5 Blade 54" Midway Eco Ceiling Fan - Custom Blades, Reversing Remote and Light Kit Included
Excellent ceiling fan!
I've had this fan now for over a month and used it both to help me feel cooler and to help distribute heat from the ceiling, now that the seasons have shifted.
This fan is so quiet. I set it at the lowest setting for heat redistribution and cannot hear a thing. No buzz, no whir. Of course, as you increase the speed of the fan, you will hear the blades cut through the air, but I haven't heard the motor at all.
I was afraid it would be too large--stick out in my small living room, but because I bought the white model, it mostly blends into my white ceiling (7'9").
FYI, the fan is shipped with a 4 1/2" down rod (contrary to the FAQ which says it will be a 6" down rod).
It is quite easy to put together. I had an electrician install it, but I built it.
Overall, I'm very pleased with this purchase.
October 7, 2010
The Emerson Midway Eco Fan
I had this same fan installed at my last house and was so glad to find the model was still available for purchase thru LightingDirect.com. This fan is so quiet that you can barely hear it running and it moves a phenominal volume of air. I like the diffused lighting as well. It is a remotely-controlled unit so you don't have chains hanging all over the place. It has a sleek look and the white finish blends in with the ceiling. Great value !
April 23, 2011
Replaced a 25 year old $60.00 fan, so had high expectations. Fuses for the light are too small. Both of the 1.25A fuses blew immediately upon turning on the lights. Needed to buy a 2.0A fuse per the recommendations from manufacturer's technical support.
Now, fan and light operation is great. Very quiet with excellent air flow. The LED light bulbs do not really dim very effectively, but the light output is much better than a typical fan light assembly.
While I would have appreciated it at a better price point, the contemporary aesthetics and energy advancements of this fan make it unique.
May 14, 2013
This was my first visit to Lighting Direct and was somewhat skeptical, as they had the lowest price by far for this fan. I would buy from them again in a heart beat. Refreshing to work with a company that is customer orientated.
The fan is absolutely great. Easy to assemble and install. The features are unbeatable. I have two other fans made by Emerson and they are still running flawlessly after 25 years.
Everything said about this fan's features are true. The light is bright and I especially like the memory feature; it remembers the last setting and returns to it when switched on.
Easily 5 Stars for both the fan and Lighting Direct.
October 2, 2013
very good fan but....
The Fan, namely the motor and blades and all are very well designed and it moves a surprising amount of air at full speed, At lower speeds, provides very good airflow and is very quite to boot. The 2" downrod (bought separately) makes it almost flush mount.The only down side is the lights that are CFL's ( a feature that made the fan very desirable) tend to "sing" at a high frequency, it is not normally objectionable during the day time but if you live in a very quite neighbourhood, you will hear it.
All other aspects are superb, including looks.
September 25, 2009
Excellent value for the money
This is my fourth fan of this design (previous 3 through Home Depot). It will not be the last. This fan is the best air-mover ceiling fan on the market that I know of. It is quiet, perfectly balanced and efficient. Its design and styling speak elegance and purpose. It is easy to install. The remote control is a big plus in convenience. The compact fluorescent lights are fine but I would have preferred a single circular fluorescent tube like the others I have. Small complaint but not a show-stopper. I would highly recommend this fan to anyone.
May 26, 2011
Katrina couldn't stop this fan!
We first bought this fan back in 2002-03, and at the time it was the only fan manufactured with a fluorescent light fixture as I wanted it for my kitchen. I loved the industrial/contemporary look it had and with the two bulb light fixture (not 4, and the light cover looked like an aircraft jet engine), it lit up my kitchen very nicely when combined with my above and below cabinet lighting, depending on how much light I needed. I recall that my electrician said it was probably one of the heaviest he's ever come across which he said meant it was a well built, quality fan, not a lightweight!
Anyway, fast forward, here comes the "Big K," as we who lived on the Mississippi coast refer to Katrina, and our home was flooded like 98% of the structures along the coast were (on pilings 17 feet in the air, and received 7.5 feet of water inside our home.....do the math!!). My kitchen had 10 foot ceilings, so my fans were untouched by the water, hallelujah! Six months later we started to rebuild, and it took me a while to get around to dealing with my fans, so let's say about a year after the storm, I finally started to examine my fan situation. I loved my Midway and prayed it would still work, but having lost my remote, I couldn't know without a new one. I called Emerson, and they graciously sent me a new one, and charged me only for the shipping, for which I was grateful. I carefully wiped the fan down, rubbed out a few rusted spots with stainless steel wool, received/installed my remote, and it began to spin like the day it was first originally installed. That was a very good day for me!! Like Forest Gump said at the antiwar rally, "that's all I have to say about that!"
September 8, 2011
Works fine, but...
I purchased this fan because I own an Emerson that has performed flawlessly for thirty years and because the Midway Eco was recommended for energy conservation. However, the fan housing has a top section and a lower section where the blades are attached that did not match up nicely, the gap between the two sections was uneven as the fan turned. When I got the fan installed the two sections actually rubbed against one another and at low speeds would even stop turning when the metal began to rub. I emailed Emerson twice, including a photograph of the problem, and got no response. After a week the fan stopped working all together and I was advised by Lighting Direct to call Emerson. They sent me a new fan, which is working just fine so far. But, the problem of the two parts of the fan housing not matching up is still there in the new fan, just not so bad as it was in the original fan. This does not make the fan wobble at all, it just looks like the fit and finish was not a high priority and is probably difficult to accomplish with the design of the fan. I would expect, considering the price of the fan, to have had a better experience.
February 7, 2013
This fan is awesome
I can't speak for the installation process because I had an electrician install it. Normally I can easily do things like this, but I had to run power to the ceiling joist (cathedral ceiling).
This fan is awesome! Absolutely love it. It's about 12 feet up and we used the downrod that comes with it. It makes no noise. Only when I put it on high do you hear noise, but it's wind noise. When it's on high, it's like a jet engine pushing air down, very nice! On its lowest setting is what we usually have it set to. We have a 4-month old and he likes to stare at it when he's being fed, and the low setting is enough to generate a nice breeze.
The lighting is very good. The only complaint that my wife has is that it doesn't dim. It lights up the room very well. Even with the CFL bulb that comes with it, it turns on instantly - no flicker or time delay.
We got it because it has a remote and does switch between Winter and Summer modes. We primarily bought it because of Winter; the room has high ceilings and the heat just goes 'up in the air'. This should help push it back down. We installed it in the Spring so we haven't had a chance to test out the Winter portion.
Overall, love the fan!
June 7, 2011
Worst fan ever
My friend and I bought 8 of these fans after seeing their claims and the reviews. Very disappointed. They hardly move any air regardless of the size of the room.
My 12 yyear old fans that make no such claims work a lot better
I have contacted the company for support and they don't seem to have any useful suggestions -- they suggested that the installer may not have installed the blades correctly -- different installers at my friend's and at my house and taking it down and examining it as per their instructions did not help
July 17, 2011