Fanimation Subtle Ceiling Fan
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Shown in Picture: Fanimation Subtle Ceiling Fan Model FPD6236DZ in Dark Bronze with Bourbon blades. The light fixture comes with this fan.. Dimmable LED light fixture with opal frosted glass provides 1350 Lumens (equivalent to 75 watt incandescent); 3000K CT; 80 CRI. The fixture uses 18 Watt LED Array. The Subtle is a Contemporary Extra Large Fans style Ceiling Fan Designed for use indoors or outdoors in either damp or dry locations. This fan features a Super Efficient DC Motor with a 12 Degree Blade Pitch producing an AirFlow rating of 5 (where 5 is best). It is operated by a 31 Speed Bluetooth Remote Control. Other types of controls are also available. Energy Star Qualified for Greater Efficiency. The Fanimation Subtle is a fan of sophistication not only in looks but in function. EnergyStar qualified with a DC motor, it is exceedingly efficient. Featuring an advanced remote control that is compatible with the fanSync APP, the remote has a timer, fresh air, home away and safe exit settings. Super quiet..very high quality..and extremely subtle.
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Included Control (TR205-INC): 31 Speed FanSync Remote Transmitter Included with D1 DC Motor MyFanimation Fans
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|| Fanimation Subtle|
Features & Specifications
|Motor Size|| Super Efficient DC Motor|
|Quality Rating|| 5 out of 5 (5 is best)|
|Blade Pitch|| 12 degree blade pitch|
|Blade Span|| 72" blade span|
|Blade Qty|| 5 blades|
|Blades Color||Bourbon finished blades (included)|
|RPMs|| 29 to 92 RPM|
|Speeds|| 31 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|| Yes|
|Downlight Type|| Single Globe Fixtures|
|Downlight Description|| Dimmable LED light fixture with opal frosted glass provides 1350 Lumens (equivalent to 75 watt incandescent); 3000K CT; 80 CRI.|
|Downlight Bulbs|| 18 Watt LED Array|
|Downlight Wattage|| 18 Watts|
Includes bottom cap for installation with or without light fixture
|Voltage||Uses 120 Volt electricity|
|ENERGY STAR Qualified||
|Style Group|| Contemporary|
|Approx. Weight|| 26.5 lb.|
|Warranty|| Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty|
|Included Downrod(s)|| 4.5"|
|Flushmount Capability|| Cannot Be Flush Mounted|
|Leadwire Length|| 80"|
Replacement Glass Options*
Please call to order replacement glass (if you have broken the glass on this fan).
FREE REPLACEMENT GLASS: If you purchased your fan from us in the past 5 years (on or after March 31st 2009) and have broken your glass, we may replace it FREE OF CHARGE based on our 5 Year FREE Replacement Parts Plan. Please call us so that we can verify that you made your purchase from us and that your glass is in fact broken (email us a picture of your fan and broken glass). Once verified, we will get you a replacement at no charge (just another advantage of buying your ceiling fans here at Hansen Wholesale). *All replacement glass sales are final, no refunds or exchages.
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Other Finishes for this Ceiling Fan
Subtle (with 31 Speed FanSync Remote Transmitter Included with D1 DC Motor MyFanimation Fans Bluetooth Remote Control - 120 Volts)
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by any company selling this fan on the Internet.
at High Speed
Cubic Feet Per
Minute Per Watt
49" to 60"
ceiling fans have airflow efficiencies
ranging from approximately
51 to 176
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 96.04" in order to meet building codes. If your ceiling is lower than 96.04" 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 4.5" downrods(s)
Indoor and Outdoor Limitations
UL Listed for Damp Applications
The Fanimation Subtle 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 Fanimation Subtle Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph
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Fan Comparison Graph
Breeze Rating: 3 (5 is best)
Wind Speed Factor: 2.67 MPH
Graph represents 72" blade span
How to read our graphs
Quality Rating = 5 (average is 3)
With a Quality Rating of 5, the Fanimation Subtle is among the finest quality ceiling fans made. It will run smooth and quiet without wobbling or making noise and you can let it run
24 hours a day for years on end without any worries of the motor burning out.
Wind Speed Factor: 2.67 MPH (average is about 3)
Airflow = 8197 CFM
A Wind Speed Factor of 2.67 MPH gives this fan a Breeze Rating of 3 out of 5.
This is rather average when it comes to ceiling fans, so you will feel some cooling breeze, but don't expect to get your socks blown off.
Keep in mind that fans with a large blade span like this one may move lots of air when it comes to CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), but the airflow is spread over a larger area, so the actual concentration of the airflow (wind speed) is usually less than that of normal size fans. For the best wind-chill effect in larger rooms you may want to consider two or more smaller fans (50" to 56") that have a significantly higher wind speed factor. However, if you can only install a single fan, a larger fan like this may be a reasonable compromise. Just don't expect to feel as much breeze as the abnormally high CFM rating leads you to believe.
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)
8197 CFM is a lot of airflow and is far above average, which is very good news if you want a ceiling fan that can really cool you off.
The 2.67 MPH wind speed is a little lower than you might expect with such a high airflow. The wind speed tells you how much breeze you can expect to feel when you are beneath the fan. Due to the blade span of this fan, the actual concentration of airflow is spread over a larger area, so the ultimate cooling effect is a little less than some fans with smaller blade spans. This is a compromise that you may be willing to accept if the actual area where you spend your time is further away from the center of the fan, which is why you may consider a larger fan such as this one. In this case the Fanimation Subtle will allow you to raise your thermostat by 1 or 2 degrees, which will still help you save additional money on your cooling bills (if you have AC).
Efficiency Rating = 205 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 205 is
extremely efficient and considered environmentally friendly by our standards (over 200 CFM/Watt).
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 = 40 Watts (average is about 76)
40 Watts per hour is
well below average, which is excellent because the Fanimation Subtle 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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|This is an ENERGY STAR Qualified Ceiling Fan
Ceiling fans that have earned the ENERGY STAR feature the latest in energy-efficiency technology including a more energy-efficient motor and improved blade design. Fans with built-in lighting include ENERGY STAR qualified bulbs that last up to 10 times longer and use 2/3 less energy than incandescent bulbs-saving energy, money, and time replacing light bulbs. See more ENERGY STAR Ceiling Fans Here!
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How much light can I expect from this fan?
This fan has an LED light kit described as: Dimmable LED light fixture with opal frosted glass provides 1350 Lumens (equivalent to 75 watt incandescent); 3000K CT; 80 CRI. . Bulb Specs: 18 Watt LED Array.
Here is a quick guide to the equivalent lumens between LED, CFL and Incandescent bulbs based on wattage.
Keep in mind that wattage does not necessarily determine lumens, particularly when a diffuser is used in the fixture,
so it is best to compare lumens. If the lumens are not published, comparing wattage will get you close.
Included With This Fan (as shown):
in Dark Bronze
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|Itemized Total Price
Sale Price: $599.95
Availability & Lead Time
Over 50 In Stock!
Ships in 3 to 4 Buisiness Days
(direct from manufacturer)
**Light Fixture Note
Important Note: Due to government legislation regarding the efficiency and wattage ceiling fan light fixtures (EPACT 2005) the fixture you receive may use a different bulb than
what is described. This is because most manufacturers have rolling changes in their inventory in order to bring their fixtures into compliance, so there is no way to know which fixture the manufacturer
will ship until all of their old inventory has been depleted. Most fixtures that used Medium Base Bulbs in the past will be changed to use Candelabra Base Bulbs. Also, since the legislation mandates
that the total wattage of a ceiling fan light cannot exceed 190Watts, the maximium wattage of the bulbs may be lowered to meet this criteria and will most likely have a limiting fuse designed to
trigger if you use bulbs that exceed this wattage.