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Shown in Picture: Fanimation Windpointe 5 Blade Custom Ceiling Fan Model MA7500OB-BPW20MH-LKLP102OB in Oil-Rubbed Bronze. The fan is pictured with BPW20MH mahohany Blades. Blades are sold separately, so you can choose from various blade options to customize your Windpointe 5 Blade Custom fan to better match your decor. The FA-LKLP102OB light fixture shown in the picture is sold separately. You can order this fan without a light or choose from various light fixture options to change the look of the fan. The Windpointe 5 Blade Custom is a Tropical-African style Ceiling Fan Designed for use indoors or outdoors in either damp or dry locations. This fan features a 188mm x 25mm Motor with a 18 Degree Blade Pitch producing an AirFlow rating of 4 (where 5 is best). It is operated by a 3 Speed Pull Chain. Other types of controls are also available. Beautifully crafted with style and versatility in mind, The Windpointe by Fanimation will provide the right look for any room. A myriad of fashionable blade options can be paired with The Windpointe’s three, four and five blade motors. For those in the market for a more traditional ceiling fan, The Windpointe can be paired with a variety of carved wood blades in finishes ranging from cairo purple to sambel sand. For a more organic look, The Windpointe can be paired with an array of natural palm leaf blades or woven bamboo blades. The Windpointe 3 blade series has earned the Energy Star for energy efficiency and is rated for both dry and damp locations. All Winpointe ceiling fans can accommodate a ceiling slope up to 30 degrees and operate on three forward and reverse speeds. The Windpointe series includes a 6” downrod and can also be purchased with an optional close-to-ceiling kit.
Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph
Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph
Breeze Rating: 2 (5 is best)
Wind Speed Factor: 2.01 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.
For questions about our comparison graph read more here
or Call us at: 1-800-201-1193.
This ceiling fan can be installed on ceilings that are 8 or 9 feet high and can be angled up to 30 degrees without the need for any additional
mounting hardware, so what is in the box will be sufficient. If you have a high ceiling or vaulted ceiling that is angled more than 30 degrees (or both),
you may need a downrod or angled ceiling adapter in order to install your fan.
Minimum Ceiling Height Requirement: This fan requires a minimum ceiling height of at least 98.5" in order to meet building codes. If your ceiling is lower than 98.5" 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.
Angled Ceiling Kit - Required for ceilings angled more than 30 and up to 45 degrees. Not needed for ceilings angled 30 degrees or less (or flat). Ceilings angled more than 45 will require a box framed into the ceiling to flatten the surface where the fan is to be installed.
Building codes require ceiling fans to be installed with the blades no lower than 7 feet from the floor in residential applications (industrial fans may require more distnace). The closer you are to the fan blades, the more cooling effect you will feel, so 7 feet is the optimal distance from the floor for most residential ceiling fans to get the most benefit.
Any light fixture you choose to add to this fan is allowed to be less than 7 feet from the floor, so just make sure you have enough headroom to walk under it if need be.
The downrod included with the Fanimation Windpointe 5 Blade Custom ceiling fan is 6", which puts the blades 14.5" from the ceiling. Here are the Minimum Ceiling Heights required for each downrod available for this fan. Each length will put the fan blades 7 feet from the floor, so if you want your fan blades higher than 7 feet, choose a shorter downrod to fit your needs.
6" Downrod for 8.21' ceilings (blades 20.5" from ceiling)
12" Downrod for 8.71' ceilings (blades 26.5" from ceiling)
18" Downrod for 9.21' ceilings (blades 32.5" from ceiling)
24" Downrod for 9.71' ceilings (blades 38.5" from ceiling)
36" Downrod for 10.71' ceilings (blades 50.5" from ceiling)
48" Downrod for 11.71' ceilings (blades 62.5" from ceiling)
60" Downrod for 12.71' ceilings (blades 74.5" from ceiling)
72" Downrod for 13.71' ceilings (blades 86.5" from ceiling)
This fan will hange from flat ceilings and ceilings angled up to 30 degrees using the hardware that comes in the box. If your ceiling is over 30 degrees, you can by an Angled Ceiling Adapter that will allow you to install the fan on a ceiling angled up to 45.
Ceiling Angle Calculator
How to measure Rise:
Rise is the vertical distance your ceiling rises for every horizontal foot. Rise per foot is called Pitch. A roof with a 4/12 pitch rises 4 inches vertically for every 12 inches horizontal.
Our calculator uses roof pitch to calculate the angle of your ceiling. Since we already know the horizontal measurement is 12", we only need you to enter in the vertical rise to make the calculation.
To measure the rise of your ceiling: Hold a 12" ruler ruler horizontally (using a level) with one corner touching the ceiling. Then take measure the vertical distance from the other end of the ruler to the ceiling. This is the rise. Select your dimensions in the form above to calculate the angle of your ceiling. Most ceiling fans (except for hugger fans) can hang on ceilings angled up to 30 degrees without
the need for an angled ceiling adapter. 30 degrees is slightly less than a 7/12 pitch. Most angled ceiling adapters will allow your fan to hang up to 45 degress...which is a 12/12 pitch.
The Fanimation Windpointe 5 Blade Custom 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 Windpointe 5 Blade Custom Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph
Breeze Rating: 2 (5 is best)
Wind Speed Factor: 2.01 MPH
Graph represents 52" blade span How to read our graphs
Quality Rating = 5 (average is 3)
With a Quality Rating of 5, the Fanimation Windpointe 5 Blade Custom 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.
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: 2.01 MPH (average is about 3)
A Wind Speed Factor of 2.01 MPH gives this fan a Breeze Rating of 2 out of 5.
This is very light breeze, so don't expect to experience very much cooling effect.
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 = 3468 CFM (average is about 5,000)
3468 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 Fanimation Windpointe 5 Blade Custom 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 = 83 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 83 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 = 42 Watts (average is about 76)
42 Watts per hour is
well below average, which is excellent because the Fanimation Windpointe 5 Blade Custom 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 Windpointe 5 Blade Custom 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.
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.
Not only will our ceiling fan experts make sure you get the best fan for your needs, in some cases manufacturers do not allow us to publish a lower price, but do allow us to sell for less over the phone.
Also, if you are a contractor or other trades person, you may be entitled to an additional trade discount.
Included With This Fan (as shown):
(Uncheck options you do not want)
in Oil-Rubbed Bronze
Accessory : FA-CCK8002OB Close to ceiling kit oil rubbed bronze
NOTE: There was an error with one or more of the items in this fan configuration. Please fix the error as indicated or call to place your order:
ERROR: The blades are DISCONTINUED. Please select different blades.
Fanimation MA7500OB Specs
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Description: Beautifully crafted with style and versatility in mind, The Windpointe by Fanimation will provide the right look for any room. A myriad of fashionable blade options can be paired with The Windpointe’s three, four and five blade motors. For those in the market for a more traditional ceiling fan, The Windpointe can be paired with a variety of carved wood blades in finishes ranging from cairo purple to sambel sand. For a more organic look, The Windpointe can be paired with an array of natural palm leaf blades or woven bamboo blades. The Windpointe 3 blade series has earned the Energy Star for energy efficiency and is rated for both dry and damp locations. All Winpointe ceiling fans can accommodate a ceiling slope up to 30 degrees and operate on three forward and reverse speeds. The Windpointe series includes a 6” downrod and can also be purchased with an optional close-to-ceiling kit.
WINDPOINTE: OIL-RUBBED BRONZE (MOTOR ONLY)
44 TO 80
Number of Blades
188 X 25
Wall Control Included?
Energy Star Rated
6" x 1"
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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