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Minka-Aire F518-WH Concept II

Minka-Aire F518-WH Concept II, 44-Inch Indoor Ceiling Fan – White

 

Overview

Minka-Aire F518-WH Concept II Ceiling FanThe flush-mount concept II ceiling fan is designed for indoors and is ideal for smaller rooms like standard kitchens and living rooms starting at 12 feet by 12 feet or bigger with standard 8-foot ceilings. The Minka-Aire F518-WH Concept II ceiling fan is powered by a quiet motor. The fan produces 4,071.21 cfm of airflow using 93.16 cfm’s per watt. The energy produced on high speed without lights is only 43.7 watts. This flush mount fan offers a clean, smooth and rounded profile.

Pros

  • Three fan speeds and reversible switch for year round use
  • Lifetime motor warranty; 2-year warranty on all other parts
  • Blades have a 14 degree pitch; like to see 12 degree minimum
  • Comes with remote control
  • Blades are made with ABS for strength

 

Cons

  • Not Energy Star Rated

 

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Product Review

The contemporary, flush mount, three-bladed indoor ceiling fan has a modern look that goes well with most decor. It features a white finish with white color blades. This fan features a three-speed reversible switch that allows for summer/winter operation. The fan provides airflow at 4,071.21 cubic feet per minute (cfm) at its highest speed. It is highly efficient and rated to operate at 43.7 watts at high speed (without the lighting on), which gives it an airflow efficiency rating of 93.16 cfm per watt. (As a comparison, 36-inch to 48-inch ceiling fans have airflow efficiency ranging from approximately 71 to 86 cfm per watt at high speed. Designed for rooms starting at 144 square feet and up (roughly 12 x 12 feet), the Concept II utilizes a quiet motor. The Minka-Aire Concept II is not energy star rated. Has a 14 degree blade pitch. Blades are made with ABS construction.

 

Tips

  • Ceiling fans can save you money in winter (Reverse Blade Direction) as well as summer: up to 10 percent in heating costs and up to 40 percent in air conditioning costs.
  • Placement is important. Install the ceiling fan with the blades 10 to 12 inches below the ceiling and 7 to 9 feet above the floor.

This Minka-Aire fan is backed by a lifetime motor warranty and a two-year warranty on all other parts.

 

What’s in the Box

  • Concept II ceiling fan
  • 3-speed remote control
  • installation instructions

 

Customer Reviews

I must have installed a dozen different style fans if not more and this has to be easiest ever. It is almost too easy. I bought and installed 4 of the 44″ and 2 52″ of this model for my new home and everyone when up without a hitch. I went through great pains to find a fan that was quiet, functional and good looking and this definitely meets my expectations.

I have had fans that look good and were too noisy or just plan did not blow air. And I have even had the classic hunter that makes you curse twice for each drop of sweat as you lift the tank to the ceiling. I am very happy to report, this fan is not like those. It is easy to install, quiet and works.

What you need to know before you buy:

1) It does not support using a separate power line for the attached light. The light is dims only via the remote.

2) The fan has the ability to learn the remote which is awesome so you don’t have to take the fan down to flip to change the remote code. To have many fans in the same house, just select different switches inside the remote. It looks like it can support 255 fans if I remember correctly.

3) The package comes with an option not to use the light by inserting an included plate where the light would go.

4) The remote battery is not typical and is probably something you have to replace at RadioShack when the time comes.

5) The bulb is a very small halogen which I have not had to replace yet either, but it is not typical, but most contemporary fans use odd bulbs.

 

 

I bought this fan/light combo almost 3 years ago and have been very happy with it. It still is very quiet and has very little friction (blades spin long after power is off), so I know it’s not using very much electricity to run it. I have the 44″ version for a smallish living room and it works great. In fact, I’m using it right now to push the heat from the heater off the ceiling. If you have a bigger room, I suggest the larger version (52″, I think).

The dimmer system if fairly simple and works well. The light is not extremely powerful, but it does kick out enough light for basic use. I would recommend at least one other light source. In my living room, it works really well with 4 ceiling cans.

There are 3 fan settings, which are logical and all useful depending on what you’re looking for.

However, the best thing about this fan is that it hangs only 10″ from the ceiling. I have regular 8′ ceilings, and my very tall friend is in no danger of getting whacked, even on his toes. Not only is this functional, but it looks better, in my opinion. It’s low profile, simple, and fairly elegant. It’s not like so many fans that hang out in space like some giant contraption.

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Minka-Aire F518-WH Specs

Ceiling FanMinka-Aire F518-WH 44-inch Concept II Ceiling Fan
Minka-Aire F518-WH Concept II
StyleContemporary
Item model numberF518-WH
Item Weight24 pounds
Size44 Inches
FinishWhite
Blade ColorWhite
Blade Pitch14 Degrees
Light FixtureYes
ControlFull Function 256-Bit Hand Held Remote
MountFlush
Motor MaterialN/A
Motor Size153mm x 15mm
Voltage120 volts
Wattage (On High)43.7 watts (Excludes Lights)
Air Flow Capacity (On High)4071.21 Cubic Feet per Min.
Type of Bulb1-100w Mini-Can Halogen (Included)
Warranty DescriptionLifetime motor warranty, two-year parts and electronics warranty.