MinkaAire Concept I 52 Polished Nickel 3 Blade 52" Ceiling Fan - Light, Handheld Remote Control and Blades Included

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  • Down Rod Couplers Recommended
  • Sloped Ceiling Kit Recommended
  • Down Rods Recommended

MinkaAire Concept I F517 Three Blade Ceiling Fan


  • Includes: Blades
  • Includes: 3-1/2" and 6" downrods
  • Includes: Light kit
  • Includes: Remote control
  • Includes: Cap for non-light use
  • Limited lifetime motor warranty

Lamping Technology:

  • Bulb Base - Mini Candelabra (E11): The E11 (Edison 11mm), Mini-Candelabra Edison Screw (mini-can), "Candelabra" is a term for the small-based incandescent light bulbs used in luminaries made for lighting and decoration.
  • Compatible Bulb Types: Nearly all bulb types can be found for the E11 Mini Candelabra Base, options include Incandescent, Fluorescent, LED, Halogen, and Xenon / Krypton.

RCS212 Hand Held AireControl® Remote System:

  • Three speed fan control in forward and reverse
  • On/Off plus full range light dimmer with independent up/downlight control
  • Includes one (1) hand held remote control, wall holster
  • Wireless remote operation
  • Operates at distance of 20-40 feet
  • Can be used in conjunction with WCS212 wall mount AireControl®
  • 12 volt battery included

Product Technologies / Benefits:

  • AireControl® by MinkaAire® controls all functions. Such as reverse, uplight (where applicable), fan light, speed control and also off-on.


  • Motor Size: 172mm x 20mm
  • Fan Speeds: 3
  • Height: 15.5" (measured from ceiling to bottom most point on fan fixture - excludes light kit)
  • Blade Sweep: 52"
  • Blade Pitch: 14°
  • UL Rating: Dry Location
  • Airflow on High: 6300 CFM (cubic feet per minute)
  • Watts on High: 100
  • Voltage: 120
  • Light Direction: Down Lighting
  • Bulb Type: Mini Candelabra (E11)
  • Bulb(s) Included: Yes

Optional Accessories:

  • WCS212 AireControl® Wall Control
  • A245 Slope Ceiling Adapter (SCA)


  • UL Listed - Indicates whether a product meets standards and compliance guidelines set by Underwriters Laboratories. This listing determines what types of rooms or environments a product can be used in safely.

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Our SKU: MinkaAire Concept I 52

This product is listed under the following manufacturer number(s):

  • MinkaAire F517-BN
    Brushed Nickel
  • MinkaAire F517-ORB
    Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • MinkaAire F517-PN
    Polished Nickel
  • MinkaAire F517*
    Satin Brass
  • MinkaAire F517-WH

*Denotes a finish or option that has been discontinued

MinkaAire F517-PN Product Specifications

Specification Sheet
Instruction Manual
FTC Energy Information
Base Color Bronze, Nickel, White
Blade Finish Medium Wood, Nickel, White
Blade Pitch 14
Blade Span 52
Blades Included Yes
Blades Sold Separately No
Bulb Base Mini Candelabra (E11)
Bulb Included Yes
Bulb Type Halogen
CFM (High) 6300
CFM (low) 2400
CFM (med) 3450
Collection Concept
Controller Included Yes
Downrod Size(s) 3.5, 6
Downrod(s) Included Yes
Energy Efficiency (CFM / Watt) 106.78
Energy Star No
Fan Blade Material ABS
Fan Control Type Remote Control
Fan Type Hanging
Finish Application Brushed, Polished
Flush Mounting No
Height 15.5
Includes Remote Yes
Light Direction Down Lighting
Light Kit Compatible No
Light Kit Included Yes
Location Rating Dry Location
Low Ceiling Adaptable No
Motor AC Induction
Motor Size 172 x 20
Number of Blades 3
Number of Bulbs 1
RPM (High) 180
RPM (Low) 70
RPM (Medium) 138
Reversible Blades No
Reversible Motor Yes
Sloped Ceiling Compatible Yes
Speeds 3
Style Modern
Suggested Room Fit Kitchen
Theme Modern
UL Listed Yes
UL Rating Dry Location
Voltage 120
Warranty Lifetime Limited
Wattage 100
Watts Per Bulb 100

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MinkaAire Concept I 52 Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fan, Great Price This fan works and looks great! I haven't had one regret since I bought it. I had the fan installed at a point in our vaulted ceiling where it was about 14 feet. I purchased a 4-foot downrod and the sloped ceiling mount with the fan. (I believe the "rule of thumb" is to get a downrod to have the fan 9 feet above the floor, but I think it looks better at 10 feet.) The fan is very quiet...at least compared to my previous fan so I don't know what it technically measures. It moves air quite well. The light isn't a monster spotlight, but I feel that it's quite good. And the remote is very easy to use. I had electricians come out to install it and it took them about 20 minutes. Seemed awesome to me. Used a 10% off coupon and got all three items (the fan, downrod and sloped ceiling mount) for a great price.
Date published: 2010-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Please try harder MinkaAire's customer service & tech support staff are SUPERB! To my eye, the fan -- in "oil rubbed bronze" -- is gorgeous. PROBLEMS: (1) The internal receiver that communicates with the remote control was defective. Minka promptly replaced it. (2) The glass cover broke while my skillful installer was trying to carefully install it. A rubber gasket around rim would have prevented this problem, which Minka told me has happened to other customers. Luckily my installer did not cut his fingers. Minka promptly replaced the glass cover at no charge to me. (3) The light bulb is so dim that it can't function as a useful light source. And why is the bulb a hot-burning halogen, when halogens are headed for extinction? I salute Minka Aire on great service. I urge Minka to rethink this fan's problem features and more closely monitor quality control operations.
Date published: 2011-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great, works great We bought this to replace an old 5-blade ceiling fan in our Master Bedroom with a cathedral ceiling. - We love it - the aerodynamic design is great b/c the lowest setting on this fan moves more air than the highest setting on the previous fan. There are 3 fan settings and the fastest is moves so much air in the room that it moves the curtains. It really helps to keep that room much cooler. Plus - change directions from the remote!!! When the fan is on (we set it on the lowest setting) you can push the button to change the direction - awesome! Looks great too - although I thought the blades were also going to be brushed nickel - they are not, they are a flat grey/black matte color. The light is not super bright - but bright enough - although this could be a concern for someone who primarily wanted it for a bright light.
Date published: 2010-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MINKA-AIRE FANS The Minka Aire Fans are a delight to have around you in a house. They are quite and perform reliably. It is an elegant easy to assemble and attach to your roof. The fan invariably merges to the white roof and adds to the decor. We have 1 in the bed room and the other in the guest room. It is a very quite and well performing fan. Lighting Direct was very easy to work with and provided due guidance thru its consultants as well as the web page. It was a easy experience. MINKA AIRE fans are recommended for the quality as well as work man ship. It was an excellent choice. Strongly recommended buy.
Date published: 2009-02-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fan works well Like other Minka fans we have purchased, this works well and quietly. However, the gray plastic fan blades look cheap and really wish I had remembered that one reviewer had mentioned the plastic look. Had I realized this, I would never have purchased it. If you are interested in this fan, be sure to keep in mind that the fan body (which is quite attractive) and the blades do not match. You might want to keep looking if you want a sharp, contemporary fan.
Date published: 2013-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fan This is a great fan. Moves lots of air, is silent and looks great in my contemporary styled family area. I couldnt have asked for a better product or better service from lightingdirect!
Date published: 2013-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet and non intrusive fan. I have used this fan with several of my design projects.
Date published: 2011-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product We love this fan. We bought two of them six years ago for a remodel, a hugger and one with two extensions. We use them often (family room and kitchen) as we do not have central air in a two story home and have had no problems at all. We bought a third one recently to replace a 24year old fan in the master bedroom. They are extremely quiet, no wobble, and look great. My husband does the install. We like the transitional style, not too modern or traditional. I really like the clean, sleek style. The light is also handy and convenient.
Date published: 2012-11-22
  • are the 100 watt mini can halogen bulbs available at local hardware stores and can i use higher wattage?

    A. The MinkaAire Concept I 52 100w Mini-Can Halogen bulb can be found at a local hardware store and the 100 watts is the maximum that you can use in wattage for the fixture; you can go down in wattage if you desire.
  • Can this fan be installed on an angled ceiling?

    A. The MinkaAire Concept I 52 can be installed on an angled ceiling.
  • Do I need to order the sloped ceiling adapted for this fan with vaulted ceilings?

    A. This fan can mount on a sloped ceiling up to 29 degrees. For slopes 29 to 45 degrees you will need to use the slope adpater, item #A245.
  • Do you sell the sloped ceiling mount?

    A. Yes, it is item number A245.
  • If I purchase the wall control switch (WC212) to use with this fan, do I also need to purchase the receiver (MinkaAire P001021500A Receiver for WC212 )? Or does it already come with a receiver since it comes with a remote? Thanks!

    A. The MinkaAire Fan Concept I does come with the remote RC212 which includes the receiver needed for the wall control WC212.
  • Will LED bulbs work in this since it's my understanding that we won't be able to purchase 100 w bulbs due to energy conservation legislation

    A. No, the MinkaAire Concept I 52 can't take LED bulbs, just regular halogen bulbs.
  • How far does the fan hang down from the ceiling using the minimum length down rod?

    A. Using just the 3.5" downrod, the MinkaAire Concept I 52 ceiling fan has an overall height of 15.5"
  • What is the CFM rating?

    A. The MinkaAire Concept I 52 has a CFM of 6300.
  • How will the blades do in high winds outside? I had another fan that the blades broke in the wind.

    A. The MinkaAire Concept I 52 is a sturdy fan, however, depending on the amount of wind any fan could be damaged.
  • I am planning to replace 2 ceiling fans that are wired together for one switch to control both lights and another switch to control both fans. Can 2 of these fans be controlled together on the same switch (s)?

    A. Unfortunatley they need their own controller. They can not be controlled with the same remote.
  • What is the base size/dimesion for this fan? We will be mounting on a preformed block/base and need to know if it will fit. Thanks!

    A. The canopy measures 5 7/8" in diameter.
  • What is the minimun distance between fan blade and ceiling? We are mounting it in the center of a vaulted ceiling.

    A. The minimum distance from the ceiling to the blades is 13"
  • I want to use the optional wall controller, not the remote; can a single wall controller run more than one fan?

    A. The MinkaAire Concept I 52 cannot be wired to another ceiling fan and be run by a single wall controller at the same time.
  • Is the Minka Aire wall switch, WC210, compatible with this Concept I fan?

    A. The WC210 is getting replaced by the WC212. Which as long as the MinkaAire Concept I 52 is new it will work with the WC212.
  • Just to be sure, each blade on this model is 52" (inches)?

    A. The MinkaAire Concept I 52 blades are not 52" each; the total blade span is 52".
  • How do I get a light kit for this model?


    The MinkaAire Concept I 52 has a built-in light kit with a cover that is removable to expose the light. It also includes the handheld remote. When you add the fan to your cart to purchase, it gives you the option on a new page to add an additional down rod at various lengths.

  • Is the light kit included with every finish?


    The MinkaAire Concept I 52 includes a light kit with every finish, even if it is not pictured with the light kit.

  • Can it be flush mounted?


    The MinkaAire Concept I 52 fan cannot be flush mounted . It must be installed with at least the included 3.5 inch downrod.

  • What material are the blades made of?


    The MinkaAire Concept 1 52 has plastic blades.    

  • Can the light be used without the fan being on?


    The MinkaAire Concept I 52 comes with a remote that has independent controls for the fan and the light.

  • Do you sell the Concept I 52 remote seperately?


    Yes, the replacement remote number is MinkaAire RC212.

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