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Rated 5 out of 5Â by willwgp Wonderful Upgrade!
My fiance' and I really wanted to upgrade the ceiling fan in our living room. We wanted a fan that had a wireless remote so we would not have to pull on the chain of the fan or go to the wall to hit the switch. We also wanted a fan with reversible colors on the blades so we could change up the look whenever we wanted to. This ceiling fan does all of that and looks really nice!
The installation for this fan is not for the happy go lucky first-timer. If you have installed a fan before, you should not have a problem putting this together! But if you have never done it before, definitely call a professional or a friend with some expertise in this area. Luckily between my fiance' and I, I had done a few ceiling fans before. The only downside was, this was the hardest fan Iâve had to put into a ceiling! Imagine me holding the heavy motor above my head while my partner did all the wire work and getting all the pieces together. Speaking of wires, the wires were way too long, looked like 4 or 5 feet, and made the overall project a mess at the start. I had to cut the wires to about 1.5 feet so I could make it easier to install the motor. When we finally got the motor on, everything else was a breeze, literally. Not to mention that the hard work paid off!
-Has a Low/Med/High setting on the remote for the fan, as well as On/Off for the lights, and an Off button for the overall operation.
-Looks incredibly nice, has a modern, elegant look to it.
-Very quiet in operation.
-Installing the motor was not an easy step; sometimes I wish the whole base part was already put together so all Iâd have to worry about was twisting the wires together to the ceiling A/C wires and screwing the mount into it.
-Whenever the remoteâs batteries plan to go out, there isnât an auxiliary option for controlling the fan. The battery for the remote isnât an AA or AAA, itâs a special kind of battery.
-The lights are special candelabra type. I would have liked to use some of those CFL energy saving lights instead. Also, would have liked some sort of option with the remote to control the brightness.
Donât let the Cons discourage you from getting this fan; they are really just preferences. It is not a deal-breaker by any means. Sometimes you just have to take a hit for the team in order to get what you really wanted all along: a fan that is upgraded both in regards to quality and functionality! Iâve invited my neighbors to come over and look at it, and they all marvel at it; itâs a very wonderful addition to our living room, and controlling it all with a remote makes it that much more convenient to have and use!
October 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by McDude Great Fan overall
The Hampton Isolabella Fan is a fantastic product; it has everything I was looking for in a fan !! it was very easy to install, is very good looking, quite and the price was great for a fan with a remote control.
So far I am very please with this purchase.
March 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by kerndtsr Needs work
Installed myself replacing existing fan. Not crazy about the fan blade patterns. Wood grain looks like cheap paneling. Had to improvise longer screws to hold up canopy. Will not attach to ceiling with an angle using supplied screws. Had to purchase down rod from competitor. Hampton Bay did not have one. The lights are too confined in the glass bowl, produces a lot of heat. Did not feel comfortable with the supplied incandescent bulbs. I replaced them with CFL's to reduce the heat. Not enough wattage for large room. I would prefer not be able to see the bulbs through the glass. Wish there was a way to install bypassing the need for the remote control. Uninspiring appearance It is however quiet and moves air well. Still an improvement over old fan.
October 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Maddiegirl Love the look; picture on-line doesn't do this justice :)
This fan is beautiful; especially the fan-side that has that vintage look. (aged brown blades with "worn" black edges.) It looks really nice on-line but in reality...it's Awesome! Installation instructions very easy to follow & it took no time at all to install. If you want a ceiling fan that doesn't look like a standard fan, this is for you. I love the remote for not only the fan portion but also for the light (and it even has a dimmer.) Far exceeded my expectations. It's well worth the money; especially because it looks so rich and you can tell it's quality.
October 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by dcmikez Beautiful fan, quiet and powerful
I'll start by saying my wife loves this fan. It is beautiful and compliments the decor of our bedroom well.
Installation was straightforward, however, when I ordered this fan I didn't realize that it had a remote control. The remote control sensor is a separate device that gets wired into the base of the fan, and since I was installing this in our bedroom we decided we didn't need the remote so I didn't install the sensor (more on that in a bit). I haven't installed a ceiling fan in 5 years or so and was impressed with how they've improved the process. There wasn't a time when I was really struggling with the installation and I had the old fan down and the new one up in about an hour. The fan comes with a balancing kit but I didn't need to use it. The fan set up great and works flawlessly.
The fan looks great and is very quiet. Since I didn't install the remote I can't comment on that, however, it seems the remote is the only way you can adjust the brightness of the lights or the speed of the fan. I'm going to have to take it down later this week to install the remote sensor. (that's what I get for skipping something).
The only negative I have is that the fan uses 3 candelabra bulbs (the fan came with 40w bulbs which was nice as I would have had to make a trip to get some if it didn't), however, this doesn't provide a lot of light. The documentation seems to limit the lights to 160W total (odd number for three sockets) so I'm not sure what I'll be able to do to make this brighter. It's possible that the bulbs are dimmer than they would normally be due to my not installing the remote sensor which controls the brightness, but I can't see why that would be the case.
Aside from the issue with lights I can't find any problems with this fan. We love it.
October 9, 2012