@Seeds The specs indicate 5 fan blades. It seems that for the builder-grade mass installation original purpose for these fans, they’ll all be white. Unless you’d like an exotic choice, in which case you can order it in blanco.
@Kerig3 I think the point is that, in general when you buy these kinds of fans, you can choose the blade color and hardware finish. In this offering, you can have any combination of finishes as long as you want white, white, and/or white. Or if you prefer not to have white, you will still have white. Either way, you get white.
@shahnm I was seeking an answer from someone that works for Meh just to be sure, as this isn’t for myself. But I just found out that the person I was trying to help isn’t interested, so it’s off to click that Meh button for the fifth month in a row.
Keep up the comedy act, you may break out one day!
Big fan of Meh selling fans (big or small). I would love to buy this as a backup. It feels like I use my bedroom fan so much (damn Florida heat) that it might break at any moment; who knows how old it is since moving here 4 years ago?
But I don’t know how to install such a thing and where I would store it so I have to pass.
@curtw4 Reading the reviews, it seems that @maxlockie’s experience is not an isolated one. Probably a QC issue, since many also don’t report a problem. More notable is though it’s the same diameter, it has much less air flow than the one meh is selling today – 3256 cfm vs. 5212 cfm. Can’t argue its $40 price, though.
@mikelikesbbq@RedOak as i understand it, americans are too squeamish to go straight from the treatment plant back into the water mains, so it has to be dumped in a river, then taken right back out and re-treated… still doesn’t explain the Orlando water funk.
@mgstark@mikelikesbbq@the_inevitable “Flint” had nothing to do with sewage water. It was inept Flint water department administration not doing what every other aged water supply system does - putting additives into water otherwise prone to leeching lead from the aged pipes.
Flint shifted from Detroit system water to drawing water from its river but neglected to include the additives that Detroit had been supplying all along. Result: lead leeching.
By every measure, Detroit system water is excellent water. And it has a similar if not older network of pipes. Detroit includes the additive.
Two things come to mind:
1: nowhere it mentions the lumen/ wattage of the light fixture which is discouraging since these fancy fans tend to go into mood light for fancy apartments: would be nice to know the light specs
2.- the owners manual that meh showcases points out a wireless remote which is fine for 99% of homes out there in which you have a positive negative and ground wire. You would mostly match the blue (motor) and black (light) wires on the fan and be done with it.
This is different: this fan requires that you have an extra wire to your ceiling in order to control the light and the fan speed separately.
I guess I just wanted everyone to have a heads up: good deal nonetheless:
And my last concern is about the model number and finding a replacement light glass in case you break it but… that’s what happens when you get something this cheap
EDIT: ok 17 Watts is the wattage consumed by the light fixture but how many lumens it produces is the real question… also, which is the light tone? (Kelvins) cool white? Warm white? White?
@jareza@Pufferfishy There was an error in our specs that said this light was dimmable, and I have removed this bullet. It may very well be dimmable, but the switch it comes with does not have a dimmer – it’s just on/off. That said, the light is bright enough and the cover does a great job of diffusing.
@Pufferfishy It looks like the speed mechanism may be in the switch on this one, so there are no pull chains and likely no remote receiver in this fan (no reason to include it, unless the switch module is just an in-wall remote, but then it would probably have push buttons rather than the slider). So your two feeds may give you a dimmable light and a fan that’s hurricane-speed or off. You may have to add something like this remote to be able to control fan speeds, or do something like use the included switch for the fan and just wire the light to your dimmer switch and bypass the fan’s light switch. Or maybe you can use two dimmer switches.
@RiotDemon The standard HD fan remote kit work with this, and to my knowledge has no provision specifically for LED - so I’m hoping that it’s in the light kit itself.
But no matter, the light from this won’t be the main room light, so either way is OK.
And as far as the fan not having a speed switch (deferring to the wall switch) - that’s not at all uncommon - the fan sees whatever the wall switch sends it - same as the light. I’ve got one setup like this now in my LR (also a HD fan)
Well, meh, you really blew this one. If you’d offered this two months ago I would have grabbed it, b/c my ceiling fan had just died, at only 15 years old. Instead I got a POS Lowe’s fan and put it in. It’s a few steps below this one in options and style, and it cost more. Your timing is bad. It’s @shahnm’s fault anyway.
@OldCatLady return it to Lowe’s… most of the time they will let you return an item within a reasonable time frame: I remember returning a dehumidifier I bought 3 months after being purchased and explained to the manager that it really did not work for me because it was small and for the same price I could buy a bigger one on amazon. He gladly returned the item ( no box and no receipt)
Lowe’s has a killer customer service staff: policy
@jareza You motivated me, and Lowe’s just took my uninstalled fan without a hiccup. Wow! I couldn’t find the receipt, so they generated one for me (bought in Jan) and put the money back on my card. Thanks again.
@2many2no It can simply mean the boxes haven’t gone through the same 7 color printing as the retail version of the same product. It can mean a special kit with a chrome piece where there’s normally a bronze piece. It can mean any of a thousand simple deviations from a standard retail product.
It doesn’t mean there’s a factory second in the box.
Color Temperature of the LED is Warm White which will be 3000K. 882 Lumens is the light output of the LED. 5468 CFM on airflow. 15.5 inches is how far it will hang from the ceiling.
Edit: So some interesting observations after doing some more comparisons on the 2 fans (They are different.)
The meh fan is white blades and glass shade but the body, downrod and canopy look to be a brushed nickel or chrome finish.
The meh version also comes with that wall switch instead of a wireless remote that HD has. Now you can add on a reote for $30 from HD if you wish and it will be a better deal (no complex wiring since the remote receiver is located in the canopy and that’s where all the control functions will be)
Other than that the motor and LED will be the same. It is also important to note that since the blades on this fan are ABS plastic instead of pressboard the blades will not droop over time due to the effects of humidity and gravity.
@ndeans The nomenclature “special build” causes me to question how similar these two fans are. Basically, all bets are off regarding specifications. It’s possible the special build fans omitted the wifi receiver, used a lower power motor or LED component… anything may have been changed in the quest for maximum cost savings by the original contractor who ordered these.
I actually have two of this fan in our house - only difference is ours has the remote with dimmer that is included in the non Special Edition version and ours is all white, no chrome or nickel. The look is very modern while also low profile. Not sure why someone said it was ugly as it matches most updated living areas quite well.
They are very nice fans. Quiet and move more air than any other lower priced fan I have owned. The light is slightly dim at only 882 lumens (basically equivalent to one bulb). It serves its purpose light wise and the fan part is great.
We already have one ceiling fan in our just-in-case-the-other-one-dies queue or I would be in. I did want to chime in though because I really enjoyed reading more about how meh gets their stuffs. Thanks for the glimpse
If my house was a rental, or I needed fans in my basement, I’d be all over this thing, but I kinda want something pretty in my bedroom and this just doesn’t fit in with the rest of my garbage. Sorry meh.
Trying to hook it up but it’s like the blades don’t fit the motor and the owners manual is not right for the model that is in the box. We got the light to work, but the blades will not attach to the unit.
Anyone else notice the canopy and mounting bracket have a 1/2" gap making it impossible to mount without adding spacers between the ceiling and bracket? The canopy cover provided is not the same as from the models you see at home depot.