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Universal Ceiling Fan Thermostatic Remote

  • Handheld ceiling fan remote and receiver included
  • Compatible with most downrod style ceiling fans
  • Thermostatic feature turns fan on/off at set temperatures
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Product Overview

The Hampton Bay Universal Thermostatic ceiling fan remote control adds ultimate functionality to your ceiling fan. The thermostatic feature enables the user to set a desired room temperature range at which the fan will automatically turn on or off. The remote is able to control the speed of your fan as well as control the lights of the ceiling fan with On, Off, and dimming options. This ceiling fan remote control is easy to install and is compatible with LED, CFL, and incandescent light bulbs. The Thermostatic remote includes a walk away time delay feature that allows you to turn the light off but still have light as you leave the room. This remote control also includes a Comfort Breeze setting which randomly alternates the fan's speed to create an organic breeze effect. The universal design is compatible with most major ceiling fan brands including Hampton Bay, Home Decorators Collection, Hunter, and many more.
  • 3-speed fan control
  • Light on/off/dimming control
  • Walk away time delay
  • Comfort breeze setting
  • Fan and light timer with 2, 4 and 8 hours option
  • Programmable thermostatic feature to automatically turn the fan on or off
  • Universal design is compatible with most major ceiling fan brands including Hampton Bay, Home Decorators collection, Hunter and many more
  • Damp rated for indoor/outdoor
  • Compatible with LED, CFL, and incandescent light bulbs
  • Easy set up
  • Includes remote control, canopy receiver, and necessary hardware
  • Compatible with most downrod style fans, not recommended for use with hugger style fans
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Questions & Answers


Is this comparible with a Home Decorations brand ceilind fan?

Asked by Pupu April 30, 2021

It is hardwired into the actual wires that connect the power from the junction box in the ceiling to the wires on the fan itself. From that connection the receiver stays tucked away in the housing and receives an RF signal from the remote control - thus controlling the functions of the fan (lights, speed, dimming, on/off, etc.) Keep in mind that if you have a light switch that turns power off to the unit, it needs to remain on or wired with continuous power; properly terminated and covered with a wall plate in order for the remote to work.

I have a ceiling fan with this remote already but my dogs chewed it up would I be able to just se...

Asked by Giggles4ever February 28, 2021

Yes, if you had the same exact model then as long as you set the dip switches (the set of 4 tiny switches you can move up or down, next to the battery compartment) to match your previous remote, you should be good to go.

Does this work with harbor breeze fans?

Asked by LunaRio January 24, 2021

Thank you for your question. In general, this remote is designed to work with most downrod ceiling fans. There are a few exceptions, such as DC motor fans or fans that have a built-in receiver that can not be replaced. This remote includes a receiver that needs to be installed in the mounting bracket/canopy of the fan. Without knowing exactly which fan you are referencing, we can not answer with 100% accuracy.

Is the Fan Auto feature something you have to reset and set up every day or should you be able to...

Asked by Nick January 14, 2021

We're sorry to hear that you are having this issue. Please call Hampton Bay customer service at 1-855-HD-HAMPTON (1-855-434-2678) and one of the team members will be able to help troubleshoot and resolve the issue.

I want to be able to control the light on the fan from the regular wall switch,but I want the fan...

Asked by Nick January 3, 2021

Thank you for your question. The one option for the operation you are describing would be to wire the receiver to a standard on/off toggle style switch. That would allow you to turn the fan and light on/off simultaneously. The remote receiver can not be connected to a speed control switch. Using a speed control switch with the receiver will damage the unit. The other option would be to wire the fan's light wire to a switch and wire the remote receiver to the house constant supply wire. This would enable you to use the switch to turn the light on/off (but would omit light control from the remote). Connecting this way would allow the receiver's thermostatic feature to continue to control the fan but you would not be able to control the fan speed via a switch..

The remote that came with the Hampton Bay ceiling fan still works with the fan but I have it tape...

Asked by Ellen December 20, 2020

Thank you for your question. Yes, as long as it is the same exact remote system.

What’s the operating frequency?

Asked by Juxsta October 27, 2020

Thank you for your question. The remote operates in the 300mHz range.

Is this renmote compatable with led lights?

Asked by Dale September 27, 2020

I'm assuming you mean LED lights installed in the ceiling fan itself. And yes, I have LED lights in mine and it works just fine. No issues.

does the remote have a wall mount holder?

Asked by scott August 4, 2020

This model doesn't come with a wall mount holder.

can you pair a second remote

Asked by remotes June 5, 2020

Thank you for your question. Yes, as long as it is the same remote model and the dip switches are set to the same settings as the other remote.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.3
    out of 179 reviews
  • 86% recommend this product
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I love this remote!!! It has an "auto" feature that you can set your desired temperature, then th...
I love this remote!!! It has an "auto" feature that you can set your desired temperature, then the fan will turn itself on when it's warm and off when it hits the desired temp. This is great because the fan isn't just running all day. The 2nd thing I love about this remote is that it has a timer setting. I can set the timer to shut the fan off sometime during the night, so I don't get too cold. If I do get cold before it shuts off it's right on my nightstand so I can turn it off without having to get out of bed. I purchased 5 of them for all the fans in my house and my husband installed them with no issues. I highly recommend this product!
by Creative2
1 person found this helpful
I installed it for my 18' ceiling fan. It worked for about 3 days and then weird things started t...
I installed it for my 18' ceiling fan. It worked for about 3 days and then weird things started to happen, lights came n by themselves, fan run sporadically and on its own term, all the lights on the remote keeps blinking. I took the batteries out and reset it but no use. Finally took the transmitter back to HD to exchange for a new one. It's working now but time will tell. I'm glad I didn't have to rent a 14' ladder again to change out the receiver up in the 18-foot ceiling.
by Tommy
4 people found this helpful
I am very happy with this remote. I purchased this remote for my guest room. But, because it ha...
I am very happy with this remote. I purchased this remote for my guest room. But, because it has so many nice features, I switched out the one I had in my master bedroom & installed this one instead. Then, I put the older remote in my guest room.
by MyRemote
1 person found this helpful
Good, but with flaws
Installation was fairly simple. I just followed the clear installation instructions in the manual. One set of 2 wires (white and black or red) connects to the ceiling wires, the other set of 3 wires (white, black, blue) connects to the fan wires, simply by matching colors. The receiver module does fit (tightly) inside the ceiling bracket for the fan. The wiring may be tight as my wires coming out of the ceiling fan were very short, but I managed to get it all done. Make sure the circuit breaker is switched back on and the main light / fan wall-switch is also turned on. Assuming everything is connected correctly the remote should work. The remote itself feels very sturdy and seems well built. The size (in inches) is: Length = 6, Width = 1 ¾ and Thickness = ¾. It has a smooth matte black finish that does not attract fingerprints. Not sure about the total range but I tried it about 30 feet away from another room and it worked well. The buttons have a good feel to them and the clicks are pronounced. There are a total of eight buttons on the remote: - Main Power button turns everything on / off. There is also a Walk-Away feature that is activated by holding the Main Power button for 3 seconds. When activated the light will stay on for 30 seconds as you leave the room and then automatically turn off. If a dimmable bulb is used, the light will be at 50% brightness. - Fan on / off button – also changes (up to 3) fan speeds with 3 LEDs showing fan speed. - Light button turns lights on / off. Also dims / brightens the light if held. - Fan Auto button activates the auto setting by letting you select a desired temperature on the remote via the up and down arrows (buttons) and uses the remote as a thermostat to power the fan on or off automatically based on the selected temp. There is a small LCD screen (Black w/green numbers) where the temperature is displayed. When any button is pressed the LCD will display the current room temp. If the auto setting is selected and you change the temp via the arrows, the desired temp will be displayed with a green dot to the left of the numbers. - Comfort Breeze setting button allows the fan to randomly change speeds creating a breeze like effect. There’s an LED on the button showing if its active. - Timer button has three delayed shut-off settings: 2, 4 and 8 hours with LEDs next to each setting. The timer setting changes with each push of the button. The remote uses 2AAA batteries which were included. In the battery compartment there are three other switches. One lets you change between C/F for the display, the other switch is for regular (0) or dimmable light bulbs (D) and the third is to match up a 4-number code for the remote to communicate with a specific receiver. Assuming you may have more than one remote or receiver, you may want to match up different codes. So based on the features and build quality, this should be a 5-star product. However after using it for two weeks, I found a few flaws that the manufacturer needs to fix: # 1 – Turning the light on or off via the remote is instant. However if they were turned off with the remote, the main wall switch becomes inactive. You would have to turn the light back on with the remote and only then you can use the wall switch again. # 2 – For some reason the receiver causes a 2.5 second delay for the light to come one via the wall switch. A bit annoying when you want to use the wall switch coming into the room when dark. Press the wall switch and wait… # 3 – Dimming level is unknown. There is absolutely no indication of the brightness level. When the light button is held, the light starts to dim until it gets to the lowest setting, then it starts to brighten. It will do that as long as the light button is held. So there is no way of knowing if you have it at the lowest or brightest setting and there’s no indication of any kind. Kind of a guessing game. # 4 – The timer options are 2, 4 and 8 hours. Who needs an 8 hour timer? Would’ve been nicer to instead have: 30 min, 1, 2 and 4 hours. Or since the remote has a display would’ve been even better to choose any time I want by additional arrows or by holing the timer button. The timer is not a rating killer, however the first three problems make the product annoying and difficult to use for those who use all the features. Therefore I rate it 3-stars. If these problems are not a concern to you and you simply need a remote to control the fan and lights, than I do recommend the product. This product is new as it just came out on the market. Would be great if Hampton Bay took my advice and improved the product.
by PaulN
27 people found this helpful
Makes a regular cieling fan a SUPER FAN!!
This Hampton Bay Comfort Breeze Thermostatic Remote Control allows us to control our bedroom fan without jumping up every time we want to make an adjustment or turn the light on or off. I've included a video here of me pressing buttons with the fan in the background so you can see what effect the remote has. Nicest is the temp control setting. You can indicate the turn on/off temperature on the remote and the fan will cycle on and off as the temperature in the room changes. The receiving unit for this device fits into the electrical housing where the fan hangs from the ceiling. A couple of phillips screws and the housing drops to reveal the hanger and the electrical connections. The receiving unit slides into the center of the hangar with plenty of room to spare and the unit package comes with the wire nuts and wiring diagram which makes it installation a snap. The hardest part was reattaching the housing while leaning through the fan blades reaching to both sides to tighten the phillips screws. The whole thing was a half hour gig including getting the ladder and the tools. It works like a charm and has continued to do so.
by Hamrdul
6 people found this helpful
Awesome kit, works very well
Overall, this ceiling fan remote kit is a great item. The kit is very easy to install, even to those that might be less than a novice with electricity. If you can match colors, you can install the receiver. The remote has a very nice form factor. The buttons are intuitive, and the instructions are not truly "needed" to use or install this kit, however those that are not experienced with household wiring should read the directions thoroughly, take as much time as needed, and not perform the installation if they are uncomfortable or not skilled with wiring. * Installation * That being said, if you can match colors, you can install this unit. It installs in the ceiling fan box, and gets wired in line between the power coming from the switch and the lines coming from the fan. Ensuring power is off, all that needed to be done is disconnect the fan, connect the supply side wires to the supply side of the unit, and wire the fan wires to the fan side of the unit. The receiver gets tucked up into the electrical box or fan swivel, wherever is easiest to place the receiver without risking disturbing the wires. The receiver is a little big for trying to shove into the ceiling box, so it takes a little bit of finesse to get the box up there, and also keep the wires safe when putting the ceiling ring (flashing, cover, cant remember the proper term) back up on the fan. From un-boxing to installation to clean-up, it took about ten minutes. An extremely simple and straightforward installation. It would have been nice if they included some decent double-stick tape to secure the receiver a bit better, it feels a little unfinished just "throwing" the receiver up there. Simple enough to use some tape from the garage, though. *Functionality * The remote is a very sleek and intuitive form factor. The remote is not too small for large hands, but is not too big for smaller hands either. The remote is long enough that it feels easy to hold on to. Button icons are intuitive and there is nothing unexpected on the remote. It is a ceiling fan, after all. The remote feels very solid. It is made from black plastic, however it feels very sturdy. It does not feel hollow or "shaky," and has a respectable weight that makes it feel like it will last. It is worth reading the instructions very quickly just to understand some of the hidden functions of the remote, such as the "walk away" setting, which just dims the light for thirty seconds and then turns off, ideally enough time to walk out of a room. I am not sure what technology the remote uses to communicate with the receiver in the fan. It is not infra-red. I believe it might be a radio frequency, but do not quote me! I am able to successfully control the ceiling fan from under covers, behind pillows, down the hall, and from behind a corner / solid wall. It is nice not needing to point the remote straight at the fan, and it also means that the receiver does not need to be placed in a special way. This helps make the installation extremely simple not needing to install an external eye or sensor. The kit does not include a wall caddy/harness to hold the remote. It would be nice to have a little holster to put the remote when leaving the room. I have seen some that have a little plastic holster that is attached to the wall next to the lightswitch so that the remote can be put in the entryway to the room. It can be a little frustrating trying to find the remote in the dark, and the black shade of the remote makes it a little worse. The kit disables the functionality of the light switch (can still shut off power, but not turn on lights) so it would be nice to have a "place" for the remote. In the event that the remote is completely lost (for 5 minutes or for good) the receiver has to be completely removed to restore light and fan functionality. It would be nice if cycling the power to the fan from the light switch would restore power to the fan and the light, so *Overall This is a great kit to get. It is simple to install and the remote works exceptionally well. It is everything you should expect, and the ease of installation makes it even better. It would be nice to see the three issues I mentioned addressed (Holster, Switch Power, Included tape). Overall, 4/5 stars, would highly recommend to anyone looking for remote solution.
by SGMillerDesigns
3 people found this helpful
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by HomeDepotCustomer
This things works really well. Have not noticed any...
This things works really well. Have not noticed any quirks in operating the fan or light (except user error by shutting the light/fan off at the wall switch. My husband said the installation was pretty straightforward.
by HomeDepotCustomer
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