Rated 4 out of 5Â by 51
Rated 1 out of 5Â by jalve Expensive Light Bubls
I bought this fan July 12, 2012. It includes 2 cfl type lightbulbs. The light bulbs are a pin type instead of a screw in type bulb. I had one bulb burn out in June(less than a year). Paid $8.26 for one bulb at Home Depot. This bulb is supposed to last 9 years. Don't buy this fan. Buy a fan where the light bulb screws in so you can use incandescent light bulbs. My opinion the cfl type bulbs are junk. I have yet to have any last more than 2 years. I have cfl lightbulbs all over my house. When one burns out, I revert back to the incandescent light bulbs.
June 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by TimmyBear Great Fan
The fan looks very nice, and the air flow is fantastic! The only complaint I have is the globe had a crack in it. And it wasn't worth the trouble to have it replaced. But, other than that, it's a great fan.
March 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Notthefaintest Very nice
Ease of installation was marked as it is because the guy I hired to do it had no trouble :-) It is quite a nice looking fan and quiet as a "Sunday whisper". When I unpacked the box the light cover was missing. I called the company (not Home Depot) and they sent a replacement at no charge within 5 business days with no hassle. Well done of them. The only blight is that the light cover has a small crack next to the chain hole. It looks like a stress fracture. I'm not sending it back as it will likely work for years as it is and you can't even see it. I use a remote so the chain won't be an issue. I"m very satisfied with this ceiling fan.
April 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by bjoyful Beautiful fan for a great price!
We purchased this fan for a room we enclosed for use as a living room. It is a very nice looking fan. It is very quiet & does not wobble like some ceiling fans do. It has a lifetime warranty. A great price & quality for us.
September 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Chris Nice Fan, Pain to Install
Bought it last weekend and just installed it. This is a beautiful ceiling fan and decent quality for the price. Pushes a good amount of air on high and is quiet about it (the only real noise I hear is from the sound of the moving air). There is absolutely no wobble on any fan speed and we did not have to perform any balancing whatsoever. Being that we just installed it and judging it from our other ceiling fans in the house, it will keep the room it is in cool in Texas. It is installed in a 14x13 bedroom, 10 foot ceiling and we used the included downrod that has a length of 4.5 inches.
The rest of this review is centered around the installation which took several hours.
This replaced a flush mount ceiling fixture mounted to an electrical box that was already blocked and wired by the builder of the house. This fan does not use a J hook (which is used to hang the fan motor from while making all necessary electrical connections).
Instead it uses a ball type of mount. To me this is actually easier than a J hook since all that needs to be done is install the provided ceiling mounting bracket and the downrod ball will nicely fit inside of what I can best describe as a collar with a tab (alignment of with the mounting bracket tab with its corresponding groove in the ball is absolutely critical for a safe installation). Literally only took 5 minutes to install the bracket and hang the fan.
Making the electrical connections is a snap given the type of mounting. Enough working room (and this will depend on your electrical box). The wires from the ceiling fan are very long, over 3 feet, so, we simply cut them down to our needed length (plus a few inches more) during installation.
As other reviewers have noted the included instructions show only how to connect to 3 household supply wires: ground, black (hot) and white (common). This is the scenario that matches turning both the ceiling fan and lights on and off by a single wall switch.
Since our location was previously blocked and wired we have two switches. Thus, we have 4 wires: ground, black, red and white. The red is the hot wire for the second switch.
These were somewhat of a pain to attach to the motor (as we did this after mounting the fan and making all electrical connections) and took more time than both the mounting and electrical connections combined.
This is where the bulk of our installation time went (several times longer than the total amount of time up until this point of the installation). Making the requisite electrical connections is a snap. However, this is very little room to shove the wires the drop down from the motor to the light kit. This in particular makes securing the light kit collar (that hides all of this) far more difficult than it should be. It was a huge pain actually. There are a number of other color wires in this section, none of which are covered by the manual so I am not sure what they are for. These wires compound this space constrained area for wire hiding in this particular light kit.
Other reviewers mentioned that the pull chain for the fan speed would get "stuck" or next to impossible to pull without feeling as if you take down the entire fan. We encountered this as well. Turns out that there was a small aperture that the chain has to go through that is a part of the light kit itself (it is not the cosmetic light kit collar part that has two holes - one for each of the chains). The second issue that we had was to rotate the cosmetic light kit collar part such that the fan speed chain hangs straight down through the small hole in said collar for said chain. Once done, no issue. Just took a while to figure this two out.
I noticed a good number of reviews mentioning the bulbs. First, they are CFL (and not LED as some have previously written), 13W, 900 lumens per, 2700K color temperature. For the room we have it installed in this is plenty of light. Evidently Hampton Bay has addressed the concern of the pin style CFL bulbs (which are similar to tube florescent lighting) because the product we just installed the CFL's have a standard medium screw type base.
All in all this is a good fan for the price. Would I buy it again? Absolutely. In fact, we will be buying another one shortly for another room. Given our experience from installing this, the second install should take less than 2 hours.
June 1, 2014