Do It Yourself: Replacing or Installing a Ceiling Fan
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Remote Control Recommended
Includes: 4 GU-24 fluorescent bulbs
Includes: 5 custom blades
Includes: 4.5" downrod
Includes: Integrated light kit
Includes: 6 speed remote control with receiver
Limited lifetime motor warranty
Bulb Base - GU24: The GU24 bulb base is used with self ballasted twist lock compact fluorescent bulbs and has a pin spread of 24 mm.
Compatible Bulb Types: GU24 Bulb base uses primarily a Fluorescent bulb but is also available as Halogen, LED, and Xenon / Krypton.
Energy Star Rated
Number of Blades: 5
Fan Speeds: 6
Height: 13" (measured from ceiling to bottom most point on fan fixure - exludes light kit)
Blade Sweep: 54"
Blade Pitch: 29°
Airflow on High: 6085 CFM (cubic feet per minute)
Watts on High: 18
Light Direction: Down Lighting
Bulb Type: Fluorescent
Bulb(s) Included: Yes
SR650 Remote Control
SW605 Wall Control
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Emerson CF955 Reviews
Rated 3 out of
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.
Date published: 2009-09-25
Rated 3 out of
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.
Date published: 2013-02-07
Rated 5 out of
This fan is awesomeI 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!
Date published: 2011-06-07
Rated 5 out of
Excellent fanI did a lot of research to find a fan with the right features and with good efficiency. This fan met all of my criteria.
First, I wanted a fan with a remote-reversing capability (I have high ceilings and don't want to have to get out a ladder each time I want to reverse for summer/winter use. Surprisingly few fans offer this capability, so it really limits your selection.
Second, I wanted a fan with high energy efficiency. It amazes me that there is such a huge range in the amount of air a fan moves per watt of electricity. This Emerson fan uses an advanced motor and (most important I suspect) carefully shaped plastic blades to provide the highest efficiency numbers I have seen. The manual says it uses only 17.5 watts at full speed to move over 6000 cubic feet of air!
Last, I wanted a fan that was relatively sleek looking. I hate the knobby rococo look of the typical ceiling fan. This unit looks like an airplane fuselage--crisp and businesslike.
Installation was very straightforward (I did it myself). Assembly instructions were easy to follow, and the fan seems well balanced.
My only issue was that my next door neighbor called me and asked if we had installed a new fan. It turned out that they have a similar fan and my remote was turning theirs on and off! A simple change on the remote itself took care of that (no need to climb a ladder). Not a problem with this fan, but a funny coincidence!
Overall I am very satisfied (and so is my very-particular wife). The fan is near silent, and has really made a difference in cooling the room.
Date published: 2011-06-10
Rated 5 out of
The Emerson Midway Eco FanI 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 !
Date published: 2011-04-23
Rated 4 out of
Quiet FanReplaced 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.
Date published: 2013-05-14
Rated 5 out of
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.
Date published: 2010-10-07
Rated 5 out of
Excellent value for the moneyThis 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.
Are ay LED bulbs compatible with this fan? If so, which ones?
A. The Emerson CF955 requires 4 13watt fluorescent GU-24 bulbs which are included but is not compatible with LED lights.
How do you change the light bulbs? I can't seem to get it apart
A. The Emerson CF955 has a removable light fitter from the bottom.
If I put dimmable CFl bulbs in is there a control that will dim the light?
A. The Emerson CF955 is compatible with the SW114 fan and light controller with the dimming option, which replaces the SW113 that comes with the CF955.
Is there a flush mount kit or downrod shorter than 4.5" for lower ceilings.
A. Unfortunately this fan cannot be flushmounted but you can use the 2.5" downrod, item CFDR25
What is the size of the motor?
A. The Emerson CF955 has an efficient medium sized motor.
Do you still sell the sw114 control. I have the emerson midway,model # cf955BS. Is there another control that works?
A. Thanks for your inquiry. The Emerson CF955 comes with the remote, according to Emerson there is not one that is sold retail. You will have to get the remote under your warranty. You can call Emerson at 1-800-237-6511. Sorry for the inconvenience.
How do I assure I'm getting a "second production" ie noiseless light?
A. The Emerson CF955 is a brand new product. Let me know if you need anything else. Thank You
I need bright lighting for a kitchen. Is the light too diffused to be used in a kitchen area?
A. The Emerson CF955 has four 13 watt fluorescent bulbs on the fan. If it were me, I would most certainly want more light in my kitchen. However, you did not say how large your kitchen is or how high the ceiling is.
What is the longest down-rod available for this unit?
A. The longest down rod for the Emerson CF955 is the Emerson CFDR6 which is a 72" down rod.
Where is this manufactured?
A. The Emerson Emerson CF955 Ceiling Fan is manufactured in St. Louis, MO.
Which fans are 220w? I live in Israel.
A. We currently do not ship internationally. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Can this be mounted on a sloped ceiling?
A. The Emerson CF955 is designed to be hung on a sloped ceiling.
Can this fan be flush mounted to the ceiling - similar to a hugger?
A. The Emerson CF955 can only be semi flushed which is a little longer than a hugger.
Has the light noise issue been fixed?
A. Yes, the Emerson CF955 has fixed the light noise issue in it's second production.
How long is the included downrod?
A. The Emerson CF955 includes a 4.5" down rod.
Is the Sandstone Glass still available with the Oil Rubbed Bronze?
A. The Emerson CF955 in oil rubbed bronze comes with Sandstone Glass.
What is a wall control panel? Is this an additional remote or just the mounting for the included remote?
A. The Emerson CF955 needs the SW114 to work properly. It is a wall mounted control unit and is not a handheld remote.
what is the total height of the emerson cf955 including shortest downrod and light kit?
A. The Emerson CF955 has a total height of 13 inches with the down rod.
Do I need to buy the recommended remote control or will the remote that comes with it work?
The Emerson CF955 comes with a remote. You do not need to purchase the recommended remote.
What do you mean the fan "needs the SW114 to work properly?" Does the sw113 included not work? What are the reasons to upgrade to the sw114?
A. The Emerson CF955 needs the sw114 because the sw113 is no longer available, they converted to the new remote recently. If you have the sw113 then you would need to get the new receiver part number sw105.
What are the differend down rod lengths that are available? Can you cut any to a specific length?
A. Emerson Downrods come in a variety of lengths and finishes. 12", 18", 24", 36", 48", 60" and 72" models are available.
What is the height from the bottom of the light to the ceiling (including the downrod)??
The Emerson CF955 has a total height of 13 inches with the down rod.
What is the material of the blades?
The Emerson CF955 ceiling fan blades are made from ABS plastic.
What is the height of this from ceiling to bottom of light?
The Emerson CF95 features a total overall height - including the light kit - of 16.5".
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