Ceiling Fan Lighting
Lighting is not only an important function in any room but it has
also, over the years become an important element in creating an ambiance
in your home. Functional lighting and mood lighting are hot trends
in today's styles. Our designers at Fanimation have recognized this
trend and have designed several different lighting options for your
Fanimation Ceiling fan. Ceiling fan lights are usually mounted on
the bottom of the fan. Along with traditional lighting applications,
such as fitters that can hold, glass bowls, bell glass shaped glass
or 2 1/4" glass shades, Fanimation has created unique ways to illuminate
your interior. The Escalade Fan by Fanimation uses 6 perimeter lights
that can be pointed either up or down, depending on the function or
desired effect. The Enigma, the world's only one bladed ceiling fan
incorporates mood setting up light effect that illuminates your ceiling.
Wet Location Ceiling Fans
Fanimation's first wet location ceiling fans are as functional as
they are stylish. We the new outdoor living trend that has swept the
nation in the last couple of years it is not unusual to find outdoor
spaces as well decorated, furnished, lit and accessorized as your
living or family room. Fanimation has recognized this emerging trend
and created a wet location fan series that will put an air of sophistication
to any outdoor setting. Fanimation's Torrento and Belleria are UL
wet location listed Fans. The Torrento, is the industries most
beautiful free standing pedestal fan. It stands 7'10" tall, the
base should be securely bolted to the floor and is available in 4
beautiful outdoor finishes and consumers can choose from 7 beautiful
fan blades. The Torrento and Belleria blades are constructed from
durable ABS plastic and will withstand the elements.
Damp Location Ceiling Fans
Fanimation's damp location ceiling fans are a great choice for a covered
outside room, such as a sunroom or a covered porch. Many Fanimation
ceiling fans and blades are UL damp rated and will withstand damp
but not wet locations. Finishes such as black, rust, galvanized, and
white are perfect damp location finishes. Fanimation fans such as
the Palisade, Islander, Sandella, Louvre can all be accessorized with
damp blades such as Fanimation's hand woven wicker and woven bamboo
Fanimation Ceiling Fan finishes
As important as function, style has emerged as the leading reason
consumers buy Fanimation fans. Fanimation fans are unique, stylish
and are sure to reflect your individuality in your interior. Fan Finishes,
essentially the color of your fan is one of the most important factors
in deciding which fan to choose for your house. Fanimation ceiling
fans are offered in a variety of finishes. You can choose from contemporary
finishes such as satin nickel and galvanized to traditional finishes
such as white, black, antique brass. Fanimation spends a lot of time
in finding just the right finishes for its fans to ensure that your
new Palisade, Enigma, Islander, Louvre or Sandella look great whether
your design style is contemporary, traditional, classic or modern.
Finishes such as rust, oil rubbed bronze were created to meet the
demand for darker finishes that have been popular in the last few
Tropical Ceiling Fan Accessories
Nowhere else will you be able to find more tropical accessories for
your ceiling fans than at Fanimation. Fanimation's original palm leaf
fan, the Islander has for a long time set the standard for tropical
sophistication. Fanimation offers accessories such as its monkey,
snake and parrot which are beautifully designed accessories for Fanimation's
Palisade Ceiling Fan. Fanimation also offers tropical ceiling
medallions, tropical downrod covers, decorative tropical lighting
accessories, such as hand painted glass bowls and shades.
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Ceiling Fan information 1
Although not one of the most expensive investments you will make in
life, you still want a ceiling fan to operate safely and look great.
A good ceiling fan will produce a wonderful breeze, function reliably,
and match any rooms décor. After all, you want a fan
that will last for years you want your moneys worth!
By choosing the right ceiling
fan, you will find that hot summer days are easier to handle and
cold winter nights can be more comfortable. The best aspect of having
a ceiling fan is that you can lower your monthly energy bill by
as much as 20%! It used to be that you had only a few choices when
it came to choosing a ceiling fan. The designs were wood with elaborate
Today, you can find every design of ceiling
fan imaginable. If you want something simple with clean lines for
a kitchen or contemporary home, you will find it. If you want something
tropical with leaf blades and unique lighting fixtures, you will
find it. Additionally, ceiling fans were once used only in the bedroom
while today you can use a ceiling fan in any room. Whether choosing
a simple fan for $89 or something out of this world for $1,000,
the benefits are enormous.
The first thing to consider when buying a
ceiling fan is the size for the room in which you plan to hang it.
For instance, a room of 50-square feet should have a fan with a
30-inch span, a room from 51 to 100-square feet would need at 36-inch
span, a room of 101 to 200-square feet, a 42-inch span, a room of
201 to 400-square feet, a 52-inch span, and a room greater than
400-square feet, a 54-inch span. Your needs may vary depending on
many variables, (climate, blade material, room irregularities, blade span,
etc.) contact your Fanimation
dealer with any questions!
Once you have determined the right size fan,
you will need to decide on having a light fixture, remote control,
and style. A great choice to make is a reversible fan. This means
that it can run clockwise in the wintertime to push the warm air
by the ceiling down into the room. This means that in addition to
lowering your summer utility bills, you can also enjoy savings during
the winter months.
Wood blades are still a popular choice today
so if you decide to go that route, just make sure they are properly
sealed to avoid warping. This would be especially important if you
plan to install the fan in a room such as a bathroom or kitchen,
or outdoors. In addition to wood blades, you will find some that
are a paddle design, tropical leaf design, white, just about every
design you can think of.
The blade pitch is also important, as this
along with the blade span is what determines the degree the fan
will cool the room. The steeper the pitch, the more effective the
fan will be in moving the air. Therefore, you should look for blade
pitches that are between 11 and 16 degrees.
When it comes to the motor, you will find
that they range from 1/60 and 1/3 horsepower. Motors that are higher
powered will help produce more air. Additionally, the higher-powered
motor will not overheat like fans that have lower powered motors.
Look for a motor that has sealed bearings, which never need to be
oiled. Another good option is a rubber flywheel, which helps keep
torque under control. This helps to stabilize the fan while keeping
the level of noise down, which is a problem seen in cheap fans.
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Ceiling Fan information 2
In addition to the blades and motor when choosing a ceiling fan,
you also need to consider the lights, hardware, and warranty aspects.
Fans today are typically designed with light fixtures, which range
from simple incandescent bulbs to elaborate and sophisticated, hand-cut
crystal shades. If you purchased a fan without a light fixture, you
can choose a multi-light fixture kit that can be attached using a
fitter. This fitter connected to the bottom of the fan body.
For the finish of the fan, the best option
is one that is painted and electrostatically applied with powder
coatings. Try to find fans that have multiple coats of lacquer or
brass-plated. The mounting hardware that comes with most fans is
a six-inch downrod. If you have real tall ceilings, you can purchase
longer downrods if needed. (Contact your Fanimation
dealer for exact length required)!
Additionally, you may need a hugger mount
(at this time Fanimation does not manufacture hugger mounted fans), which
helps minimize the distance between the fan and ceiling in situations
where the ceiling has a low overhead. Your best choice is a fan
that has a swiveling ball-and-socket hanging system that lets the
fan be hung from a sloped or flat ceiling.
The warranty is also important since they
will vary from one manufacturer to another. You should try to find
a fan that offers a warranty on the entire fan and not just the
motor. Additionally check for the length that the warranty is in
effect. Some will cover just one year while others will stretch
out over five years.
Other things to consider include the controls.
Typically, a ceiling fan would have a pull chain that operates both
the light and fan. Another choice is to purchase a remote control,
which provides you with the convenience of being able to turn the
fan on and off, up or down from any place in the room. You can choose
from a wall-mounted unit or one that is handheld. Either way, you
avoid the hassle of having to get up to operate the fan.
Safety is crucial when hanging a ceiling
fan. For the ultimate in safety, you need to attach the hanging
brackets directly to the ceiling joist, if possible. If you are
not able to gain access to the attic, you can use a brace bar from
below the attic. Just be sure it is a heavy duty, adjustable metal
bridge that has spiked ends. To make this work, you would cut a
hole in the ceiling (if one does not already exist), making it large
enough to slip the bar through to the frame. Now you want to position
the bar so the legs are completely flush to the bottom of the joists.
Finally, rotate the outer shaft so the spikes are set firmly into
the wood. This is what holds the fan safely into place. If you unsure
or unable to do-it-yourself, contact a licensed contractor!
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All information on this page subject to change, please
dealer for questions!