3 Blade 52" Indoor / Outdoor Ceiling Fan - Light, Wall Control and Blades Included
Just ordered my 18th and 19th fans
I have now replaced every single fan on my multi story Costa Rica beach house with this model. Living on the Pacific on the edge of a tropical rainforest, our home is probably the "worst case scenario" for any type of outdoor fan. This was evident when the "outdoor" fans our builder provided pitted and rusted within 3 weeks of installation. You cannot beat the value of this fan. Not only will it consistently work and look good in extreme conditions, such as mine. The air movement from one of these fans equals 3 of the Hunter Douglas fans originally installed. For contemporary design applications, I would not use any other. We live a stone's throw from the Equator and I rarely have to use my air conditioning because we find that with the ocean breeze and these fans, there is rarely a need. In addition, the electrical savings alone could sell this product. It uses 50% less energy than a standard fan. Upkeep is a breeze, it never needs to be repainted annd a simple swipe with a damp sponge is sufficient to keep the entire unit photoshoot ready at all times.
April 20, 2012
Concept 1 a great fan
We bought 2 Concept 1 fans for inside the house. We were so happy with them, we decided to purchase the Concept 1 wet fan for our screened porch. So far we're happy with it also.
One warning - a hand held remote control does NOT come with the wet (outdoor) fan. It has to be bought separately. :-/ The indoor versions come with the remote.
My only complaint would be that Lighting Direct makes it too hard to find all the accessories, e.g. downrods, remote control, sloped ceiling adapters. Any parts associated with a fan should be links on the page with the fan.
August 21, 2012
Good Fan for Sun Room
We are happy with this fan. It works great with the wired remote control as well as with the hand remote control we purchased separately. (The wired remote really only supplies the power to the fan and acts as a wireless remote to control the fan's motor and light, sending signals to the receiver that's mounted within the fan enclosure - the same as with the hand remote.)
The fan's blades do NOT wobble in any manner at any speed. The air movement is perfect for our application.
We had the fan installed by an electrician but I could have installed it easily as the instructions were clear and the wires were labeled well.
We purchased the fan in the white color and it matches with our interior sun room color perfectly.
June 9, 2013
Excellent Outdoor Fan
I purchased the 52" Minkaire 3 blade fan for my new screened in porch. It really helps to circulate the air, especially on these super humid summer days and is quiet and unobtrusive. The sleek and modern design (in white) is exactly what I was looking for...Although it came with a remote, I had the electrician attach a dimmer switch on the wall for both the light and fan. I am very pleased with this purchase.
July 3, 2012
Love these new fans
I was initially quite nervous about making this purchase. However, these fans are better than expected. I am looking for more throughout my house. I would like to see a link in the purchasing process to order matching down rods so I don't have to run to Lows and Home Depot to find something close enough.
March 1, 2012
For some reason, when I ordered a satin nickel finish, I thought It was getting satin nickel blades. Everything about this fan is satin nickel except the blades. They look OK, but I would not have ordered them if I had known they were plastic. I have 2 of these in the same great room that includes a contemporary living room and kitchen. They look good but they do not match the other high-end finishes I have incorporated in my remodel. I like the remotes because I can mount them anywhere (in a closet for instance) so they don't ruin the look of my walls or I can throw them in the basket with my other remotes. The light is ample and clean. Overall, this is a clean, contemporary look that does not draw attention to itself.
October 24, 2013
Purchased this fan for my outdoor covered spa deck area. I love the style. The color of the fan blades are much lighter than they appear to be in the online pictures. I had it installed without a wall switch and I'm using the remote which was purchased separately.
June 18, 2013
Great looking. Wish it were larger
Bought this fan for an outdoor, covered patio. It hangs 10 feet + off the ground and I don't think it will have enough wingspan to make much of a difference. I do love the look of the brushed nickel finish and the simple design.
April 24, 2011
Great Outdoor Ceiling Fan
Minkaaire Concept i outdoor 3 Blade 52"
Terrific, quiet fan. Outdoor model in bronze fits in well with mahogany screnn room.
I ordered the indoor version by mistake - and had great help from build.com in return and exchange.
July 5, 2012
Needs to come with fluorescent or LED bulb, not 100 W halogen!
December 5, 2009