with antique pewter. It will keep your room more comfortable all year round with the ability to change fan direction. It comes with a remote control unit which can control the speeds of the fan.

There is no lighting feature so this fan focuses entirely on moving air for your comfort. Not only is the fan El Listed, its CSA listed and best of all Energy Star listed which means great savings on power.

This unique ceiling fan is easy to install and comes in a medium-range price bracket. See what others are saying about it.

Craftmade WB348TS, Tiger Shark Warplane With Light

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Craftmade Kids Ceiling Fan Boys WB348TS Tiger Shark Warplane With Light, 48-Inch 3 Blade Hugger Ceiling Fan
  • LIGHTING: This 48" ceiling fan is built with...
  • MATERIAL: Engineered with a silicon steel...
  • CONTROL: This flush mount warplane ceiling...
  • DIMENSIONS: This hugger ceiling fan hangs...
  • SPECIFICATIONS: Weighing 13.87 pounds this...

If you know your warplanes you will recognize this Tiger Shark from the P-40s used in WWII. As far as cool ceiling fans for the kids go its right up there. Available in 42 and 48-inch sizes there are also a number of other similar plane variations available.

The fan has 3 speeds and is also reversible so you are able to make your room warm during winter. The integrated light kit comes with a 60-watt candelabra bulb which is controlled by a pull chain to turn the light on and off.

This fan is a must for those with young aviation enthusiasts in the house. Check out what others have to say about it.

TroposAir The L.A. 34.5W Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling Fan

Hunter Fan Company 51059 Hunter Indoor Low Profile IV Ceiling Fan with Pull Chain Control, 42", White Finish
  • CLASSIC CEILING FAN: The traditional ceiling...
  • MULTI-SPEED REVERSIBLE FAN MOTOR: Whisper...
  • PULL CHAIN CONTROL: Turn the white ceiling...

I’ll be honest, I’m still not entirely sure how this one works, but apparently, it does. at 5571 CFM it blows a good amount of air. This unusual ceiling fan is also quite highly stacked with features too.

It runs has a DC motor which means it is a whole lot more energy efficient than AC motors that many other fans use. It has 6 speeds and again, unlike many other fans, has a remote control which can control the direction of the fan, so you can stay cool in summer and warm in winter.

The great majority of fans require you to flick a switch on the fan unit itself to change the fan direction so that is a big plus for this fan. You are also able to add a light kit to this fan in case you need more illumination in the room.

Not only can you use this fan indoors, but it can also be used outside. Some high-quality features from a very cool ceiling fan. Find out more.

52″ Casa Vieja Capri Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan

36" Casa Vieja Revolve Ceiling Fan
  • 36" blade span.
  • 14 degree blade pitch.
  • Brushed nickel finish housing.
  • Silver finish blades.
  • Remote control.

The Casa Vieja Capri almost looks like a giant shuriken and who wouldn’t want a giant shuriken cooling their room? This stylish 5 blade silver, brushed nickel fan comes with a light kit included. The lighting is comprised of 2x 13w standard  CFL bulbs.

The fan comes with a remote control to control the lighting and the 3 fan speeds. The fan is also reversible so you can help warm the house in winter, with a switch on the fan unit itself.

The fan comes highly rated by consumers who have bought the unit. Find out more here.

Minka-Aire F596-BN, Cirque, 54″ Ceiling Fan

Minka-Aire F596-BN Cirque 54 Inch Ceiling Fan in Brushed Nickel Finish
  • DESIGN: The Minka-Aire Cirque indoor ceiling...
  • BULB: The Cirque ceiling fan includes an...
  • INCLUDED: WCS212 - Three-speed wall control...
  • MOTOR: Conveniently quiet, 3 speed -...
  • DIMENSIONS: Measures 14.75'' from the ceiling...

Like something out of a science fiction movie this 54 inch Minka Aire ceiling fan comes in polished nickel and brushed nickel finishes. The fan comes with 3 speeds and is also able to be reversed all at the control unit on the wall.

It also comes with a light kit which takes a 50 watt MR 16 halogen bulb which can also be dimmed and controlled with the wall unit. The fan is UL Listed and you are also able to purchase a compatible remote control should you require more portable control.

If you are also wanting to have the light fixture more energy efficient you could replace the bulb with a LED of the same voltage. Find out more.

Kichler Lighting 300168NI Link

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Kichler 300168NI 54-Inch Link Fan, Brushed Nickel
  • Clear seeded glass and linear arms comprise...
  • The DC Motor and 2 blade combination moves a...
  • 28" pitch flat ceiling install only. It comes...
  • Does not provide lighting.
  • CSA UL Listed Dry. A dry location is an...

This cool ceiling fan made by Kichler comes in 3 different styles, the brushed nickel, polished nickel and oil-rubbed bronze. It is a DC motor so is likely going to be a very quiet fan and more efficient than Ac fans (up to 70% according to the manufacturer).

It also has a blade pitch of 28 degrees which is a whole lot more than the standard fan. This means it’s likely to move more air, but the motor will work a lot harder for it.

Luckily it’s a DC motor! The fan is UL rated for indoor use and it comes with a remote control. With the control, you can change the fans 6 speeds. A wall compatible switch is also available separately should you want wall control of the unit.

No lighting is available for the unit, however. Find out more.

Possini Euro FX3 Ceiling Fan

Good things come in threes probably why the name FX3. It has 3 fan heads which have 3 blades each and are able to be controlled with 3 speeds. This fan has silver blades with a brushed steel finish.

You are able to control the unit via an included remote control. It has a white frosted glass light kit which contains  2 13 watt CFL bulbs. The fans have an 18-inch blade span and 20-degree blade pitch which is a little more than the average fan. Find out more.

Kendal Lighting AC13152-ORB Fern Leaf

Kendal Lighting AC13152-ORB Fern Leaf 52-Inch 5-Blade Ceiling Fan, Oil Rubbed Bronze Finish and Oak Fern Leaf Decorative Blades
  • Material Type is: metal
  • Romance finish: Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Style Type is : traditional
  • 52-inch blade span and 15-degree blade pitch
  • Includes five decorative Oak Fern Leaf wood...

This cool leaf fan is quite a popular choice and there are many variations from many different fan companies. This one, in particular, has five oil rubbed finished blades. It can be used indoors and outdoors (covered) also as it is UL damp rated.

A pull chain operates the 3 speeds on the fan. The fan is 52 inches and the blade pitch is 15 degrees. It is also compatible with a light kit and remote control which can be brought separately. Find out more

TroposAir Voyage Oil Rubbed Bronze

Another option in the long list of unique ceiling fans is the TroposAir Voyage ceiling fan. This unique fan actually uses khaki fabric for blades giving it a nautical feel.

Given that, it is also indoor and outdoor rated so is rated for outside covered use. It has 3 speeds and is also able to be reversed for your comfort all year round.

If you are wanting easier control or you want to add some ambience then the fan is a remote control and light kit adaptable, both of which are sold separately. Find out more.

Hampton Bay 48 in. Outdoor Havana Cambridge Silver Ceiling Fan

Hampton Bay 51328 Ceiling Fan
  • This refurbished product is tested and...

This fan is a bit meta with fan styled blades as fan blades. It can be used indoor and outdoors as it is UL Damp-rated and CSA listed. It has 5 fan blades and a bowl light kit which takes 3x 14-watt medium base CFL light bulbs.

It has 3 speeds and is controlled by a pull chain. It is also a reversible fan so it be can be used to cool in summer and help warm in winter. A remote control is able to be purchased separately if you are looking for more convenient controls. Find out more.

Twin Star III Double Ceiling Fan

Twin Star III Double Ceiling Fan in Oil Rubbed Bronze with 54" Natural Palm Blades
  • Lifetime Limited Indoor Motor Warranty
  • Dual Adjutable Motors Spaced Nearly 5-Feet...
  • Minimum Ceiling Requirement of 12-Feet
  • Dual High Performance Motors with Sealed...
  • INCLUDES: Wall Control, 6"/15"/30" Down-Rod

If you liked the look of the palm blade fans, why not just double get double! It comes with two high-performance motors and is also rated for damp locations so can be used in an outside covered area. A wall control is also included.

The cool thing about this fan is that you are able to move the blades into multiple positions. 90 degrees 45 degrees or straight. You are also able to purchase a light kit separately. Find out more.

TroposAir Mustang II

Another fan for the more serious aviation enthusiast, the Mustang II from Tropos Air’s design is inspired by the P82 Twin Mustang of WWII. It features 2 small form energy-efficient motors along with an integrated light kit.

The lighting is made up of 2x 13 watt CFL bulbs. The fan has 3 speeds and comes with convenient remote control. The fan is an indoor and outdoor rated. Find out more.

Quorum 9 72“Ceiling Fan

Quorum International Windmill 72" Ceiling Fan - Galvanized - 97215-9
  • 72``Ceiling Fan from the Windmill collection
  • Height: 16.46 inches
  • Style: Contemporary Modern Light Type:...
  • Finish: Galvanized
  • Safety Rating: Dry and Safety Listing: Dry

This cool windmill rustic style ceiling fan comes in a number of different sizes all the way up to 72″. The fan contains 15 blades and also has 6 speeds. The fan is reversible for all year round use and comes with wall control. Find out more.

Hunter 23252 Baseball Ceiling Fan

Hunter 23252 Baseball 44-Inch Single Light 4-Blade Ceiling Fan, Leather-Look Mitt Base with 4 Pine/Aluminum Blades and Baseball Light
  • Die-cast leather look catcher's mitt housing...
  • Four reversible Pine/Aluminum bat blades and...
  • Whisperwind high-performance motor
  • Patented anti vibration technology for wobble...
  • EZ-hang mounting system for safe and simple...

If you like baseball, this fan is for you. This baseball-themed ceiling fan not only features a bat, mitt, and ball, but you are also able to get baseball-themed pull chains to accompany the fan. The fan has 4 speeds and is also reversible for use all year round.

It is also made by Hunter, a very reputable a long-established ceiling fan brand known for good quality fans, so you can be sure it is more than just a cheap gimmick fan. The lighting is comprised of one 19-watt CFL bulb and can be excluded if need be.

A remote control is also purchasable. Find out more.

TroposAir Triton II

This unique contemporary ceiling fan from TroposAir measures 52 inches and comes with a handheld remote for easy control. The remote also controls the integrated 75-watt halogen light. The fan also comes with a cover should you not want any extra light in your room. Find out more.

Air King 9718 Ceiling Fan

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Air King 9718 18-Inch Industrial Grade Ceiling Mount Fan,Black
  • 18-inch ceiling mount fan ideal for any...
  • Constructed of powder-coated steel for...
  • 1/6-horsepower, fully enclosed, permanently...
  • 10-foot, 3-conductor type SJT power cord
  • Comes with a 1-year limited warranty

The Air King 9718 is unique in that it is one of the smallest ceiling fans available. Despite its small stature, it is a very powerful fan for its size. The fan has 3 speeds and is operated by a pull chain. It is ETL  and OSHA approved. Find out more.

Savoy House 26-9536-FD-196 Alsace Fan

Savoy House 26-9536-FD-196 Downrod Mount, 3 Chestnut Blades Ceiling fan with 37 watts light, Reclaimed Wood
  • Reclaimed Wood Finish - Transitional Style
  • White Etch Glass - Suiteable for indoor use...
  • 1-Light with Mini-Can H-type bulbs (BULBS...
  • 16.25 Height / 30 Width - Inches
  • Savoy House 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

There are a number of Rustic Ceiling fans available and this unique fan with a reclaimed wood finish is able to fit into a rustic environment, indoors and outdoors. Coming with an integrated light kit which takes 1 Mini-Can H-type bulb, it has 3 blades and variable speed settings. Reversible for your comfort all year round, the fan also comes with a remote control. Find out more.

Kichler 300230NI, Terna, LED Pedant Fan

Kichler 300230NI Terna LED Ceiling Fan, 3 Speed CoolTouch Full Function, Brushed Nickel, 15 inch
  • Offers a modern design that works well with...
  • It comes complete with 78” of extra lead...
  • 22" pitch, includes a 4.5" downrod of 1"...
  • Provides ambient lighting, which provides...
  • CSA UL Listed Dry. A dry location is an...

Looking more like something you would have in your kitchen to mix your smoothy, this cool ceiling fan by Kichler is centered around the integrated light kit. It comes in three styles, white, brushed nickel and oil rubbed bronze to suit whatever decor you may have in your room. It is a variable speed fan and takes energy-efficient LED lights.

It is also ETL Listed. It comes with a remote control which controls the speeds along with the lighting which has is able to be dimmed. You will have comfort all year round with the ability to reverse the fan. Find out more.

Westinghouse 7234220 Xavier Ceiling Fan

Westinghouse Lighting 7234220 Xavier II Indoor Ceiling Fan with Light, 52 Inch, Brushed Nickel W Gun
  • 52-inch, five-blade indoor ceiling fan; ideal...
  • 153-millimeter by 15-millimeter silicon steel...
  • Airflow: 5,063 cfm; Energy Usage: 67 watts...
  • Includes 78-inch lead wire, 3/4-inch by...
  • Lifetime motor warranty; two-year warranty on...

This cool, modern ceiling fan by Westinghouse comes with the quality and style Westinghouse are known. Its light kit is what makes this fan unique in that it is not integrated as such, like a lot of other fans. It has a 3 light track kit with adjustable spotlights and uses 50-watt Halogen bulbs. It is recommended for rooms up to 360ft2.

It comes with 3 speeds and is also reversible so it can bring your home comfort all year round. You are able to purchase a remote control for this fan separately. Find out more.

Minka-Aire F502-BCW, Traditional Gyro Ceiling Fan

Minka-Aire F502-BCW Traditional Gyro 42 Inch Twin Head Ceiling Fan in Belcaro Walnut Finish
  • Requires Bond hub (sold separately) to work...
  • Minka Aire ceiling fan includes (1) 100 Watt...
  • Designed with a belcaro walnut body, this...
  • Control included: WCS212 - Three-speed wall...
  • Dimensions: Measures 23.9'' from the ceiling...

As far as unique ceiling fans go this has to be one of the most unique but also made by one of the top brands, Minka Aire. This fan will get people talking. The Gyro style fan comes with twin turbofans and has 3 speeds controllable from the wall. It has an integrated light kit which can also be controlled from the wall and is dimmable.

It takes 1x 100 Watt  (E11 base) Halogen bulb and is also reversible for all-year-round comfort. It is also UL Listed. Find out more.

Fanimation FP1280BL-22-L1 Ceiling Fan

Fanimation FP1280BL-22-L1 Ceiling Fan
  • Style: traditional
  • Finish: black
  • Blade finish: Oak/Walnut

If you are looking for something a bit more old school you can’t go past a look at the Fanimation Brewmaster ceiling fan. This unique ceiling fan is UL-rated and is also rated for damp locations. It also comes with a remote control. Find out more.

Fanimation Brewmaster Unipack Ceiling Fan

Fanimation FP1280PW-D4A-S1 48`` Fan
  • Style: traditional
  • Finish: pwt, nckl elegant, B/s, Slvr
  • Blade finish: Antique woven Bamboo

This unique indoor ceiling fan has antique woven bamboo blades. It spans 52 inches and comes with both a remote control as well as a wall mount control for your convenience. Find out more.

Fanimation FP6210OB Avaston Fan

Fanimation Avaston - 52 inch - Oil-Rubbed Bronze with Light Kit and Remote - FP6210OB
  • The twisty Avaston comes included with...
  • Dimensions: Height Distance from Ceiling to...
  • Hanging Weight is 28.44. This fan is rated...
  • Fan comes included with: TR24WH and can be...
  • Three 52 inch Sweep Cherry Composite Painted...

Another cool ceiling fan from Fanimation the Avaston comes in an oil-rubbed bronze or satin nickel finish. It spans 52″ and is UL listed for indoors and also damp locations. It is a variable speed fan and an integrated light kit which uses 2x 50w halogen bulbs. It also includes a light cap if you are not wanting to have the extra light in your room. It is also reversible for use all year round. Find out more.

Quorum 14583-914, Jellyfish Chrome Ceiling Fan

This funky ceiling fan aptly named the Jellyfish has all the trimmings. It comes with 3 speeds as well as a remote control which has the ability to control the full range of the light dimming as well as the reverse function so you are able to use the fan all year round. The 3 blades made of clear acrylic and a light bulb with a clear acrylic lens. The fan is also UL Listed. Find out more.

Monte Carlo 8ATR44BSD-L, Airlift Ceiling Fan

Monte Carlo 8ATR44BSD-L Downrod Mount, 8 Clear Frost Blades Ceiling fan with 100 watts light, Brushed Steel
  • Premium power 188 X 15 mm torque-induction...
  • Triple capacitor, 3 speed reversible motor.
  • Precision balanced motor and blades for...
  • 22 degree blade pitch designed for optimal...

‘Blossoming like a flower’ as one customer puts it is what makes this ceiling fan from Monte Carlo unique. The fan blades fold down over the lamp when the fan is off creating somewhat of an ornament in itself. When the fan is turned on it ‘blossoms’ with the fan blades extracting out to take care of their job blowing air. The fan has an integrated light kit which takes 1 x 100-watt incandescent bulb and comes with a remote control of which you can control the lights, speeds and also the direction of the fan so you can use it all year round. The fan has 3 speeds and is UL Listed. Find out more.

Craftmade PS52BB, Four Blade 52″ Prostar Basketball Ceiling Fan

Craftmade PS52BB, Four Blade 52" Prostar Basketball Ceiling Fan With Light and Remote
  • LIGHTING: This 52 inch ceiling fan was made...
  • MATERIAL: This kids ceiling fan was built...
  • CONTROL: This four blade ceiling fan is...
  • DIMENSIONS: This basketball ceiling fan...
  • SPECIFICATIONS: This ceiling fan provides...

This one is for the basketball fans in the house. This cool ceiling fan comes with an integrated light kit which takes and 18 W CFL bulb. The fan has 3 speeds and comes with a remote control with which you can control the light, speeds and also the fan direction. So this fan is also able to be used all year round. Find out more.

Craftmade K10612 Bloom Ceiling Fan

Craftmade K10612 Bloom 52" Ceiling Fan with CFL Lights and Remote & Wall Control, 10 Blades, White
  • 52`` Ceiling Fan motor with blades included...
  • Width: 52.00 inches
  • Style: leaf, flower, fruit light Type:...
  • Finish: white
  • Safety rating: cetl and

This ‘bloom’ ceiling fan is great for the kid’s rooms and comes in a number of different colours. It also extremely power efficient at only 13 watts which give it an energy star rating. The fan has an integrated light kit which takes 2 60-Watt candelabra bulbs. It has 3 speeds, is also reversible for all year round use, comes with a remote control and is UL rated. Be sure to check out all the different colours. Find out more.

Hunter 59222 Symphony Ceiling Fan

52" Modern Fan Stella Mahogany-Bronze Ceiling Fan with Light
  • Mahogany motor housing finish.
  • Mahogany finish blades.
  • Dark bronze downrods and canopy.
  • White glass light kit included.
  • Includes one 75 watt G9 halogen bulb.

On the exterior, this looks like just a reasonably standard modern ceiling fan, but this is no ordinary ceiling fan. This fan from Hunter is one of only a couple of ceiling fans that have smart capabilities. The fan comes with a remote control, dimmable LED lights, 4 speeds and a reversible motor so you will have all round use of the fan. It is also Wi-Fi enabled with support for Apple HomeKit technology. Welcome to the world of home automation. Find out more.

If you are looking for other smart options Hunter has a few smart options available and also HaikuHome have a smart ceiling fan available.

Monte Carlo 4BFR54RZWD Damp Location Butterfly Ceiling Fan

Monte Carlo 4BFR54RZWD Damp Location Butterfly Ceiling Fan
  • Category: fans
  • Family: butterfly
  • Number of Lights: 1, Bulb Type: Mini, Bulb(s)...
  • Style: contemporary modern

We’ve had the flora, now for the fauna. This Monte Carlo Butterfly ceiling fan comes with a handheld remote control and has 3 speeds as well as a reversible motor for all year round use. It is UL rated and also rated for damp locations. It has a light kit which takes halogen bulbs. Find out more.

Fanimation FP2120MG Enigma Ceiling Fan

Fanimation Enigma - 60 inch - Metro Gray with LED Light Kit and Remote - FP2120MG
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Fanimation Enigma - 60 inch - Metro Gray with LED Light Kit and Remote - FP2120MG
  • The futuristic Enigma comes included with: 11...
  • Dimensions: Height Distance from Ceiling to...
  • Hanging Weight is 29. This fan is rated for...
  • Fan comes included with: TR24WH and can be...
  • One 37 inch Sweep Metro Gray Composite...

Available in metro gray and walnut finishes this 1 blade ceiling fan is about as unique as ceiling fans come. Some might say an enigma. Not only is it UL rated but it is energy star rated for extremely cost-efficient use. It comes with a remote control and can also damp rated. It has an integrated light kit which takes a halogen bulb as well as 3 speeds. Find out more.

Sycamore Uno Modern Ceiling Fan

Sycamore Uno Modern Ceiling Fan in Brushed Steel 52"
  • Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty
  • Single Blade Design in Brushed Steel Finish
  • Sealed Bearings
  • Includes: Hand Held Remote Control

This unique 1 blade ceiling fan whose design is inspired by nature itself comes in 2 sizes: 54inch and 60 inches. The fan is reversible so you are able to use the fan to bring comfort all year round. It is compatible with a wall control or remote control. Find out more.

Kichler Lighting Palla Ceiling Fan

Kichler 300126MCH 56`` Ceiling Fan
  • 56-inch blade span, and includes a 6IN and...
  • Durable 188mm x 25mm motor
  • Midnight chrome finish with satin black...
  • Light kit compatible using 380108MCH which is...
  • Listed to cUL standards for dry, indoor...

The Kichler Pall Ceiling fan comes in a number of different styles. It is UL listed and is light kit compatible. The light kit takes 6 halogen lights. The fan has 3 speeds which are controlled by the CoolTouch Control System.  Find out more.

Hampton Bay Pilot Ceiling Fan

Hampton Bay Pilot 60 Inch and 52 Inch Indoor Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan with Light Kit and Remote Control
  • Integrated 1-light kit with etched opal glass...
  • Handheld remote control with 3-speed and...
  • Brushed nickel finish complements a variety...
  • Airflow 5300/5100 CFM, electricity use...
  • Controls your fan via a bond smartphone app -...

The Hampton Bay Pilot is unique in that it has 2 sets of blades for counter-rotational wind movement. The top blades move in one direction while the bottom move in the opposite. It has an integrated light kit which takes a 100W halogen light bulbs and comes with a remote control. It has 3 fan speeds and is reversible for use all year round. It is UL listed for indoor use. Find out more.

Casa Vieja Chandelier Ceiling Fan

Looking for something a bit more decorative? This elegant and sophisticated ceiling fan from Casa Vieja comes with a chandelier style light kit with decorative crystals. The lighting is comprised of four 40 watt candelabra bulbs. It has 3 speeds and comes with a wall control but is also remote control compatible. It is also reversible for all year round use. Find out more.

Matthews IR3H-CR-42 Ceiling Fan

Matthews IR3H-CR-WA-42 Irene Indoor/Outdoor Damp Location 42" Hugger Ceiling Fan with Remote & Wall Control, 3 Wood Blades, Polished Chrome
  • IRENE CEILING FAN DIMENSIONS: Diameter 42",...
  • FAN BLADES: 3-Joined Walnut Tone Finish Solid...
  • FAN CONTROL: Includes Hand-Held,...
  • INSTALLATION: Suitable for Ceiling Heights...
  • DETAILS: Constructed of Cast Aluminum and...

This cool contemporary flush mount ceiling fan from Matthews has 3 walnut-stained wooden blades. It uses a quiet DC motor for energy efficient use. It has 6 speeds and is reversible and can be controlled by handheld remote or by wall control. It is also damp-rated as well as UL listed. Find out more.

Monte Carlo Dylan Ceiling Fan

Monte Carlo 3DYR56AGB Dylan Vintage Industrial 56'' Outdoor Ceiling Fan with Remote Control, 3 Blades, Aged Brass
  • DYLAN OUTDOOR CEILING FAN DIMENSIONS:...
  • FAN BLADES: 3 Outdoor Approved Dark Walnut...
  • FAN CONTROL: Includes 6-Speed Hand-Held...
  • INSTALLATION: Installable on Flat Ceiling...
  • DETAILS: Aged Brass Finish; Premium Power...

This rustic style ceiling fan from Monte Carlo uses a DC motor so you know it will be energy efficient. It has 6 speeds and is reversible for year round use and also comes with a remote control for your convenience. It is rated for damp locations and has a large CFM rating which means it moves a lot of air. Find out more.

Casa Vieja 52″ Casa Orbitor

52" Orbitor Modern Hugger Low Profile Indoor Ceiling Fan with Wall Control Flush Mount Brushed Nickel Espresso Blade for House Living Room Kitchen Bedroom Family Dining - Casa Vieja
  • 52" blade span. Variable blade pitch. 153 x...
  • Brushed nickel motor finish. Three shaded...
  • Orbitor modern fan. A stylish look from the...
  • Comes with wall control for easy control.
  • Hugger ceiling fan. Height from ceiling to...

Probably one of my personal favorites in terms of looks this slick looking propeller type ceiling fan comes with 3 speeds and has a manual reverse option for all year round use. It comes with a wall control and is light kit compatible. It is also available in a  number of finishes. Find out more.

Modern Fan Stella Ceiling Fan 52″

52" Modern Fan Stella Mahogany-Bronze Ceiling Fan with Light
  • Mahogany motor housing finish.
  • Mahogany finish blades.
  • Dark bronze downrods and canopy.
  • White glass light kit included.
  • Includes one 75 watt G9 halogen bulb.

With the design inspired by a beehive, this 42-inch ceiling fan from Modern Fan is certainly an eye catcher. It has a maple finish and comes with an integrated light kit. The light kit is comprised of 1x 75 watt halogen light bulb. It has both a handheld remote control and also a wall unit for convenient control. Find out more.

24″ Casa Vieja Chrome Drum Ceiling Fan

This unique chrome finish drum ceiling fan comes with a remote control to the light and speeds. The lighting consists of 6 13-watt medium base CFL bulbs. It has a white diffuser which helps eliminate glare and ensures even, ambient lighting when illuminated. Find out more.

36″ Casa Vieja Revolve Ceiling Fan

36" Casa Vieja Revolve Ceiling Fan
  • 36" blade span.
  • 14 degree blade pitch.
  • Brushed nickel finish housing.
  • Silver finish blades.
  • Remote control.

This contemporary brushed nickel finished ceiling fan from Casa Vieja comes with and integrated light kit that takes one 75 watt GU10 bulb. It has a remote control which controls the lighting and 3 speeds. It is also reversible for use all year round. Find out more.

Kichler 310136WZC Ceiling Maor Patio Fan, 65″

Kichler Lighting 310136WZC Outdoor Patio Ceiling Fan, 65', Weathered Zinc
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Kichler Lighting 310136WZC Outdoor Patio Ceiling Fan, 65", Weathered Zinc
  • Country Of Origin: China
  • Package length: 1.1"
  • Package Width: 71.5"
  • Package Height: 19.25"

This unique and stylized, weathered zinc ceiling fan from Kichler lighting also comes in a couple of other styles. It is a variable speed fan and comes with a number of different light kit options. It is UL listed and damp rated and is controlled by a traditional pull chain. It takes LED lights for extra energy efficiency. Find out more.

Vaxcel FN48121OR Picard Ceiling Fan

AireRyder FN48121OR Downrod Mount, 3 Walnut Blades Ceiling fan with 46 watts light, Oil-rubbed Bronze
  • Three light Ceiling Fan from the picard...
  • Item size: length: 48.00 inches height: 21.50...
  • Style: contemporary modern light Type:...
  • Finish: Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Safety rating: CUL and safety listing: dry


This pull chain fan from Vaxcel comes in a couple of different finishes including this oil-rubbed bronze. The lighting consists of 3x 50W GU10 Halogen light bulbs. The fan is UL listed and has 3 speeds. Find out more.

Minka-Aire F824-BK/CH, Uchiwa, 56

Minka-Aire F824-BK/CH, Uchiwa, 56" Ceiling Fan with Light, Black/Chrome
  • Minka Aire ceiling fan includes (1) 75 Watt...
  • Designed with a brushed nickel body, this...
  • Control included: WCS212 - Three-speed wall...
  • Dimensions: Measures 18.6'' from the ceiling...
  • Includes 3.5" and 6" Downrods and Angled...



Minke Aire make a lot of cool ceiling fans and the Uchiwa is no exception. This unique ceiling fan has an integrated light kit which includes 1x 75 Watt Mini-Can Halogen bulb. It has a 3-speed wall control and is also reversible for use all year round. It also comes in a few different styles and finishes and is UL listed. Find out more.

Emerson Ceiling Fans CF550WABS Luxe Eco Modern Ceiling Fan

Emerson Ceiling Fans CF550WABS Luxe Eco Modern Ceiling Fan With Light And Wall Control, 54-Inch Blades, Brushed Steel Finish
  • 54-Inch blade span that will fit most rooms
  • Five unique blades with a cutout in the...
  • Integrated light fixture uses two 50-watt...
  • Full function 6-speed wall control comes...
  • Removable no-light plate included

This cool ceiling fan with contemporary look comes with 6 speeds and a full function wall control. It has an integrated light fixture which uses two 50-watt candelabra bulbs as well as having a light cap if you are not wanting the extra lighting. It comes in 4 different styles/finishes and is reversible for all year round use. It is extremely energy efficient. Find out more.

60″ Spyder Steel Silver Blades 5-Light Ceiling Fan

60" Spyder Modern Hugger 3 Blade Indoor Ceiling Fan Brushed Nickel Silver Tapered Blades Low Profile for Living Room Kitchen Bedroom Kids Room Family Room Dining Room Home - Casa Vieja
  • 60" blade span. 14-degree blade pitch. 188 x...
  • Three silver finish tapered blades. Brushed...
  • Modern ceiling fan style. Hugger, flushmount...
  • From the Casa Vieja brand's Spyder line of...
  • Hugger ceiling fan. Fan height is only 8"...


This ceiling fan from Casa Veija comes with a number of different unique style light kits. at 60 inches it’s a big fan which can provide big light with the 5 bulb light kit. The lighting consists of 5x 13 watt CFL bulbs. The fan is operated by pull chain and also has 3 speeds. It is also reversible for year-round use. Find out more.

We hope you enjoyed the list of unique ceiling fans. If you think there is something we can add to the list or if you just want to leave a comment feel free to do so below, we would love to hear from you!

Ceiling Fan vs Stand Fan - Which Is Right for You

Ceiling Fan vs Stand Fan: Which Is Right for You?

As the weather heats up, it’s time to choose the perfect fan for your home. Read on as we discuss the pros and cons of a ceiling fan vs a stand fan.

Which should you choose between a Ceiling fan vs stand fan?

The difference between a ceiling fan vs a stand fan is that stand fans are easier to, install, are more portable and can be moved from room to room, in contrast, ceiling fans offer more airflow, more advanced features (smart) and more comfort, however, they are a far larger expense and require installation.

Read on to find out more.

Ceiling fan vs stand fan



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There’s just something special about summer.

Summer is a time to relax and enjoy time with friends and family.

The extended daylight, picnics, and trips to the beach all conspire to make summer exciting.

That said, summer also brings high humidity and rising temperatures.

While the warm weather can make it nice to be outside, it can also make your home feel like an oven. We’ve all had sleepless summer nights where we just couldn’t get relief from the heat.

This is where a fan can help beat the heat.

In general, fans come in two main categories: ceiling fans and stand fans.

One type is not necessarily better than the other. Rather, finding the right fan for you depends on your particular needs and preferences.

So how can you decide between a ceiling fan vs a stand fan? Let’s look at the pros and cons.

 

Why Choose a Fan?

Of course, air conditioning systems can help cool you down.

But blasting the air conditioning gets expensive, and it’s not energy efficient.

Not only that, but the cool air also tends to stay in one place, rather than circulating the room.

Also, with air conditioning, the cool air also tends to stay in one place.

Without air circulation, it’s hard for the room to get cool.

Using fans throughout your home will help move the cool air throughout the rooms.

This will cost you less money than cranking the AC would and will be better for your carbon footprint.

But not all fans are created equal. In the ceiling fan vs stand fan debate, there are definitely benefits and drawbacks to both.

Pros of Ceiling Fans

Let’s start the ceiling fan vs stand fan discussion by looking at the benefits of a ceiling fan. Here are some factors to consider.

Ceiling Fan vs Stand Fan

Aesthetic Value

When it comes to appearance, ceiling fans are the clear winner.

They provide a more permanent and intentional look than a standing fan does.

Additionally, ceiling fans also come in a lot of varieties, so you can find one that fits your preferences.

For instance, you can choose a fan with wooden blades that match the furniture in the room.

Or, you could choose a fan with metal blades.

Another great aesthetic feature of ceiling fans is that they usually include a light fixture.

This way, you can provide light to the whole room while also cooling it down.

Help Cooling Larger Spaces

Ceiling fans are also superior when it comes to larger spaces.

For one, ceiling fans are usually installed in the center of the ceiling.

This central location in the room gives the fan a better vantage point from which to circulate air.

Additionally, the blades for a ceiling fan are much longer than a standing fan’s blades which helps ceiling fans to move air more effectively than standing fans do.

Less Obtrusive and Safer

Another factor to consider when deciding between a ceiling fan vs a stand fan is space.

Since a ceiling fan, by definition, goes on your ceiling, that means it doesn’t take up any floor space. This makes it less clunky than a standing fan, which occupies space in the room.

This also makes ceiling fans safer if you have children or pets. They can’t reach the fan, and they won’t have any wires or cords to trip over.

Smart Capability
There are a number of ceiling fan options that have the ability to integrated into your Smart Home, or as a stand-alone, mobile controlled unit.

This can give you much more control over your room temperature, especially when you are out and about.

Cons of Ceiling Fans

While there are many benefits to ceiling fans, that’s not the end of the ceiling fan vs stand fan debate. There are a couple of aspects of ceiling fans that can make them less appealing.

Installation Required

Perhaps the most difficult aspect of ceiling fans is that they require installation. If you’re handy, you might be able to figure out the process yourself.

That said, the installation does require working with electrical wiring. If you’re uncertain about doing it yourself, it’s best to hire a professional to avoid injuries.

Also, the need for injury can also be a hurdle for renters. In some situations, your landlord might not even allow you to install a fan. Even if you can install it, though, you’ll have to uninstall it when you leave.

Expenses and Permanence

Another barrier with ceiling fans is the price. While the prices range, ceiling fans are generally more expensive than standing fans. And that doesn’t include the price of installation.

Also, once you install a ceiling fan, it basically stays where it is. You can’t move it to another room or reposition it.

 

Short Ceilings

Finally, there are some spaces that ceiling fans just don’t work in. If your home has low ceilings, then a ceiling fan could quickly become annoying.

Or, even if you don’t have low ceilings, ceiling fans can be frustrating for tall people.

The key is figuring out what’s right for your home and your needs.

Reasons to Consider a Stand Fan

So, given some of the drawbacks of ceiling fans, let’s consider how stand fans weigh in on the ceiling fan vs stand fan debate.

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Stand Fans Are Less of a Commitment

As we’ve already mentioned, ceiling fans require installation. A ceiling fan, however, simply needs to be assembled, and plugged in.

This makes ceiling fans a great option for renters. Additionally, if you’re not sure whether a ceiling fan would work in your room, a stand fan makes a good alternative.

More Concentrated Cool Air

While ceiling fans may be preferable for large spaces, stand fans work better for providing a steady stream of cool air.

Because they are easy to move around, you can put a standing fan right next to where you are sitting or sleeping. This will cool you down much more than a ceiling fan would.

Portability

Standing fans are far more portable and can move around from room to room to help you cool.

Obviously, this is not the case with ceiling fans.

Struggles With Stand Fans

It wouldn’t be a fair discussion of the ceiling fan vs stand fan question if we didn’t consider the problems with standing fans. Here are a couple of reasons a stand fan might not work for you.

Standing Fans Don’t Last as Long

We’ve all heard the saying, “you get what you pay for.” This can definitely be the case with standing fans.

Many standing fans, especially the cheaper ones, burn out quickly. After one hot summer, you’ll start to notice the blades not moving as fast as they used to.

That said, some standing fans come with extended warranties. If you purchase one of these fans, you’ll be protected if it burns out.

Standing Fans Are Less Appealing

Most standing fans are made of plastic material.

Having a plastic fan in the corner of your room with a variety of wires attached to it just doesn’t look sophisticated.

That said, standing fan manufacturers are aware of this issue and have made an effort to address it. Some standing fans feature wood paneling to make it fit in better with the rest of your furniture.

Additionally, sleek tower fans look much better than pedestal fans and can fit into smaller spaces.

At the same time, pedestal fans feature larger blades, so you might be better off with one of these in a larger room. This opens up another debate about Tower fans vs Pedestal fans.

Noise

While all fans generate some noise, standing fans and pedestal fans tend to create more noise than ceiling fans. This can be hard to get used to if you’re using the fan to cool down your bedroom.

Ceiling Fan vs Stand Fan: The Verdict

We’ve taken a close look at both sides of the ceiling fan vs stand fan question. So what is our final verdict?

On the one hand, ceiling fans look more intentional and can cool a larger room.

On the other hand, ceiling fans are a commitment and can be tricky to install.

With a stand fan, you have versatility.

You can move it around your home, and more it closer or farther from you.

At the same time, stand fans don’t look as refined, and can often be noisy and cumbersome.

So what is our final verdict?

As we said at the beginning of the article, it depends.

If you are a renter, it is almost always better to go with a standing fan.

This way, you don’t have to get permission to place it in your home.

Also, you don’t have to worry about either uninstalling the fan or losing money on it.

If you’re a homeowner, however, you may want to consider a ceiling fan.

Especially if you’re trying to cool a large room, a ceiling fan can be a more long-term decision.

Many homeowners opt to use a combination of ceiling fans and stand fans, depending on the needs of the room.

For instance, a standing fan can be a good choice in a room with a low ceiling.

It can also work well in a room that doesn’t have the right wiring.

Western Ceiling Fans

Western Ceiling Fans

Whether you are upgrading or looking for a brand new ceiling fan for your home it is nice to know you have a number of options when it comes to styles of ceiling fans including western ceiling fans.

Western ceiling fans could fit in an array of scenarios and some would look right at home in an early Clint Eastwood western.

Below we have compiled a list of some of the coolest western ceiling fans available.


Sheridan Wagon Wheel Ceiling Fan

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.


Western Trails Ceiling Fan

Western Trails Ceiling Fan 60" Blades with Light Kit
  • 60" Blade Span
  • Light Kit Included
  • 3 Speed Reversible 188MM x 25MM Heavy Duty...

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.


Hampton Bay Lonestar 52″ Ceiling Fan

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 Longhorn Ceiling Fan 60″

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.

Top Rustic Ceiling Fans for your Home

Top Rustic Ceiling Fans for your Home

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.

Westinghouse Lighting 7800000 Brentford Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling Fan with Light, 52 Inch, Aged Walnut
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Westinghouse Lighting 7800000 Brentford Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling Fan with Light, 52 Inch, Aged Walnut
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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.

Hunter 53029 Vernazza 52-Inch Ceiling Fan with Five Aged Barnwood/Rustic Lodge Blades and Light Kit, Brushed Cocoa
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Hunter 53029 Vernazza 52-Inch Ceiling Fan with Five Aged Barnwood/Rustic Lodge Blades and Light Kit, Brushed Cocoa
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This Hunter Fan Company 53029 Vernazza 52-inch ceiling 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.

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The decadent Hunter 20551 52-inch  Rustic 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.

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Kichler 300117DBK 52-Inch Canfield Fan, Distressed Black
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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.

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Concord Fans Fernleaf Breeze Tropical Ceiling Fan, 52 Inch | Bohemian Style Iron and 5 Leaf Blades | Damp Rated with Quiet Motor and Downrod Mount | Light Kit Adaptable, Rustic Brown
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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’s rustic 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.

Nassau 52' Ceiling Fan Indoor/Outdoor 129909 Natural Iron
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Nassau 52" Ceiling Fan Indoor/Outdoor 129909 Natural Iron
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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.

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The Gulf Coast Venetian Tropical ceiling fan is fun and eye-catching with a distinctly rustic feel. This ceiling fan has a central light with clear glass, giving it a more ‘airy’ look than most rustic finish fans. Similar to the Concord, this Gulf Coast Venetian’s most striking feature are the five blades sculpted to resemble large palm leaves.

This fan earns its rustic status due to the fact that the blades have an authentic driftwood finish. Light in color with minimal use of metal finish, this Gulf Coast ceiling fan will add some natural rustic charm to any space. At-52-inches this is the ideal fan for spacious bedrooms or smaller living areas. It’s got all the rustic appeal you’re looking for but forgoes the traditional dark wood and brushed metals that characterizes most rustic fans. It’s a unique choice.

Minka-Aire F701-DRF Delano 52 Inch Ceiling Fan with Integrated Uplight and Downlight in Driftwood Finish
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  • BULB: The Delano ceiling fan uses 6 - 15W...
  • INCLUDED: WCS213 - Three-speed wall control...
  • MOTOR: Conveniently quiet, 3 speed -...
  • DIMENSIONS: Measures 15.5'' from the ceiling...

This Minka Aire F701-DRF Driftwood ceiling 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.

Similar to the Minka Aire, the Glacier Bay 52-inch rustic ceiling fan earns its place on this list due to the beautiful wide blades with a woodgrain finish. The center hub is a tasteful brown copper that perfectly complements the paddle-shaped blades with their light brown wood finish.

The Glacier Bay ceiling fan is rated for both indoor and outdoor use and is operated via a pull chain. It features a single downlight that is operated via a separate pull chain. The Glacier Bay is a beautiful combination of bronze and light wood where all the detail lies in the texture of the materials used rather than carvings or embellishments.

Monte Carlo 5GL52WI Flush Mount, 5 Wood Finish Blades Ceiling fan, Weathered Iron
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The Monte Carlo 5GL52WI Great Lodge ceiling 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.

Hunter Donegan Indoor Ceiling Fan with LED Light and Pull Chain Control, 44", Bronze/Dark
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One candidate for the best rustic ceiling fan with lights is the Hunter 52225 Casual Donegan Bowl Light Onyx Bengal Ceiling 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 our mega list of unique ceiling fans!

Minka Aire Concept II Ceiling Fan Review

Minka Aire Concept II Ceiling Fan Review

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.

Minka Aire Concept II Ceiling Fan Assembly

The Minka Aire Concept II ceiling fan is a flush mount fan that ironically mounts to your ceiling.

If you are an avid DIY-er or even have a bit of skill you might be able to install the fan on your own.

Below is a useful video guide which will help you along the way should you decide to give the installation a go yourself.

There is also a step by step guide for install in the Minke Aire Concept II user manual which can be found here.

This covers installing the mount, installing the blades, the electricals and installing the light bulb and shade.

If you are mounting the fan, make sure it is able to support the moving weight of the fan at least 50 pounds.

Be sure to use only the parts provided by Minke Aire or else you will end of voiding your warranty.

If however, you are no interested in installing the unit yourself you are able to purchase installation for around $80-$120 (when you purchase your fan via Amazon)

Size & Construction

You are able to purchase a Minka Aire Concept II 44 inch fan or if you want something a little bigger there is a Minka Aire Concept II 52 Inch model.

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

Minka Aire Concept iI Ceiling Fan Specs

Minka-Aire F519L-WH Concept II 52 Inch Ceiling Fan Flush Mount Ceiling Fan with Integrated 14W LED Light in White Finish
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The 44inch Minka Aire Concept II fan is listed as 4071 CFM on its highest setting. This is a similar CFM to a lot of other 44-inch ceiling fans.

Wattage: You can find how economical in terms of watts this fan is here. It is not quite an energy star rating which is 20-35 watts but it is not too far off.

For a great guide on ceiling fan wattage check this page out.

If you are looking for an extremely energy efficient ceiling fan you could try looking at some DC fans.

There are pros and cons for both AC and DC fans and there is a great guide here detailing the pros and cons and how the 2 types of fans differ.

RPM: Ever wonder why ceiling fans run at a relatively low compared to say a jet engine.

Well, probably not, it is common sense.

As you can probably guess that the speed of the fan blades is regulated by UL standards.

Single direction ceiling fans are permitted to have a high RPM than dual-direction fans such as this.

Again, RPM is just one factor in what makes a ceiling fan pushes a lot of air but obviously due to certain restrictions on the RPM the fan does get limited. It is covered in some good detail here.

Amps: Generally, ceiling fans use very low amps (under 1) which are significantly lower than air conditioning units.

Below are the specs for the ceiling fan on its 3 different speeds settings.

High, medium and low.

These measurements are recorded with just the fan unit only and not including the light usage.

Low Speed

  • RPM: 79
  • Amps: 0.15
  • Watts: 11.9
  • CFM: 1991.56

Medium Speed

  • RPM: 138
  • Amps: 0.29
  • Watts: 28
  • CFM: 3354.7

High Speed

  • RPM: 181
  • Amps: 0.35
  • Watts: 43.7
  • CFM: 4071.21

Airflow efficiency: You are able to work out the airflow efficiency of a ceiling fan by taking its CFM and dividing that by the wattage.

Some more high powered fans may move a lot of air but may also use a whole lot more power to do it so it is about getting the right balance.

At high speed, the Airflow efficiency is 93.16 Cubic Feet Per Minute Per Watt.

This information is required by the EPA to be displayed on the fan somewhere. Now airflow efficiency seems like a very easy way to determine the best fan.

The best airflow efficiency means the best fan right?

Well, there are a lot of factors involved.

I suggest reading this article because a) it is actually quite interesting and b) it will explain in detail why Airflow efficiency is not a be-all and end-all metric for choosing the best ceiling fan.

Controls

The Minka Aire Concept ii comes equipped with 3 speeds but it is also reversible so you are able to keep cool in summer and warm in winter.

The fan is controlled by a fully functional 256-Bit Hand-Held Remote and you can also change the settings of the fan via the wall control.

The fan must be installed from a maximum distance of 40 feet from the remote for proper signal transmission.

No frequency change is necessary, should you desire to install another fan within the same home or area with a separate frequency code check out the user manual on how to set that up.

However, do bear in mind that if you plan on having multiple of these fans then you made need to change the frequency on some of the remotes.

The process is fairly simple and there is a how-to guide in the user manual.

If you need a wall control unit make sure you purchase a recommended unit otherwise your warranty could be void.

We believe that the WCS212 wall switch is compatible but always check with the seller/manufacturer

Minka Aire Concept II Ceiling Fan Lighting

The Minka Aire Concept II light bulb is a 1-100w Mini-Can Halogen.

The bulb lumens of the fan is 1500 and the maximum wattage is 100w. Being a halogen light it is going to be more expensive than a fan that uses a LED light but supposedly the light is led compatible?

For a good guide on the difference between the power usage of LED lighting and halogen lighting check out this in-depth article.

Another useful feature of the lighting kit is that the light is dimmable.

If you are looking for a replacement bulb for the fan the socket type is E11.

Maintenance & Cleaning

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.

Safety

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.

Minka Aire Concept ii Ceiling Fan Warranty

Minka-Aire 44" LED FLUSH MOUNT CEILING FAN,Oil-Rubbed Bronze (LED Light)
  • Collection Name - CONCEPT II 44" LED
  • Finish Color - OIL RUBBED BRONZE
  • Remote Included - RCS212
  • Compatible Wall Controls - WCS212
  • Bulbs are ARE included

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.

Cons

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.

Minka-Aire 44" LED FLUSH MOUNT CEILING FAN,Oil-Rubbed Bronze (LED Light)
  • Collection Name - CONCEPT II 44" LED
  • Finish Color - OIL RUBBED BRONZE
  • Remote Included - RCS212
  • Compatible Wall Controls - WCS212
  • Bulbs are ARE included

Minka Aire Concept II Ceiling Fan Conclusion

For people who are after a sleek designed fan with convenient control, The Minka Aire Concept II aesthetics are much loved by many consumers who have purchased the fan.

Easy installation and the ability to be controlled by remote and via wall unit adds to the convenience.

The fan is very easy to install compared to many other fans with pre-wired electronics and easy to put together parts.

It has good specs in terms of CFM and airflow efficiency and is at the lower end of ceiling fans for power usage.

Unfortunately, it is let down somewhat by its choice of illumination.

The halogen bulbs are not the best quality and certainly not the most economical or power-friendly.

They run hot are quite dim and need to be changed frequently.

The fan, however, is great for smaller rooms and especially rooms with lower ceilings due to its low profile.

It has 3 speeds which are reversible so can be used in summer and in winter for keeping the temperature at the right level.

Haiku L Series Ceiling Fan Review

Haiku L Series Ceiling Fan Review

Ceiling fans have 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.

Big Ass Fans Haiku L Smart Ceiling Fan, 52", White
  • FAN SETTINGS: 7 speeds, Whoosh mode (which...
  • BALANCED: factory-balanced and sound tested...
  • LIGHT SETTINGS: integrated LED light kit...
  • REMOTE: included slimline IR remote is wall...
  • SMART: included WIFI module allows control...

Haiku Fan Review

SenseME Technology

Haiku L Series

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.

LED Light

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.

This app will serve as your digital remote control or control panel for your smart ceiling fan. You can do the following things through the app.

Basic Controls

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.

Temperature Control

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.

Motion Sensor

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.

Scheduling

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.

Sleep Mode

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.

Whoosh® Mode

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.

Remote Control

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.

Voice Control

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.

✅ Pros❌ Cons
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.

Big Ass Fans Haiku L Smart Ceiling Fan, 52", White
  • FAN SETTINGS: 7 speeds, Whoosh mode (which...
  • BALANCED: factory-balanced and sound tested...
  • LIGHT SETTINGS: integrated LED light kit...
  • REMOTE: included slimline IR remote is wall...
  • SMART: included WIFI module allows control...

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Minka-Aire F844 DK Light Wave Ceiling Fan Review

Minka-Aire F844 DK Light Wave Ceiling Fan Review

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 you’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 shouldn’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.

Minka Aire F844-DK, Light Wave 52" Ceiling Fan with LED Light Kit in Distressed Koa Finish
  • DESIGN: The Minka-Aire Light Wave ceiling fan...
  • BULB: The Light Wave ceiling fan includes an...
  • INCLUDED: RCS213 - Three-speed hand-held...
  • MOTOR: Conveniently quiet, 3 speed -...
  • DIMENSIONS: Measures 13.75'' from the ceiling...

Minka AireLight Wave Features

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 that’s fond of stainless steel and chrome finishes on its surfaces. It can also complement industrial motifs really well.

Three 48†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.

Wall Unit

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.

Remote Control

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.

Reverse Motor

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.

✅ Pros❌ Cons
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.

Minka Aire F844-DK, Light Wave 52" Ceiling Fan with LED Light Kit in Distressed Koa Finish
  • DESIGN: The Minka-Aire Light Wave ceiling fan...
  • BULB: The Light Wave ceiling fan includes an...
  • INCLUDED: RCS213 - Three-speed hand-held...
  • MOTOR: Conveniently quiet, 3 speed -...
  • DIMENSIONS: Measures 13.75'' from the ceiling...

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