3:07 PM 02/27/2013
I am about to purchase my first ceiling fan and am mainly looking at:
the Minka Aire Artemis fan ( http://lightingbygregory.com/l...
the Big Ass Fan Company's Haiku fan ( http://www.haikufan.com/)
the Modern Fan Company's Cirrus fan ( http://lightingbygregory.com/l...
I would love to hear any positive or negative reviews about any of the above in terms of durability, power, noise level. At the moment, the only things that differentiate them for me are esthetics and price.
I have 4 from modern fan. All different models and they really are nice. Had them installed about 4 years now.
3:53 PM 02/27/2013 | 0 Votes
I obsessed over which ceiling fan to buy and finally decided on this Mika Aire:
I was so happy with it that I bought a second one. My only complaint is that the wall switch (which is purchased separately) was a tad loo big to fit into the electric box. I had to really coerce it in.
5:31 PM 02/27/2013 | 0 Votes
does anyone know of a ceiling fan with great light? We need a fan tha has ample light for a room that has no natural light - thx!
5:36 PM 02/27/2013 | 0 Votes
We have Hunter fans in every room and have had no problems. Some are over 30 years old, American made and much heavier than most of their current fans. There's quite a selection, but pay attention to the specifications of the light fixtures. Some take chandelier bulbs which limit the light output. Look at the Hunter website for selection.
7:36 PM 02/27/2013 | 0 Votes
We install Modern Fans all the time and never had a problem with them. Clients love them and price is reasonable.
11:42 PM 02/27/2013 | 0 Votes
I have the smaller Cirrus (close to celing) and it's a pretty poor air-mover, no doubt because it's too close to ceiling, but looks great Another fan by Modern (has a kind of squirrel cage around motor, also cute) is great. Both silent & reliable.
The Haiku is beautiful, I'd go for that is budget allows, and has efficient airfoil blades (note almost all wood-blade fans have flat blades which do not move air efficiently, metal-bladed fans push lots more air but are industrial-looking, and the Gossamer Wind is also hyped as using 1/2 the power). I see so many ugly fans in modernistic spaces, but then I like sleekness.
Fan lights are more-or-less either ugly (old fashioned multilight with shades) or marginal (modern fan styles, best used as low overall lighting. I put a 23w dimmable cfl but it still does not provide much light.
10:12 AM 02/28/2013 | 0 Votes
I have Minka Aire Artemis (the clear version) and love it. It's very unobtrusive despite its generous size - I recommend the clear version for this reason (note that the "wood" versions are not wood - they are painted plastic, which I am guessing looks good - it's probably hard to tell that it's not wood, unless your ceiling is low). It's completely silent, but powerful. During the summer months, it has helped tremendously in my steam-bath of an upper floor brownstone apartment (the reason why I got it). The light on it is pretty bright as well. Everyone is impressed by its beauty.
10:33 AM 02/28/2013 | 0 Votes
oops, the close to ceiling fan's a concept II, not a cirrus
12:29 PM 02/28/2013 | 0 Votes
I have 2 of the clear artemis fans on my parlor floor and, as kateruba said, they work really well and are very quiet. The light is good, plus it has a dimmer. I did have to have a new electrical box put in though as the wall switch wouldn't fit in the old one.
12:59 PM 02/28/2013 | 0 Votes
I have the 2 of the cirrus fans with the extension arm & they both work great. I usually keep them on the low setting to keep the air moving & I don't hear them at all.
11:53 PM 02/28/2013 | 0 Votes
Thanks for all the feedback, folks. It sounds like I can't really go wrong either way, although I still haven't heard/seen any feedback from anyone who owns the Haiku fan (which is beautiful but also the priciest). It is helpful to know that distance from the ceiling makes a difference in terms of air movement.
10:21 AM 03/01/2013 | 0 Votes