Emerson Summer Night 42 Ceiling Fan
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Shown in Picture: Emerson Summer Night 42 Ceiling Fan Model CF742PFWW in Gloss White with ABS Outdoor All Weather Appliance White blades. You can order this fan without a light or choose from various light fixture options to change the look of the fan. The Summer Night 42 is a Traditional style Ceiling Fan Designed for use indoors or outdoors in either damp or dry locations. This fan features a 153mm X 10mm Motor with a 12 Degree Blade Pitch producing an AirFlow rating of 2 (where 5 is best). It is operated by a 3 Speed Pull Chain. Other types of controls are also available. Also available for covered porches and ecks is 42 inches version of the popular Summer Night series. This fan is U.L. listed for damp locations and is designed to stand up to the elements.
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Included Control (EM-3S): 3 Speed Pull Chain.
Building codes require blades to be at least 7' from the floor.
Included Downrod Length(s): 3 1/2"
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|Model Name|| Emerson Summer Night 42|
Features & Specifications
|Motor Size|| 153mm X 10mm Motor|
|Quality Rating|| 3 out of 5 (5 is best)|
|Blade Pitch|| 12 degree blade pitch|
|Blade Span|| 42" blade span|
|Blade Qty|| 5 blades|
|Blades Color||ABS Outdoor All Weather Appliance White 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?|| Yes|
|Accepts Universal Light Kits|| Yes|
|Voltage||Uses 120 Volt electricity|
|ENERGY STAR Qualified|| No|
|Style Group|| Traditional|
|Approx. Weight|| 25 lb.|
|Warranty|| 10 Year Limited Motor Warranty|
|Included Downrod(s)|| 3 1/2"|
|Flushmount Capability|| Cannot Be Flush Mounted|
|Leadwire Length|| Not Published|
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Other Finishes for this Ceiling Fan
Summer Night 42" Fans (with Standard Pull Chain - 120 Volts)
Other Closely Related Ceiling Fans:
Summer Night 52" Fans (with Standard Pull Chain - 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 94" in order to meet building codes. If your ceiling is lower than 94" 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 3 1/2" downrods(s)
Indoor and Outdoor Limitations
UL Listed for Damp Applications
The Emerson Summer Night 42 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 Emerson Summer Night 42 Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph
Breeze Rating: 4 (5 is best)
Wind Speed Factor: 3.42 MPH
Graph represents 42" blade span
How to read our graphs
Quality Rating = 3 (average is 3)
A Quality Rating of 3 is average. Fans with this rating are decent quality, but not the best. Although the Emerson Summer Night 42 ceiling fan will run smooth and quiet at the low and medium
speeds, they may not operate as perfectly on high speed as fans rated 4 or 5 and may need more balancing during installation.
Wind Speed Factor: 3.42 MPH (average is about 3)
Airflow = 4105 CFM
A Wind Speed Factor of 3.42 MPH gives this fan a Breeze Rating of 4 out of 5.
This is above average when it comes to ceiling fans, so you can expect to feel a decent amount of cooling breeze, but it is not the best.
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)
4105 CFM is below average, so don't expect to feel much of a breeze from this fan unless you are directly beneath it. Fans with this low of a CFM rating will not provide enough breeze for larger rooms. If you are concerned about whether or not the Emerson Summer Night 42 will move enough air for your needs, please give us a call and we will help you make the determination. 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 = 87 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 87 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 = 47 Watts (average is about 76)
47 Watts per hour is
well below average, which is excellent because the Emerson Summer Night 42 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 Gloss White
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Sale Price: $179.00
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Emerson CF742PFWW Specs
| Part Number||CF742PFWW|
| Our Part Number||EM-CF742PFWW|
| Model Name||Indoor/Outdoor in Appliance White|
| Description: Available for covered porches and decks is a 42" version of the Summer night series. This fan is designed to stand up to the elemenets. Features: *42" blade span with 12° blade pitch *Light fixture adaptable *3.5" downrod *Five all-weather blades *Decorative canopy cover *Damp location *Limited 10-year motor warranty - outdoor use *Limited lifetime motor warranty - indoor use |
| Product Name||42" Summer Night|
| Finish||Appliance White|
| # of Blades||5|
| Blades Included?||Yes|
| Blade Finish||All Weather Appl White|
| Number of Speeds||3|
| Reverse Function||Manual|
| Motor Warranty||Lifetime|
| Energy Star||No|
| Airflow CFM (High Speed)||4105|
| Watts (High Speed)||47|
| Amps (High Speed)||0.53|
| Efficiency (CFM/Watt)||88|
| Indoor/Outdoor||Damp Location|
| Control||Pull Chain|
| Downrod Length||3.5"|
| Accepts 2.5" Downrod||Yes|
| Downlight||Light Kit Adaptable|
| A (Height Ceiling to Bottom)||10|
| B (Height Ceiling to Blade)||12|
| C (Housing Diameter)||11.5|
| D (Canopy Diameter)||5.2|
| Keywords||ceiling fan, ceiling fans, ceilings fan, indoor outdoor ceiling fan, outdoor ceiling fan, indoor ceiling fan, LED ceiling fan light|
| Compatible with (Controls)||SR400, SR401, SW405, SW406, RCFP, SR600, SR650, SW605, RC188, SW46, SW95, SW96, SW93, SW126|
| Compatible with Slope Ceiling Kit)||Compatible as boxed|
| Item Weight||11.7|
| Carton Weight||13|
| Carton Length||17|
| Carton Width||10|
| Carton Depth||9.5|