Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 35
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jermskies 1. Drill pilot holes. 2. Upgrade wood screws
I went 1 for 2 on this product today. I will say that the one that is installed looks great and functions well. I love it!
The other one seems to have a defect in the motor housing. I can't get the blades to spin and the housing seems bent. That one will be returned tomorrow. I wish that I would have noticed before assembling the entire thing.
One word of advice. DRILL those pilot holes! Also pick up some upgraded wood screws. You will need two #10 x 3" wood screws.
The screws that are included strip out really easily. They are Phillips head and very soft brass screws. I spent the majority of my installation time backing out stripped screws. Not fun at all.
The rest of the installation was not bad. I did it by myself in about 2 hours.
March 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by irish55 Fantastic breeze
Bought for living area to help with AC. Love the remote features, 3 speeds and dimmer light. Comes with caddy to store remotes. Looks amazing and truly helps with air flow. Needed to buy extenders because ceiling is sloped, which were easy to convert.
Very happy with these, would definitely recommend.
Ordered on line, arrived very quickly.
January 7, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GraciesMom Why are most ceiling fan lights so dim?!
Appreciate it when others read reviews so I can make a better buy decision, so here is my review:
Installation: It took a little past an hour to install the Fairhaven fan without any problems and with no need to level. When I bought the fan, I went ahead and purchased spare batteries and bulbs, because generally the ones that come with most products don't last very long.
Lights: Incandescent candelabra bulbs that fit this fan are not very bright at all! Installed this fan in a small bedroom that has been converted into my office. I still need to have multiple lamps on in my room in order to get the amount of light I need to work. Tried other bulbs but they would not work with this model fan. So if you are thinking you can substitute the bulbs and you find something better that works, I'd love to hear about it. Used iPad to take photos of fan, had to brighten up the picture a little bit, low light speaks for itself in how the photos came out.
Speed: I've read in other reviews that speeds 1 and 2 are similar, but I'm not seeing that. For a small room the air movement is plenty adequate. The only sound is a muted "click" when turning light on or off or to adjust speed. This fan is super quiet!
Appearance: Careful when handling blades because the veneer is thin and can peel off. Otherwise, the fan is attractive, the blades are thick and three dimensional, look like real wood.
Remote: As others have mentioned, if you turn the wall light switch off, it turns the whole fan off and you will need to use the remote to turn it back on. My remote works great. I have a tall cabinet next to the doorway and that's where the remote sits for quick access for entry in the dark.
Overall for the price, this is an attractive fan with a remote and a quiet motor that works well. Would not suggest buying this fan if you are depending on it to be the sole source of light for the room, unless you already have a super bright room.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike4849 EXCELLENT for my need!
I needed a remote controlled fan for a fairly small area. This fan fits all those needs! Remote works great.
November 13, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by jpa1234 Remote does not work how you think it should!
This fan looks great! The issue is the remote. You can't use the wall switch to turn on and off the lights or the fan. The wall switch only provides power to the fan then you have to use the remote to turn the lights on and off and control the fan. My electrician took off the box that talks to the remote and could only get the lights to work. A Hunter technician said you can't bypass it for the fan. I don't understand what Hunter was thinking. Shouldn't it work like a TV you can use the controls on the TV or the remote? They don't make this clear on the box or the user guide. I had to buy 2 new fans and didn't have the box for my old ones so I'll have to eat the cost.
February 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by iRonical Not the good old Hunter any more!
It used to be that a Hunter fan was the gold standard. Not this one. After 2 years, of not much use, it will not run at hi speed. I go and buy a new controller & remote, same problem. Now I'm out the $40 for the new controller and still have to buy another fan. This piece of junk fan does not even have a pull chain option for the light or fan so it is a "through away". Buyer beware. The next time you buy a Hunter fan do not assume that it is a good one. Check it out thoroughly. Oh, and I am a master electrician.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Nice fan works weird
I have to agree with some of the reviewers about the remote control, weird that it does not hold the lamp when the switch is turned off. The quality of the fan is exceptional for the dollar spent bought mine and installed in less than 1 hour from unpackage to flip switch.
The wires could be about 2 foot shorter but that is why you can custom wire the fan. Had a noise issue last night with a hum, loosened the fan from the ceiling so that it was not crammed up to the ceiling as I was feeling the vibration there and the noise is gone.
Fine fan for the price
May 12, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by abraves29 Remote Issues
First of all, this is a beatiful fan! There is one HUGE issue with this fan in my opinion and that is the remote. As a previous reviewer mentioned, there is no 'memory' in the remote. If the light is on and I turn the switch off, when I turn the switch back on, the light will be off and must be turned on by the remote. I have NEVER had a remote controled ceiling fan operate this way. Why would I want to walk into a dark room if my remote isn't on the wall next to the switch... doesn't that defeat the purpose?
July 26, 2012