Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 85
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jimh1308 Beautiful distinctive, unique ceiling fan
I have 7 ceiling fans in my home and this one is the most beautiful and most unique. It is in my LR so I see it every day. I saw the fan advertised several times, and loved it, but did not consider purchasing it because my wife is going through her, "I like light colors" phase. We have a huge entertainment center in our LR and this fan looks like it was made to match it so I used that as a reason to install the Garrison.
The installation was fairly easy except for the usual problems with the mounting cover fitting over the wiring but it was OK. My wife is warming up to the fan but she is still in her "phase" but, it is beautiful, elegant and unusual. I don't know why it is named "Gunmetal", unless it is because of the accent pieces, because there is nothing gunmetal about it.
You can put this fan in any room and I would suggest a room where you can showcase it. This fan is distinctive and gets noticed, unlike so many fans which are just there to move air and create light. You can spend 2 or 3 times as much and not get a fan this beautiful, distinctive and different. I am thrilled with this fan and would highly recommend it unless the style is not your taste. If you can't live without light colored fan blades and brushed nickle housing then consider another fan. But, if you want something unique, elegant and rich looking then you should consider the Garrison.
A note of caution from experience: If you have more than 1 fan in your home made by the same manufacturer with similar remotes, even if the fans are different, change the remote codes on 1 of the fans. My Garrison came with the same remote as the fan in my DR and unfortunately I left both remotes set to factory defaults. The remotes operate both fans, which I thought would be a good thing if I lost or broke one of them. But, even though the fans are far apart, in different rooms, turning the lights or fan on or off in one room does the same to the other fan. I wish my TV remote worked this well. Check the install instructions. The remote control and the remote unit in the fan have identical, small, 4 slider switches that controls the remote frequency. Each of the 4 slider switches can be in the up or down position. Both my fans came with all 4 switches set to the up position and I left them that way. To change the frequency just move any slider to the other position on both the remote control and remote unit before installing the fan. For example, if 1, 2, 3, and 4 sliders are all set to the up position, just slide #1 to the down position ON BOTH the remote control and the remote unit (or any other combination). They must match to function.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DmitriK Grand ceiling fan that looks amazingly expensive
It is heavy, it is large, it's built very well. It's the Lexus of the ceiling fans. It looks amazing. For this grand fan, you'll want to have grand ceilings. IMHO, 9ft ceilings at least or 13 for the best look , else it'll hang too low and there's no way to adjust that without some DIY cutoff tool and steel pipe drilling and even then, you're cutting off at most 3 inches. Comes with a remote/receiver, but I ended up using it with a pair of in-wall dimmers (one for lights, one for the fan).
Installation was easy. It installs, for the most part, just like any other fan with a light kit. Helps to have a second person help you get the motor onto the mounting plate hook. Once it's dangling on there, you can wire up all the connections.
Blades are mahogany veneer.
July 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Notmyfirstrodeo GARRISON 52 IN. GUNMETAL CEILING FAN
Wires on the remote receiver were way too short and the receiver was difficult to place under mount. I have previously installed 11 fans.
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Erin Best ever!!
I wanted a ceiling fan for the kitchen and the dining room that not only cooled well but all provided lots of light for the kids to do their homework. It took well over a year of searching before I found one with enough light for reading/studying. With the energy bulbs in it I have the equivalent of 300 watts of light for the homework. Of course it dims if you prefer less but for homework you want great lighting. The fan does an amazing job for cooling too. I like to just kill the humitity with the a/c and then use the fan to cool. Very satisfied with this product.
I paid to have it installed as I am not an electrician but they seemed to find it easy
April 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Beowulf Beautiful...but....
We encountered problems with installation. There are some wires that are soldered on that had broken off even before we installed. The wires are very fragile and need to be stuffed up into a small, tight space. Home Depot replaced the broken part without question and we were able to finish the installation. It's a beautiful fan and looks very rich and expensive, but would caution all to check the wire housing before installing and be prepared for a frustrating time.
March 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Golf Great Fan
We have 2 of these in our current home and bought 2 new ones for new home. Quiet and runs with ease.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JWAG Quality and Value
This is a solid, not cheap plastic, ceiling fan that has excellent lighting and great air flow. It is heavier than most fans so a helper may be needed.
May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Charles Works great over pool table, plenty of light
Very functional. I like the style, even if the motor housing is a little clunky looking. This does a great job as a pool table light. I use 75 W equivalent LED bulbs for safety, to keep the wattage and the heat down. The remote dimmer works well with LED bulbs.
October 1, 2013