Fanimation Louvre (DC Motor) Ceiling Fan
New Super Energy Efficient DC Motor
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Shown in Picture: Fanimation Louvre (DC Motor) Ceiling Fan Model MAD3255BA-B6030CY-LKLP111ABA-CCK8002BA in Bronze Accent. The fan is pictured with B6030CY cherry Blades. Blades are sold separately, so you can choose from various blade options to customize your Louvre (DC Motor) fan to better match your decor. The FA-LKLP111ABA 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 Louvre (DC Motor) is a Tropical-African style Ceiling Fan Designed for use Indoors Only. This fan features a Super Efficient DC 125S Motor with a 20 Degree Blade Pitch producing an AirFlow rating of 3 (where 5 is best). It is operated by a 6 Speed Remote Control. Other types of controls are also available. Energy Star Qualified for Greater Efficiency. The Louvre is an extremely versatile fan designed for use indoors our outdoors in damp locations. The wide variety of blade and light fixture options as well as motor finishes gives this fan the ability to work in various settings. Fanimation has taken this fan to a higher level by incorporating a super efficient DC motor that uses 75 less electricity than typical AC motor ceiling fans, which is great for reducing your energy bills while protecting the environment.
Pictured with optional Close to Ceiling Kit Model CK8002BA (sold separately). The Louvre ceiling fans have all been redesigned with the latest DC motor technology for better performance and higher efficiency.
Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph
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.
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Included Control (FA-TR29): 6-Speed full function remote with light dimmer and reverse for DC motors only.
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.
44" to 80"
Building codes require blades to be at least 7' from the floor.
Blade Span and CFM is determined by the blades you select.
Included Downrod Length(s): 6"
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|Model Name|| Fanimation Louvre (DC Motor)|
Features & Specifications
|Motor Size|| Super Efficient DC Motor 125S Motor|
|Quality Rating|| 5 out of 5 (5 is best)|
|Blade Pitch|| 20 degree blade pitch|
|Blade Span|| 44" to 80" blade span|
|Blade Qty|| 5 blades|
|Blades Color||N/A (blades are sold separately)|
|RPMs|| 50 to 121 RPM|
|Speeds|| 3 Speeds|
|Reverse Function|| Yes|
|Indoor Rating||UL Listed for use indoors|
Cannot be used outdoors
|Includes Uplight|| No|
|Inludes Downlight|| No|
|Can Lights be Added?|| Yes|
|Accepts Universal Light Kits|| Yes|
|Voltage||Uses 120 Volt electricity|
|ENERGY STAR Qualified||
|Style Group|| Tropical-African|
|Approx. Weight|| 28 lb.|
|Warranty|| Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty|
|Included Downrod(s)|| 6"|
|Flushmount Capability|| Cannot Be Flush Mounted|
|Leadwire Length|| 80"|
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Other Finishes for this Ceiling Fan
Louvre with DC Motor (with 6-Speed full function remote for DC motors Remote Control - 120 Volts)
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Click to see all 2014 Most Efficient Fans!
The Fanimation Louvre (DC Motor) ceiling fan has been selected by the EPA as "ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient", which is a new program that identifies and advances highly efficient products in the marketplace. This designation has been given to a hand full of fans that far exceed ENERGY STAR standards. Using 75% less electricity than other fans, this fan can cost less than $10.00/year to operate!
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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 99.84" in order to meet building codes. If your ceiling is lower than 99.84" 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 6" downrods(s)
Indoor and Outdoor Limitations
UL Listed for Indoor use only
The Fanimation Louvre (DC Motor) is UL Listed for Indoor use only, so it is not designed to be exposed to moisture or harsh elements. Do not install this fan outside your house. It is also not recommended
for bathrooms that have a shower or tub or laundry rooms, both of which produce excessive amounts of moisture.
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How does the Fanimation Louvre (DC Motor) Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph
Breeze Rating: 3 (5 is best)
Wind Speed Factor: 2.51 MPH
Graph represents 59" blade span
How to read our graphs
Quality Rating = 5 (average is 3)
With a Quality Rating of 5, the Fanimation Louvre (DC Motor) 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 59" 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: 2.51 MPH (average is about 3)
Airflow = 5412 CFM
A Wind Speed Factor of 2.51 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?
(average is about 5,000)
5412 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 Louvre (DC Motor).
The 2.51 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 Louvre (DC Motor) 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 = 180 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 180 is
very far above average.
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 = 30 Watts (average is about 76)
30 Watts per hour is
"Extremely Low", which is fantastic because the Fanimation Louvre (DC Motor) will cost almost nothing to operate compared to other ceiling fans.
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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Availability & Lead Time
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Ships in 3 to 4 Buisiness Days
(direct from manufacturer)
This fan has been discontinued and is no longer in production. It is being sold at a special reduced price and is NON-RETURNABLE/NON-REFUNDABLE.
Our inventory indicates there are only 8 left as of last night.
Orders will be processed in the order in which they are received until they are completely sold out.
If your order comes in after they are sold out, we will let you know that we could not process your order.
Your credit card will not be charged and we will automatically cancel your order at no cost to you.
Fanimation MAD3255BA Specs
| Our Part Number||FA-MAD3255BA|
| Description: The 5-blade Louvre by Fanimation in a highly versatile Bronze Accent finish may resemble a museum-quality piece of art, however its name hails from the decorative louvered housing that gives this ceiling fan distinction. Your choice from among 6 blade styles (sold separately in looks ranging from rattan, palm fronds, and ornamental leaves to more transitional and traditional motifs) will determine the fan’s design character. The blade sweep ranges from 68 to 80 inches, depending on the style selected. Since the Louvre can accept standard fitters and light kits (sold separately), the options seem limitless. Can a fan be stylish and save energy at the same time? You bet! This Energy Star-rated model consumes 70 percent less energy than a conventional ceiling fan thanks to its DC-powered motor. With the flexibility of 6 forward and reverse speeds, you can choose to relax under a gentle breeze, experience some major cooling effects during a heat wave and everything in between. Sloped ceilings are no problem for the Louvre; it can be installed in ceilings with up to a 30 degree slope. A remote control is included (an optional wall control can be ordered). All Fanimation motors are protected by a limited lifetime warranty.|
| Description2||LOUVRE: BRONZE ACCENT|
| Inventory Type||FAN-MULTI|
| Blade Pitch||20|
| Blade Sweep||44-80|
| Number of Blades||5|
| Product Finish||BRONZE ACCENT|
| Motor Size||DC-125S|
| Remote Included?||YES|
| Wall Control Included?||NO|
| Warranty Type||Lifetime|
| Harmonized Codes||8414.51.3000|
| Energy Star Rated||YES|
| Downrod Length||6 x 1|
| Efficiency (CFM/Watt)||174|
| Wet/Damp/Dry Rating||DRY|
| Country of Origin||CHINA|
| Carton Weight (lbs)||16.62|
| Carton height||8.54|
| Carton Length||21.97|
| Carton Width||10.08|
| Cubic Feet||1.09|
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