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
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
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!
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.
I bought two of these, and they look really nice. However, I still cannot get one of them to light or the fan to work with the remote. I have tried several times re-installing the remote's receiver, and I have also tried several electrical rearrangements. But it still does not work. I may have to hire a professional electrician.
I get rave reviews from everyone who sees these fans. They were easy to install (I bought 3) and work like a dream. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the remotes. Easy to adjust the fan speed while sitting at my desk or while in bed. They move a LOT of air. I am thrilled with this decision. They cost a mere fraction of similar looking fans I have seen in the stores.
We first ordered this 2-light ceiling fan a year ago, and we liked it so well that we $XX.XX ordered a second one -- but this time the price is more than higher. That spike in price is the only downside I can think of for this beautiful, functional, contemporary lighting fixture.
I was not sure how the three blades would work in comparison to the 5 blade fixture it replaced. I need not have worried. The fixture is substantial and well made; it is a quality addition to any room. Its 52" swath of blades moves air easily and silently, and the silver toned fan blades were just what we were looking for. The remote is a nice addition. We keep it in a basket with the television tools, so one does not even have to get up to turn a wall switch or pull a chord.
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
The answers on here seem inconsistent. At one point you mention the manufacturer is Aztec and then later Kichler, which is it? More importantly there seems to be a dispute as to whether or not it comes with a pull change and can operated via the pull chain instead of the remote. That would make my decision as to whether or not I order a few. Please answer asap.
Thanks!barrus on Sep 5, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
We apologize for the confusion. Some manufacturers made one product that can have several brand names on it. This is one of the reasons we are no longer disclosing manufacturers. However, be assured that we fully stand behind the products we sell. As far as the pull chain questions, we are researching this to give you the most accurate information. We will post the answers shortly.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 6, 2012
This ceiling fan has a remote for operating the fan and light. This ceiling fan does not have pull chains for operating the fan and light.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 7, 2012
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