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129 of 137 people found the following review helpful.
Good fan but uses none-standard light bulbs
By W. D.
We bought this type of fans more than 2 years ago from OSH. We like the look, the cost and how it works (very quiet and stable, also flush mountable). you get the best bang of your money. A month ago, we bought another one from Amazon.com. In the product description it states using "standard-base light bulbs". After opening the package, we found that it uses candelabra based light bulbs. For this, we returned it to Amazon.com because we'd like to use more generic products for easy light bulb replacement.
After talking to several sales persons and electricians at local Home Depot stores, I found all new ceiling fans have changed light bulbs to either candelabra base or Intermediate base (or E-17 Intermediate) in recent years in order to bypass an energy saving requirement imposed on Standard Medium Base light bulbs. At this time, there is no specific energy-saving requirement on the candelabra or Intermediate base light bulbs. The downside of using none-standard type bulbs is that you are locked in to buy them from limited number of dealers. It can be hard to find replacement bulbs.
79 of 82 people found the following review helpful.
exactly what it says it is
By AnyWoman "AE"
it's extremely light, great for low ceilings and/or apartments - and spins quietly but with strength! my boyfriend [who is a contractor] installed it, but said it was very easy to hook up and to make flush with the ceiling, avoiding almost any shakiness! it does feel somewhat flimsy so i'll update this review after a year or so, but after nonstop high spinning during 3 steamy hot nyc summer months, i love this thing! for $50 and amazon's free shipping, YOU CANNOT BEAT IT
july, 2009 UPDATE
still running the fan basically day and night, reversing the direction in the winter to blow upward - and using the light function for at least a couple of hours/day - and it is working smoothly and consistently, with no shakiness or loss of strength. the wood panels haven't faded, the brass hasn't tarnished, and i am hardly as consistent about keeping it clean as i am about keeping it on! one of the best home purchases i've made.
31 of 31 people found the following review helpful. See all 266 customer reviews...
Excellent Ceiling Fan
By Markus Sleuwen
We purchased one of these fans nine months ago for our son's bedroom because of its low height and reasonable price. We have been very happy with the fan. It blends very nicely with the white ceiling, making it barely noticeable. It is quiet, but displaces quite a bit of air. We like it so much that we just purchased another one for our bedroom.