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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 blades.

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 years.

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 room’s décor. After all, you want a fan that will last for years – you want your money’s 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 glass shades.

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!

All information on this page subject to change, please contact Fanimation dealer for questions!

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