Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 57
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LJ Very Nice
I had purchased the chrome model and went to install it but it was broken. I returned to the store but they only had the bronze model in stock. It was meant to be. I like it so much more than the chrome.
June 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by frogqueen15 Nice bathroom exhaust fan and light
I purchased two of these for a home I was purchasing. It is an older home and the bathrooms didn't have fans. One bathroom is very small and the other is a good size. This fan looks very nice in both. It is quiet but airs out the room nicely. I also like the additional light this provides.
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bub purchased 4/2/16 installed same day
very easy to install also can secure to all 4 sides very quiet unit light is bright
April 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Picard Very Good Fan & Light
I bought this to replace my old fan that did not have a light. Total time it took me to take out my old fan and install this one was about 50 minutes. If you are even just mediocre-handy you can easily install this without hiring someone. There are many things I like about this unit. The appearance is excellent! Unless you are standing 3 feet from it you would have no idea its a fan and not just a light fixture. People will be wowed when you tell them its the bathroom fan. This is due to slight gaps being used instead of noticeable grills like other decorative fans which was a great call by the designers. The air movement is definitely better than my old fan, the 80 CFM it says on the box is accurate. I have a medium sized bathroom and my mirror is usually completely dry while showering, sometimes just a little moisture. Just make sure (like with any fan) that you seal any holes in the metal box and seal the box to the drywall to make sure air is being pulled from the room and not from inside the ceiling. Duct tape is an easy and inexpensive way to do this. The 2.0 sone rating is also accurate. I would definitely call it a medium noise level. But unless you are looking for something super quiet, the noise on this one will not bother you and you really won't think twice about it. And as for the value, you can't beat it! I would have expected to pay more for this.
There are a few reasons why I only gave this 4 stars instead of 5. First, the instructions that came in the box are complete garbage. The only thing you will be able to figure out from the instructions is how to attached the light fixture part to the fan box. However, there are many good YouTube videos out there and after watching one 2-minute video I was easily able to install the unit on my own. Second, the dimensions on the box say 8" x 8-1/4" and I thought great it will just fit into the existing hole from my old fan. Well, not exactly. The inside of the fan box measures 8" x 8-1/4", but the outside to outside fan box measurement add on almost another 1/2". And lastly, the light bulbs supplied burn at a very cold white color. Which basically means its a very unnatural white. But at least they were nice enough to supply the bulbs for you. Just be aware that this unit does not take your typical screw in bulbs so if you want more natural colored light it will be more difficult and expensive to find a solution.
Overall I am very happy with this unit and recommend it to anyone who wants something that looks state of the art and performs well.
October 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chris1683 Great fan, simple installation, super quiet, bright lights!
I bought this to replace a 40 year old Nutone Fan in which the motor started failing. The install was simple and the fan is super quiet! The lights are very bright however I deducted one star because this fixture uses GU24 lights which are not your standard light bulb. There are converters for this on Amazon for 6.99 however they should have used the standard E27 light which is the most common bulb. That being said, the fan is worth the money and looks great!
May 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Randy LED lights are dim, I do not recommend this product !
LED lights are dim, I do not recommend this product !
March 8, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Works OK, but not as quiet as advertised.
Installation was OK considering I had easy access to the attic. It's size is slightly smaller than the previous one which took some creative "fixing" to adapt. Not sure why they aren't more standard. It is also more noisy than the advertised scone value. I would not recommend based on the sound levels.
February 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LosRubios Easy to install, quiet fan and has plenty of light
We bought this fan/light combo to bring our bathroom up to code during a remodel. It was very easy to install and delivers a good level of light with a quiet, effective fan for our 8' x 11' bathroom. It goes very well with our oil rubbed bronze fixtures and is an ideal companion for our skylight which it is mounted next to.
Since we didn't have an extractor fan to begin with, and we were remodeling the entire bathroom with new walls and ceiling, installation was relatively straightforward. The metal box that the fan motor sits in requires screwing or nailing to a 6" high piece of wood and we used a 2 x 6 to anchor it. The mounting box comes with some very handy depth marks which help you set it to the correct height for a 1/2" or 5/8" thick ceiling if you're putting it in a new installation like we were. We used 1/2" drywall on the ceiling and these marks were spot on for the depth of the box with the ceiling fitted.
We used a piece of semi flexible 4" clothes dryer tubing to vent the fan through the ceiling void to an outside wall with a 4" hose clip to keep the exhaust vent pipe firmly held in place.
Wiring up was straightforward and it has separate circuits for the fan and the light with good instructions about what color wire runs which part of the fan/light. Instead of using the Nutone dual switch we opted for a less expensive Leviton 15 amp dual switch and this works perfectly well although if you're using an existing single switch/wiring, the Nutone switch may be a better solution.
I don't really care for the light from the supplied CFL bulbs so we purchased a couple of GU24 to E26/27 adapters online which allow us to run LED bulbs instead of the CFL bulbs. We find this produces a softer light and all you need to do is make sure that the combined watts of the LED bulbs don't exceed the 24 watts maximum of the fitting. In our case, the LEDs are 9.5 watts each so well within the limit.
The fan itself is very quiet and does a good job of keeping our bathroom dry when we're using the shower.
My only complaint is that the vibration from our roof mounted a/c package unit can cause the glass lens mounting nut to loosen which results in the glass dome vibrating against the body of the light fitting when our a/c switches on. I may have to use a small amount of PTFE tape on the mounting threads to stop the nut from loosening.
June 29, 2015