Rated 4.2 out of 5Â by 25
Rated 4 out of 5Â by jagpilot Interesting retro modern
The fan motor is a bit loud on high. A distinct hum. Well balanced without adjustment. Sturdy. Moves plenty of air. The "Brushed Nickel" finish has some discoloration in a few small spots. Reminds me of tarnishing or rust. Cant be seen from the ground, but concerned about them getting larger over time.
The light kit with three 40 watt candelabra bulbs was too dim. I replaced with 60's. The maximum listed wattage for the lights is 190. Beyond that it turns itself off for safety. At some point I will replace with dimmable LED's. The one thing I HATE about it is HOW the bulbs are changed. It is perhaps the most cumbersome, most ridiculous design i have ever experienced, and i renovate homes for a living.
Four tiny screws go into the light cover housing FROM THE TOP. You must loosen three, and remove one entirely, then twist the housing slightly to release it from the remaining three screws, the drop it straight down. God forbid you need to do this up high if the fan is mounted on a cathedral ceiling. Even at "normal" heights your eyes really need to be ABOVE the light kit looking down to see what you are doing. Step stool won't cut it.
That's one of the reasons I'm going to replace with LED's in addition to the energy savings. They last 15-20 years so you don't have to mess with it again.
On the whole its nice looking and interesting. I like it. Have gotten favorable comments on it thus far.
March 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by wisconsin Very nice fan with a couple of quirks.
(Silver version.) The quality is good and it looks nice with our stainless steel kitchen appliances. The operation is quiet and smooth and installation was relatively easy. I'm only mentioning the following gripes because I would have liked to know them in advance:
- The fan (and light) can't be turned on initially without the remote control, and the necessary A23 battery is not included.
- The light has a dimmer and soft start which look really nice, but make it incompatible with CFLs.
- The glass shade is attached with three screws and has to be removed to change a bulb, requiring removing one screw and loosening the other two. The screws are on top of the shade and not easy to see unless you're above them on a ladder. Maybe lots of fans are like this, it's going to make changing bulbs a pain.
November 27, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ALG2856 Unique Attractive Fan Good Value
I was originally looking for Hampton Bay Vercelli fan instead because I had seen a sample in my local store and loved it but they were no longer selling it so I had to purchase online. When looking for that fan I found the Valle Paraiso. I wanted fans that I had not seen everywhere and wanted a sleek contemporary design. I found the reviews and pics of both fans very helpful so I wanted to do my part and post my review as well. Both fans were on sale so that was what made me purchase when I did. I wanted to hang 2 fans in one room and decided on the Valle Paraiso for three reasons: 1-They were about $50 cheaper and I needed 2 so that was $100 savings. 2-I didn't want the 2 fans to overpower the room and felt the Vercelli might do that esp w/more blades, its size and the grates. 3-I thought the Vercelli might hang down a little lower than I wanted. But I will go back and buy one Vercelli or my master bedroom and think it will work perfectly there since I still really like that fan. I did not install the fans, a handyman did, it took about an hour per fan and he had some frustrations. He's hung many and says it was a little more involved. Plus I agree with the reviews that due to the design, changing the bulbs is a little of a hassle. Also the battery for the remote is one I had never seen before, I only found it an Office Depot. I recommend bringing the remote with you because there are 2 batteries that look almost the same but are different. Hard to gage the light since I really didn't buy it for that purpose, but am glad it has one. Remote has 3 fan speeds and a light but the light does not dim like our last fan light did...the light is either on or off. The fans work well, cool well, look great. Living in FL I was concerned a 4 bladed fan would not put off enough air but it does and now that I have 2 fans we have a nice little breeze. My husband loved the fans the minute he saw them and even the handyman said "neat fan!" I'm very happy with my decisionsand purchase.
June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by yy4u Beautiful fan!
I ordered 3 of these online, sight unseen, as they didn't have one on display in the store. I'm glad I did, they're stunningly gorgeous! They look modern and retro at the same time. Plenty of light, which was a concern.
The only negative would be they don't come with a battery for the remote. But 5 stars all the way!
May 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by RogerD Beautiful fan. Best design.
I have installed many fans over the years in 5 different houses so I speak from experience. This is one of the best-designed fans I've ever installed. It's a very logical and straightforward design. The parts are very high-quality and go together easily. The instructions do not allow for wiring without the remote which I found frustrating but an experienced do-it-yourselfer can easily work around this if the remote is not desired.
One caveat: this fan has a large motor section and really creates a focal point. It will easily overwhelm a small room.
September 20, 2011