Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 32
Rated 1 out of 5Â by BR1060 Metal on Metal
Agreed. Installation is harder than most because the instructions aren't very detailed. So it leaves it up to you to figure out (based on pictures) where everything goes. After spending the time getting the blades installed, hanging on ceiling and wiring, I turn it on to find out that there is metal on metal contact with the fan on - its excruciating. The kind of excruciating when you hear nails on a chalkboard. I finally found that it was the blade housing that wasn't circular; after 30 minutes of tapping this housing to make it not touch, I was not successful.
Now I have to return, and start my search for a fan all over again.
August 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by SpicyCajun Worth the Sale Price
-Fan looks pretty nice installed(rubbed bronze model), especially compared to other fans of the same price point (when on sale @ $119 that is)
-Runs very quiet; as for the other review that reported excessive noise, I would suppose there might be an issue with the fan itself, and suggest an exchange
-Came well packaged from Home Depot, thanks
-No wobble, very smooth
-I expected more air flow; 54in blades and nearly 5200 cfm are not giving me the results I expected. I have it mounted in a large 20x20+ room, but the results have been lackluster
-Some of the directions in the manual were not specifically clear, especially concerning the wiring. While google resolved my questions, it seems the existence of my newer home wiring setup is very much not uncommon, and left me bewildered how Hampton Bay could exclude such relevant and seemingly common information for installation purposes
-Installation, this being my first ceiling fan install, wasn't a snap, but I did not follow the manual installation steps after my first two attempts. Installation was ridiculous, having you completely assemble the fan, then trying to lift it up and mount it, all while managing extra wires and an aesthetic canopy cover that left no room for the actual installation. If you do purchase this fan, I would assemble the fan as described, but before attaching to the ceiling, leave the scroll bracket and canopy cover loose, to hang down, so hanging from the ceiling is actually possible, and then tighten them up afterwards. Also, unless you are using an extra downrod, zip tie all the extra wire.
-Overall I am reasonably satisfied, but not ecstatic. Basically, I am not unsatisfied enough to warrant the time and energy to pull it down, send it back, and purchase something else. I would not have paid the full price of $160, especially after finishing installation and testing it. At $119 however, its a good purchase.
I hope this fan lasts a long time, I've had no issues with the other Hampton Bay fans I've used.
September 22, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by arshi Good fan with a few caveats
Bought this for my bonus/entertainment room with vaulted ceilings. It comes with a 10" downrod and that helps in these ceilings.
The fan looks good/stylish both on the picture and after installation. I got the brushed nickel and I think it's a good buy on sale. There are three issues however:
- 1) The installation guide asks you to connect both the black and the red/blue wires to the black wire on the ceiling - which makes both the light and the fan work from just one switch. The black should connect to the black and the red/blue should connect to the red/blue, and of course the white to the white. If you have previous installation experience, this should not be an issue.
- 2) The blades are not of the highest quality - even though I was careful at installation, I noticed some scratch marks on them. Never had that issue with Hunter fans.
- 3) According to the manual, the fan can only accommodate up to 18 degrees of slope on the ceiling (w/o a vaulted ceiling kit). Other fans I bought can go up to 28 or 30 degrees. My ceiling is 24 degrees and I managed to fit it on the holder with some difficulty. It had some wobbling initially, but I managed to get rid of it (mostly) using the provided kit.
Some reported noise issues but it didn't bother me as much and since it isn't in any bedroom, I am happy with it. I found Hunter fans least noisy for the price and installed them in my bedrooms. Lastly, all the fans I bought recently came with incandescent candelabra bulbs. I replaced them with LED bulbs bought from HD. Local energy companies have rebates/discounts on some LED bulbs (only in 'some' stores) and I found Home Depot to carry the ones I liked most. If you want more light, look at the lumen rating on the bulbs. Three lights with 300+ lumens each (40 watt equivalent) are good for my needs. If these are not the primary sources of light, the 25w equivalent LED (180-200 lumen each) should work.
June 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Davie Nice-Looking, Heavy-Duty Fan-- Easy to Assemble
Fairly easy to assemble.. ~ 1.5 hours, but I've had a fair amount of experience installing ceiling fans. As others have noted, the blades are VERY easily scratched, so you need to be very careful during that part of the installation. Fan looks very nice, and works very well. It is very heavy once installed, and mine rocks quite a bit on the highest speed. I'll need to use the enclosed balancing kit to see if I can't stabilize it a bit. Overall pleased with the purchase.
September 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by DennisR22 Blades pose a problem
I purchased two of these fans. I agree with others that they look great. The problem I'm having with them is that some of the blades are flat while others are bowed. Due to the differences in the blades its impossible to get the fans to run without swaying. I tried using the balance kit however the kit starts off telling you the blades all must be the same distance from the ceiling. Due to the blade bowing to different degrees, it's impossible to get the blades even.
June 23, 2014