Hunter Sonic Ceiling Fan
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Shown in Picture: Hunter Sonic Ceiling Fan Model 59072 in Brushed Nickel with Reversible Black/Maple blades. The Sonic is a Contemporary style Ceiling Fan Designed for use Indoors Only. This fan features a WhisperWind Motor with a Unknown Degree Blade Pitch producing an AirFlow rating of 3 (where 5 is best). It is operated by a 3 Speed Remote Control. Energy Star Qualified for Greater Efficiency. The smooth, relaxed lines of the 52´´ Sonic fan are at home in virtually any room in your house. Featuring a simple and sophisticated Brushed Nickel finish and four reversible Black / Maple blades, this Hunter ceiling fan is a great addition to larger rooms. It is ENERGY STAR® rated, powered by an ultra efficient WhisperWind® motor, and includes an integrated compact fluorescent light fixture to illuminate your space. It also comes equipped with a remote control for easy operation from the palm of your hand.
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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 (INT): 3 Speed Remote Control
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.
Building codes require blades to be at least 7' from the floor.
Included Downrod Length(s): 3.5"
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|Model Name|| Hunter Sonic|
Features & Specifications
|Motor Size|| WhisperWind Motor|
|Quality Rating|| 4 out of 5 (5 is best)|
|Blade Pitch|| Not Published|
|Blade Span|| 52 blade span|
|Blade Qty|| 4 blades|
|Blades Color||Reversible Black/Maple finished blades (included)|
|RPMs|| 80 to 224 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?|| No|
|Accepts Universal Light Kits|| No|
|Voltage||Uses 120 Volt electricity|
|ENERGY STAR Qualified||
|Style Group|| Contemporary|
|Approx. Weight|| 23.50 lb.|
|Warranty|| Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty|
|Included Downrod(s)|| 3.5"|
|Flushmount Capability|| Cannot Be Flush Mounted|
|Leadwire Length|| Not Published|
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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 94.15" in order to meet building codes. If your ceiling is lower than 94.15" 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 3.5" downrods(s)
Indoor and Outdoor Limitations
UL Listed for Indoor use only
The Hunter Sonic 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 Hunter Sonic Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph
Breeze Rating: 4 (5 is best)
Wind Speed Factor: 3.37 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 Hunter Sonic ceiling fan will run smooth and quiet and will give you many years of operation with no worries of the motor burning out.
Wind Speed Factor: 3.37 MPH (average is about 3)
Airflow = 5820 CFM
A Wind Speed Factor of 3.37 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)
5820 CFM is a good amount of aiflow and is slightly above average. Although there are more powerful fans to choose from, the Hunter Sonic ceiling fan does a pretty good job of cooling you off if the room is not too large.
This fan should allow you to raise your thermostat by 1 or 2 degrees to save between 5% and 15% 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 = 70 Watts (average is about 76)
70 Watts per hour is
pretty close to average, so it will cost about the same to operate the Hunter Sonic as most 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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Included With This Fan (as shown):
in Brushed Nickel
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Hunter 59072 Specs
| Our Part Number||HU-59072|
| Model Name||Sonic|
| Description: Hunter 52" Sonic Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan with Light and Remote|
| Dedscription 2||The smooth, relaxed lines of the 52" Sonic fan are at home in virtually any room in your house. Featuring a simple and sophisticated Brushed Nickel finish and four reversible Black / Maple blades, this Hunter ceiling fan is a great addition to larger rooms. It's ENERGY STAR® rated, powered by an ultra efficient WhisperWind® motor, and includes an integrated compact fluorescent light fixture to illuminate your space. It also comes equipped with a remote control for easy operation from the palm of your hand.|
| Family Name||Sonic|
| Category||Indoor Ceiling Fan|
| Fan Size Class||52" Ceiling Fan with Light and Remote|
| Housing Finish||Brushed Nickel|
| Finish Category||Brushed Nickel/Chrome|
| Style 1||Contemporary|
| Style 2||Contemporary|
| Motor Type||WhisperWind|
| Motor Size||172x20|
| Motor Description: WhisperWind® motor delivers ultra-powerful air movement with whisper-quiet performance so you get the cooling power you want without the noise you don’t|
| Downrod 1 Length||3.5|
| Mounting Options||2|
| Serenity Speed||No|
| Blade Qty||4|
| Blades Included||Yes|
| Blade Materials||MDF|
| Blade Pitch||12|
| Blade Finish Side 1||Black|
| Blade Finish Side 2||Maple|
| Light Kit Included||Yes|
| Light Kit Type||Integrated|
| Glass||Cased White|
| Energy Star Light Kit||No|
| LED Light Kit||No|
| 10 Year Light Kit Warranty||No|
| Bulbs Included||Yes|
| Number of Bulbs||1|
| Bulb Type||Pin-based CFL|
| Maximum Wattage||18W|
| Dimmable CFLs||No|
| Included Control||Platform Peanut - White|
| Control Type||Handheld Remote|
| Pull Chain Included||No|
| Energy Star||Yes|
| Listing Agency||ETL Listed|
| Custom Casablanca||No|
| Five Minute Fan||No|
| Product Warranty||Limited Lifetime Motor|
| A Ceiling to Bottom||0|
| B Ceiling to Blade Bottom||10.15|
| C Canopy Height||2.75|
| D Motor Housing Width||10.67|
| E Canopy Width||6.5|
| F Ceiling to Bottom of Light||14.52|
| G Other||8.04|
| RPM High||224|
| RPM Med||143|
| RPM Low||80|
| CFM High||5820.129|
| CFM Med||3787.9485|
| CFM Low||2372.0235|
| Watts High||69.6|
| Watts Med||30.4|
| Watts Low||12.9|
| CFM/Watts High||83.6225431|
| CFM/Watts Med||124.6035691|
| CFM/Watts Low||183.8777907|
| Amps High||0.568|
| Amps Med||0.439|
| Amps Low||0.308|
| Feature Reverse||Reversible motor allows you to change the direction of your fan from downdraft mode during the summer to updraft mode during the winter|
| Feature Blades||4 Black / Maple Reversible blades included|
| Feature Blade Pitch||12 degree blade pitch optimized to ensure ideal air movement and peak performance|
| Feature Dowrod||3.5” downrod included to ensure proper distance from the ceiling and optimize air movement|
| Feature Energy Star||ENERGY STAR® certified motor ensures superior energy efficiency with maximum performance to help save you money|
| Feature Speeds||3 Speeds|
| Feature Location||For indoor use only|
| Feature Mounting Options||Two position mounting system allows for standard or angled mounting|
| Feature Remote||Includes Fan/Light Universal Handheld Remote Control (White)|
| Feature Warranty||Limited Lifetime Motor Warranty is backed by the only company with over 125 years in the fan business|
| Feature Glass||Includes integrated light kit with Cased White glass|
| Feature Bulbs||One 18W Pin-based CFL bulb included|
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