3 Blade 52" Ceiling Fan - Light, Handheld Remote Control and Blades Included
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.
August 27, 2010
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.
February 14, 2009
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.
October 5, 2011
Too much wobble and noise
The fan looks great, however I can hear the hum of the motor on any speed, and there is too much wobble back and forth. I have tried adjusting the blades, and balancing it using the balancing kit provided, but it doesn't seem to help. I have another fan exactly like this one I haven't installed yet, but I'm debating on whether I should or not. Unfortunately, it is past the return date, and not sure warranty would cover this flaw. My cheap ugly fan I replaced made zero noise and had no wobble. I wish I had gotten the Concept II because that one is fixed to the ceiling and I assume it would wobble less. I am very disappointed because I spent good money on TWO of these fans, and now I'm stuck with them.
July 16, 2012
I loved the look of the fan but have been unable to get it balanced so that the wobble at medium and high speed is gone. We used a 12" downrod and the electrician thinks a shorter one (provided) would reduce the wobble. Of course I'll have to pay for the labor to replace the downrod and the manufacturer said that shouldn't make a difference. Rather than pay the electrician to try to balance it I'm doing it myself but it is very time-consuming. I wanted another one of these for another room but might go back to Casablanca - no wobble on the 2 we have.
June 1, 2011
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.
July 16, 2010
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.
November 22, 2012
My husband broke his finger (unrelated to fan) so I had to install it alone. I'm relatively handy so it wasn't too bad. The fan looks nice. The light isn't the brightest but it is not too bad. I'll add an extra lamp to the room for extra light. I bought the oil rubbed bronze and expected the blades to be wood looking. They are made of some kind of plastic. I was kind of concerned that would make it look cheap but it looks much better than I expected. Very clean contemporary look.
April 22, 2011
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.
August 13, 2013
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!
January 2, 2013