Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 158
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Russ great looks, quiet
The fan looks great with its unique curved blades. It was easy to install. I swapped out the downrod for a longer 12 inch due to sloped ceiling. Its very quiet. The included light is pretty bright and in our 14 x 15 master bedroom, I barely turn the light up. Works well as a night light too at its lowest setting. The remote is simple, with logically laid out buttons and is easy to operate. No complaints here.
July 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kayce Beautiful fan!
I ordered two of these fans for my family room. I was impressed with the unique look and quality of the item. These fans circulate a lot of air. However, once installed, one of the fans was whisper quiet and the other one sounds like something in the motor scrubs with every complete spin of the blades. That was disappointing as we now have to completely disassemble the item for return. The online customer service gladly ordered me a new one to be delivered. I will return the defective one to my local store. I would still highly recommend the item.
Remote is not the quality that I would have expected and does not have a reverse button. That must be done manually from a switch on top of the motor housing.
October 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pluranune Sidewinder - Brushed Nickel
This is a beautiful fan. We also purchased the Oil Rubbed Bronze version of this fan.
REMOTE vs. NO REMOTE
Only the Brushed Nickel version of this fan came with a remote. The Oil Rubbed Bronze comes with a wall mount remote that requires a bit more work to install.
I have installed about a dozen lights / ceiling fans and it seems like the newest feature is extremely large receiver code boxes. These are about 2.5" x 5" and you have to cram this up in the ceiling along with all your wiring.
LIGHT - DIM
The light bulb that comes with the product is not extremely bright. It's fine for a bedroom, but if you're trying to use it to read / light a large room, you will probably need additional lighting.
APPEARANCE / PERFORMANCE
The fan is beautiful. The added chrome accents add a bit more detail to the fan blades. I wish the glass light cover were frosted. It runs very smoothly / quietly and picks up speed very quickly. I like the dimmer feature.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mowmin SIDEWINDER 54 IN. BRUSHED NICKEL CEILING FAN
Very cool and awesome looking fan, but arrived slightly damaged so we ended up returning it for another fan.
October 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Renzo Great looking fan
This fan was easy to install and looks great. It's very silent and slick.
October 14, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Wendy wouldnt work by remote after 2 years
This fan worked by remote only, it ran fine for 2 years. It just stopped working so I bought new batteries for he remote, that didnt help. Noone at homedepot could tell me what to do, so I had a electrician hard wire the fan but not the light and that only worked for about a year
October 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by durangorob Great Fan for a Cowboy Fan !!!!!
Only had this fan up for one day now, so this review will lack long term use. I have installed over a dozen fans and this one was bit harder than most. Tightening the two small shoulder screws to hold up the canopy was a bit challenging as there is not much room between the canopy and the top hood cover on top of the motor. I had to use just a screwdriver bit and a short holder that fits a drill and use my fingers. If you are installing a longer down rod then you could use a normal screwdriver. Attaching the blade arms to the motor is also tedious as you only a small window to insert the mounting screws one at a time as you are trying to hold the blade in position while you are fighting gravity. Once installed though, I love this fan. It looks awesome, build quality is very good, the light is bright (100 watt halogen) and really illuminates the bedroom and I love how the light will dim as you continue to hold the light button on the remote. This fan is quite and will really move the air too. Be sure you go and buy an A3 battery for the remote before you install the fan, because it is not included in the box. ( you would think they would include the battery for a fan of this cost ) I wired it to just a on/off wall switch, so once the light is turned on by the remote, I can turn the light on and off with the wall switch and it will keep whatever the light level the fan was dimmed at the same level. The other thing I wished it had was the ability to reverse the direction of the fan from the remote. It has switch on top of the motor to do that, but it will reverse. Just not handy.
April 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MisterM Fantastic Circulating Fan
The Sidewinder is an excellent fan. The first one I owned lasted 10 years before the motor burned out. It is a very nice looking fan and circulates air like a fan should. The blades are larger and there is less gap between them, than there is on other fans. We can feel the air circulating in the room very well. It is very quiet, has a bright light and a remote control that operates both the fan and light. The fan requires the remote control to operate it as there are no chains for the fan and light like other fans. The light can be operated by the remote or the light switch on the wall. I cannot comment on ease of installation because the electrician installed it, however it was put together and installed in a relatively short period. I didn't look at the clock, but it was probably 1 1/2 to 2 hours time.
August 9, 2016