First off, one thing they don't mention on the site is that the blades are silver on one side (and edges) and a natural wood color on the other, so you have options. The silver side is a painted wood, the other a laminate. They look just fine.
Second, this fan comes with a remote to control the light (on/off) and the fan (off/low/medium/high). That means there is a transmitter that you connect your power to inside the fan housing. It also means that I could bypass the "light output" from the transmitter (blue cord if I recall) and connect the light directly to a light switch. In other words, I preferred to use the remote to control the fan, but a normal light switch to control the light.
Two 40 watt bulbs are not very bright so you'll probably need to use a lamp or other lights in the room. If light output is a priority for you, you'll probably want to find a 3-light unit with 60 watts per light. However, you are probably after the sleek look of this unit rather than those ugly 3 spotlight units of old. It's worth the tradeoff to me.
Lastly, this fan pushes a lot of air. We have it mounted above our bed and we use it to better regulate our comfort and not use the a/c so much.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great Quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
HIghly recommend this ceiling fan. It has a great contemporary feel. I was nervous about getting 3 blades instead of 5, but the 3 blades make it look more modern and newer. Gives off good light and was easy to install.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exactly the same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality, looks expensive.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
Fan arrived in good condition and was not missing any pieces. After a few curse words and adjustments my husband was able to install the fan. It's sleek and contemporary and works with minimal noise. We both love it!
I was really looking forward to this fan. Upon arrival, UPS left it at the curb with the package heavily damaged. That was disappointing. I couldn't tell if the fan itself was compromised or not, but decided not to risk it. I ended up returning it. I did look at the fan, and it is beautiful, but the cheap packaging with MADE IN CHINA written all over it really made me question it's chances of lasting. That, plus the fact that despite the Q&A implies that you could add an extension to the fan. In case you are considering this fan and adding the extension rod, please know that you CANNOT. It is not compatable with any extension rod out there.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality of the fan looked good, packaging NOT
How accurate was the on site description of the product? almost completely accurate
This is a very nice looking contemporary fan. The price is good in when comparing to other similar fans. The light is not particularly bright so if you are looking for a lot of light, this fan is not for you.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate.
The fan arrived and we fell in love with the look of it. The installing process... well... Hope you have little hands and are handy with wiring. From the mouth of the installer...Once the fan was up the wires were short so getting large man hands up into the fan was hard. Cursing and scratched knuckles inserted here. The fan blade colors are nice, but a little cheap feeling, almost a thick cardboard. The light is on the dim side, but I am okay with that. Overall, the fan works, it looks great and I am happy with it. But I didn't have to install it...
This fan was purchased for a third floor bedroom with a low ceiling so we needed something relatively low profile. The look of the fan is perfect and the price was great. It was easy (for my electrician boyfriend) to install. Only thing that is a little strange is the remote. Works fine, but looks like it's from 1982!
I have the exact same review on this product as "silvrfoxx" mentioned.
I bought this fan on 4/16/13 and it stopped working just a few weeks ago. The light will still work but the fan functionality is gone. We have changed the batteries and the fan still will not work. The styling of this fan is great and looks great in our room but it is the only fan in our house so the fact that it no longer works is a huge issue.
The Product Specs says 2 CFL bulbs, but the product features table says Incandescent bulbs. Which is it? Also, whatever type of bulb it is, is the light dimmable? Thank you.petalpower on Jun 20, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your question petalpower. The Contemporary 52-inch Brushed Nickel 2-light Ceiling Fan is now supplied with two non-dimmable CFL bulbs. With the purchase of dimmable CFL bulbs the ceiling fan light can be dimmable. You will need a three wire system (two for fan and one for light) dimmer to dim the light and operate the fan. Have a great.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 1, 2014
The product specs say this has a pull chain, but the product description says it has a remote, with no mention of a pull chain. Which is correct?petalpower on Jun 4, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Remote no pull chain and the remote never workedpdv1234 on Jun 12, 2014
Is it possible to use this without the remote? In other words, can it be hardwired into the light switch for turning off and on? To be more precise, I'm looking for a fan that will work with the hard-wired light switches that are made for control of both the fan and the light, from the wall switch. You just switch out your light switch (the one that controls the existing ceiling light), and replace it with a universal ceiling fan/light switch. Will this one work with that?petalpower on Jun 3, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This QuestionThere are no answers to this question yet, be the first to answer it.
Can someone please send me information on the fan's transmitter breaking? Instruction manual would be great also.
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can you please recommend an extension rod to use with this fan? i know you said the diameter should be 3/4 inch however that seems to be the standard and others have said those are not compatible...ernmckern on May 29, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for contacting us ernmckern.
Unfortunately we cannot recommend an extension rod to use with this fan.
Please let us know if you have any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on May 31, 2014
I purchased this fan, and can't figure out how to change the lightbulb. Is there a manual I can download?rerun1212 on May 2, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your question junipersmiles. The minimum height of the fan from the ceiling to the bottom of the shade is approximately 12 inches. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 16, 2014
Hi, I purchases this back in July and finally opened the box to install. Upon opening, the box was missing the instructions booklet. Could you provide me with one or send me a link to download? Thank you very much.autorac3r on Nov 24, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your inquiry; you will be contacted by Customer Care. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 27, 2013
both lights burned out, but I cannot figure out how to change the bulbs! Please post instructions.otown7 on Nov 8, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your inquiry; you will be contacted by Customer Care. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 12, 2013
Hello jackkee, One year warranty. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 25, 2013
I will also need a downrod but trying to find one FIRST before purchasing the fan, to make sure installation goes smooth. I know they sell downrods in local hardware stores, but please tell me what size diameter this one uses so it can be ordered ahead of time. Thank youkodican on Jun 25, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hi kodican, we were able to verify this information with our support team. The diameter of the down rod is ¾ inch. We hope this helps. Thanks for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 3, 2013
We need a downrod extension , and you haven't answered any others that needed on as well... HOW can we get a longer downrod... P L E A S E !!!boatinggrandma on Jun 17, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for shopping with us boatinggrandma. We do not sell the down rod extension. A search shows that these can be purchased at home improvement stores. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 24, 2013
My fan was working fine until a couple night ago when the control box in the burned out. How do I get a new transmitter?will597 on May 27, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello will597, I will have customer service contact you right away. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on May 30, 2013
what is the brand name of this fan?The electrian installed the fan it worked then the transmitter burned out . I need a new tranmitter or another fan .please let me know ASAP!!!!carol58us on May 14, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello carol58us! I sincerely apologize for the delayed response and that the transmitter burned out in your fan. You will be contacted by Customer Care shortly. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on May 17, 2013
Wife purchased one last year,had it installed last week and started using it . Worked great until yesterday when while switching speed with the remote the transmitter in the unit burned out? ( melted) ...can you help please.?.?slavenu on May 8, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hey slavenu, thank you for getting with us about the Contemporary 52-inch Brushed Nickel 2-light Ceiling Fan. Unfortunately I can't do anything for you, and as far as a return and we do have a return policy that will replace your fan within 45 days of purchase but since this has been over a year I will have to get you to a customer service specialist and they will contact you with information on what can be done to help you.Good luck and an agent will contact you in the next 2 business days. Thank you for shopping Overstock.com.
overstockcustomercare1 on May 11, 2013
I just purchased 2 of these fans and I now need to order a downrod. Which manufacturer should I contact to purchase one directly from them? The comments below mention that ones bought at the hardware store do not work with this fan and Overstock does not sell compatibles either. I need to know the manufacturers name and number, also their product number please. Thank youlenchik323 on Mar 20, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
I would talk to a local electrical and plumbing supply place. They should be able to help you.kaphut on Dec 9, 2013
I thought the blades were made of a painted wood; do not look steel to me. An electrician installed the fan for me and I just enjoy the look and feel of the breeze.silvrfoxx on Mar 15, 2013
the blades are wood, not steel. Just painted silver to look like steelotown7 on Nov 8, 2013
Thank you for your question mbentley46. The color of the wooden blades are a silver color one side and a light natural wood color on the other side. The fan blades are made of wood. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 22, 2013
We broke one of the remotes (only one drop off the dresser and a piece of the circuit board inside broke). How can I order a replacement remote control?swj213 on Dec 4, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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