Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 233
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by fulmar2 Surprisingly High Quality
I generally regard the Hampton Bay brand as being "cheap," but as I was installing this fan, I started to re-think my idea of this brand. The first thing that impressed me was a little note in the package with a phone number and a website saying that if anything is broken or missing, "call us first," and they will promptly ship out replacement parts for free. That seemed like a manufacturer standing behind their product. As I unwrapped the pieces, I was surprised at the quality - metal parts, real rubber washers and grommets, decent quality wood, and included CFL bulbs, and a solid feeling fan component. It even comes with a blade balancer kit (which I did not need). For the price, I was thinking this was really good stuff! As I assembled the pieces, I noticed the attention to detail in the design. In particular, I really appreciated the little hook so you can assemble the wire nuts without an assistant holding the fan mid-air! I was so impressed because I've been installing all these other fixtures, and fumbling with the fixture in one hand, and the wires and nuts in the other. They really put a lot of attention to detail in the design and it shows. It took me over an hour to install (at a relaxed pace). This is partly because I did not read the instructions carefully, and had to redo parts - like forgetting to put on the collar that hides the screws from view. I appreciated the fact that the fan had a simple switch to change directions - and instructions for which direction you want for warming/cooling. Finally, I appreciated that they had a detailed fan-sizing chart on the outside of the box, which prevented us from accidentally getting a fan that was too small for our room (we see now that the one we originally had in mind would have been too small, but thanks to the chart, we got the right size the first time around). Also, they have a chart that details power consumption vs CFMs. A really quality product with lots of attention to detail.
May 29, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0Â by Sbraga Can't recommend
We installed this fan 4 years ago. Since the first year the light will come on and off whenever it wants. Sometimes the fan will too. After 3 years, one of the bulbs started buzzing. It eventually went out, when we replaced it with a brand new bulb, it did the same in less than 2 weeks. A few months later 2 more bulbs did the same and now the final working lightbulb is buzzing. Since it was difficult to install, we are hoping to just replace the lighting fixture part, but don't know if that is even possible. Disappointed in this particular fan, have had none of these problems with the other HB fan installed at the same time, in fact we haven't even replaced a bulb yet in that one.
February 26, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0Â by Daniel The blades were out of balance
The installation was relatively easy. The only problem with my unit was that two metal blade holders were out of balance. So the fan was wobbling in high speed. I went back to Home Depot and bought $1.99 blade balance kit to fix the problem because I didn't want to take it down - too much time and effort - to exchange it again. Two of the glass light shades were broken for the first unit due to poor packaging. I had to exchange it. So I had to make two extra trips back to Home Depot to complete the project.
On another note, does anyone notice that this model's blade angles were tilting downward more than any other models? All HD's display units on this model seem to have this issue.
February 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by SelfInstaller Neat. Quiet.
This is a very quiet fan, I donât remember if the box indicated that, at any speed. It moves the air in the room that it is in. This is 12 X 10 foot room. I absolutely like the lighting, Very bright. It came with light bulbs, a plus. The fan has been installed over a month ago, and runs about 16 hours a day. It came with a 3 and 6 inch extension for it to hang lower. I did not use that, no problem with that installation. Like the look and brightness of the lighting. Great buy.
March 23, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by gatorlca DO NOT BUY if you have high ceilings
I cannot hang my fan becuase Home Depot does not have Hampton Bay downrods. I was told a Hunter downrod would work however the hole that mounts the ground wire is a different size, the Hunter is threaded and the HB one is not, and the whites are different (obviously).
How can you sell fans that are your own house brand but not offer downrods for higher ceilings. Even online, Home Depot doesn't offer downrods for Hampton Bay fans.
I will be returning it for a Hunter if I cannot get the downrod to work with this fan which is unfortunate because it's looks like a decent fan
January 7, 2012