Craftmade Bellows III Ceiling Fan
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Shown in Picture: Craftmade Bellows III Ceiling Fan Model CF-BW321SS3 in Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel blades. The Bellows III is a Single Head Single Head Fans style Ceiling Fan Designed for use indoors or outdoors in either damp or dry locations. This fan features a 82mm x 25mm Motor with a 7 Degree Blade Pitch producing an AirFlow rating of 3 (where 5 is best). It is operated by a 3 Speed Remote and Wall Control. . Introducing the ultimate industrial Retro-chic Stainless Steel oscillating cage fan, indoors or out. Ceiling-mounted with a 4´´ down rod, the uber-cool Bellows III is equipped with a 170-degree tilt feature, 21´´ blades, 360 degree oscillation, and a powerful 3-speed reversible motor. With intelligent wall and remote controls, plus a limited lifetime warranty, you’ll always be cool as a cucumber. .
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Included Control (ICRW): 3 Speed Remote Control and Wall Control (includes both).
Can I operate more than 1 fan from a single remote? Although it is possible to operate multiple ceiling fans from a single remote control, we do NOT recommend it with any brand. Doing so can cause your fans to get out of sync (one off and the other on, or one on high and the other on low) and getting them back in sync becomes quite a challenge. To avoid frustration, be sure to operate each fan from its own designated remote control.
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|Model Name|| Craftmade Bellows III|
Features & Specifications
|Motor Size|| 82mm x 25mm Motor|
|Quality Rating|| 4 out of 5 (5 is best)|
|Blade Pitch|| 7 degree blade pitch|
|Blade Span|| 21" blade span|
|Blade Qty|| 3 blades|
|Blades Color||Stainless Steel finished blades (included)|
|Speeds|| 3 Speeds|
|Reverse Function|| Yes|
|Indoor Rating||UL Listed for use indoors|
UL Listed for outdoor DAMP locations in covered areas only. Cannot be directly exposed to rain.
|Includes Uplight|| No|
|Inludes Downlight|| No|
|Can Lights be Added?|| No|
|Accepts Universal Light Kits|| No|
|Voltage||Uses 120 Volt electricity|
|ENERGY STAR Qualified|| No|
|Style Group|| Single Head|
|Approx. Weight|| 15.63 lb.|
|Warranty|| Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty|
|Included Downrod(s)|| 4"|
|Flushmount Capability|| Cannot Be Flush Mounted|
|Leadwire Length|| Not Published|
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Other Finishes for this Ceiling Fan
Bellows III (with Remote and Wall Remote and Wall Control - 120 Volts)
Other Closely Related Ceiling Fans:
Bellows (with Remote and Wall Remote and Wall Control - 120 Volts)
Bellows I Plug-in (with Bellows Speed and Oscillation Control Rotary Control - 120 Volts)
Bellows IV (with Bellows Speed and Oscillation Control Rotary Control - 120 Volts)
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at High Speed
Cubic Feet Per
Minute Per Watt
36" to 48"
ceiling fans have airflow efficiencies
ranging from approximately
71 to 86
cubic feet per
minute per watt at high speed.
Money-Saving Tip: turn off fan when leaving room
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Low, High or Vaulted Ceiling Installation Options
Minimum Ceiling Height Requirement: This fan requires a minimum ceiling height of at least 84" in order to meet building codes. If your ceiling is lower than 84" then you may need to add a flushmount adapter or close to ceiling dowrod if one is available for the fan (see below).
If you cannot find what you need to make this fan work in your room, please give us a call so we can check to see if there are any further alternatives.
Note: This fan includes 4" downrods(s)
Indoor and Outdoor Limitations
UL Listed for Damp Applications
The Craftmade Bellows III is UL Listed for Outdoor Damp Locations, which means the fan is rated for indoor or outoor use in covered areas where there is excessive moisture, but not direct exposure to rain or sprinklers. It's great for fully covered patios and porches or screened enclosures. All outdoor ceiling fans can also be installed inside your house, so they are also great for bathrooms and laundry rooms or any other room inside your home.
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How does the Craftmade Bellows III Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph
Breeze Rating: 5.5 (5 is best)
Wind Speed Factor: 5.02 MPH
Graph represents 21" blade span
How to read our graphs
Quality Rating = 4 (average is 3)
A Quality Rating of 4 is above average, the Craftmade Bellows III ceiling fan will run smooth and quiet and will give you many years of operation with no worries of the motor burning out.
Wind Speed Factor: 5.02 MPH (average is about 3)
Airflow = 2025 CFM
A Wind Speed Factor of 5.02 MPH gives this fan a Breeze Rating of 5.5 out of 5.
This is over the top when it comes to wind speed, so this fan provides about the strongest breeze you can get from a ceiling fan, making it one of the best fans you can buy to cool you off!
Aside from Quality, which accounts for smooth quiet operation and durability, the amount of wind-chill a fan can provide to cool you off is the most important consideration.
Afterall, why do want a ceiling fan in the first place?
(average is about 5,000)
2025 CFM far less than the average ceiling fan, so don't expect to feel much of a breeze from this fan unless you are are directly beneath it. We only recommended the Craftmade Bellows III for small rooms or areas where very little airflow is needed. This fan may not allow you to raise your thermostat, so do not expect to save much on your cooling bills (if you have AC).
Efficiency Rating = 35 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 35 is
Efficiency is defined by the EPA as the amount of airflow a fan produces (CFM) divided by the amount of
electricity (Watts) it uses on high speed without any lights on. Efficiency is less important than Airflow because more
CFMs allow you to raise your thermostat higher...which is where you will save the most energy. Efficiency becomes more important if
you expect to operate several ceiling fans at the same time. (see calculator below)
Electrical Usage = 58 Watts (average is about 76)
58 Watts per hour is
well below average, which is excellent because the Craftmade Bellows III will cost less to operate than the average ceiling fan.
Use the calculator below to estimate just how much it will cost to operate this fan in "Your home".
Wind Speed Factor -vs- Efficiency: Wind Speed is KING! Ceiling fans can save you a lot on your energy bills if you use them properly to reduce your use of central air.
Ceiling fans cool you off by creating a wind-chill effect, so the more wind speed a fan generates, the cooler it will make you feel. The cooler your ceiling fan can make you feel, the higher you can raise your AC thermostat to conserve energy without sacrificing your level of comfort. Raising your thermostat by 10 degrees can save you up to 40% on your cooling bills, but you cannot raise your thermostat by 10 degrees if you focus only on ceiling fans that use less energy rather than ones that generate higher wind speed. To put this in perspective: A typical central air system uses about 3500 Watts when it is running, so if a ceiling fan that uses 100 watts allows you to raise your thermostat a couple degrees higher than a more "efficient" fan that uses only 50 watts, the savings you will get by raising your AC therestat a couple degrees higher is far more than the difference of 50 watts between the two fans. With that said, a ceiling fan that uses less watts yet produces higher wind speed is a win-win.
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Fan Size -vs- Wind Speed -vs- CFM
Note: The formula for calculating wind speed was revised on 1/31/2015. The previous formula did not take into account that the testing chamber (cylinder) used to determine the CFM of a fan is 8" in diameter larger than the blade span. The revised formula ads 8" to the fan diameter to account for this. The wind speed results are now slightly lower than previosly stated
"When it comes to ceiling fan size...the largest fan with the highest wind speed that will look fine in the area is the best choice!"
Ceiling fans cool you off by creating a wind-chill effect, the degree of which is determined by the wind speed produced by the fan; the higher the wind speed, the cooler you feel. It is critical to know the following; CFM is not the same as wind speed; the wind chill effect you feel from a ceiling fan is concentrated in the column of air directly beneath the fan blades; the wind chill drops off dramatically just a foot or two outside that area.
Ceiling fan manufacturers are required by the DOE to publish the airflow of each fan in CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) which is not the same as wind speed. CFM is the volume of air being moved every minute, whereas wind speed how fast the air is moving in MPH (Miles per Hour) or LFM (Linear Feet per Minute), both of which are directly related to the amount of wind chill effect. When you compare two fans that are different sizes yet have the same CFM you will find they produce quite different wind speeds. The smaller fan must move air faster in order to move the same amount of air per minute (CFM) as the larger fan. The airflow generated by the smaller creates more wind chill because it is more concentrated and has a higher wind speed. The larger fan of equal CFM moves air over a larger area so it is less concentrated at a lower wind speed. So when determining what size fan to buy you must consider the amount of space a fan will cover (the diameter of the fan plus a foot or two), the intensity of the airflow directly beneath the fan (the wind speed) balanced with how any particular size fan will look or fit in the space. Ultimately the largest fan with the highest wind speed that will look fine in the area is the best choice for performance.
The required testing method for ceiling fans is not done in a way that translates well to real world applications, so the CFM data can be somewhat deceiving if you do not know how to interpret it.
The current required test procedure (shown left) shows a ceiling fan hanging above a 3 foot tall metal cylinder that is 8 inches wider than the ceiling fan (blade span) and stands 4 feet above the floor. Sensors are located at the bottom of the cylinder to measure the wind speed. The wind speed is then converted into CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute). Although this testing procedure can be valuable for comparing the performance of fans equal in size, it does not emulate a real application inside a home and does not make it easy to compare fans that are different sizes in order to determine the best size fan(s) for any particular application.
Therefore, the best way to compare the actual performance between fans of various sizes is to compare the wind speed. The wind speed of a ceiling fan can be mathematically calculated based on the CFM and Blade Span. Here is a comparison where we performed the calculations between 3 fans of different blade spans and CFMs. The largest fan has the highest CFM yet the smallest fan produces the highest wind speed.
84" Fan with CFM of 10000 produces wind speed of 2.46 MPH (216.62 LFM)
52" Fan with CFM of 6500 produces wind speed of 3.76 MPH (331.04 LFM )
The above example shows how deceiving CFM data can be. Even though the 52" fan moves 35% less air than the 84" fan, the intensity of the breeze that produces a wind-chill effect is over 50% more than that of the larger fan and will make you feel much cooler if you are directly beneath it. So, to cover a larger area, two or more smaller fans with good performance may be a better choice than a single large higher CFM fan.
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Included With This Fan (as shown):
in Stainless Steel
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Craftmade BW321SS3 Specs
| Item SKU||BW321SS3|
| Our Part Number||CF-BW321SS3|
| Model Name||21" Reversible Oscillating Ceiling Fan|
| Description: Bellows III 21" Reversible Oscillating Ceiling Fan in Stainless Steel|
| Description2: The ultimate industrial Retro-chic, the Bellows III is a ceiling-mounted fan that rotates the 21" caged fan in a 360 degrees motion. The fan speed and oscillation are controlled independently.|
| Category||Ceiling Fans|
| Product Type||Oscillating Ceiling Fan|
| Product Sub Type||Reversible|
| Finish||Stainless Steel|
| Theme||Retro/Vintage, Barn, Tropical, Rustic/Lodge, Modern Industrial|
| Warranty||Lifetime Limited|
| Safety Rating||CETL|
| Mounting Location||Damp|
| Mounting Method||Dual |
| Energy Star||No|
| Leadwire Length||80|
| Canopy Width||6|
| Blade Status||Included|
| Blade Count||3|
| Blade Sweep||21|
| Blade Pitch||7|
| Blade Material||Steel|
| Blade Finish||Stainless Steel|
| Motor Type||AC|
| Motor Speeds||3|
| Reverse Method||Remote|
| Motor Diameter||82|
| Motor Height||65|
| Motor Material||Silicon Steel|
| Housing Size||21|
| RPM 1||1335|
| RPM 2||1040|
| RPM 3||845|
| AMPS (Hi Speed)||0.45|
| Airflow (CFM)||2025|
| Watts (Hi Speed)||55|
| Airflow Efficiency (CFM/Watt)||37|
| Number of Downrods Included||1|
| Downrod Minumum Length||4|
| Downrod Width||0.5|
| Height (Min Downrod)||2.74|
| Flush mount Blade to Ceiling||0|
| Flush mount Height w/o Light||0|
| Flush mount Height Overall||0|
| Fan Light Kit||N/A|
| Fan Light Kit Adaptable||No|
| Light Kit Location||N/A|
| Control Status||Included|
| Control Information||IC Remote, IC Wall|
| Fan Control Method||Remote|
| Transmitter type||Intelligent Remote and Wall Controls Included|
| Reverse Location||Receiver|
| Item Weight||15.63|
| Feature 1||Heavy Duty, 3-Speed Reversible Motor|
| Feature 2||4" Downrod (Included)|
| Feature 3||Lifetime Limited Warranty|
| Feature 4||170" Tilt Feature on Motor Head Unit|
| Feature 5||Intelligent Remote and Wall Controls (Included)|
| Feature 6||Suitable for Damp Locations|
| Specs 1||21" Blade Sweep; 3 Blades; 7 Degree Blade Pitch|
| Specs 2||Motor Size (MM): 82 x 65|
| Specs 3||AMPS (Hi Speed): 0.45|
| Specs 4||Airflow (Cubic Feet Per Minute): 2025|
| Specs 5||Watts (Hi Speed): 55|
| Specs 6||Airflow Efficienty (CFM Per Watt): 37|
| Country of Origin||China|
| Carton Width||15.75|
| Carton Length||25.2|
| Carton Height||23.43|
| Shipping Weight||21.58|
| Inner Pack Qty||1|