Hunter The Kensington 52 Ceiling Fan
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Shown in Picture: 52 Inch Hunter The Kensington 52 Ceiling Fan Model 53048 in New Bronze. The light fixture and Reversible Walnut/Cherry finished blades are included as shown. The light fixture uses 2-60W Candelabra Bulbs (included).**. A bottom cap is included so you can install the fan with or without the light. Comes with 3 Speed Pull Chain. The Hunter Kensington is a simple traditional style ceiling fan with a built-in light fixture. What makes the Kensington different than most standard size traditional style fans is the fact that the motor housing is somewhat smallar, making it less abtrusive in your room. The downside is that the smaller motor moves a bit less air than those with larger motors.
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Included Control (HU-3S): 3 Speed Pull Chain
Building codes require blades to be at least 7' from the floor.
Included Downrod Length(s): 3"
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|Model Name|| Hunter The Kensington 52|
Features & Specifications
|Motor Size|| 172mm x 12mm Motor|
|Quality Rating|| 3 out of 5 (5 is best)|
|Blade Pitch|| 12 degree blade pitch|
|Blade Span|| 52" blade span|
|Blade Qty|| 5 blades|
|Blades Color||Reversible Walnut/Cherry finished blades (included)|
|RPMs|| 55 to 165 RPM|
|Speeds|| 3 Speeds|
|Reverse Function|| Yes|
|Indoor Rating||UL Listed for use indoors|
Cannot be used outdoors
|Includes Uplight|| No|
|Inludes Downlight|| Yes|
|Downlight Type|| Single Bowl Fixtures|
|Downlight Description|| Single light fixture with bowl glass.|
|Downlight Bulbs|| 2-60W Candelabra Bulbs (included).|
|Downlight Wattage|| 120 Watts|
Includes bottom cap for installation with or without light fixture
|Voltage||Uses 120 Volt electricity|
|ENERGY STAR Qualified|| No|
|Style Group|| Transitional|
|Approx. Weight|| 25 lb.|
|Warranty|| Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty|
|Included Downrod(s)|| 3"|
|Flushmount Capability|| Flush Mount Adapter Included|
|Leadwire Length|| Not Published|
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
Kensington 52 (with Standard Pull Chain - 120 Volts)
Other Closely Related Ceiling Fans:
Kinsington 42 (with Standard Pull Chain - 120 Volts)
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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 97.3" in order to meet building codes. If your ceiling is lower than 97.3" 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" downrods(s)
Indoor and Outdoor Limitations
UL Listed for Indoor use only
The Hunter The Kensington 52 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 The Kensington 52 Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph
Breeze Rating: 4 (5 is best)
Wind Speed Factor: 3.12 MPH
Graph represents 52" blade span
How to read our graphs
Quality Rating = 3 (average is 3)
A Quality Rating of 3 is average. Fans with this rating are decent quality, but not the best. Although the Hunter The Kensington 52 ceiling fan will run smooth and quiet at the low and medium
speeds, they may not operate as perfectly on high speed as fans rated 4 or 5 and may need more balancing during installation.
Wind Speed Factor: 3.12 MPH (average is about 3)
Airflow = 5387 CFM
A Wind Speed Factor of 3.12 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)
5387 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 Hunter The Kensington 52.
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 = 77 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 77 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 The Kensington 52 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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(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.
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Included With This Fan (as shown):
in New Bronze
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Hunter 53048 Specs
| Our Part Number||HU-53048|
| Model Name||Kensington|
| Description: Hunter 52" Kensington New Bronze Ceiling Fan with Light|
| Dedscription 2||Hunter combines 19th century craftsmanship with 21st century design and technology to create ceiling fans of unmatched quality, style, and whisper-quiet performance. Using the finest materials to create stylish designs, Hunter ceiling fans work beautifully in today’s homes and can save up to 47% on cooling costs!|
| Family Name||Kensington|
| Category||Indoor Ceiling Fan|
| Fan Size Class||52" Ceiling Fan with Light|
| Housing Finish||New Bronze|
| Finish Category||Bronze/Brown|
| Style 1||Casual|
| Style 2||Casual|
| Motor Type||WhisperWind|
| 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|
| Downrod 2 Length||2|
| Mounting Options||3|
| Serenity Speed||No|
| Blade Qty||5|
| Blades Included||Yes|
| Blade Materials||Composite|
| Blade Pitch||13|
| Blade Finish Side 1||Walnut|
| Blade Finish Side 2||Cherry|
| Light Kit Included||Yes|
| Light Kit Type||Bowl|
| Energy Star Light Kit||No|
| LED Light Kit||No|
| 10 Year Light Kit Warranty||No|
| Bulbs Included||Yes|
| Number of Bulbs||2|
| Bulb Type||Candelabra Incandescent|
| Maximum Wattage||60W|
| Dimmable CFLs||No|
| Control Type||Pull Chain|
| Pull Chain Included||Yes|
| Energy Star||No|
| Listing Agency||ETL Listed|
| Custom Casablanca||No|
| Five Minute Fan||No|
| Product Warranty||Limited Lifetime Motor|
| A Ceiling to Bottom||12.52|
| B Ceiling to Blade Bottom||11.29|
| C Canopy Height||2.75|
| D Motor Housing Width||10.75|
| E Canopy Width||6.5|
| F Ceiling to Bottom of Light||18.38|
| G Other||4.96|
| RPM High||165|
| RPM Med||100|
| RPM Low||55|
| CFM High||4924.77|
| CFM Med||3154.84|
| CFM Low||1719.22|
| Watts High||65.6|
| Watts Med||26|
| Watts Low||9.7|
| CFM/Watts High||75.07|
| CFM/Watts Med||121.34|
| CFM/Watts Low||177.24|
| Amps High||0.547|
| Amps Med||0.351|
| Amps Low||0.207|
| 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||5 Walnut / Cherry Reversible Composite blades included|
| Feature Blade Pitch||13 degree blade pitch optimized to ensure ideal air movement and peak performance|
| Feature Dowrod||3” and 2” downrods included to ensure proper distance from the ceiling and optimize air movement at your preferred blade height|
| Feature Speeds||3 Speeds|
| Feature Location||For indoor use only|
| Feature Mounting Options||Installer's Choice® three position mounting system allows for standard, flush or angled mounting|
| Feature Pull Chain||Included pull chain allows for quick and easy on/off and speed adjustments|
| Feature Warranty||Limited Lifetime Motor Warranty is backed by the only company with over 125 years in the fan business|
| Feature Bulbs||Two 60W Candelabra Incandescent bulbs included|
Hunter Owners Manual
**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.