50 CFM Energy Star Exhaust Fan with Light and 0.5 Sones from the High Performance Series
Excellent Fan/Light Combo for Small Rooms
This fan is very quite and the light is bright enough to illuminate our 6' x 6' laundry room. It has been installed for about 1 month and we have not had any regrets at purchasing this fan/light combo thus far.
The only negative to this product was discovered during installation. I had a hard time fitting the fan up into my ceiling. I followed the directions in determining how big of a hole to cut in my drywall, but the fan would not fit. I had to go back and cut a bigger hole. If one was placing this in a new construction home, then this issue would not be a problem.
June 11, 2013
Pretty darn good
If you need a nice, quiet powder room fan with light, I recommend this one. You can hardly tell the fan is running. Seems to be very efficient, as well. I could complain that, with one compact fluorescent light bulb, it doesn't put out enough light. I must also use our vanity light to get sufficient light in the powder room to use the mirror. Included with the unit is a GU24 CFL, 100-watt equivalent light bulb (the kind with two pins rather than the screw-in kind) which is in the warm spectrum and puts out a very yellow light. So far, I haven't been able to find a GU24 bulb that is in the cool, daylight spectrum to replace it. The fan's lens is a true white, though. This was the reason for the 4, rather than 5 stars. If you don't mind the yellow light, this would be a 5 star product. I can't speak to ease of installation, as it was installed by an electrician as part of a total bathroom renovation. I didn't hear the electrician complaining, though.... The price was very reasonable, and it is an Energy Star product.
January 12, 2013
Very quiet ventilator; installation issues
This fan is unbelievably quiet and has a nice low profile on the ceiling. I found the same problem with installation in existing construction that others did, namely, you can't hook the lower part in the bottom section of the support bracket and swing the unit up without enlarging the ceiling opening almost 1-1/2 inches bigger than the unit's actual dimension. Here's what I did to avoid that. Of the two sets of upper mounting holes on the bracket, enlarge the two lower holes so that they will fit over the heads of drywall screws. Use a rotary tool (Dremel type) with a cutoff wheel to cut slots between the enlarged holes and the upper small holes (use the width of the small holes as a guide). Place the bracket at the right location and mark at the top of the slot. Install drywall screws at the marks, leaving them out just enough so that you can put the bracket through the enlarged holes and pull it down to the top of the slot with the bracket snug. You may have to experiment with this. Once you have the screws adjusted properly, install the loose bracket onto the fan and work the assembly into place, hooking the assembly onto the screws and pulling the assembly down, I got lucky and didn't take too long to get it hooked, and my ceiling cutout is exactly the right size for the installed unit. Hope this helps.
November 13, 2013
modern, pretty, quiet fans
I shopped around in big box stores for replacement fans for bathrooms, since the ones I had were ugly and noisy, and under-powered, so they didn't clear the air effectively.
Then I check out the fans on Build.com. They are perfect -- and a bargain compared with the other fans I'd seen at the bog box stores. They're quiet, pretty and really do the job.
April 7, 2013
this fan is so quite. love the light works great, only thing I didn't like is no damper but a trip to the hardware store solved that.
February 18, 2014
I am a home builder in the mid-west and I used these fans in a new home. They are an easy install and operate quietly. Great value for the money!!!
December 18, 2013
very quite fan
not really designed for replacement of existing fan but otherwise is very good with quiet fan and adequate light.
February 4, 2014
I would buy from this company again
April 30, 2013