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Shown in Picture: 42 Inch Fanimation Inlet Ceiling Fan Model FPS7880SN in Satin Nickel. The light fixture and Outdoor 18´´ Composite Walnut (42´´ Span) finished blades (already added to price as indicated). The light fixture uses 1-18 Watt GU24 CFL Bulb (bulbs included).**. Comes with 3-Speed full function remote with full range light dimmer and reverse (white). Includes transmitter and receiver. Can be used as a hand held device or can mount on the wall over a switch plate. The Fanimation Inlet ceiling fan gives you more airflow and more headroom than most other flushmount fans. Hanging less than 12 inches from this amazing hugger fan incorporates a powerful 188mm x 18mm motor with a 14 degree blade pitch to cool you off on the warmest days. Plus, unlike most hugger fans, it is actually quite pleasing to the eye. The fan comes with reversible veneer blades for use indoors only. The Inlet fan is also rated for use outdoors in damp locations, but you MUST purchase the optional all weather composite blades separately if you plan to use it outdoors. The Composite blades used outdoors are 18” long for an overall span of 42”. The standard veneer blades for indoors are 23” for an overall span of 52”.
Damp rated only when used with optional BPW series 42´´ All Weather Blades (sold separately).
Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph
Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph
Breeze Rating: 3 (5 is best)
Wind Speed Factor: 2.95 MPH
Graph represents 52" blade span How to read our graphs
This graph makes it easy to compare features between fans. Pay particular attention to the "Breeze Rating" and "MPH or Wind Speed Factor" which give you the best idea of how much cooling effect you might expect from this fan.
Included Control (FA-TR20WH): 3-Speed full function remote with full range light dimmer and reverse (white). Includes transmitter and receiver. Can be used as a hand held device or can mount on the wall over a switch plate.
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.
"-" means that the data was not available at the time this information was published or the manufacturer simply does not test for the data that is missing.
Hugger fans are excempt from EPA required performance testing, so data is rarely available for hugger fans.
UL Listed for outdoor DAMP locations in covered areas only. Cannot be directly exposed to rain.
Single Globe Fixtures
Integrated light fixture with Opal Frosted Glass for the Inlet fans.
1-18 Watt GU24 CFL Bulb (bulbs included).
Cannot be installed without lights
Uses 120 Volt electricity
ENERGY STAR Qualified
Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty
Flush Mount Only
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.
This is a Flushmounted ceiling fan, so it cannot be installed on angled ceilings. Flush mount ceiling fans
are designed specifically for rooms with ceilings lower than 8 feet and do not perform well in rooms with higher ceilings.
Indoor and Outdoor Limitations
UL Listed for Damp Applications
The Fanimation Inlet 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. NOTE: Certain blade options may not be suitable for use in outdoor damp locations. Make sure the blades you choose are suitable for your location.
How does the Fanimation Inlet Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph
Breeze Rating: 3 (5 is best)
Wind Speed Factor: 2.95 MPH
Graph represents 52" blade span How to read our graphs
Quality Rating = 4 (average is 3)
A Quality Rating of 4 is above average, the Fanimation Inlet ceiling fan will run smooth and quiet and will give you many years of operation with no worries of the motor burning out.
Note: CFM and Wind Speed are calculated using standard shaped 52" blades. The size and shape of the blades will alter the performance dramatically. For example: Palm style and carved wood leaf shaped blades can reduce performance by as much as 50%!
Wind Speed Factor: 2.95 MPH (average is about 3)
A Wind Speed Factor of 2.95 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.
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?
Airflow = 5102 CFM (average is about 5,000)
5102 CFM is pretty much average, so don't expect a super strong breeze from this fan. However, most people are used to average ceiling fans, so if you have never experienced a fan more powerful than this, you may be satisfied with the Fanimation Inlet.
The 2.95 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 Inlet 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 = 86 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 86 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 = 59 Watts (average is about 76)
59 Watts per hour is
well below average, which is excellent because the Fanimation Inlet 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.
Basic Help: Our operational cost calculator estimates how much it will cost to operate the Fanimation Inlet ceiling fan. By default, the calculator assumes that you will leave your fan running 24 hours a day for the entire year (which is not very likely to be accurate), so you will want to change the hours and days to be more in line with how often you think you will use the fan. The calculator also defaults to the average cost per kWh of electricity in the USA. You can change this to use the average cost of electricity in your state, although this may vary widely from city to city. For the most accurate calculation, manually enter the actual cost/kWh shown on your utility bill.
The wattage of the fan is already included (if it is known), but you can change it if you wish to see how the wattage affects the cost.
Fans with lights: Calculations are performed without lights by default. If you add a light fixture to the fan, you can add the wattage of the fixture to the wattage of the fan to perform calculations with the lights on. In some cases, when a light fixture of known wattage is included with the fan, the option to calculate with or without lights will show automatically. The light fixture on a ceiling fan almost always uses substantially more electricity than the fan motor, so it is very important to take that into account when comparing the overall operational cost between various ceiling fans
CFM -vs- Efficiency: CFM is KING! It is more important to buy a fan with higher CFMs than it is to buy a fan that uses less electricity. The highest wattage consumed by the most energy guzzling ceiling fan on our website is about 120 watts. So if you input 120 as the fan watts and run our calculator, you will see that it still costs less than 2 cents per hour to operate the most energy guzzling ceiling fan in most states.
You will get more savings with a higher CFM fan than a lower Wattage fan because if your fan moves more air
you will be able to raise your thermostat to a higher degree. Raising your thermostat by 10 degrees can save you up to 40% on your cooling bills. Choosing a less powerful fan because it uses less electricity can be the worst mistake you can make because it will not cool you off enough to allow you to raise your thermostat to a high enough level without becoming uncomfortable. This is why CFM is so much more important to consider than Wattage.
When comparing fans of different sizes with varying CFMs, it is important to consider the wind speed in order to know which fans will make you feel cooler. Read more about Ceiling Fan Wind Speed here!
The average kWh by state used by our calculator is derived from information published by the
US Government Department of Energy as of May 2009.
Your actual cost may differ from this. Again, refer to your utility bill for your most recent kWh cost.
(Calculate the wind speed of a ceiling fan by plugging in the CFM and Blade Span above)
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.
As an Internet seller for over 20 years, we know how important a return policy is to you when shopping online. So as of 11/22/2014,
we now have NO time restrictions and NO restocking fees for qualified items that are returned to us in unused resalable condition.
For more details about this incredibly generous new return policy, please read our: Terms and Conditions
This is like FREE INSURANCE for your ceiling fan. If you break a blade, glass or remote control, we'll replace it FREE!
It happens more often than you know and some replacement parts can cost over $100!
This Plan gives you the ultimate protection beyond the factory warranty!
This plan covers things that are not normally covered by the manufacturers warranty. These are actually the most common problems that people have with
ceiling fans, which is most likely why the manufacturers don't want to cover them. Here they are:
1. Broken Glass
2. Broken Blades
3. Broken Blade Holders
4. Remote Controls (this is a big one)
We are proud to say that we will replace any of these at NO COST to you within the first 5 years after your purchase
based on our Replacement Parts Plan!
And YES...we are referring to cases where you are trying to clean the glass and you accidentally drop it, or you are sweeping the floor and you accidentally
hit your fan with a broom handle and break a blade. This is a very lenient policy, but there are some limitations,
so please read the details here!
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economic times. So, we do offer to match or beat competitors prices whenever possible with our Lowest Price Guarantee!
To Match or Beat a Price Call: 1-800-201-1193
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Although the Internet makes it easy to compare prices, it does little to ensure you are going to get good service. Ultimately, our goal is to offer you both the
Best Price and the Best Service, a claim that most companies make but few can live up to.
If you are like most consumers, claims regarding great customer service are empty words until proven otherwise. So, initially, you begin searching for the site with the
lowest price because it is so easy to compare prices online. But prices are fickle. They can change from site to site at any given moment, whereas
customer service typically remains constant. Either a site offers great service or it doesn't.
We are not hiding anything here. We know that the prices we have on our website may or may not be lowest you can find at any given moment. However, if you call us,
we have the distinct advantage of being able to make price adjustments when possible.
The bottom line is, if you have found a better price on this item, please give us a call.
We will appreciate being given the opportunity to match or beat it if possible and, in the process, give you a chance to experience our excellent customer service!
Find a better price even after you buy your fan and we'll refund the difference!
Don't worry, if you find this exact same for less after you make your purchase!
Our Low Price Guarantee not only applies to the time at which you purchase your fan. If you EVER find a better price after you purchase this fan from us,
we will REFUND THE DIFFERENCE based on our Price Guarantee Guidelines!
The one thing that we are most proud of and sets us aside from our competition is our professional customer service. After being in the ceiling fan business for
over 30 years, we have learned many valuable lessons and certainly gained a level of expertese not shared by many.
However, knowledge is one thing...customer satisfaction is another.
We know that the main reason we have survived all of these years is because of our dedication to making
sure every one of our customers has a great experience dealing with us. This is not something we had to learn, it is just what we have always done.
Google officially launched in 1998 while we launched our very first website 4 years earlier back in 1994.
We are in fact the first and oldest ceiling fan supplier on the Internet.
Fanimation FPS7880SN Specs
Our Part Number
Description: Contemporary, stylish and space efficient, The Inlet is the perfect fan for any room. The Inlet’s specially designed snug fit is well suited for low ceilings, but its unique blend of modern form with classic function compliments the style of any room. The Inlet is available in both oil-rubbed bronze and satin nickel finishes and features an energy saving light encased in opal frosted glass. Four sleek cherry/walnut wood blades complete The Inlet’s modern look and make this fan the ideal selection for even the most fashion savvy. For those who want to further enhance The Inlet’s fashionable appeal, optional woven housing accessories in cherry or walnut finishes are also offered.
INLET: SATIN NICKEL, CHERRY/WALNUT BLADE- 4
Number of Blades
Wall Control Included?
Bulb Type #1
GU 24 CFL
Bulb Qty #1
Bulb Max Wattage #1
Energy Star Rated
Country of Origin
Carton Weight (lbs)
**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.
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