Hugger Ceiling Fan, 30 in.
GOOD BANG FOR YOUR BUCK
I PURCHASED THIS FAN BECAUSE IT WAS 30 INCHES, A CEILING HUGGER AND HAD 6 BLADES MAKING IT WELL BALANCED, IT WAS EASY TO INSTALL AND VERY QUIET FOR THE PRICE. IT MOVES LOTS OF AIR AND AS LONG AS YOU DO NOT FOOL WITH THE REVERSE SWITCH TOO OFTEN IT HAS NO PROBLEMS. MY WIFE HAS ASKED ME TO PURCHASE TWO MORE FOR OUR CAMPER EXTENSION. IT IS HARD TO GO WRONG AT THIS PRICE. HOPEFULLY CANADIAN TIRE STILL HAS MORE.
May 14, 2012
Beware of strange lightbulb socket
I bought this "hugger" (its true name is Home Collection "Lincoln") ceiling fan, thinking it was a duplicate of one we already had in our house. Only when we had it assembled did we discover that the required bulb is an obscure make: a 60W type-C chandelier bulb. All the chandelier bulbs I looked to buy required they be installed in the upright or horizontal position. This fan needs its bulb pointing downward. This fan is going back to the store; I've already replaced it with a Canarm "Twister". The two models are practically identical.
These are nice, inexpensive little fans. Buyers, I just wanted to recommend you make sure that the fan you buy requires an easy-to-find bulb.
June 21, 2011
Plastic reverse swich breaks!
This Ceiling Fan:
I've installed and used quite a number of these over the years. This model with only 2 pull chain switches has the 3rd switch to reverse the rotation of the blades for winter and summer is a slide switch built into the stationary center housing that is made of plastic. It breaks almost immediately when put into service. I've replaced it with a much higher quality switch with a metal body and it has worked fine, but which should NOT be necessary. It is a wierd arrangement in the first place as not everyone is 6' 4" /193 cm tall and could even reach it. It is a case of overdoing it to cut manufacturing costs very slightly.
Obviously I do NOT recommend you buy THIS celling fan!.
All Ceiling Fans:
The vibration from these fans tends to transfer to the ceiling that it is hung from into massive sound board just like a piano. It is not bad in the same room or adjacent rooms, but is quite noticeable in rooms above where they are mounted unless steps are taken to isolate these vibrations. CAUTION! In spite of this because of their large rotating blades and thus the energy they have makes the potential of significant danger very real if the entire unit or parts of it break &/or come loose. Do NOT try and leave it mounted loosely in an attempt to try and control the noise transmitted to the ceiling that they are mounted to!
The metal brackets that attach the blades to the body are made out of a light cast metal that is very brittle. If they come loose they will break. Be sure to tighten these up well and put some Thread Lock compound, thick paint or Nail polish on these screws to help keep them from vibrating loose.
Some of these fans now have a remote control with a holder that you can hang by the entrance door where one normally finds the light switch. The ones that I have had with a remote also has a light dimmer which is nice. This is a nice feature which hasn't added much in the way of cost in units that feature it. The downside of this arrangement on the ones I'm familiar with is that have it is that there is no light switch on the body of the fan; so if you lose the remote or break it or it breaks down, you know longer are able to control the light..
December 23, 2009
Very Good Product for the Price
I bought this celling Fan yesterday August 17 2009 he took me only an Hour to installed the fan the instruction are very easy to read very Quiet fan i installed the fan in my 10 by 12 Bedroom and that work with no problem at all.I recommend it with no hesitation.
August 18, 2009
Very happy with purchase
I was so happy with this purchase that I returned to buy another one for another room in our home.
September 2, 2008
Was hesitant to purchase at first because I was unsure of the quality. Was pleasantly surprised. Assembly is not difficult, and I was able to install the fan by myself. Great buy for kids rooms.
August 31, 2008
Decent ceiling fan
I needed a couple of fans for the kids bedrooms. I installed two of these with little effort. It's fine for a cheap replacement fan.
August 29, 2008
Exactly what I needed
I read the previous reviews before purchasing and was a little hestitate in buying this fan as it was the first time I have installed one myself, however; if you follow the instructions it really isn't that difficult to install. Exactly what I needed for a smaller room and definately moves the air. I plan on purchasing another one.
August 1, 2008
Very difficult to install
This ceiling fan, once up, looks quite nice but, in my opinion, is not suitable for a bedroom. It runs far from silent.
Installation was hard, considering the small screws and rings, when working close to the ceilig. Once they fall they are next to impossible to find. One would think that providing a few spares in the installation kit wouldn't break the bank.
The screws should not be Philips but Robinson, the latter square driver doesn't strip the material like the former.
Also, the direction for winter and summer running could be a lot clearer. It could be S(ummer) and W(inter) marked on the housing next to the slide switch. As it is now it is most confusing.
June 22, 2008
This fan serves it's purpose as we prefer huggers as it does not make as much noise as the others. The price was right as well as affordable.
June 3, 2008
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