Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 98
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DaSamNudge Only had the fan for 2 days... Had to review it now.
Wow this fan is amazing. I have only had it for 2 days now but I had to write this review now because I am so satisfied with it. I replaced my Hampton Bay Midili ceiling fan with this one and I have no regrets on doing so.
Here's some pros and cons:
This fan moves an insane amount of air on all the speeds.
The receiver is built into the motor housing, making the install a lot easier.
The motor is a bit on the heavier side.
Paired with my portable air conditioner, my room finally drops below 70 degrees. Without the fan, the room sticks at around 75 degrees, and with neither running, its around 90 to 95. Another thing about this fan is that the circular fluorescent light actually produces enough light for my room. This fan is the best Hampton Bay fan I have used so far.
July 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AlAllen Windward II 54 in. Brushed Steel Ceiling Fan Light Works For Me!
I owned two this model for 12 of the 18 years I lived in Hawaii. Selected for its smooth appearance, stainless finish, volume of air moved & Energy Star rating. Unlike regular ceiling fans, the absence of exposed fan arms means less to clean, a quieter fan.
One in my bedroom, one in downstairs living room. Bedroom fan never had any issues, I used it every night, worked like the day I bought it when I left. Downstairs fan went on when I came home till I went to bed, majority of the weekend. At 10 years it finally started slowing down, I had to replace it. Local Home Depot swapped it out with a new one, no questions asked when I showed the purchase receipt.
When I left Hawaii, moving back to San Diego, I renovated my parents house. Bought four more of this same model from the local Home Depot - two bedrooms, living room & kitchen. Again, living room fan is on often. My best one is in the kitchen for those hotter days when you need moving air.
Assembly was very easy. Installation is easier with a helper. Read the instructions to ensure you understand everything, your ceiling mount can handle the weight. Recheck all fan securing screws for tightness. When the light is turned on, it takes a short time to reach full brightness. Even with bulb wattage restriction, enough to light a room to reading standards if you are close to the light.
Never had a problem with any of the remotes, each is coded to a specific fan. I change out the batteries before they start to leak.
I highly recommend this fan for any room in your home.
April 13, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jarod1 Fan works great, lighting has problems for multiple users
I love the fan (except the lighting issues) and the remote. It is quiet and blows a lot of air with ease.
The lighting is a big issue with these fans. Mine stopped working completely an hour after I turned the fan on the first time. The lights began flickering really erratically even when turned off, then they completely quit working.
I called the phone number on the warranty card provided. They said there was a known issue with the receiver and they would send me a "newer updated one". When I received it in the mail it actually had an older build date than the one that came with the fan. And it is not better. However I did get the lights working but it wasn't the receiver that went bad.
After I installed the new receiver the lights still didn't work. So I had to start diagnosing wiring and see where the power loss was. Turns out when the lights flickered the first time it blew the tiny fuse in the light assembly capsule (located between the bulbs). I replaced the fuse, and of course the fan didn't come with spares.
The lights function fine now as far as switching on and off. The really erratic flickering has stopped but the subtle flicker of the lights when the fan is on low is there..... just like the other reviews have stated.
I took a picture of where to find the fuse and attached it to this review. Another reviewer had also noted that changing the fuse helped their lighting issues. The fuse is in a black plastic fuse holder under the metal cap between the light bulbs.
Others have said there is now way to fit the receiver in the bowl at the top of the fan (at the ceiling) mine fit in no problem. It is a tight fit, but it fits just fine.
July 19, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dkb Looks great, but no air movement
These look great, but due to the tapered pitch of the blades, they do not move much air. Close into the motor, the blades have a good pitch, but as they go out to the outer edge, they are virtually flat, which means that the segment near the motor moves a little air, but the outer segment moves no air at all. If you want a fan that looks very contemporary, but don't care if it cools you off at all, this is a great choice.
We had four of these in a house we bought, and even at the highest speed, there was virtually no air movement below them. I have removed all of them and replaced them with fans that have blades that are pitched all the way out to the end.....they move much more air.
July 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gdma Great looking, quality fan
Ordered on-line. Prompt service to the door. This the second fan I have purchased from the Windward series over the years and it didn't disappoint. Quality construction and appearance. Easy installation. The one caveat about this fan, like many of its style (without multiple bulbs), it doesn't throw adequate light for a bedroom of any size. For us, it's a secondary source of light in the room, supplementing recessed LED's that are the primary source.
October 9, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Pyarelal No Light Dimmer
This fan is easy to install. Good air flow, good remote control display. But some features I have expected which are not in this fan.
1) Light is without build in dimmer. So can not increase or decrease light brightness using remote control. It stays at one brightness just like regular bulb.
2) It has timer facility to stop fan but after you have started fan. I have expected to start and stop the fan based on schedule set up during day automatically.
3) when it runs at full speed make air flow noise.
June 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by averageJoe Works great and looks good.
Installation was straight forward, fan works great! Two gripes, slightly dim light, and glass cover for bulb broke as I was installing it, didn't seem to fit right, possibly installer/ user error.
August 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Desi Light bulb is circular and costly
Costly bulb that has to be replaced once a yr., globe very tricky to remove have 2, broke a globe. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND. I have redone several homes. Put this fan in my own home, sorry I did.
April 23, 2015